navk

To women with daughters
hoping to raise subservient
domestic slaves:

Hand your daughter
a hammer
before you give her
a kitchen knife.

Or better yet,
let her choose
her own weapon.

Teach her how to
manage a bank account
before you enlist her
to domestic service.

Do
not
leave
the
dishes
for
her.

Equip her
with a strong voice,
so that she may
speak over
those who may feel
they know
her place better
than she does.

So no one
can make her
decisions for her.

Allow her to choose:
her own colours,
her own way,
her own likings.

She may not like
dresses after all,
what’s the harm?

Encourage her
to be independent,
to pursue her dreams.

You were not born
believing that your
body is a factory,
so why would
you impose the idea
on one of your own?

If you tell your daughter
that she is
in any way
less than a man,
the problem is that
she will eventually
believe you.

I don’t usually discuss the story behind a piece of writing, but this one stands out.

My parents had a few families over for dinner recently and I wanted to help in the kitchen to the best of my ability. So I was putting clean dishes away, clearing out the ones from inside the sink, etc.

As I did this, one of the ladies said to me from behind me: “It’s wonderful that you’re helping your mother out, but don’t you dare do this when you’re married, or else your wife will never do any work! ”

It could have been a joke, but it wasn’t. Because she proceeded to cite examples of wives who did not do “what they were supposed to do.” Essentially, she was telling me that it’s perfectly fine to help my mother in the kitchen, but unacceptable to do the same for my wife when I’m married.

The problem with this is that she has two young daughters of her own, and she is raising them with this backwards mentality that men should be excluded from domestic work simply on the basis of biology, which is completely unacceptable.

Boys aren’t princes and girls aren’t slaves. There is nothing more special about a man which puts him above a woman. There is something incredibly wrong with this mentality, the fact that it persists and is being instilled into children from a young age.

— Nav K

(via navk)

maza-dohta
Never let your soul
quiet its anger,
never lose your softness
to the dirty hands
who wish to tame you.

When the rain
begins to fall
and the storms
start to rumble,
remember what
you are made of,

you are the bones
of the sea,
you carry the world
beneath your beauty.

So smile,
beautiful girl,

you mustn’t ever stop
being the silk
they snap their necks on
trying to break you.
 ||  Maza-Dohta (via maza-dohta)
fuckyeahchubbyfashion
fuckyeahchubbyfashion:

My name is Karen and I usually wear a size 18/20. I write a plus size fashion blog called Curvy Canadian and you can also follow me here on tumblr at curvycanadian.tumblr.com. This shot is from one of my most recent posts called “Crop”. I totally pushed myself outside of my normal comfort zone and decided to rock a crop top. I remember my slimmer sisters wearing them in the 90s and thinking they’d look horrible on me - but this time around, I am totally loving the trend - even on my larger body! Eff the rules that most people have about what plus size women should or shouldn’t wear. I’m so done with that!!! Horizontal stripes? Yes please. Crop tops? Totally. Bikinis? You better brace yourself, cause I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly! Fashion freedom is the best thing ever. <3

fuckyeahchubbyfashion:

My name is Karen and I usually wear a size 18/20. I write a plus size fashion blog called Curvy Canadian and you can also follow me here on tumblr at curvycanadian.tumblr.com. This shot is from one of my most recent posts called “Crop”. I totally pushed myself outside of my normal comfort zone and decided to rock a crop top. I remember my slimmer sisters wearing them in the 90s and thinking they’d look horrible on me - but this time around, I am totally loving the trend - even on my larger body! Eff the rules that most people have about what plus size women should or shouldn’t wear. I’m so done with that!!! Horizontal stripes? Yes please. Crop tops? Totally. Bikinis? You better brace yourself, cause I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly! Fashion freedom is the best thing ever. <3

thoughtfulandclueless

thoughtfulandclueless:

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tevsmith
Put me down, set me aside and you will never be allowed to pick me up again. I am not flowers in the vase or the pretty thing on your shelf, I am the shelf, I am the table that hold all things and nourishes all things. If my leg comes undone for a moment, you do not put me down. You use your hands, your head and your goddamned heart to hold me up till’ I am strong again. You do this because this is what love calls for. You do this because when I am strong, we are strong. You do this because everything you whispered to me when times were light must be true. You do not put this down, you do not put down something as solid and everlasting as me.
Te’ V. Smith The Promise Of Breaking (via tevsmith)