(Source: hydrotoxicity)

americanwizarding:

The greenhouses of La Academia Occidental are renowned for their immense beauty and careful planning. Every bloom and every leaf are meticulously tended by staff-gardeners, EWE-level herbology students, and the Professor Francis Willapana himself to promote garden-wide tranquility and optimal growth. The school often hosts events in the carefully controlled climate, and the waiting list for such a reservation is currently several years long.
The beauty of the gardens should not be seen to detract from their utility however. La Academia Occidental hosts the most extensive collection of healing herbs in the western hemisphere, kept in a state of near constant maturity for use by the schools renowned healing program.

americanwizarding:

The greenhouses of La Academia Occidental are renowned for their immense beauty and careful planning. Every bloom and every leaf are meticulously tended by staff-gardeners, EWE-level herbology students, and the Professor Francis Willapana himself to promote garden-wide tranquility and optimal growth. The school often hosts events in the carefully controlled climate, and the waiting list for such a reservation is currently several years long.

The beauty of the gardens should not be seen to detract from their utility however. La Academia Occidental hosts the most extensive collection of healing herbs in the western hemisphere, kept in a state of near constant maturity for use by the schools renowned healing program.

This is the rape joke:
My best friend was four years old the first time his father came into his room at midnight and tore out his throat. He still has days when I cannot hold him because the memory of a bleeding trachea haunts his doorway. He has not been home for the holidays in many years, but – even now – hands are seen as weapons.

This is the rape joke:
I have been told by more than twenty people that they have been raped. To all of them, I asked where the rapist was. From none of them, I heard ‘jail.’

This is the rape joke:
Once my brother told me that I was so ugly, I would be a virgin forever. Unless someone raped me. But even they wouldn’t come back for seconds.

This is the rape joke:
I believed him.

This is the rape joke:
I now look at every woman on the street and wonder if the space between her legs is a crime scene, surrounded by ripped caution tape. The statistics tell me that this is so common that I will never be in a room that does not contain a survivor. Not even if I am in that room alone.

This is the rape joke:
I was thirteen years old, and he was supposed to be just a friend.

This is the rape joke:
When his older brother came home, the boy pulled away. He wiped the tears from my face and said ‘we should do this again some time.’

This is the rape joke:
When I finally told my parents, they asked what I had been wearing.

This is the rape joke:
I had been wearing my innocence. My trust. I had worn the love I held for humanity and expected to be treated well. I had never been taught that I would be that girl, the one who keeps a mine of secrets between her legs – that girl was the slut. I wasn’t supposed to be breakable.
What had I been wearing? I wore the rape joke, then I became it.

This is the Rape Joke | d.a.s

After Lora Mathis’s poem “the Rape Joke

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kingofwesteros:

Publicity done right in an anti-rape campaign: double-page spread, pages glued to one another. After the reader forcefully separates them, the image above is revealed with the caption “if you have to use force, it’s rape”.

THIS IS BRILLIANT

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kingofwesteros:

Publicity done right in an anti-rape campaign: double-page spread, pages glued to one another. After the reader forcefully separates them, the image above is revealed with the caption “if you have to use force, it’s rape”.

THIS IS BRILLIANT

herbertbillings:

100 Reasons (Why I’m Not Out To My Family)

(in which members of the lgbtq community speak out about why they’re not open about their sexuality with their families.)

poster series

2014

ex0skeletal:

Pro Tip: Instead of having feelings, try being dead inside. Everything is still horrible but you will not care at all.

Crumbling. 

bewareofunguardedtalk:

Modern Baseball - Fine, Great

red-lipstick:

Fulati Tayierjiang (b. China, resides Paris, France) - 19/19 from Hand In The Landscape And The Landscape In Hand series      Photography

(Source: geraldinebanier.fr)

Engraved Zippo lighters from the Vietnam War.

Cowan’s Auctions

(Source: ultra-violence-blog)

bobbycaputo:

HumanaePortraits Match People of Different Ethnicities With Their Pantone Color

Brazilian fine art photographer Angelica Dass‘ series Humanae identifies portrait subjects from around the world using the Pantone color system. Using an 11×11 pixel swatch from her subjects’ faces, Dass matches them to corresponding Pantone colors, creating an abundant and unique catalog of skin tones that reflects the world’s diversity beyond the categorizations we have long been confined to. We recently asked her more about the ongoing project.