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I’ve mastered the skill of feeling guilty for asking for anything

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Lorrrrde X

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Cate Underwood. By  Jens Ingvarsson.


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The Monet Room

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"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….
Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.

Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful.
The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.

They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything.
This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”



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If someone can be kicked out of school for copying a paper, a person should be kicked out of school for raping another human being.
- Wagatwe Wanjuki, UVM Dismantling Rape Culture Conference 2014  (via thewastedgeneration)

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You make me feel small in all
the best ways like my hand
fitting completely in yours and
the way you deal with my anxiety
by saying “it’s fine” so casually
that I know it’s the truth. Before
you I got so used to feeling too
big to fit nicely into anyone’s life.
- anne, changing how I see me (via anneisrestless)
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I loved you for the cold wind that sang inside of you. It was something otherworldly, being inside of that tornado but never quite being touched by the fury. I was your One Thing, I was your holy and your special and the flower you left untouched in the meadow. You were soft around me, you were suddenly shy, you were quiet rain - and I loved that. I loved being your heart.

I should have never trusted myself to the storm. I should have known. I should have gone home.

- He’s ignoring me and I feel like it’s all my fault.” /// r.i.d (via inkskinned)
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there’s too many labels for sexuality like fuck just go for who you like

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I probably still haven’t completely adapted to the world, I said after giving it some thought. I don’t know, I feel like this isn’t the real world. The people, the scene: they just don’t seem real to me.
- Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (via stxxz)
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So my friend came into school one day wearing a dress that had straps and the vice principal came up to her and said “You need to either change or cover your shoulders up because it’ll distract the boys” to which she replied “Well I find boys faces distracting, do they have to cover them up?” and the vice principal said “Maybe you should focus in class more.”

If that doesn’t tell you that things are messed up, then I don’t know what does. 

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I am your worst nightmare come to life. I am a girl you can’t shut up.
- Kathleen Hanna (via purplenurpleslurpee)