“We teach females that in relationships, compromise is what women do. We raise girls to see each other as competitors, not for jobs or for accomplishments— which I think can be a good thing— but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are. If we have sons, we don’t mind knowing about our sons’ girlfriends, but our daughters boyfriends? ‘God forbid!’ But of course when the time is right, we expect those girls to bring back the perfect man to be their husband. We police girls, we praise girls for virginity, but we don’t praise boys for virginity. And it’s always made me wonder how exactly this is supposed to work out because *laughs* the loss of virginity is usually a process that involves *laughs*…
We teach girls shame. ‘Close your legs!’ ‘Cover yourself!’ We make them feel as though by being born female, they are already guilty of something. And so, girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have desire. They grow up to be women who silence themselves. They grow up to be women who cannot say what they truly think. And they grow up—and this is the worst thing we do to girls—they grow up to be women who have turned pretense into an artform.”
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, TedxEuston (x)
(Source: owning-my-truth, via imelectric)
4:36 pm • 10 March 2014 • 132,639 notes
“Support your friends from the beginning”
— Joshua Kissi (via streetetiquette)
3:18 pm • 10 March 2014 • 927 notes
Horses are fun to look at, even more fun to ride.
And turns out, fun to steal products from.
Yes that says horse edition. Two of our cult favorites were initially make for horses, who woulda thunk it?
You are probably familiar with Mane N’ Tail shampoo and conditioner. I remember seeing pages dedicated to this product in spreads of my pre-teen mags and thinking “I Need That.” Unfortunately, L’Oreal Kids shampoo won over mom (boo). Years later, Mane N’ Tail is still a cult favorite for ladies looking to have locks as luscious as a horse’s mane - n’ tail too. Due to popular demand they have expanded from shampoo and conditioner into an entire line of styling products including detangler. Which I am using now since I didn’t get to indulge back in the 90’s.
The second one is a MUST GRAB drugstore find when it’s in stock: Healthy Hoof. Technically this is for your cuticles (hoofs = nails) but I’ve found that it works amazingly well as a before bed cream for anything that is excruciatingly dry. Heels, hands, elbows - whatever.
Does This: Intense moisture for hands/feet/nails
Is This: Healthy Hoof Intensive Protein Treatment
Get This: Your local drugstore or Folica
Price: $6.94 for 4oz
Does This: Makes hair as luscious as a horse mane
Is This: Mane N’ Tail
Get This: Sally Beauty Supply
Price: Shampoo $3.99; Conditioner $5.29; Detangler $4.59
Mane n’ Tail c/o the brand, Image via
3:15 pm • 10 March 2014 • 148 notes
Ana De Sade #majorbabe #girlcrush #theholymountain #actress
2:11 pm • 10 March 2014
All kinds of #delish #breakfast #Frühstück #nom #foodporn #delicious #goodmorning (at Mert Bäckerei und Konditorei)
5:41 am • 10 March 2014 • 1 note
"I am a human being and not a sex object" #berlin #womensday #internationalwomensday #feminism #riseup #protest #march #sex #sexism (at H U Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz)
3:29 am • 9 March 2014
Mama with her babes at #internationalwomensday #march in #berlin #womensday #mama (at H U Bernauer Straße)
5:35 pm • 8 March 2014
#metallics #spring #nails #nailsdid
5:32 pm • 8 March 2014
We still ❤️ #feminism #berlin #internationalwomensday #march8 #womensday #march #love (at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz)
5:17 pm • 8 March 2014