President: We have to go now?
Leo: He’s waiting for us.
President: Now? We really need to see him now?
Leo: What better time?
President: Well…later.
The West Wing 2:19

Josh: I’m just saying if you were in an accident, I wouldn’t stop for a beer.
Donna: If you were in an accident I wouldn’t stop for red lights. Thanks for taking me back.
The West Wing 2:18

President: It feels weird to score political points by doing the right thing. I’m a victim of my own purity of character.
Leo: Whatever.
The West Wing: Season 2 Episode 12

But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.
Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid (via thoughtsofabookaddictse)

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President: Leo, Sweden has a 100% literacy rate. 100%, how do they do that?
Leo: Well sir, maybe they don’t and they can’t count.
The West Wing: Season 2 Episode 12

kimisbaked:

I wanna be that one girl who looks really cute but also gives off the vibe that she could snap your neck if you disrespect her like is that possible for me

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I have gotten one question repeatedly from young men. These are guys who liked the book, but they are honestly confused. They ask me why Melinda was so upset about being raped.
The first dozen times I heard this, I was horrified. But I heard it over and over again. I realized that many young men are not being taught the impact that sexual assault has on a woman. They are inundated by sexual imagery in the media, and often come to the (incorrect) conclusion that having sex is not a big deal. This, no doubt, is why the number of sexual assaults is so high.

Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, on the question “Have any readers ever asked questions that shocked you?”

Read that again. Read it again, and again, and again. Over and over guys have asked her why Melinda was so upset about being raped. This is a girl who went to a party with friends. She was thirteen. She had a drink, because everyone else was. And a senior held her down and raped her while she was too drunk to get away.

And guys don’t understand why she was upset.

Read that again and then come back and tell me again why I should just shut up and take a joke when a comedian blows off rape as a big deal, or women’s bodies are casually treated as commodities in media. Remind me why I shouldn’t care about the very real harm that society’s treatment of women and sexual assault does.

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I have gotten one question repeatedly from young men. These are guys who liked the book, but they are honestly confused. They ask me why Melinda was so upset about being raped.
The first dozen times I heard this, I was horrified. But I heard it over and over again. I realized that many young men are not being taught the impact that sexual assault has on a woman. They are inundated by sexual imagery in the media, and often come to the (incorrect) conclusion that having sex is not a big deal. This, no doubt, is why the number of sexual assaults is so high.

Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, on the question “Have any readers ever asked questions that shocked you?”

Read that again. Read it again, and again, and again. Over and over guys have asked her why Melinda was so upset about being raped. This is a girl who went to a party with friends. She was thirteen. She had a drink, because everyone else was. And a senior held her down and raped her while she was too drunk to get away.

And guys don’t understand why she was upset.

Read that again and then come back and tell me again why I should just shut up and take a joke when a comedian blows off rape as a big deal, or women’s bodies are casually treated as commodities in media. Remind me why I shouldn’t care about the very real harm that society’s treatment of women and sexual assault does.

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and-the-sun-loved-the-moon:

vmagazine:

Somewhere in the wilderness of Northern Finland a male bear and female wolf strikes up an unlikely friendship, each evening after a hard-day’s hunting this pair could be seen sharing dinner together while enjoying the sunset. Between the hours of  8pm and 4am they would stay in each other’s company.

(photo: Lassi Rautiainen)

THIS NEEDS TO BE A DISNEY MOVIE NOW.

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Yes, please. This is what I want 2014 to be. 

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