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floozys:

it’s so weird that men can make endless misogynistic comments and not have to reassure people that they don’t hate women but when women, especially those in the spotlight, talk about things concerning women they feel an overwhelming need to constantly reassure the world that they don’t hate men, that they love men. 

and by weird i mean a cultural norm to demean women and overvalue men. 

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hybridthry:

wearing all black today to mourn the death of my motivation

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"Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can’t strike them all by ourselves."

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"Some people—and I am one of them—hate happy ends. We feel cheated."

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"Where you go, I shall go; where you die, I shall die, and there will I be buried."

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Peter Mendelsund’s 90 Versions of Yes
Handwritten attempts made by the book-cover designer and author for the 2013 edition of “Ulysses.”

vintageanchorbooks:

Peter Mendelsund’s 90 Versions of Yes

Handwritten attempts made by the book-cover designer and author for the 2013 edition of “Ulysses.”

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npr:

There are now more single people in the U.S. than married. Audie Cornish talks to Rebecca Traister, a senior editor at The New Republic, who is working on a book about unmarried women.
More Single Women Experiencing Economic, Social Independence

npr:

There are now more single people in the U.S. than married. Audie Cornish talks to Rebecca Traister, a senior editor at The New Republic, who is working on a book about unmarried women.

More Single Women Experiencing Economic, Social Independence

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wretchedoftheearth:

I love spying on my 13 year-old niece and seeing that she’s turning out well

wretchedoftheearth:

I love spying on my 13 year-old niece and seeing that she’s turning out well

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"If you should find yourself in a place that is indifferent to you and there is someone there that your spirit stretches to, then that person is kin."

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Two spirits in the Venezuelan jungle

These are photos of tida wena or “twisted women”, transgender women of the Warao, indigenous people in a remote part of Venezuela.

Like other women, the tida wena tended to the home, cooked and cared for children and elders. They also participated in the harvest of important crops, like the ocumo chino, a starchy tuber. Historically, tida wena were sometimes the second or third wives of polygamous men.

They also occasionally performed the role of shaman — the Warao are deeply rooted in the shamanist tradition — and tida wena in particular are thought to possess two spirits, bringing them closer to the ancestor spirits that roam the jungle.

This dual-spirit identity of transgender people is common in some indigenous communities

Read the whole article and see more photos in The New York Times!

Dos espíritus en la selva venezolana

Estas son fotos de las tida wena o “mujeres volteadas”, mujeres transgénero de les Warao, pueblo indígena de una región remota de Venezuela.

Al igual que el resto de mujeres, las tida wena cuidan de la casa, cocinan y cuidan a niñes y mayores. También participan en la recogida de importantes cosechas, como el ocumo chimo, un tubérculo almidonoso. Históricamente, las tida wena eran en ocasiones segundas o terceras esposas de los hombres polígamos.

También ejercían ocasionalmente el papel de chamán (les Warao están profundamente involucrades en la tradición chamanista) y de las tida wena en particular se cree que poseen dos espíritus, lo que las acerca más a los espíritus ancestrales que pueblan la jungla.

Esta identidad doble espíritu de las personas transgénero es común en algunas comunidades indígenas.

Artículo original en The New York Times con más fotos

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