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SEE THE THING IS, he said, BIG GIRLS LEAVE MORE SPACE FOR ME TO GRAB AHOLD OF
but
i’m not your handlebars

SEE THE THING IS, she said, BIG GIRLS ARE BETTER THAN SKINNY ONES BECAUSE MEN DON’T LIKE BONES
but
other girls are not graveyards

SEE THE THING IS
a baby girl isn’t beautiful because somebody is gonna hold her
i mean we all wanna be loved but i want her to
love herself
first

a baby girl isn’t beautiful because a man’s fingertips can dig
bruises into her hips, she’s beautiful because
she just is

in nature we don’t say a flower is beautiful
when somebody wants to pick it

in fact we say that nature’s beauty is at the height of purity
when it would destroy you to even touch it

SEE THE THING IS
i would rather be an ocean of danger and deep black and
thick mermaid thighs rather than
a body you want to cruise across
i would rather be the night sky and crush ribs with a suffocating sense that we are all small and purposeless
rather than a landscape of freckles someone happens to think
are akin to constellations
i would rather be storms and lightning and a bright sun rising, i
would rather make you quake in your boots than get your heart
pounding,

i would rather be beautiful like a cold spring stream:
not beautiful because you said so
but beautiful because
i am me.

Don’t really wanna be your girl? Just wanna belong to me? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ /// r.i.d (via inkskinned)

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kittyboops:

jaraxxus:

Weird Al made a shitty song better.

OH MY GOD YES. THANK YOU! I loved the original beat, HATED the original lyrics. Finally a version of the song easily purchasable without any of the rape culture BS.

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bythepartygirl:

This is seriously the easiest and cutest garland I’ve ever seen. Circular stickers and string! That’s all you need and it looks adorable! If you get bright stickers like these pink ones, the little garland really stands out. We have this pinned on The Party Girl Pinterest page and here is the image link: http://ow.ly/yNvgi http://ift.tt/1mzXjkD

bythepartygirl:

This is seriously the easiest and cutest garland I’ve ever seen. Circular stickers and string! That’s all you need and it looks adorable! If you get bright stickers like these pink ones, the little garland really stands out. We have this pinned on The Party Girl Pinterest page and here is the image link: http://ow.ly/yNvgi http://ift.tt/1mzXjkD

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my father told me once to never date anyone who talks smoothly around you from the start because if someone likes you they should be a little nervous and honestly i think that’s some of the best advice anyone has ever given me

(Source: guiseofgentlewords, via watchjuliateach)

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Blackboard Jungle

powerofstudentvoice:

yousucksir:

I walk into my English 9 class and see that someone has written an inappropriate phrase on the board in huge letters.  It involves a pun using my last name.  The students are giggling.

Me:  “Alright.  I’m not even going to bother asking who did this.  But I’ll give extra credit to the first one who erases it.”

A few students jump up but one boy reaches the eraser first.

Me:  “Man, you’ve got some nerve.  First you write it on the board, and now you try to take credit for cleaning it up?”

Him:  “It was Derek!  Not me.”

Me:  “Thanks.”

Derek:  “Every time!”

brilliant.

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teachingintweed:

barefootdramaturg:

jewlesthemagnificent:

oldtobegin:

velveteenrabbit:

englishpracticenow:

commonly misused words - learn the proper usage of these words to get your way up to any English proficiency exams - IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, etc.

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JERKING OFF TO THIS

OH GOD LESS VERSUS FEWER THANK YOU FOR ACKNOWLEDGING MY PERSONAL GRAMMATICAL VENDETTA.

By accident. On purpose. Never on accident.

Further vs. Farther. Impossible.

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