1. 19:10 30th Jul 2014

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    My morning.

    oh my godddddd

     
  2. 17:35

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  3. 17:35

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    Earlier today, I served as the “young woman’s voice” in a panel of local experts at a Girl Scouts speaking event. One question for the panel was something to the effect of, "Should parents read their daughter’s texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

    I was surprised when the first panelist answered the question as if it were about cyberbullying. The adult audience nodded sagely as she spoke about the importance of protecting children online.

    I reached for the microphone next. I said, “As far as reading your child’s texts or logging into their social media profiles, I would say 99.9% of the time, do not do that.”

    Looks of total shock answered me. I actually saw heads jerk back in surprise. Even some of my fellow panelists blinked.

    Everyone stared as I explained that going behind a child’s back in such a way severs the bond of trust with the parent. When I said, “This is the most effective way to ensure that your child never tells you anything,” it was like I’d delivered a revelation.

    It’s easy to talk about the disconnect between the old and the young, but I don’t think I’d ever been so slapped in the face by the reality of it. It was clear that for most of the parents I spoke to, the idea of such actions as a violation had never occurred to them at all.

    It alarms me how quickly adults forget that children are people.

    Apparently people are rediscovering this post somehow and I think that’s pretty cool! Having experienced similar violations of trust in my youth, this is an important issue to me, so I want to add my personal story:

    Around age 13, I tried to express to my mother that I thought I might have clinical depression, and she snapped at me “not to joke about things like that.” I stopped telling my mother when I felt depressed.

    Around age 15, I caught my mother reading my diary. She confessed that any time she saw me write in my diary, she would sneak into my room and read it, because I only wrote when I was upset. I stopped keeping a diary.

    Around age 18, I had an emotional breakdown while on vacation because I didn’t want to go to college. I ended up seeing a therapist for - surprise surprise - depression.

    Around age 21, I spoke on this panel with my mother in the audience, and afterwards I mentioned the diary incident to her with respect to this particular Q&A. Her eyes welled up, and she said, “You know I read those because I was worried you were depressed and going to hurt yourself, right?”

    TL;DR: When you invade your child’s privacy, you communicate three things:

    1. You do not respect their rights as an individual.
    2. You do not trust them to navigate problems or seek help on their own.
    3. You probably haven’t been listening to them.

    Information about almost every issue that you think you have to snoop for can probably be obtained by communicating with and listening to your child.

     
  4. 14:46 29th Jul 2014

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  5. 01:58

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    When Jack Warner was casting the movie My Fair Lady, Julie Andrews, who played the original Eliza Doolittle on Broadway, was overlook for the part, that was given to Audrey Hepburn.

    That made her available to accept Mr. Disney’s invitation to play Mary Poppins.

    At the 22nd Golden Globes, when she won the best actress award (she was up against Audrey for My Fair Lady), she had her sweet revenge.

    how to shade, with class.

    Julie Andrews is the queen of everything

    Always reblog.

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  6. 01:55

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    shadesofsky:

    "I’ve grown up my whole life playing second-fiddle to the pretty girl. And it took a really long time for me to realize that it’s okay to be who I am, and that in somebody’s eyes, I might be the pretty girl. Coming to terms with the amount of space I take up in the world, which is also like a feminist conceit too, because we’re taught from birth to shrink ourselves. Erasing fine lines and wrinkles. Shrinking two sizes. Making varicose veins disappear. It’s like this language that wants women to not be visible.” - Meredith Graves

    I want to quote this entire video. This is perfect; she is the most beautiful speaker.

    This is incredible and SO SO important and has actually made me feel better about certain things lately, particularly with what she said about being taken seriously and misogynistic comments from men on the internet.

     
  7. 01:44

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    I think my selfie problem is getting out of hand..

    This deserves at least a thousand notes !!

     
  8. 01:40

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    omg

    Dear White People Official Trailer 1 (2014) - Comedy HD

    all I see is black people talking about this. white people. go see this movie. you need to see this movie.

    YESSss it’s finally happening!  So smart, so hilarious, and so rare to see a concept trailer make the jump from dream to reality- October 17th can’t get here fast enough. :D

     
  9. 23:09 21st Jul 2014

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  10. 23:09

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The tallest statue in the world, Ushiku Daibutsu.

this always gives me chills


Insane.

I wanna visit!!!!

Holy lawd

I’m sure someone will have beaten me to this, but the Spring Temple Buddha is actually the largest, and is the one in that height chart. It’s only like 8m difference, but I’m sure the Chinese would argue the point. 
Here is a picture to show how you’re not even as tall as Buddha’s toenail. 

I don’t know why I’m even reblogging this, giant statues scare the absolute crap out of me.

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    The tallest statue in the world, Ushiku Daibutsu.

    this always gives me chills

    Insane.

    I wanna visit!!!!

    Holy lawd

    I’m sure someone will have beaten me to this, but the Spring Temple Buddha is actually the largest, and is the one in that height chart. It’s only like 8m difference, but I’m sure the Chinese would argue the point. 

    Here is a picture to show how you’re not even as tall as Buddha’s toenail. 

    I don’t know why I’m even reblogging this, giant statues scare the absolute crap out of me.