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Sally-Anne, 21 years old, go by she/her pronouns, living in Melbourne and trying to get my shit together (including but not limited to learning about oppression dynamics and activism, finishing uni, working out what in the damn hell I'm doing with my life etc). Swing me a message if you wanna chat, I try to be friendly and all that. I like art, political thought, my housemates and all sorts of weirdo shit.


mybearskin:

I’m listening to Portishead’s Roads and this popped up on my dash and look, just put the song on and watch the gif

mybearskin:

I’m listening to Portishead’s Roads and this popped up on my dash and look, just put the song on and watch the gif

(Source: jewlzz23)

— 2 hours ago with 10307 notes
#gif 
Australia going to 'unthinkable' lengths to return Syria detainees, emails show →

(Source: blindmouse, via at-the-violet-hour)

— 2 hours ago with 31 notes
#violence  #racism  #refugee rights  #australia  #auspol 

zftw:

what has macklemore been doing since he ended homophobia 

(via at-the-violet-hour)

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"What I remember most about emotional abuse is that it’s like being put in a box. How you end up in there is the biggest trick – I never managed to work that one out. Maybe you think it’s a treasure box at first: you’re in there because you’re special. Soon the box starts to shrink. Every time you touch the edges there is an “argument”. So you try to make yourself fit. You curl up, become smaller, quieter, remove the excessive, offensive parts of your personality – you begin to notice lots of these. You eliminate people and interests, change your behaviour. But still the box gets smaller. You think it’s your fault. The terrible, unforgivable too-muchness of you is to blame. You don’t realise that the box is shrinking, or who is making it smaller. You don’t yet understand that you will never, ever be tiny enough to fit, or silent enough to avoid a row"

It’s time to make emotional abuse a crime - Lauren Laverne (via ninja-suffragette)

people under someone else’s control are hard to reach. they’re conditioned to find fault in themselves. on top of that, any urge they might have to seek help doesn’t translate to action because they see themselves as nuisances who aren’t worth the time of anyone who might help. this is because one of the main tools of the emotional manipulator is to make their victim feel as if they are truly lucky to have found such a great situation & that they won’t be able to find anything better, that they don’t deserve it. they cut off every source of positive input in their victim’s life so their only remaining source of emotional gratification is their abuser. this gives them bargaining power and creates an addiction to security (that the victim is now convinced they can’t find elsewhere). it’s truly the work of hateful, self-serving cowards.

(via talesofblog)

you are slippery Gwynarian right under my toes / a soft and blunted corkscrew smoke sweet in my nose / moscato kept in bottles and moonshine cached in jars / and here there swings my little form like other shy new stars / I worry you’re a toymaker twirling out my screws / twisting out the knots and then the laces from my shoes / and fear is bitter tasting when you know the flavour meant / and slips of boys like you slip off no telling where you went / I cannot hang I cannot hold but fear behind to fall / I don’t know how to feel ‘bout those I cannot feel at all

(via mybearskin)

(via mybearskin)

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#abuse tw  #emotional abuse  #abuse  #over it 
http://mybearskin.tumblr.com/post/98883504718/malheureuse-enfant-arminsarmy →

malheureuse-enfant:

arminsarmy:

marielovesgroban:

Don’t forget we have to wake up Green Day tomorrow.

Ok just a reminder to everyone: If you’re planning on tweeting billie joe armstrong “wake up” or something tomorrow, DON’T. The song is about his father’s death and so it’s…

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

Protesters are angry about these strange negotiations to release protesters. What kind of practice is this?

September 28th

(via hallucynation)

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#ferguson