I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -

Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.

Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.

If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.

And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.

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"If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time. "

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i’ve reblogged this before, but after watching “last comic standing” with my boyfriend and hearing way more period jokes than i thought would pass in 2014, gonna just put it out there again.

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We’ve learned about this in AP Bio and I think hormone fluctuations are really cool

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i promised i wouldn’t be on tumblr but y’know PSA

don’t lead people on jfc regardless of gender, sexual orientation, whatever

if you’re interested in a person GO FOR IT. tellem straight up if they’re really worth it. but if you’re not interested and still giving signals you are emotionally manipulative and should not be a friend

WATCH YOUR BOUNDARIES esp physical boundaries (watch those hugs and playing with hair) because they mean a lot!!! and your use of language (cutesy nicknames or phrases like “you mean so much to me”), getting gifts/surprises, the jacket thing, emotional openness, spending a lot of one-on-one time, and paying for a meal, etc. etc.

always look at a situation from the other person’s point of view and realize that your intent doesn’t necessarily translate to how they perceive your actions.

school has begun

I will not be using Tumblr throughout the semester in an effort to better focus on my studies. At least, for the first 2 months lol. bye bye


Sometimes I can’t stop thinking about how Zuko accidentally spoke against his father and begged for forgiveness, on his knees with tears in his eyes, and got half his face burned off and banished from his home

Then Zuko betrayed his uncle and everything Iroh had ever taught him, begged for forgiveness on his knees with tears in his eyes, and got a hug and complete forgiveness and unconditional love

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Atraxia Amethyst Necklace

Amethyst is one of the most beautiful gemstones. It is said to provide protection and tranquility, while easing stress and anxiety. Wrapped in wire and hung on a silver chain. Sold on Etsy.

#wishlist   #*_*   #clothing  




Please don’t be mean to freshmen. Please don’t be mean to younger kids for no reason. It’s already difficult enough going through the transition process of changing schools. They don’t need you to be an asshole to them for no reason on top of that.

Once you’re a senior, you’ll feel different about this. Trust me.

I am a senior. 
And if you’re a senior you should ESPECIALLY not be harassing freshmen. you should know better. 

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Minor updates

1. Found two sunny side up eggs in my fridge that I forgot I made a couple of days ago. So happy I found premade fresh food! I seasoned them with nori tamago furikaki rice seasoning and they were DELICIOUS.

2. Alone in the apartment again. Feels nice, but I wish people would come over once in a while to give it a more homey atmosphere. We must also buy an area rug.

3. Mom helped me do groceries today and gave me the best of pointers. Made me a little more excited about living independently.

4. For some reason, I always seem to be friends with girls who are attractive to most of the guys they meet. They’re are constantly in relationships, or running from guys who are pursuing relationships with them, and I have difficulties understanding the mechanics behind it all. Is everyone shallow as heck? Is everyone attracted to people they can’t have? But it’s fun for me, helping others deal with these things (sitting back and enjoying the show).

5. One of the reasons I was encouraged to take pride I and learn more Chinese was because of Avatar: The Last Airbender. As a young kid, I never really thought about the value of speaking my parents’ language, simply thinking it was difficult so I wouldn’t try. But it’s truly a blessing to be born into a bilingual household because the structure and pronunciation of Chinese come naturally to me. I’m proud of my parents’ heritage and I feel encouraged whenever I see writing in Avatar that I can recognize and read.

6. Got to fly my school’s flag on campus today and it is heavy so I had to jab it into my hip to balance it. Ouch. And yay.





A man just walked past me and said “excuse me, but you look very nice tonight darlin” I said thank you and he said you’re welcome and walked off. And that is how you compliment a woman without harassing them

No, that is still unsolicited, and thus, harassment. No amount of “darlins” is gonna make me not want to punch your ass for coming on to me without provocation.






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steamy rice

  • Friend: Why don't you have a boyfriend?
  • Me: Because I'm a hot pot of rice who don't need no side dish.
flashback to spring 2012! I miss the short hair and the jacket. And the time someone mistook me for a 13-year-old guy while riding a scooter down the street. it’s been more than two years since this :\
August 26 201402·40 am2 notes

flashback to spring 2012! I miss the short hair and the jacket. And the time someone mistook me for a 13-year-old guy while riding a scooter down the street. it’s been more than two years since this :\

#das me   #my face  

After learning my flight was detained 4 hours,
I heard the announcement:
If anyone in the vicinity of gate 4-A understands any Arabic,
Please come to the gate immediately.

Well—one pauses these days. Gate 4-A was my own gate. I went there.
An older woman in full traditional Palestinian dress,
Just like my grandma wore, was crumpled to the floor, wailing loudly.
Help, said the flight service person. Talk to her. What is her
Problem? we told her the flight was going to be four hours late and she
Did this.

I put my arm around her and spoke to her haltingly.
Shu dow-a, shu- biduck habibti, stani stani schway, min fadlick,
Sho bit se-wee?

The minute she heard any words she knew—however poorly used—
She stopped crying.

She thought our flight had been canceled entirely.
She needed to be in El Paso for some major medical treatment the
Following day. I said no, no, we’re fine, you’ll get there, just late,

Who is picking you up? Let’s call him and tell him.
We called her son and I spoke with him in English.
I told him I would stay with his mother till we got on the plane and
Would ride next to her—Southwest.

She talked to him. Then we called her other sons just for the fun of it.

Then we called my dad and he and she spoke for a while in Arabic and
Found out of course they had ten shared friends.

Then I thought just for the heck of it why not call some Palestinian
Poets I know and let them chat with her. This all took up about 2 hours.

She was laughing a lot by then. Telling about her life. Answering

She had pulled a sack of homemade mamool cookies—little powdered
Sugar crumbly mounds stuffed with dates and nuts—out of her bag—
And was offering them to all the women at the gate.

To my amazement, not a single woman declined one. It was like a
Sacrament. The traveler from Argentina, the traveler from California,
The lovely woman from Laredo—we were all covered with the same
Powdered sugar. And smiling. There are no better cookies.

And then the airline broke out the free beverages from huge coolers—
Non-alcoholic—and the two little girls for our flight, one African
American, one Mexican American—ran around serving us all apple juice
And lemonade and they were covered with powdered sugar too.

And I noticed my new best friend—by now we were holding hands—
Had a potted plant poking out of her bag, some medicinal thing,

With green furry leaves. Such an old country traveling tradition. Always
Carry a plant. Always stay rooted to somewhere.

And I looked around that gate of late and weary ones and thought,
This is the world I want to live in. The shared world.

Not a single person in this gate—once the crying of confusion stopped
—has seemed apprehensive about any other person.

They took the cookies. I wanted to hug all those other women too.
This can still happen anywhere.

Not everything is lost.

August 25 201409·30 pm225,527 notes
Naomi Shihab Nye (b. 1952), “Wandering Around an Albuquerque Airport Terminal.” I think this poem may be making the rounds, this week, but that’s as it should be.  (via oliviacirce)

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How California deals with earthquakes. 6.0 this morning in Napa. (Photo credit: Jeremy Carroll)
August 25 201403·20 pm107,120 notes


How California deals with earthquakes. 6.0 this morning in Napa. (Photo credit: Jeremy Carroll)

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#amaze   #seismic  


i hate crying in front of people so if i have ever cried in front of you, yes it does kinda mean you’re important but mostly it means it was a terrible accident that i will regret forever

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August 25 201402·39 pm277 notes


It’s Banned Books Week! And here is a comic I did a while ago for Tor.com about A Wrinkle in Time, which is one of the most challenged books. Seriously, if you can read this list of most commonly challenged books in the United States (Bridge to Terabithia? REALLY?) and not feel horrified, you’re made of sterner stuff than I am. 

Here is a recent attempt at banning Rainbow Rowell’s amazing book Eleanor & Park. This stuff still happens, continues to happen. 

I remember this book from elementary or middle school! I thought it was the coolest and weirdest thing but probably missed all the symbolism.. should reread 8D

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