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“Her love of Father Ted and tea were sure to endear her to anyone with a liking for comedy or warm beverages, although her love of potato waffles was definitely a trait that took some getting used to.”
- Miss Numbat

Should I go to bed and get up super early to watch results, or should I stay up late/all-night?

— 6 hours ago with 4 notes
#the trials and tribulations of a political hack during an election count  #indyref 
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If you are female, expressing hatred for your own body is not just acceptable, it’s practically de rigeur. Failure to indulge in the requisite amount of self-flagellation – my thighs! my skin! my face! – isn’t just negligent, it’s unfeminine. Self-hatred is fundamental to how femininity is constructed, more fundamental than any of the more obvious external symbols (dress, make-up, shoes). What matters is not that you are beautiful, but you know your place in the beauty hierarchy (and since every woman ages, every woman’s place will eventually be somewhere at the bottom).

Young women are encouraged to bond over their dislike of excess body hair, surplus flesh and “uneven” skin. They are meant to do so in a jovial way, egged on by perky adverts informing them what “real women” do: worry about having underarms beautiful enough for a sleeveless top, celebrate curves with apologetic booty shakes and cackle ruefully over miserable Sex-and-the-City-style lunches of Ryvita and Dulcolax. It’s a gendered ritual; men get football and booze, women get control pants and detoxes. We are supposed, of course, to be grateful. Hey, you don’t have to be perfect! Just know you’re not perfect and act accordingly, with the appropriate levels of guilt and shame!

Fairy tale after fairy tale tells us that what matters is being beautiful “on the inside” but what does that really mean? It means submission, obedience and the suppression of one’s own desires. Don’t be haughty and proud. Clean the hearth. Kiss the frog. Love the beast. Suck it up when you’re replaced by a younger model. Sure, you may look fine, but you mustn’t feel fine. You mustn’t be vain. You mustn’t be angry. All fury and pain must be turned back on itself. That way you’ll be a real princess: silent, fragile and never threatening to challenge the status quo.

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— 6 hours ago with 3157 notes
#feminism 

Whatever happens it’s so heartening to see Scottish people be so excited about voting. The level of engagement they’ve achieved is a thing of beauty.

— 9 hours ago with 7 notes
#scotland  #indyref  #politics 

iblamebuckybarnes:

unofficialhogwarts:

Headcanon that after the battle of Hogwarts, George dyes his hair an outrageous colour, and at first Molly is mad, but then she hears George whisper “I kept thinking it was him in the mirror”. 

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— 1 day ago with 85409 notes
#jfc  #harry potter  #george weasley  #fred weasley 

ballroompink:

diaphenia:

stillscape:

An additional complaint about the radio: it has started playing Hozier, which is bad, because I like Hozier but if he’s going to be on the radio then I will start hating him. This is not because I’m a hipster, but because the radio overplays everything to the point that I have mostly stopped listening to it, except when I forget my ipod.

dd you know I invented liking Hozier? 

I can verify this. She introduced me to the song. I’ve listened to it a lot since that fateful day.

I can confirm that your fears will come true, Stillscape. 

Hozier has been on the radio here every five minutes for about a year and I swear to god if I hear Take Me To Church one more time…

— 1 day ago with 10 notes
#stillscape  #hozier 

timecurry:

hellohelbig:

justindonuts:

lets-get-krunk:

"I really don’t want to shower but I want to be clean" an autobiography

"Now that I’m in the shower I really dont wanna get out" a sequel

"Now that I’m out, I don’t want to put on clothes" the spin-off

"I’m sitting here in my towel and I must have showered 2 hours ago" the self help booklet

(via amypop)

— 1 day ago with 251052 notes
#gpoy