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noselfpreservation:

When I was little, I ran up to my dad and told him excitedly, “Mom said I was a lesbian!”

He looked startled.  “I don’t think she told you that,” he said slowly.

"Yes she did!  She said I was a lesbian!"

"No, I’m pretty sure she didn’t…"

I started getting mad.  “She did!  She said I was good at acting!”

"…That’s a thespian.  A thespian.”

"…Oh."

But in the end I just grew up to be a lesbian.

Please Pray for the Philippines

supervixx:

I don’t care what type of blog you are or what beliefs you have, but please keep the Philippines in your prayers and thoughts

The Philippnes was hit by a super typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda hours ago. It is the strongest ever typhoon recorded in the WORLD!

Please. The Philippines is my homeland and many families of mine live there. As many other people’s families.

Donate to the Philippine Red Cross if you can.

grever:

softgore:“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her.  She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted. 

Initially, Abramović said, viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly.  “The experience I learned was that … if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.”

This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances.”

This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain the no one reading this believes the people around him/her capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”

So every single person who told me ‘ignore them they’ll go away’ and ‘you can’t let them know they bothered you’ and ‘They’ll stop if they don’t see you react’ and all that bull shit, my entire school career, I want you to look good and hard at this.

I want you to think about what you said.

What you keep saying.

What you are telling your children.

You are making them powerless.

(Source: andrewfishman)

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