Kirsten Said What?!

Hi, my name is Kirsten and you're going to have to give me a second to get my other foot in my mouth. I'm a political science student at the University of Calgary. I love cats, cheesy TV, love stories and kicking ASS. Also, I am a vegetarian feminist and if that scares you, then get the fuck off my blog.
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queuethegoldenkids:

HOLY SHIT GUYS

MY FRIEND GOES TO SCHOOL OUT IN LA AND HE SAW ANNA KENDRICK AT CVS

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AND THEN ANNA KENDRICK POSTED THIS ON TWITTER

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I’M FUCKING DYING HOLY SHIT MY FRIEND GOT DISSED MY ANNA KENDRICK 

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cordys:

dawn summers or fred burkle

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klarolineskhaleesi:

Sansa Stark in Two Swords

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mysalivaismygifttotheworld:

afrafemme:

A friend and I were out with our kids when another family’s two-year-old came up. She began hugging my friend’s 18-month-old, following her around and smiling at her. My friend’s little girl looked like she wasn’t so sure she liked this, and at that moment the other little girl’s mom came up and got down on her little girl’s level to talk to her.

“Honey, can you listen to me for a moment? I’m glad you’ve found a new friend, but you need to make sure to look at her face to see if she likes it when you hug her. And if she doesn’t like it, you need to give her space. Okay?”

Two years old, and already her mother was teaching her about consent.

My daughter Sally likes to color on herself with markers. I tell her it’s her body, so it’s her choice. Sometimes she writes her name, sometimes she draws flowers or patterns. The other day I heard her talking to her brother, a marker in her hand.

“Bobby, do you mind if I color on your leg?”

Bobby smiled and moved himself closer to his sister. She began drawing a pattern on his leg with a marker while he watched, fascinated. Later, she began coloring on the sole of his foot. After each stoke, he pulled his foot back, laughing. I looked over to see what was causing the commotion, and Sally turned to me.

“He doesn’t mind if I do this,” she explained, “he is only moving his foot because it tickles. He thinks its funny.” And she was right. Already Bobby had extended his foot to her again, smiling as he did so.

What I find really fascinating about these two anecdotes is that they both deal with the consent of children not yet old enough to communicate verbally. In both stories, the older child must read the consent of the younger child through nonverbal cues. And even then, consent is not this ambiguous thing that is difficult to understand.

Teaching consent is ongoing, but it starts when children are very young. It involves both teaching children to pay attention to and respect others’ consent (or lack thereof) and teaching children that they should expect their own bodies and their own space to be respected—even by their parents and other relatives.

And if children of two or four can be expected to read the nonverbal cues and expressions of children not yet old enough to talk in order to assess whether there is consent, what excuse do full grown adults have?

I try to do this every day I go to nursery and gosh it makes me so happy to see it done elsewhere.

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manhood:

You know…some things, Jon Snow (x)

God heard my prayers

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8isexual8itch:

datunofficialdisneyprincess:

theincredibleelastigirl:

the-man-and-the-mouse:

even the princesses fangirl over peter
except aurora 
that bitch be faithful

look at phillip though

can you blame her?

Goddamn.Phillip could get the business.

So I went to Disney about a month ago and i got to meet aurora. she asked me and my mom if there were any “princes’” with us today. When I told her that I leaned more toward princesses she looked over at Cinderella sighed and replied with “yeah me too” and I think about that a lot.

8isexual8itch:

datunofficialdisneyprincess:

theincredibleelastigirl:

the-man-and-the-mouse:

even the princesses fangirl over peter

except aurora 

that bitch be faithful

look at phillip though

can you blame her?

Goddamn.
Phillip could get the business.

So I went to Disney about a month ago and i got to meet aurora. she asked me and my mom if there were any “princes’” with us today. When I told her that I leaned more toward princesses she looked over at Cinderella sighed and replied with “yeah me too” and I think about that a lot.

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onlylolgifs:

The floor is lava!!!

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How was it being pregnant?
Emma Watson on The Late Show with David Letterman, 25th of March, 2014

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this is the most important sentence on wikipedia

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The inferiority of women is man-made.

American author, activist, and lecturer Helen Keller, June 11, 1916 (via womenaresociety)

Reminder that Helen Keller was a bad ass, and the fact that people only remember her as an “inspirational” child is really annoying. 

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megacharizardxxx:

this is the greatest comment i have ever seen

megacharizardxxx:

this is the greatest comment i have ever seen

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