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Telling a young girl she can’t wear what she wants because it’s not appropriate encourages the idea that men’s reactions should dictate society’s norms, and that all women are meta-Eves, tempting and ensnaring men with our sultry-eyed gaze. My parents’ culture is steeped in patriarchy, in the philosophy of the one-step machismo machine, where there is just one kind of man, and two kinds of women: the angel and the whore. These limited ideas of masculinity breed men who want ownership of women.

— Fariha Roison (via coffeekaling)

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The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries

“Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.” -Ray Bradbury

For centuries, books have housed the collective knowledge of the world and formed the foundations of educational institutions. Given that these objects contain such value, it only makes sense that throughout history people have constructed beautiful buildings to house them.

We put together a list of some of the most beautiful libraries as captured by Instagrammers around the world. For more photos from these architectural wonders, check out their linked location pages below.


itssmallerontheoutside11:

youmayblowmebitch:

hazzabo:

wegenuinelythink:

tumblr, the only place where two gifs of a child holding a cup of water could be this loved

HE’S LIKE A LITTLE DUCKLING

omggg he’s like “are you just going to look at me, I need help. I can barely move.”

ROCKTARD