So in love and it scares me


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“RED was a devastating record. It was about dealing with an intense heartbreak and ‘1989’ is about the phase after that where you brush yourself off and you’re okay. It’s the phase when you go out into the world and make changes in your life on your own terms, make friends on your own terms, without [literally] saying ‘C’mon girls, we can do it on our own!’”

“RED was a devastating record. It was about dealing with an intense heartbreak and ‘1989’ is about the phase after that where you brush yourself off and you’re okay. It’s the phase when you go out into the world and make changes in your life on your own terms, make friends on your own terms, without [literally] saying ‘C’mon girls, we can do it on our own!’”

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nbctv:

Go Seth Go. 

Killin’ it.

nbcsnl:

nbctv:

Go Seth Go. 

Killin’ it.


When women scream you wonder what’s wrong with them. When men yell you get afraid about what they’re going to do.
A girl in my creative writing class said this in response to a story we read about witnessing intimate partner violence and it really fucked with my head because I’ve never, ever, ever, thought of it that way.  (via astronomized)

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It’s Monday. I’m going home at 6pm and a middle aged man and a teenage boy are the only people left on the bus with me. I consider the fact that because the driver is also a man I am the only person left on the bus with the correct genetic makeup for boobs. I’m automatically scared, scared because of my own anatomy. I wonder how old I was when I realized that my own body was going to be the cause of the constant anxiety and fear I feel in situations like this. I get off at the last stop and the older man smiles at me while following me up the street. His smile drips, drips, drips and my heart is pounding, pounding, pounding. He turns off down another road, but I run the rest of the way home.

Not all men.

I’m at home on a Tuesday, beginning to plan the travels I want to go on next year. I dream of wandering the streets and meeting strangers. I just can’t wait to escape the city I’ve lived in for 17 long years. But… my mum is hesitant. She’s forever worried about the danger that being a young girl traveling alone can bring. I’ll be alone and she’s scared. Surely I’m invincible. I feel invincible. But I know, I know this danger is real and I can’t help but think to myself, if I feel unsafe in my own city, how am i going to feel in a strange place with strange men who don’t speak the same language as me? If I was my brother planning this, I would probably just be wondering if European girls are going to be hot.

Not all men.

Wednesday is a beautiful sunny day but I’ve always been told that I don’t have a “nice enough body” to wear a bikini on the beach. Ever since I was 6 years old I’ve thought that having tummy fat was ugly. That skin that doesn’t have a perfectly golden glow is undesirable. I amble to a clear patch of sand in my one piece and I can feel pairs of eyes latching onto me. Hairy men in speedos who I don’t look twice at eat into my body with their stares. I’m a piece of meat. I am a piece of meat? I am here for their amusement. Please don’t let me be eaten alive.

Not all men.

Thursday night two friends and I are walking to our god damn school dance when we hear “Jesus look at you! You sluts heading to a pole?” These words snarl out of the mouth of a respectably dressed man and we stop in horror. Shivers roll up my back in fear. It’s dark. We are alone. What. Do. We. Do??? One of us pulls the finger back. I can never be sure how quickly a sexist man can get angry so we walk quickly away. We’re angry, so so angry. But also so… deflated. I wonder if we deserve this shame.

Not all men.

Sitting on the internet, Friday night and scrolling down my Facebook newsfeed:

“Haha, good job at the game today bro. You RAPED them!”
“Damn with tits like that, you’re asking for it :P”

Another sexist comment…
Another sexist comment…
Another sexist comment…

I’m shrinking and shrinking and shrinking and I want to CRY because these boys don’t realize how small they make me feel with just pressing a few keys. I see these boys on the streets, I talk to these boys, I laugh with these boys. Dear GOD, dear GOD i hope these boys don’t think actions speak louder than words…

Not all men.

Three rules that have been drilled into me since I was young run through my mind at 1.30am on a Satur… Sunday Morning:

-Don’t ever talk to strange men
-Don’t ever be alone at night in a strange place
-Don’t ever get into a car with a stranger

I break all 3 of these laws as I pull open the taxi door. Making light conversation with the driver, he doesn’t see my sweaty hand clutching the small pocket knife I keep hidden on me at all times. He doesn’t even realize the fear I feel at his mere presence. He cannot comprehend it, he never will. How easy would this 15 minute car ride be if I was born a boy?

Not all men.

It comes to Sunday, another snoozy, sleepy, Sunday and someone has the AUDACITY to tell me not all men are rapists. I say nothing.

I’m a 17 year old girl.
When I am walking alone and it’s dark, it’s all men.
When I am in a car with a man I don’t know well, it’s all men.
When men drunkenly leer at me on the streets, it’s all men.
When a boy won’t leave me alone at a party, it’s all men.

Not all men are rapists. But for a young girl like me? Every one of them has the potential to be.

Not.
All.
Men.

a piece i wrote for an english assignment about my personal experiences with rape culture, in particular with the saying “not all men” which i know has been makin a lot of controversy on the internet recently! idk just wanted to share (via trueho)

I am almost in tears because this hit me so hard

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Q
taylor swift cant keep writing about her dumb teenage drama anymore honestly shes getting a little to old for that and m=none of her songs have real depth
Anonymous
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likeatragedynoww:

"dumb teenage drama"

  • "hold on baby you’re losing it…/…you cry but you don’t tell anyone" two lines from Tied Together with a Smile, a song about Taylor’s friend with an eating disorder
  • "daddy’s smart and you’re the prettiest lady in the whole wide world" a line from The Best Day, about her mother
  • "people are people and sometimes it doesnt work out" a line from Breathe about losing someone important to you and being at fault for it
  • "so if the chain is on your door, i understand" a lyric from Taylor’s song Back To December in which she writes about breaking someone;s heart
  • "no one knows what to say about a beautiful boy who died" from Taylor’s song Ronan about a real life little boy who died of cancer
  • "who you are is not what you did" from Innocent a song written in forgiveness of Kanye West after the incident at the VMAs 
  • "long live the walls we crashed through/ i had the time of my life with you" from Taylor’s Long Live off her Speak Now album, written about her fans
  • "oh darling dont you ever grow up/ it could stay this simple" lyrics from Never Grow Up a song about enjoying where you are in each part of your life
  • "you have pointed out my flaws again/as if i dont already see them" a lyric from Mean about a critic who wrote a rude obnoxious and hateful review of her
  • "and they tell you that youre lucky/but youre so confused/cause you dont feel pretty/you just feel used" lyrics of The Lucky One 
    a song written about hollywood and the price of fame
  • "dont look at me you got a girl at home" Girl At Home is a song that is in defense of women who are in relationships in which the other person is not faithful
  • "i guess youre in new york today/ i dont want to miss you this way" from Come Back…Be Here a song about a long-distance relationship

and as for depth just appreciate all the depth in the following:

  • "and you come away with a great little story/of a mess of a dreamer/with the nerve to adore you" -cold as you
  • "but in life you’ll do things greater than dating the boy on the football team" -fifteen
  • "my mistake i didn’t know to be in love/you had to fight to have the upper hand" -white horse
  • "why do you have to make me feel small/so you can feel whole inside" -tell me why
  • "and you got your share of secrets/and i’m tired of being last to know" -you’re not sorry
  • "he can’t see the smile i’m faking/and my hearts not breaking/cause i’m not feeling anything at all" -the way i loved you
  • "it rains when you’re here/and it rains when you’re gone" -forever & always
  • "you made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter" -mine
  • "but if we loved again/i swear i’d love you right" -back to december
  • "but i took your matches before fire could catch me/so don’t look now/i’m shining like fireworks over your sad empty town" -dear john
  • "i was losing my mind when i saw you here/ but you held your pride like you should of held me" -the story of us
  • "please don’t be in love with someone else/please don;t have somebody waiting on you" -enchanted
  • "but no amount of vintage dresses gives you dignity" -better than revenge
  • "i hope you remember/today is never too late to be brand new" -innocent
  • "all that i know is i don’t know/how to be something you’ll miss" -last kiss
  • "if you have children someday/when they point to the pictures/please tell them my name" -long live
  • "six months gone and i’m still reaching/even though i know you’re not there" -if this was a movie
  • "this is the golden age of something good and right and real" -state of grace
  • "all we are is skin and bone/trained to get along/forever going with the flow/but you’re friction" -treacherous
  • "you almost ran the red/cause you were looking over at me" -all too well
  • "i’d like to be my old self again/but i’m still trying to find it" -all too well
  • "i hope sometimes you wonder about me" -i almost do
  • "you wear your best apology/but i was there to watch you leave" -the last time
  • "and i guess we fell apart in the usual way/and the storys got dust on every page/and sometimes i wonder how you think about it now/and how i see your face in every crowd" -holy ground
  • "and time is taking its sweet time erasing you/and you’ve got your demons and darling/they all look like me" -sad beautiful tragic
  • "your eyes look like coming home" -everything has changed
  • "and it was like slow motion/standing there in my party dress/in red lipstick/with no one to impress" -the moment i know
  • "this is falling in love in the cruelest way/this is falling for you when you are worlds away" -come back…be here