When I was a freshman, my sister was in eighth grade. There was a boy in two of her periods who would ask her out every single day. (Third and seventh period, if I remember correctly.) All day during third and seventh she would repeatedly tell him no. She didn’t beat around the bush, she didn’t lie and say she was taken—she just said no.
One day, in third period, after being rejected several times, he said; “I have a gun in my locker. If you don’t say yes, I am going to shoot you in seventh.”
My ex boyfriend used to force himself on me when I wasn’t in the mood and when I said no. He never felt sorry because it was my fault for being a “tease” or “leading him on.” One time he slapped me across the face because he was convinced I was insulting his masculinity (I wasn’t in the least). He made it very clear I deserved everything he did to me, because I was the female and I was basically there to sleep with whenever HE wanted. I was terrified to leave and when I finally did I spent a lot of time in fear he would purposely show up wherever I was and hurt me. There’s a reason he’s my ex.
Artist Rebecca Louise Law creates beautiful site-specific installations of a upside down gardens with flowers hanging form the ceiling.
Iain S. Thomas, Intentional Dissonance (via her0inchic)
Thich Nhat Hanh (via psych-facts)
Your Ego is a Bad Designer