Photoset

beyoncefashionstyle:

Jay Z and Blue Ivy watching Beyoncé performing at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Photoset

Blue Ivy doing the ***Flawless Dance @ The VMAS 2014.

(Source: life-of-beyonce)

Photoset

way-harsh-tai:

Everything Beyonce does is careful and thought out. Her entire image is perfection crafted from planning ahead. She does not ‘wing it’ or throw things into her performances and public appearances ‘just because’.

What she did at this award show was amazing, especially because of how intentional and thought out it clearly was.

Feminism is a scary word for a lot of people. Many women are afraid of calling themselves feminist because they think it implies anger, hatred of men, or a rejection of traditional femininity. 

Beyonce presented everyone watching with two distinct images of what many viewers viewed as two very different women. There is the strong, independent FEMINIST. She is the woman who likes being in control and being in the spotlight. Then there is the WIFE and MOTHER. She is soft, sweet, smiling at the husband and child you can tell she loves and values so much.

For every girl watching who was afraid to be a feminist, afraid to be powerful, because of what she thought she would lose, this is an incredible message. You can be all the things you want to be. You can be both. Feminists can have amazing happy, full lives full of both traditional and modern womanhood. 

Feminism means gender should not be a source of persecution or a restriction of your choices. Feminism mean the type of person you should be is based on what you value, not what outside forces pressure you to value because of your gender or biological sex. Shout at the top of your lungs that you are a feminist and proud. Then go and be the exact person that you want to be. 

Quote
"And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard."

"Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via dishevelment)

(via brokenmachine)

Quote
"To get a gun in Japan, first, you have to attend an all-day class and pass a written test, which are held only once per month. You also must take and pass a shooting range class. Then, head over to a hospital for a mental test and drug test (Japan is unusual in that potential gun owners must affirmatively prove their mental fitness), which you’ll file with the police. Finally, pass a rigorous background check for any criminal record or association with criminal or extremist groups, and you will be the proud new owner of your shotgun or air rifle. Just don’t forget to provide police with documentation on the specific location of the gun in your home, as well as the ammo, both of which must be locked and stored separately. And remember to have the police inspect the gun once per year and to re-take the class and exam every three years."

A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths (via buttension)

see, that’s gun control
you don’t take away a person’s right to bear arms
you take away a person’s ability to abuse their arms
i mean it’s high maintenance but i really think it’d be worth it if it saves lives  

(via vintagedressesandavocados)

(Source: lauraolin, via jehovahsthicknesss)

Quote
"Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them."

— Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free (via observando)

(via the-princess-scientist)

Photo
Link

runninghome:

1. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

2. The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

3. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

4. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

5. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

6. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

7. The Immortal Life…

Quote
"I know we live in a sexist world, and a lot of boys do nothing except get in trouble, until one day they grow up and dominate every aspect of society. … But girls, at least while they’re still girls and perform well, seem to do everything better for awhile."

— Meg Wolitzer

Photo