Monday, August 6, 1945
8:15 a.m.
“We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent.”
August 6th marks 69 years since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan by the US at the end of World War II.  When the Hiroshima bomb (measuring 16.5 kilotons) was dropped, more than 140,000 men, women and children were instantly annihilated and the city was completely destroyed. A third of the population and two thirds of the city were wiped out. More than 250,000 people became the victims of the atomic bomb including the deaths caused by its radiation. 
In the summer of 1945, the U.S. Army Air Force carried out one of the most savage and intense campaigns of city destruction in the history of the world.  Sixty-eight cities in Japan were attacked and all of them were either partially or completely destroyed.  An estimated 1.7 million people were made homeless, 300,000 were slaughtered, and 750,000 were wounded.
When Hiroshima was bombed, the explosion formed a mini-supernova so every living animal, human and plant that received direct contact with the rays from that sun was instantly turned to ash. People were wiped away, leaving only a diary page, a wristwatch, a wedding album. Reminders of human life, remnants of human tragedy.
The common view of evil still justifies the blood-stained solutions of the past, present and future megalomaniacs who continue to condone the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the firebombing of Dresden and present day occupation of Iraq and genocide of Palestine.
We inhabit a world ravaged by unspeakable, human-created evils, but the one thing brute force and weapons of mass destruction could never destroy is resilience.
An example of such tenacity is seen in the ginkgo trees of Hiroshima. Six trees growing 1-2 km from the 1945 atomic bomb explosion were among the very few living things in the area to survive the blast. While almost all other plants and animals in the area were destroyed, the ginkgo trees, though charred, survived and were soon healthy again.
There is also piece of a wall in Hiroshima that was completely burnt black by the radiation. But on the front step, a person who was sitting there blocked the rays from hitting the stone. The only thing left now is a permanent shadow of positive light. After the A bomb, specialists said it would take 75 years for the radiation damaged soil of Hiroshima City to ever grow anything again. But that spring, there were new buds popping up from the earth.   
Like the ginkgo of Hiroshima and the cactus of Gaza, remaining natural and permanent features of their landscape, the people will continue to resist and thrive in defiance of destruction and the toxicity of oppression permeating the air.  They remain deeply rooted, resilient and determined to grow roots and blossom. 


"she’s such a slut/whore" more like "I’m so insecure about my inability to please women that I resort to attacking their sex lives in hope to take the focus off how incompetent and gross I am"

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"A racist woman is not a feminist; she doesn’t care about helping women, just the women who look like her and can buy the same things she can.

A transphobic woman is not a feminist; she is overly concerned with policing the bodies and expressions of others.

A woman against reproductive rights — to use bell hook’s own example, and an issue close to your heart — is not a feminist; she prioritizes her dogma or her disgust over the bodies of others.

An ableist woman is not a feminist; she holds some Platonic ideal of what a physically or mentally “whole” person should be and tries to force the world to fit inside it."

An Open Letter to Caitlin Moran by Nyux

(via black—lamb)

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A guy once told my lesbian friend that being a lesbian is a huge turn off for guys and that she’ll never find a boyfriend.


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"Money won’t make you happy"

Yeah, financial stability is just horrible

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Shaving your legs. More like yoga in the shower with razor blades.

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Kill your boyfriend we could be together by cloudchild 




i feel like ‘restaurant’ shouldnt be spelled like that

les anglophones volent des mots à d’autres langues puis chialent parce qu’ils ne sont pas orthographiés comme ils le voudraient


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*eats 4 slices of pizza*

im so full

*eats another 4 slices of pizza*

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"Your mother did not raise you with a wolf in your chest so you could howl over losing a man."read this on here today and i haven’t stopped thinking about this quote since (via pluiedem)

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My colleagues forced me to wear that hat

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