When you’re finally over someone and they message you again..
The normalization of homophobic and misogynistic language, especially among young people, is nothing new. But while there may be a growing awareness of the problem, there haven’t been many organized initiatives dedicated to eradicate these types of problematic expressions — until now. Enter Duke University’s campaign “You Don’t Say,” which is an effort to remind students that language is powerful, and that word choice has consequences.
The Duke project uses photos to show how casual slurs like “no homo,” “tranny,” “that’s so gay” and “you’re such a pussy” target women and the LGBT community. In the series, Blue Devils students explain why they have adjusted their language.
Lol so fucking hard. Its DUKE. DUKE. Lol DUKE.
leanna won’t share her coffee, so don’t even ask.
photos by Anna Demarco
And how do you know? Are there signs? Fireworks?
Is it right when it feels comfortable, or is comfortable a sign that there aren’t any fireworks?
Is hesitation a sign that it’s not right? Or is it just a sign that you’re not ready?
sex is different when it’s with someone youre crazy about.
thinking about my guy just makes my mouth water.
after shaking my head violently for years, screaming that I dont want to fall in love. I let him call me darlin