We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.(x)

anonymous said:

Roy and Oliver run into each other buying tampons/chocolate for Thea and Felicity.

[I hope this came across the way I wanted it to because I think it is the sweetest thing imaginable when guys take care of the girls in their lives without being embarrassed about it.]

—Man Points—

“Roy!” Oliver glanced up in surprise, just as Roy simultaneously noticed him, too.

“Dude,” Roy said, hurriedly shifting something behind his back.  Until he looked down and saw the same item in Oliver’s hands.  He laughed.  “You, too, huh?” he asked, holding up the box of Tampons in embarrassment.

Oliver chuckled.  “They must be on the same, uh, cycle,” he said awkwardly.

Roy nodded.

Oliver glanced at the box in Roy’s hands and shook his head, taking it and placing it back on the shelf before seeking out a different brand and handing it to Roy.  “She prefers plastic; trust me on this.  I got guilted into these pharmacy runs a lot growing up.”

“Oh.  Er…thanks.”

There was an awkward pause.

“Okay, do you know what kind of chocolate I’m supposed to get her?  Because she said surprise her and I don’t know if she meant to actually surprise her or to magically remember what her favorite is because—”

“She likes Cadbury.  I gotta pick up some mint chocolate chip ice cream for Felicity, too,” Oliver chuckled.  “Here, I’ll check the candy with you and see if they have her favorite flavor.”

“Oh my God, thank you,” Roy sighed, and Oliver patted him on the shoulder.

“Welcome to my world.”

“Do we lose, like, man points for this or something?” Roy asked while they perused the candy section and Oliver found the Cadbury bars that had almonds and dried fruit for Thea.

Oliver shook his head.  “Actually, all things considered, I think we gain a few.”

Roy thought that over bemusedly.  “That’s…probably true, actually.”

anonymous said:

Felicitys friends are in town for a night and team arrow goes out with them. They all make comments on how hot Oliver is and how weird it is they aren't together yet! :)

—Girls’ Night—

“You’ve gotta explain that.”

“Explain what?” Felicity asked innocently, biting the olive off the end of the spear from her martini.

“That,” her friend Whitney gestured, waving in the direction that Oliver had just disappeared to.

“Oh, don’t even bother,” Roy chimed in before Felicity could demand to know what Whitney meant.  “She’s going to pretend she has no idea what you’re talking about.”

“I don’t,” Felicity deadpanned, looking from Roy to Whitney.

“You must be joking,” Felicity’s other friend, Torielle, chimed in.  Whitney and Torielle had finally gotten tired of waiting on Felicity to come visit them in Gotham and had shown up in Starling City unannounced the previous day.  In a desperate bid for help, Felicity had persuaded Roy and Oliver to join them on their ‘Girls’ Night Out.’  Only Diggle had managed to escape, claiming father responsibilities as his excuse.  “Felicity, girl,” Torielle pressed.  “You told us you weren’t seeing anyone.”

Felicity choked slightly on her olive and Roy clapped her on the back, chuckling.  “Easy, Blondie.”

“I’m—I’m not seeing anyone,” Felicity protested.

“Then how do you explain Hottie McHottie looking at you with constant heart eyes?” Torielle asked.

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anonymous said:

Felicity likes to bake naked. Oliver likes it more.

—Dangers of Baking—

“What…are you doing?”

“Making muffins for breakfast.”

“Yes…I guess I got that part.”  Oliver smirked.  He took a seat, resting his chin in his hands, elbows propped on the kitchen counter to watch Felicity pour muffin batter into the paper-lined tray she had in front of her.  A small bit of batter got on her thumb, but before she could wipe it away, Oliver reached out and grabbed her hand, licking it clean for her.  He met her eyes as he did so, and enjoyed the flush of color that rose from her chest right up to her cheeks.  “I missed you when I woke up.”

She glanced back at him before looking down at what she was doing again, suddenly shy.  “Well…here I am.”

“Yes, I see that,” he said amusedly.  “Baking.”


“Baking naked.”

Her eyes flickered up to his, and her skin flushed still darker.  “I’m not naked.  I’m wearing your shirt.”

He dismissed this caveat.  “Same thing.  So is this a habit of yours?  Leaving bed to go bake in the nude?”

“I’m not nude.”

“But it’s a habit?”

She shrugged lightly, and he eyed the bare skin exposed by the wide, loosely buttoned collar of his shirt from the previous evening.

“I think this might be a dangerous habit.”

“How so?” she asked, scraping the last of the batter from the bowl and licking the spatula when she’d finished.

“Because,” Oliver said, finally pushing himself up from his seat to watch her bend over and place the muffins in the oven, his shirt rising up her thighs as she did so.  “You’re going to burn a lot of things.”

She glanced up as she closed the oven.  “What do you mean?”

In reply, Oliver tugged her into his arms to kiss her, undoing the two buttons holding his shirt onto her and letting it drop to the floor before carrying her straight back to the bedroom.

Maksyl pick up lines

chaksforever and I have come up with a list of Maksyl pickup lines that you can use to find yourself a relationship like theirs❤️ Just don’t be surprised when they immediately fall in love with you after you use these on them. Don’t say we didn’t warn you 😉


• Hey girl I hear you’re nice on ice and good on wood.

• Skating may not be for the tall, sexy, good looking ones, but you are.

• Girl, I don’t know what it feel like when someone grabs you and chucks you over their head, but want to find out together?

• I don’t care for anything Abby Lee Miller has to say, but I’ll listen to you all night long girl.

• Hey girl, I may not look like Mowgli, but I’ll do some wild things with you.

• A pulled groin isn’t gonna keep me from doing the tango with you all night long babe.

• America is a very dirty place but we can make my bedroom even dirtier.

• My butt is like a shelf. You know in case you ever need some storage space.

• Come on babe let’s do the freestyle all night long to make some Boris’ and Oleg’s.

• Hey babe just letting you know you can hold my hand anytime, and maybe something more.

• 10 weeks is a very long time, but I’d do you for another 100 weeks.

• I’d be happy to fuse things with you over the next 24 hours.

• Every week is Latin week when you’re with me babe.

• If you don’t come home with me tonight girl I’ll put my little foot down.

• I like to sleep with a teddy bear, care to be my new one?

• Hey girl you wanna check out what’s under my hat.

• Hey babe we should practice our rumba, alone, in the bedroom.

• I’ll never phone in my date with you.

• I love you more than ABC loves the Houghs.

• Girl you’re all the calorie intake I’ll ever need.

• I’d like to have some almost kisses with you. Except way closer. And not almost.

• If you come home with me you can scratch me up more than Val ever did.

• I hope you want some big, mean, Russian ice dancing babies because I’m gonna ravage you so hard babe.

• Hey wanna come turn on my turbine.