Simply enough, Taylor Swift is the greatest songwriter to ever grace this Earth — and she’s yet to reach 25.

While many may justifiably lament about the stronger lyrical stylings by the likes of Lennon, Dylan, McCartney, Mitchell, and Springsteen — being a diehard fan of the latter — people have to understand that Taylor Swift wrote all 14 songs on her 2010 album, Speak Now, by herself. And not only that, but she did so between the ripe ages of 16 and 19. And being just 19 myself, I couldn’t even imagine anyone I know (including the obnoxiously loud, but gifted, guitarist living down the hall in my dormitory) to come up with such melodic, yet mainstream, stories that she’s been able to effortlessly curate out of heartbreak over the years. I honestly don’t think anyone can.

This alone grants her the title.

—  Huffington Post on why Taylor Swift is the best songwriter of all time
And, just about now, somewhere in the manosphere, someone is furiously typing, “Stop whining, women over there are really suffering,” which actually means “Shut up and consider yourself lucky that we treat you as well as we do.” The idea that women’s rights are measured in terms of competition with other women is just about as sexist as something can get. It demonstrates an utter inability to imagine a world where women’s rights aren’t being traded and regulated by men.
—  Soraya Chemaly, ‘What Exactly Does ‘It’s A Man’s World’ Mean?’ (Role/Reboot)

UPDATE: Government-owned Internet CANTV has blocked photos on Twitter. We need to keep spreading this information! Rihanna and Jared Leto have tweeted their support! AP, HuffPost, Buzzfeed and more have picked up the story. It’s working guys KEEP SPREADING THE WORD!

Life is messy. Relationships are messy. Love is not all you need. You need mutual respect, compromise, sacrifice, understanding, the willingness to work at it and stand by him or her when times get rough. You need to be willing to be by their side not only during the bright days but also during the dark ones. To encourage them to become the best version of themselves, but also to love and accept them as they are today.
—  James Michael Sama, from “Relationships Are Not Easy, But They Are Worth It” via Huffington Post

‘Cuffing’ Season: “During the Fall and Winter months people who would normally rather be single or promiscuous find themselves along with the rest of the world desiring to be "Cuffed” or tied down by a serious relationship. The cold weather and prolonged indoor activity causes singles to become lonely and desperate to be cuffed.“

Yes, this is a real thing.