Yuri manga by women about women (who aren’t in high school)

littlegaywitch:

Sadly a lot of them are one shots, but there’s a few longer ones. A lot of yuri manga is tragically too short and I’m always left wanting more. D: 

After some struggles with myself, I ended up putting stories about college aged women so long as it’s not “innocent school life” heavy. 

Yamaji Ebine

  • Love my Life (this one has a movie. A uni student coming out to her father and finding that her parents were both queer as well.)
  • Indigo Blue (A novelist caught between feelings for her boyfriend but also her feelings for another woman.)
  • Free Soul (22 year old aspiring manga artist writing a manga about a black jazz singer. Artist falls for a trumpeter of a jazz band.)
  • Sweet Lovin Baby (A young woman befriends a lesbian couple and falls for them. With three other short stories.)  

Morishima Akiko

  • Conditions for Paradise- An OL in love with a world hopping freelance journalist
  • We’re Aiming for Love Now (Journalist and a cutie in a cosplay store)
  • Happy Picture Diary - (REALLY FUNNY. An social worker and an editor’s daily life together. All chibi but with some really real lesbian life jokes)
  • Off-Time (an aging lesbian short one shot)
  • 20-Year-Old Girl x 30-Year-Old Maiden- (one shot, a 30 year old sensitive about her age with a 20 year old woman in her art class)
  • Princess of the Stars- (short- almost didn’t make it b/c high school flashbacks but it’s college roomies and it’s short and sweet- and challenges that “girls experiment with girls in high school then grow out of it” thing that people in Japan sometimes think)

Other Artists: 

  • Ohana Holoholo: Torino Shino (Saya lives with her bisexual former girlfriend and her son. Nico, an actor living up stairs and a close friend, drops by for a visit almost everyday.  Somewhat like family, and somewhat not, a story about their lives)
  • My Unique Day-Sakamoto Mano (women in an acting troupe together. one shot)
  • Abracadabra- Tanaka Minoru (a magician and a cute girl dealing with confessing to a girl for the first time)
  • Lonely Wolf, Lonely Sheep- Mizutani Fuka (two women with the same name meet. Warnings for self harm)
  • Cirque Arachne: Saida Nika (Two women working in the circus in a trapeze act. Stellar cute.)   
  • Maple Love- Otsu Hiyori (meeting in college; really cute)

Two that I recommend but are set apart from the others because one is written by a man and one is written with the male audience in mind respectively

This is by no means an exhaustive list and I know there’s more (one particularly that I wanted to put on here but couldn’t remember the title of) so feel free to add on your favorite adult queer lady manga to the list!

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Why soldiers rape — and when they don’t — in diagrams

Men came while she was working in her field. Twice. Like so many women I met a few months ago in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the woman telling her story explained how men wearing uniforms appeared as she worked her land and dragged her to a tree and tied her to it, raping her, cutting her, terrifying her. They wanted her money and they wanted her gone from her field. They wanted her land because land is one of the most precious commodities in DRC, where 71 percent of citizens are living below the poverty line, according to the World Bank. But they also wanted to terrify her, because fear is one of the ways in which militias exert power and claim dominance, ultimately laying claim to power house by house, field by field, woman by woman.

Congo is a complicated war, with resources, corruption, and gender inequality all playing into high levels of sexualized violence. But while a conflict is rarely straightforward, reasons for rape are comprehendible and, therefore, preventable.

A main part of our work here at WMC’s Women Under Siege has been to document specifically how sexualized violence has been utilized against women and men in conflicts—what are the reasons behind it and how do they differ from country to country, region to region, group to group? We’ve currently got 16 in-depth profiles of how rape is used as a tool of war around the world. In each, there’s a section called “How Sexualized Violence Is Used as a Weapon of War” that lays out various motivations that our team or outside researchers have identified over years.

Below is a diagram showing a few specific ways sexualized violence has been used and where. There are so many reasons behind rape: Often it’s used to terrorize or humiliate communities, sometimes it’s used to glean information about rebels or to retaliate or exert power. As they say, rape is an incredibly effective—and cheap—weapon. Cheaper than bullets, and more destructive in many cases. To compare further, take a look through our profiles here.

more add: http://www.womenundersiegeproject.org/blog/entry/why-soldiers-rapeand-when-they-dontin-diagrams?utm_content=buffer4619f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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The Video About Israel-Gaza You Can Share With Your Friends That (Hopefully) Won’t Offend Them

It’s nearly impossible not to be upset about the Israel-Gaza conflict. It’s heartbreaking to watch, and simultaneously, we’re inundated with opinions from every direction telling us whom we should blame. This video, however, does an admirable job explaining the current situation without pointing fingers at one particular side.

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epic-vines:

When tree branches get in my way

Vine by: Logan Paul

How we manage to cram such genius in 6 seconds is beyond me. This is art.

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Petals

strangelycharmed:

“Petals” (an original song inspired by The Fault in Our Stars)

I’ve always been a little broken
And I’m breaking more every day
And I never thought to say goodbye

My dress the wind blew, and the petals too
On their course, floating on
And we never think to say goodbye

But the stars don’t understand
They just continue to shine
And I realize it’s not their fault
It’s just yours and mine

I’ve always seen the world through dark-tinted windows
The outside just looked so gray
And I was almost ready to say goodbye

Then you waltzed inside to the place I would hide
And my course stopped for a while
And I never wanted a goodbye from you

 But the stars don’t understand
They just continue to shine
And I realize it’s not their fault
It’s just yours and mine
I didn’t want to say goodbye

I’m glad we got to say goodbye
I’m glad we got to say goodbye
I’m glad we got our chance to try
I’m glad we got to say goodbye

I’m glad we got to say goodbye
I’m glad we got our chance to try
And I won’t stop loving you until the day I die
I’m glad we got to say goodbye

But the stars don’t understand
They just continue to shine
And I realize it’s not their fault
It’s just yours and mine

MY TFIOS SONG IT’S FINALLY DONE

I WROTE THIS IN FEBRUARY AND FINALLY RECORDED IT AND IT WAS SO COMPLICATED LITERALLY LIKE 20 DIFFERENT TRACKS IN AUDACITY OH MY GOD

BUT I JUST HAVE SO MANY TFIOS FEELS

(Source: spaghettificating / strangelycharmed, via effyeahnerdfighters)

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kittydoom:

A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair

Um yes!

I still want to bulk buy these and adonize  batch pink.

And it would still get stuck in my hair…

now THIS is what I’m fucking talking about
EDIT: IT FUNCTIONS AS A FUCKING ORANGE PEELER, AND EVEN A LAMP IF YOU HAVE A STRING AND SOME OIL. SERIOUSLY???

JUST IN CASE YOU APPARENTLY NEED AN EMERGENCY ONE FOR RELIGIOUS SERVICES?

typette:

zeedikay:

drcabl3:

jessicreep:

kittydoom:

A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair

Um yes!

I still want to bulk buy these and adonize  batch pink.

And it would still get stuck in my hair…

now THIS is what I’m fucking talking about

EDIT: IT FUNCTIONS AS A FUCKING ORANGE PEELER, AND EVEN A LAMP IF YOU HAVE A STRING AND SOME OIL. SERIOUSLY???

JUST IN CASE YOU APPARENTLY NEED AN EMERGENCY ONE FOR RELIGIOUS SERVICES?

(via fuck-yeah-online-shopping)

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