lovelyandbrown:

huffingtonpost:

HERE’S JUST HOW MUCH IT PAYS TO BE CONVENTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE

We’ve come to expect impossible, even improbable standards of beauty to populate our magazines and our television shows. It’s another thing entirely to find they’ve invaded our workplace.

Watch Vox’s full video to see the many other ways these unrealistic beauty standards effect where we work.

Holy schnikes.

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glitterpill:

caged-conundrums:

carnivaloftherandom:

socimages:

Nope!
Brain studies find that concern for justice and equality is linked to logic, not emotion.
By Lisa Wade, PhD
A new study finds that people with high “justice sensitivity” are using logic, not emotions.  Subjects were put in a fMRI machine, one that measures ongoing brain activity and shown videos of people acting kindly or cruelly toward a homeless person.
Some respondents reacted more strongly than others — hence the high versus low justice sensitivity — and an analysis of the high sensitivity individuals’ brain activity showed that they were processing the images in the parts of the brain where logic and rationality live.   “Individuals who are sensitive to justice and fairness do not seem to be emotionally driven,” explained one of the scientists, “Rather, they are cognitively driven.”
Activists aren’t angry, they reasonably object to unjust circumstances that they understand all too well.
Image borrowed from Jamie Keiles at Teenagerie, who is a high sensitivity individual.
Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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science, motherfuckers! it works!

THANK YOU
Passion and anger are certainly motivators in activsm, but the simple fucking idea that hey, maybe we shouldn’t be, oh, letting children die, or get deported, or go hungry, or without education, or clean water, or medical treatment or that we shouldn’t deny people rights based on race, gender, sexuality or where they happened to be born is a pretty goddamn reasonable and logical stance.
One human should not willingly benefit from or cause the suffering of another, be it for profit or any other motivation. Reasonable enough?

glitterpill:

caged-conundrums:

carnivaloftherandom:

socimages:

Nope!

Brain studies find that concern for justice and equality is linked to logic, not emotion.

By Lisa Wade, PhD

A new study finds that people with high “justice sensitivity” are using logic, not emotions.  Subjects were put in a fMRI machine, one that measures ongoing brain activity and shown videos of people acting kindly or cruelly toward a homeless person.

Some respondents reacted more strongly than others — hence the high versus low justice sensitivity — and an analysis of the high sensitivity individuals’ brain activity showed that they were processing the images in the parts of the brain where logic and rationality live.   “Individuals who are sensitive to justice and fairness do not seem to be emotionally driven,” explained one of the scientists, “Rather, they are cognitively driven.”

Activists aren’t angry, they reasonably object to unjust circumstances that they understand all too well.

Image borrowed from Jamie Keiles at Teenagerie, who is a high sensitivity individual.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Auto-reblog.

science, motherfuckers! it works!

THANK YOU

Passion and anger are certainly motivators in activsm, but the simple fucking idea that hey, maybe we shouldn’t be, oh, letting children die, or get deported, or go hungry, or without education, or clean water, or medical treatment or that we shouldn’t deny people rights based on race, gender, sexuality or where they happened to be born is a pretty goddamn reasonable and logical stance.

One human should not willingly benefit from or cause the suffering of another, be it for profit or any other motivation. Reasonable enough?


shortcuttothestars:

hellborndaughter:

Having an all out war with people on FB today about 50 Shades

I will not stop reminding people that that book is about rape and abuse

I don’t care about your feefees or your personal sexual interests

There is a movie about to be released based on a book about abuse and it is going to further normalize this kind of behavior in men and it’s going to further socialize women and girls into desiring that behavior

I am weeping for my sisters today

^this. I DO NOT mind people practising BDSM or other kinds of consensual sexual games, but this is a book about abuse. NOT ABOUT KINKS, ABOUT ABUSE! He ‘conditions’ her to like what he wants out of her. 

I have read the book because I felt I had to know what was going on about it, and never, ever, in the whole book is there a grown-up, consensual conversation about sexual likes and dislikes. Not only that, but not once are her desires lived out, or even talked about. It’s all about his desire to dominate and abuse her.

Once again: practise all the consensual sex games you want! But this is not that.

As a survivor of an abuse relationship it makes me want to vomit.

(via talesofthestarshipregeneration)


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iamthecutestofborg:

brainstatic:

Is something not about your dick? Make it about your dick! Don’t let her do anything without reminding her that you have a dick.

How to be a Douchebag 101:
Lesson One-  Scare away your dates by making everything a gross sexual innuendo instead of being a normal, interesting person!

iamthecutestofborg:

brainstatic:

Is something not about your dick? Make it about your dick! Don’t let her do anything without reminding her that you have a dick.

How to be a Douchebag 101:

Lesson One-  Scare away your dates by making everything a gross sexual innuendo instead of being a normal, interesting person!

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holavicente:

Rat Queens #4

holavicente:

Rat Queens #4


johnnyrocwell:

The Rat Queens. Just because.

johnnyrocwell:

The Rat Queens. Just because.


fuckyeahdnd:

Gary is officially the name for all of my annoying bit-part NPCs from now on.

fuckyeahdnd:

Gary is officially the name for all of my annoying bit-part NPCs from now on.


cosplayingwhileblack:

Character: Dee
Series: Rat Queens
SUBMISSION

cosplayingwhileblack:

Character: Dee

Series: Rat Queens

SUBMISSION


How do you cast divine spells if you don’t believe in the Gods?

I’m Goddess enough.