Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.
(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).
happy earth day friends
this is…the best possible use of this particular gif.
the ultimate bff necklace
Lembas Bread (Lord of the Rings “authentic” Elvish bread)
2 ½ cups of flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
¼ teaspoon of salt
½ cup of butter
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon honey
2/3 cup of heavy whipping cream
½ teaspoon of vanilla
Preheat oven to 425F. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Add the butter and mix with a well till fine granules (easiest way is with an electric mixer). Then add the sugar and cinnamon, and mix them thoroughly.
Finally add the cream, honey, and vanilla and stir them in with a fork until a nice, thick dough forms.
Roll the dough out about 1/2 in thickness. Cut out 3-inch squares and transfer the dough to a cookie sheet.Criss-cross each square from corner-to-corner with a knife, lightly (not cutting through the dough).
Bake for about 12 minutes or more (depending on the thickness of the bread) until it is set and lightly golden.
***Let cool completely before eating, this bread tastes better room temperature and dry. Also for more flavor you can add more cinnamon or other spices***
as someone who has baked these A LOT
They are REALLY GOOD
and I am reblogging this because I KEEP LOSING MY RECIPE
Never apologize for loving yourself. Self-love is power
hey, this is truth.
I am pro-selfie.
Nobody has to deal with americans more than other americans.
I am an american and I can verify that this is indeed true.
#everyone else gets to be annoyed by Americans from afar #while Americans have to be annoyed by other Americans loudly and up close
do you ever listen to a song and remember exactly what life was like when you first heard it
Swing Life Away
we need some new and more powerful swears
what if the finale isnt crowley or abaddon winning the throne
what if its dean
Dean would rule hell. Cas would rule heaven.
And because of the love for each other everything would be balance.
And Sam could live a normal life on earth like he always wanted to be.
oH MY FUCKING GOD
Please please please
SOMEBODY WRITE A FANFIC FOR THE LOVE OF CHUCK!
The Doll Test
This self hate thing is DEEP
this makes me mad
This is a compilation of doll tests featuring children of many races.
This is so fucking important
I am so sad after watching this
We need hundreds and thousands of you to submit your pictures! You may even end up in the media like these people!
I wanted to share my personal submission towards this project…
I’ve lived with debilitating depression for several years. I remember when I was 9 years old, sitting in a doctor’s office, and I saw a pamphlet for Depression. I read the symptoms on the front of the cover, picked up the pamphlet, and walked over to my mom. I pointed to it and said “Mom, this is me.” I began therapy, and as I matured into a teenager, my depression worsened. There was a time in my life that I cried myself to sleep every. single. night.
It took me way too long to realize that the battle inside my mind was not me. It was an illness. Unfortunately for me, I simply dealt with the pain until via numerous torturous years of trial-and-error I finally figured out coping mechanisms that really worked for me. I never took medication or truly addressed my crippling depression during therapy because it never clicked that my depression was actually a problem.
I live with depression, but I no longer see a counselor on a regular basis and I am not on medication. I have learned to be happy, to be thankful, and more often than not I find that I am laughing myself to sleep.
There is no reason to be ashamed of being sick. Cancer patients are fighters and survivors. So are we.
If you are struggling, please seek help. You do not have to live through years of despair to finally see the beauty in life.
Call 1-800-273-TALK to speak to a crisis worker 27/4,
or chat online at www.imalive.org.
Additionally, in the united states, you can dial 2-1-1 on your phone to be connected with the national human services agency, who will help you navigate the tricky world of social services.
ATTRACTIVE DAVE COSPLAYERS
That’s it, that’s Homestuck.