jujubeans0 asked: If you get this in your ask box then you must say 5 good things about yourself and pass this on to 10 of your favorite followers ｡◕‿◕｡
1 I go to a cool school
2 I tend to be relatively selfless
3 I tend to stand up for people
4 I’m pretty brave
5 I read a lot of books (not all good)
btw I’m on mobile and only after posting this do I realize I can’t copy asks. followers will get these later
it amazes me how I can go from cheerful and confident to curled up on the floor crying in less than a minute
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).
As I was reading this, I started thinking about how so many advertisements for so many products (tools, cars, energy drinks, deodorant, magazines etc) needlessly use the generic image of a woman in a bikini next to the product. I wonder how much that has to do with that reaction.
the bolded part !
I had a dream where someone asked my friend out and she rejected them because “they couldn’t get anyone else and she could give you the World Trade Center”
when did tumblr collectively decide not to use punctuation like when did this happen why is this a thing
it just looks so smooth I mean look at this sentence flow like a jungle river
what if people got a new name every birthday
what if the name represented how old you were, like every 11 year old was named Josh
"I had my first kiss when I was Greg"
this wasn’t supposed to get notes