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).

Jessica Rey - The Evolution of the Swim Suit

this scares me

Anything that men promote as empowering for women is always degrading…

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New data shows that of all races, everyone prefers dating Asian Women the most. Comedian and blogger Kristina Wong breaks down how hot an Asian woman is in this interview with “Alicia Menendez Tonight” and Josh Fischer of Facebook’s “Are you Interested?” app.

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Lesbians ruined flannels for me.

Homophobes ruined society for me.


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Women of color in metal

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a fan of rock/metal. Being a woc, it’s extremely tiring not to see women in metal, let alone a woc. You don’t really see people of color too often, especially women in metal, so it’s refreshing and exciting to see women of color rocking out!

From top to bottom

Alexis Brown of Straight Line Stitch (Lead singer)

Ji-In Cho of Krypteria (Lead singer)

Alexia Rodriguez of Eyes set to kill (Lead singer, Lead guitarist)

Jada Pinkett Smith of Wicked wisdom (Lead singer)

Doris Yeh of Chthonic (Bassist)

Stephanie and Ariel Sanson of You only live once (Lead and backup singers)

omg they’re too perfect

(Source: angrywocunited)

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Good Omens Fancast 

Aziraphale // Richard Ayoade
Crowley // Sendhil Ramamurthy
Anathema Device // Oona Chaplin
Newton Pulsifer // Colin Morgan
Shadwell // Dylan Moran

This post was the most perfect Aziraphale & Crowley casting headcanon I’ve seen and it got me thinking about my Good Omens fancast again! (WIP)


tbh this would be perfect

I am so here for all of this. 

Fucking hell, this is a thing I need

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According a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers from Harvard and Northwestern studied the brains of 18- to 25-year-olds, half of whom smoked pot recreationally and half of whom didn’t. What they found was rather shocking: Even those who only smoked few times a week had significant brain abnormalities in the areas that control emotion and motivation.

Alright, let’s talk about this study.

1) It’s funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center, and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Those are some organizations that really aren’t interested in hearing about any positive correlations between Scheduled drugs and human usage.

2) Let’s look at the study itself.
- It’s not longitudinal.
- It does not correlate changes in brain shape and density with any behavior.

3) All this study says is, if you smoke marijuana your brain changes shape and density. No one bothered to measure changes, if any, on receptors and overall behavior.

How this shit got published in Neuroscience is beyo… Wait, it’s a study out of Harvard. Never mind.

The headlines are saying damage, as though any change in the brain is assumed to be damage. Interesting when they popularize these studies how far they can go with their galloping assumptions before anyone corrects them on page nine in very small print. We will see how this one shakes out in the corporate media.

(Source: policymic)

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If you take a young man and woman and they both tell a stranger that they work in the same restaurant, it’s very likely that they will assume that the woman is the waitress, and the young man a cook.

But I thought a woman’s place was in the kitchen? Not when she’s being paid for it. I can’t believe it took me this long to realize the implication of this. A woman’s place is one of servitude.

this fucking hit me like a fucking train 

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Leonid Afremov is a passionate painter from Mexico who paints with palette knife with oil on canvas. He loves to express the beauty, harmony and spirit of this world in his paintings, which are rich in different moods, colors and emotions.

these literally just changed my mood

I never had a favorite artist before … but now I do!

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Yes!  Lets talk about the harassment of women when they voice an opinion.  Lets talk about it until it the harassment ends.

Video from: Rebbca Watson.  Open link in new window to find more on youtube.