indikos:

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.

Then why the fuck am I so broke

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social-darwin-awards:

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7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

Never forget. Even in what was arguably the only just war we’ve participated in for several centuries, we were almost as bad as our enemies.

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In a study of children aged 2-5, parents interrupted their daughters more than their sons, and fathers were more likely to talk simultaneously with their children than mothers were. Jennifer Coates says: “It seems that fathers try to control conversation more than mothers… and both parents try to control conversation more with daughters than with sons. The implicit message to girls is that they are more interruptible and that their right to speak is less than that of boys.”

Girls and boys’ differing understanding of when to talk, when to be quiet, what is polite and so on, has a visible impact on the dynamics of the classroom. Just as men dominate the floor in business meetings, academic conferences and so on, so little boys dominate in the classroom - and little girls let them.

X  (via albinwonderland)

this explains my dad so hard.

and also i feel vindicated in my former one woman campaign to dominate classroom discussions, because i definitely got a lot of women talking when they realized that the professor listened to me as much as the guys.

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riverbete:

Children are not possessions.
Children are not accessories.
Children are not relationship band aids.
They are tiny people with the same amount of feelings as an adult.

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compromisedanalintegrity:

like, just on a really simple level without getting into the gendered aspect of it, please ask children/adults whether they have a mother or father before being like “does your mom…?” or you know etc etc

like I haven’t had a dad for seven years and it’s not like it’s remotely hard to talk about but it’s just so awkward when people assume I have two parents and I have to constantly be like “well my dad is dead, but my mom…”

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I learned that people can easily forget that others are human. — "Prisoner" from the Stanford Prison Experiment (1971)

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Don’t hang out with people who don’t love you. Don’t try to impress people who aren’t worth it. Don’t try to win people over who aren’t worth it. Focus on yourself, and focus on the people who are really awesome and who love you. Don’t hang out with people who make you feel like shit. Don’t spend your energy on them. There is so much pressure to be part of the right thing: well, you should create the right thing. If you don’t see it, create it. If you don’t see what you want, be the change you want to see. — Beth Ditto (via floranymph)

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notinsightgallery:

lunar-lavender:

I DREW A THING TO SUM UP MY FEELS
Spoonies go hard or we don’t go at all. Because going IS hard, okay?
[Pictured: me, my cane, my meds, my TENS unit, my heating pad, one blood draw bandage out of probably twenty, and my CPAP mask. Not pictured: lost wages, lost work, lower quality of living, and what it feels like to wake up tireder than you were when you went to bed.]
[Be cool, don’t remove text.]

We’re being cool. 

notinsightgallery:

lunar-lavender:

I DREW A THING TO SUM UP MY FEELS

Spoonies go hard or we don’t go at all. Because going IS hard, okay?

[Pictured: me, my cane, my meds, my TENS unit, my heating pad, one blood draw bandage out of probably twenty, and my CPAP mask. Not pictured: lost wages, lost work, lower quality of living, and what it feels like to wake up tireder than you were when you went to bed.]

[Be cool, don’t remove text.]

We’re being cool. 

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You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval in order to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you — it’s something inherent. You exist, and therefore, you matter. You’re allowed to voice your thoughts and feelings. You’re allowed to assert your needs and take up space. You’re allowed to hold onto the truth that who you are is exactly enough. And you’re allowed to remove anyone from your life who makes you feel otherwise. — Daniell Koepke (via psych-facts)

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Stop calling me “someone’s daughter”.
I’m someone.
That should be enough reason not to hurt me.
— Ragehound (via ladylazarus)

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