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Jenne. English major. Queer. Feminist. Avid enthusiast of shenanigans.

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In the rare cases where actual psychological differences exist, they cannot be attributed to innate neurology alone. Everything in the brain is a combination of nature and nurture. Culture comes into play, which affects behavior, which then affects the brain. From birth (and even in the womb), a baby is labeled as a girl or boy and treated a certain way as a result. For example, a 2005 study of 386 birth announcements in Canadian newspapers showed that parents tend to say they’re “proud” when it’s a boy and “happy” when it’s a girl. Anne Fausto-Sterling, a biologist at Brown University, has shown that mothers talk to infant girls more than infant boys. This could partly explain why girls tend to have better language skills later on. “Some differences end up fairly entrenched in adult human beings,” Fausto-Sterling says. “But that doesn’t mean that you were born that way or that you were born destined to be that way.”

mynameisjessamyn:

"Fat girls in summer should not be forced into shorts that hang like potato sacks down to kneecaps and over meaty thighs. Fat girls in summer should cut those frumpy frocks until the hem is shorter and jagged and lets them fucking breathe.
Fat girls in summer should not let themselves be covered or draped or ignored. Not by people nor clothes.”
#effyourbeautystandards #fatyoga #honormycurves #aimtrue

Sports Bra- @leadingladybras
Undies- @hipsandcurves

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pinmeupagainstthesky:

These, for me, are the two most depressing paintings in western history. They were painted by post-impressionist Henry de Toulouse-Lautrec, a man who, due to inbreeding, was born with a genetic disorder that prevented his legs from growing after they were broken. After being so thoroughly mocked for is appearance, he became an alcoholic, which is what eventually caused his institutionalization and death. His only known romantic relations were with prostitutes.

And then he paints something like this which is so beautiful and tender and sentimental. It seems like the couple in bed really loves each other—cares about each other. Wakes up happy to look at each other. And I see that love and passion and I wonder how lonely he must have been. I wonder how he could paint something like this without it breaking his heart. 

Maybe they say artists should create what they know, not because its unbelievable when they extend themselves beyond their experiences, but because when they pull it off with such elegance, it’s so damn unbearable to look at. I hate thinking of Lautrec, wondering about the lovers he created and knowing it was beyond his experience. Creating something that he knows is beautiful and knows he’ll never really understand. 

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  • Men: If Orange is the New Black is so good with representation, why are all the men horrible?
  • Women: They're not all horrible. Bennett's nice. What more do you want?
  • Men: But he's clueless and irresponsible! And that's just ONE guy! How can you give me ONE decent male character in a slew of diverse female characters and call THAT representation?
  • Women:
  • Women:
  • Women:
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  • Women:
  • Women: ...must be tough.
emilianadarling:

deanobanion:


"Horsemanning, or fake beheading, was a popular way to pose in a photograph in the 1920’s. Sometimes spelled horsemaning, the horsemanning photo fad derives its name from the Headless Horseman, a character from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

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HUMAN BEING ARE AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN SUCH HUGE FUCKING DORKS OKAY.

emilianadarling:

deanobanion:

"Horsemanning, or fake beheading, was a popular way to pose in a photograph in the 1920’s. Sometimes spelled horsemaning, the horsemanning photo fad derives its name from the Headless Horseman, a character from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

(x)

HUMAN BEING ARE AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN SUCH HUGE FUCKING DORKS OKAY.

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maravilhanaervilha:

OMG I CANT STOP LAUGHING

maravilhanaervilha:

OMG I CANT STOP LAUGHING

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messcine:

Aaron Taylor-Johnson photographed by Greg Williams for Esquire UK, September 2012

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theantiherooftime:

argyleapple:


New still of Chris Pratt in Jurassic World (2015)

i’m a heterosexual man and i’m screaming

Chris Pratt is my new role model in life and fitness

theantiherooftime:

argyleapple:

New still of Chris Pratt in Jurassic World (2015)

i’m a heterosexual man and i’m screaming

Chris Pratt is my new role model in life and fitness

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