"A study on masculinity and aggression from the University of South Florida found that innocuous – yet feminine – tasks could produce profound anxiety in men. As part of the study, a group of men were asked to perform a stereotypically feminine act – braiding hair in this case - while a control group braided rope. Following the act, the men were given the option to either solve a puzzle or punch a heavy bag. Not surprisingly, the men who performed the task that threatened their masculinity were far more likely to punch the bag; again, violence serving as a way to reestablish their masculine identity. A follow-up had both groups punch the bag after braiding either hair or rope; the men who braided the hair punched the bag much harder. A third experiment, all the participants braided hair, but were split into two groups: those who got to punch the bag afterwards and those who didn’t. The men who were prevented from punching the bag started to show acute signs of anxiety and distress from not being able to reconfirm their masculinity."
"The s/m concept of ‘vanilla’ sex is sex devoid of passion. They are saying that there can be no passion without unequal power. That feels very sad and lonely to me, and destructive. The linkage of passion to dominance/subordination is the prototype of the heterosexual image of male-female relationships, one which justifies pornography. Women are supposed to love being brutalized. This is also the prototypical justification of all relationships of oppression—that the subordinate one who is “different” enjoys the inferior position."
#can we not create problems where there are none
#stop spreading misinformation
#this kind of stuff makes me lose hope for feminism
From A Burst of Light: Essays by Audre Lorde (via heteroglossia)
no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no
I can’t speak for every person in the BDSM community but when we refer to ‘vanilla’ sex it just means sex without kink or power exchange.. NEVER have I heard ‘vanilla’ sex described as sex devoid of passion. NEVER.
ALSO all genders can be submissive or dominant… Not all D/s relationships are male dominant.
(Source: drziggystardust, via hush-syrup)
How To Read A 223-Page Novel In Just 77 Minutes
Spritz is a company that makes a speed-reading technology which allows you to get through a mass of text, reading every word, in a fraction of the time it would take if you were turning the pages of a book or swiping through a Kindle.
The basis of Spritz concept is that much of the time spend reading is “wasted” on moving your eyes from side to side, from one word to the next. By flashing the words quickly, one after the other, all in the same place, eye movement is reduced almost to zero. All that’s left is the time you take to process the word before the next one appears.
The company is selling licenses for other companies who might want to use the technology in operating systems, applications, wearables, and websites. Obviously, the tiny screen of a smart watch instantly springs to mind.
But the real revelation of Spritz is in trying it yourself.
This is pretty neat, but it makes me kind of tense.
(Source: noarmycanstopanidea.com, via darth-sebious)
Felt like a big green juice today… 1/2 lb spinach, 1 large bunch of kale, 2 handfuls of parsley, 2 celery stalks, 1 cucumber, 1 lemon, 1 pineapple, & a bit of ginger! Sweet & full of nutrients!
Seizure First Aid.
Learn it. Share it. Know it. Use it.
100% correct medical information on tumblr for once; also consider calling 911 if you don’t know how often the person has seizures and ESPECIALLY if the seizure has lasted 5 minutes or more (which is why the watch is critical)
Ruby Sparks (dir. Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris)
“It was once said of Catcher in the Rye: That rare miracle of fiction has again come to pass, a human being has been created out of ink, paper, and the imagination.”
This movie ruined my life