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Anonymous asked:

But breasts ARE sexual organs? They release oxytocin when stimulated, that makes them sexual.

algrenion:

ive had to deal w this argument before ok listen here

boobs do the oxytocin thing when theyre stimulated yes, nipples are an erogenous zone. Men’s nipples do this too. Now read over those two sentences and let the double standard dawn on you okay? Think about it if both kinds of nips release oxytocin when you do the touch touch on them, why is only one kind of nip considered a sexual nip? sexism that’s why

it’s ridiculous and technically makes a dude’s nipples more inappropriate than a lady’s nipples because boy nipples serve virtually no other purpose than to be stimulated by temperature change or by sexual activity, while girl nipples serve the added purpose of oh you know, feeding babies no big deal

but nah man nah both can be aroused so both nips are sexual or no nips are so make up your mind

you know where else is an erogenous zone?? ears. Are you wearing an ear bra/?? Why the fuck arent you wearing your fucking ear bra you trash put on yoourfucking ear bra youre not allowed to show your fucking ears thats so inappropriate and its makinng me horny its distracting me from my school work youre not following the dresscode wear your fucking ear bra yo ufucking

A thought experiment: Imagine how people might react if Taylor Swift released an album made up entirely of songs about wishing she could get back together with one of her exes.

We’d hear things like: “She can’t let go. She’s clingy. She’s irrational. She’s crazy.” Men would have a field day comparing her to their own “crazy” exes.

Yet when Robin Thicke released “Paula” – a plea for reconciliation with his ex-wife Paula Patton disguised as an LP — he was called incoherent, obsessed, heartfelt and, in particular, creepy.

But you didn’t hear men calling him “crazy” — even though he used it as the title of one of tracks.

No, “crazy” is typically held in reserve for women’s behavior. Men might be obsessed, driven, confused or upset. But we don’t get called “crazy” — at least not the way men reflexively label women as such.

“Crazy” is one of the five deadly words guys use to shame women into compliance. The others: Fat. Ugly. Slutty. Bitchy. They sum up the supposedly worst things a woman can be.

WHAT WE REALLY MEAN BY “CRAZY” IS: “SHE WAS UPSET, AND I DIDN’T WANT HER TO BE.”

“Crazy” is such a convenient word for men, perpetuating our sense of superiority. Men are logical; women are emotional. Emotion is the antithesis of logic. When women are too emotional, we say they are being irrational. Crazy. Wrong.

Women hear it all the time from men. “You’re overreacting,” we tell them. “Don’t worry about it so much, you’re over-thinking it.” “Don’t be so sensitive.” “Don’t be crazy.” It’s a form of gaslighting — telling women that their feelings are just wrong, that they don’t have the right to feel the way that they do. Minimizing somebody else’s feelings is a way of controlling them. If they no longer trust their own feelings and instincts, they come to rely on someone else to tell them how they’re supposed to feel.

Small wonder that abusers love to use this c-word. It’s a way of delegitimizing a woman’s authority over her own life.

Most men (#notallmen, #irony) aren’t abusers, but far too many of us reflexively call women crazy without thinking about it. We talk about how “crazy girl sex” is the best sex while we also warn men “don’t stick it in the crazy.” How I Met Your Mother warned us to watch out for “the crazy eyes” and how to process women on the “Crazy/Hot” scale. When we talk about why we broke up with our exes, we say, “She got crazy,” and our guy friends nod sagely, as if that explains everything.


Except what we’re really saying is: “She was upset, and I didn’t want her to be.”

Many men are socialized to be disconnected from our emotions — the only manly feelings we’re supposed to show are stoic silence or anger. We’re taught that to be emotional is to be feminine. As a result, we barely have a handle on our own emotions — meaning that we’re especially ill-equipped at dealing with someone else’s.

That’s where “crazy” comes in. It’s the all-purpose argument ender. Your girlfriend is upset that you didn’t call when you were going to be late? She’s being irrational. She wants you to spend time with her instead of out with the guys again? She’s being clingy. Your wife doesn’t like the long hours you’re spending with your attractive co-worker? She’s being oversensitive.

As soon as the “crazy” card is in play, women are put on the defensive. It derails the discussion from what she’s saying to how she’s saying it. We insist that someone can’t be emotional and rational at the same time, so she has to prove that she’s not being irrational. Anything she says to the contrary can just be used as evidence against her.

More often than not, I suspect, most men don’t realize what we’re saying when we call a woman crazy. Not only does it stigmatize people who have legitimate mental health issues, but it tells women that they don’t understand their own emotions, that their very real concerns and issues are secondary to men’s comfort. And it absolves men from having to take responsibility for how we make others feel.

In the professional world, we’ve had debates over labels like “bossy” and “brusque,” so often used to describe women, not men. In our interpersonal relationships and conversations, “crazy” is the adjective that needs to go.

Men really need to stop calling women crazy - Harris O’Malley (via hello-lilianab)

(Source: Washington Post)

clientsfromhell:

Our development team was working on a content management system for a corporate client. It was a big system that administered units produced in a variety of languages and applications and, as a result, required careful user interface design and a lot of backend code.

We were doing a show and tell with our partially working system for a couple of corporate VPs to get their feedback on the design. We took a lunch break, and when we got back, the two VPs said they had something they wanted to show us.

They proudly presented a series of PowerPoint slides that showed where they wanted the buttons and pick lists placed.

Client: There, see? This is the arrangement that makes the most sense to us. Can you do this?

Me: Certainly.

Client: You know, I really don’t understand why it takes your team so long to design these interfaces. We knocked this out in about an hour.

The entire team sat stunned until the senior programmer—a man of very few words—pointed to a button on the PowerPoint screen.

PROGRAMMER: What does this button do?

Client: Well, clearly it administers the training and testing selected by the user.

PROGRAMMER: If I click it right now, it will do that?

Client: Well … no. Actually, it doesn’t do anything yet.

PROGRAMMER: That’s why it only took you an hour. 

Its never just hair.

  • black woman:

    *wears her hair natural*

  • people:

    omg ew why would you do that you look like a slave how're you ever going to get a man when your hair looks nappy nobody wants a girl with peasy hair what about a job you look so unprofessional you need to do something with your hair you look like a nappy-headed ho how do you expect people to ever respect you?

  • black woman:

    *wears a weave*

  • people:

    LOL look at this ratchet bitch wearin a weave because she cant grow her own hair do you even have hair under there i mean do you even wear your real hair out at all i hate weaves its like false advertising i dont see why you'd wear fake hair when you could just have your own.

  • black woman:

    *gets a perm*

  • people:

    why do you want to be white why do you hate yourself so much to be burning your hair out with the creamy crack every 4-6 weeks and it cant even be healthy for your hair or your scalp you need to let it go and embrace who you really are i hope that in time you come to accept yourself and what God has given you.

  • black woman:

    fuck y'all, I do what I want.

  • black men:

    see this is why i dont fuck with black women they got attitude problems bruh i only like a light-skin yellowbone with good hair that knows how to act i dont understand why black women gotta be so mad all the time like damn black women really aint shit.

15-Year-Old African Kid Tells Madonna To Go ‘Have Sex’ with Herself

almightykushlord:

Dakarai Molokomme, a 15-year-old starving child from a small village in Zimbabwe, has just told , one of the most famous pop stars in the world, to  and f*** , the local media are reporting exclusively.

“Yes, it’s true, I told Madonna to go f*** herself. Do you want to know why?” Dakarai asked. “It’s the same thing every time with these snobby rich Americans. Every once in a while they come to show us their support for the so-called eradication of poverty by adopting a child from a starving family, but they actually do more harm than good. Transracial international adoptions are part of the white savior industrial complex,” Dakarai explained.

In further discussions with journalists from the media, the  stated that “none of the children here actually want to be taken away from their family and friends so they can be displayed as some kind of trophy in the homes of self-righteous singers or actors who want to score some points with the media and Oprah.”

“If they really want to help us, they should get Big Pharma to ship us some anti-retroviral drugs for the AIDS epidemic, or build schools and hospitals. If they don’t want to do that, then they can all go f** themselves!” the child told reporters.

The 15-year-old also stated that he would say the same thing to any one of those American or European “faux humanitarian posers”, except for Bono, whom he said he would also kick in the groin.

“Bono’s efforts to save the African savage from itself prove that the colonial imperative is alive and well,” Dakarai said as he walked with other village children collecting sticks to build a tree fort.

THIS IS THE RAWEST 15 YEAR OLD ALIVE

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

One of my characters is a sleep-walker. The most important scene where her somnabulism is involved is when she goes out of her house in the middle of a storm and walks into the sea. I don't know if it's realistic that she doesn't wake up with the storm and the water. Also, most of the information I've found is too impersonal, I'd like to really understand it from her point of view, what she feels and remember. If any of your followers is somnambulist I wish they could contribute too. Thank you!!

clevergirlhelps:

People have driven long distances while “sleepwalking”, so I suppose it would be possible. Personal experience: My uncle sleepwalked outside during a thunderstorm to get the mail at midnight. I just found out a comedian once jumped out of his hotel window while asleep - if people will put themselves in life-threatening situations, it stands to reason walking into an ocean while under the same influence wouldn’t be too difficult. Look here, here, and here for sleepwalking experiences.

Guide: Describing Clothing and Appearance

writing-questions-answered:

When Describing a Character

DO:

  • provide enough detail to give the reader a sense of the character’s physical appearance 
  • highlight details that serve as clues to who the character is and perhaps what their life is like
  • describe clothing to establish character or when relevant to scene

DON’T:

  • go overboard with too many details or take up too much of the reader’s time describing one character
  • repetitively describe features or fixate on certain characteristics
  • describe clothing every time the character shows up unless its somehow relevant to the scene. 
  • describe minor characters’ clothing in-depth unless it’s relevant


Choose a Focal Point

When describing a character’s appearance, choose a focal point and work up or down from there. For example, you may describe them from head to toe, or from toe to head. Try not to skip around. If you’re describing their face, start with their hair and work your way down to their mouth, or start at the mouth and work your way up to their hair.


Describing Race and Ethnicity

There is a lot of debate about the right and wrong way to describe a person’s race. If you want, you can state that a person is Black, white, Hispanic, Native American, First Nations, Latino, Middle-Eastern, Asian, Pacific Islander, etc. Just remember that races are made up of different ethnic groups. Someone of Asian descent could be Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, etc. If you’re describing a character whose ethnicity is unknown or not important to the plot, you could just say that they were Asian or Black, for example. But, the rest of the time you need to be clear about whether they are Chinese, Chinese American, Korean, etc. Also, remember that not all Black people are African-American, such as someone born in England or Haiti, for example.

You may instead choose to describe a character’s race through the color of their hair, eyes, and skin. It’s up to you which you feel most comfortable with and is most appropriate for your story. Just remember, if you describe one character’s skin color or otherwise make an issue of their race, you should describe every character’s skin color or race.


Describing Clothing

Just like with physical appearance, when describing clothing you want to choose a focal point and work up or down. Think about things like the garments they’re wearing (pants, shirt, coat) and accessories (hat, jewelry, shoes). Be sure to choose clothing which are both relevant to your character and to the time and place where your story is set. You can find out about appropriate clothing by Googling the time and place your story is set plus the word clothing:

"Clothing in Victorian England"
"Clothing in 1960s New York"
"9th century Viking clothing"

Be sure to look for web sites that aren’t providing cheap Halloween costumes. Shops providing clothes for historical reenactors are often very accurate.


Looking for Inspiration

There are many resources online for both historical and modern clothing. For historical clothing, you can look for web sites about the period, web sites for or about historical reenactors, or web pages for historical enthusiasts or museums. For modern clothing, you can simply pull up the web site of your favorite department store or clothing designer. Choose an outfit that works for your character, then learn how to describe the relevant parts.


Resources for Describing Clothing:

Describing Clothing
Describing Clothes
Writing Tips on Describing Clothes
Describing Clothes and Appearance (If You Should at All)


Resources for Garments and Accessories:

Shirts
Trousers 
Dress
Types of Dress
Shorts
Briefs
Panties
Lingerie
Bra
Swimsuit
Pajamas
Shoes
Coats and Jackets
Sweaters
Hats
Jewelry
Sunglasses
Sleeves, Necklines, Collars, and Dress Types
Scarves for Men
Scarf Buying Guide
The Ultimate Scarf Tying Guide



Historical Clothing Resources:

OMG That Dress!
Period Fabric
Amazon Dry Goods
Reconstructing History
Historic Threads
Historical Costume Inspiration
History of Costume: European Fashion Through the Ages
Women’s Fashion Through the Years
Clothing in the Ancient World
Clothing in Ancient Rome
Clothing in Biblical Times
Vintage Fashion Guild



Modern Clothing Resources:

Clothes on Pinterest
Polyvore
Fashion Dictionary
This is a Fashion Blog
What I Wore
Fashion is Endless


Physical Details Resources:

Women’s Body Shapes
Men’s Body Shapes
Face Shapes
Realistic Eye Shape Chart
Facial Hair Types
How to Describe Women’s Hair Lengths
The Ultimate Haircut Guide for Women
Men’s Haircuts (Barber Shop Style)
A Primer on Men’s Hairstyles
Hair Color
Obsidian Bookshelf Hair Color
Obsidian Bookshelf Eye Color
Skin Color Chart
Curl and Texture Chart

ladyloveandjustice:

omg can we just appreciate this moment

like Bradley seemed genuinely excited at Gluttony expressing interest in girls. His head did little motion lines and everything. He’s just PUTTING CHASING LING AND LAN FAN ON HOLD to discuss Gluttony’s sexuality.

but then Gluttony KILLS it, revealing he’s just into eating people and Bradley’s like “ugh just leave”. He was curious and interested for a minute tho, I think he thought he’d finally found something to relate to Gluttony on, A BRO HE COULD TALK ABOUT GIRLS WITH, like “hey do you like it when women slap you because I’m super into that” .

I mean who else is he going to talk to he is literally the only person in their group who is even faintly implied to be attracted to anyone. is he going to talk to Envy about girls no those conversations would go nowhere “I SURE DO LOVE WATCHING HUMANS SUFFER”  like dead end there. dead end.

but nope Gluttony had to let him down.

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Hey there! I have this issue with the first book in a series I'm writing, because it's set in a fictional country, and I'm worried about how I could put across that it's a made up place existing in the real world without laying descriptions on too thick (especially in chapter one) or confusing the reader as to what's going on. Any advice would be much appreciated :)

clevergirlhelps:

Bring up new things or locations as the character experiences them. If the character is eating breakfast, talk briefly about the food, but in the context that the character would think about the food. They’re probably not going to look at their morning toast and think about how the specific grains from the north went to the mills in this one southern town to make the toast. However, they might think about how expensive this bread is now after the famine that struck the north last year. Hence, the reader knows the north of the country grows grain.

If the character goes to the market, they may see stores that carry a specialty good only from this country. They will see some foreigners - identifying who the foreigners are is always good - and they’ll comment on the weather. Little things like this add into your complete story worldbuilding.

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July 18, 2014 - Scientists Discover First Ever Shark Raising Orphaned Bee

Marine Biologist Dr. Kylie Richards made a startling discover last week while piloting an unmanned underwater vehicle over the Mid-Atlantic Ridge - her video feed displayed what appeared to be a white tip shark feeding and caring for a Nevada bumblebee. “I have no idea how the bee is able to breathe underwater,” explained Richards, “But it’s clear to me, without a shadow of a doubt, that this bee is an orphan.”
Richards, an expert in entomology in addition to marine biology, explained that many bumble bees are often separated from their nests when both of their parents are killed by their natural predators, peregrine falcons. “The falcons dive at over 10,000 miles per hour to strike and surprise their prey, bumble bees,” Richards elaborated. She then told us that despite media portrayal, sharks are actually extremely loving parents, often finding orphaned animals of completely different species and raising them as their own.
Using the underwater vehicle’s robotic arm to wave goodbye to the shark and its foster bee, Richards piloted the vehicle back to the ocean surface and loaded it back onto her research team’s ship. “I’m confident that bee is going to have an excellent life in the ocean,” Richards said to herself happily, moments before her ship was attacked by a swarm of weaponized albatrosses, frigatebirds, and storm petrels.

Nature is amazing

thats not a fucking bee its a yellow pilot fish http://www.paparazsea.com/p/community.html

"No I’m pretty sure it’s a bee" - National Geographic
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krakenwyrm:

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yugichrist:

yugichrist:

July 18, 2014 - Scientists Discover First Ever Shark Raising Orphaned Bee

Marine Biologist Dr. Kylie Richards made a startling discover last week while piloting an unmanned underwater vehicle over the Mid-Atlantic Ridge - her video feed displayed what appeared to be a white tip shark feeding and caring for a Nevada bumblebee. “I have no idea how the bee is able to breathe underwater,” explained Richards, “But it’s clear to me, without a shadow of a doubt, that this bee is an orphan.”

Richards, an expert in entomology in addition to marine biology, explained that many bumble bees are often separated from their nests when both of their parents are killed by their natural predators, peregrine falcons. “The falcons dive at over 10,000 miles per hour to strike and surprise their prey, bumble bees,” Richards elaborated. She then told us that despite media portrayal, sharks are actually extremely loving parents, often finding orphaned animals of completely different species and raising them as their own.

Using the underwater vehicle’s robotic arm to wave goodbye to the shark and its foster bee, Richards piloted the vehicle back to the ocean surface and loaded it back onto her research team’s ship. “I’m confident that bee is going to have an excellent life in the ocean,” Richards said to herself happily, moments before her ship was attacked by a swarm of weaponized albatrosses, frigatebirds, and storm petrels.

Nature is amazing

thats not a fucking bee its a yellow pilot fish http://www.paparazsea.com/p/community.html

"No I’m pretty sure it’s a bee" - National Geographic

(Source: lifeunderthewaves)

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