please unfollow me if you think that it’s possible to be racist towards white people

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Someone needs to photoshop Lumpy Space Princess on this.

Someone needs to photoshop Lumpy Space Princess on this.

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pplm:

The “Power and Control Wheel” depicts common abusive behaviors or tactics that are used by abusers against their partners. 

pplm:

The “Power and Control Wheel” depicts common abusive behaviors or tactics that are used by abusers against their partners. 

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gradientlair:

This is lovely and awesome. It’s a GIF from a thank you video that Lupita made once she reached one million Instagram subscribers. 

gradientlair:

This is lovely and awesome. It’s a GIF from a thank you video that Lupita made once she reached one million Instagram subscribers. 

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unabating:

an informative flowchart for u 

unabating:

an informative flowchart for u 

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acquaintedwithrask:

naamahdarling:

jtotheizzoe:

skunkbear:

Can you control your metabolism with your mind?

Turns out … yes.

Watch the science desk’s new video: a super fun collaboration between Alix Spiegel and Bianca Giaever.

Food as placebo! Does labeling something “low fat” or “healthy” trick our brains in the wrong direction? Feed your mind with this great vid from NPR Science.

Previously: Learn more about the weirdness of placebos, from medicine color to pill size, with this video.

The fact that this works for one feeding with a single milkshake means nothing.  It’s basically a trick to fool your body into feeling fuller, temporarily, but it says nothing about how your body treats hunger over the long term.

See, there are three kinds of hunger.

There’s mechanical hunger, which is your stomach being empty and growling.  It says “PUT FOOD IN YOUR STOMACH.”

There’s mouth hunger or aesthetic hunger, which is your need to eat food that satisfies you psychologically.  Comfort food, the native foods of your culture, foods whose tastes and textures satisfy you innately.  It says “PUT YUMMY THINGS IN YOUR MOUTH!”

And there’s chemical hunger.  Chemical hunger is craving … something.  That feeling you get when you don’t eat enough fruit for a while, and suddenly you crave citrus.  The feeling you get when you are bleeding from your vagina for the tenth day in a row, and would literally murder old ladies for a steak and/or a bucket of bone marrow.  The feeling you get when, for no reason you can name, you crave something like almonds or anchovies or really dark chocolate.  At its most immediate, it’s the low-blood-sugar shakes and dizziness.  At its most insidious, it’s the thing that leads you to eat and eat until you are satisfied.  It says “MEET YOUR NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS BECAUSE YOUR CELLS ARE STARVING, YOU NUMBSKULL.”

Reduced ghrelin may not have much effect on mouth hunger, and it absolutely isn’t going to affect chemical hunger.  It will affect mechanical hunger, but only for a short time.

As someone who, out of a hateful illness, starved herself for years like nobody else could do it right, I probably know more about actual hunger than most people ever, ever will.  I can tell you all kinds of things about it.  Things you probably don’t want to know, honestly.

I can tell you right now that I tried all the tricks.

I tried using smaller plates.

I tried drinking loads of water before each meal.

I tried chewing slowly.  (SOOOO SLOWLY.)

I tried filling up on really bulky, low-calorie foods.

I tried really small, frequent meals.

I mean, if there was a trick, I tried it.  If I’d known about this, I’d have tried this too.

And none of the tricks worked.  I was still hungry pretty much every few hours, and the less I ate, the less time it took for me to get hungry.  Eventually, I was hungry all the time.  Like, I was so hungry I stopped being able to feel mechanical hunger. 

No, stop, think about it.  My body had become so used to my stomach being empty that it stopped sending me those signals completely.  And yet … I was hungry.  All the time.  Even when I satisfied my mouth hunger, I was hungry.  I needed to eat.  I can’t even describe what that felt like, except to say that it was overpowering.

When I finally started recovering, I ate whatever I wanted.  And for two years, two years, all I wanted to eat was salt, fat, sugar.  For several months, I still never felt hungry, but I couldn’t stop eating. I would eat until I felt physically sick, and I still WANTED to eat more.  Because I had been starving myself, and that is what starving yourself does.

Because my body knew, it knew, that 700 calories a day was not 2,000 calories a day.  It knew it was starving.  It thought it was dying.

You cannot fool that.  You cannot permanently change your body’s metabolism with tricks.  Just because it works once doesn’t mean it will work the nine hundredth time you try it.

So, unless it can trick your body into literally thinking that 100 calories is 300 calories forever and ever, your weight loss tricks are not going to work forever, you will rebound, you will gain back the weight you lose.

Research like this is useful, because knowing how the human body and mind interact is useful.

Research like this in the hands of people who aren’t qualified to draw conclusions from it is not useful.  This will no doubt somehow enter the vocabulary of weight-loss “tricks” intended to help desperate and misguided people fool themselves into thinking they are smarter than the literal cells in their body, when they are not.  And that is a sad thing.

So for the people saying “If you think of your kale/wheatgrass/quinoa/goat placenta smoothie as really indulgent, you won’t feel hungry afterward!”, you’re wrong.  Do it often enough, and you’ll feel hungry constantly.

There’s not a shortcut. I don’t recommend weight-loss dieting to anyone, but if you’re going to pursue it — again, just don’t do this if you still believe all the crap about being thin being a somehow magical state that will insulate you from all kinds of physical and psychological and social ills — you should know that you are working against literally every cell of your body.  There’s not a work-around for that.  It is a bone-scraping, desperate hunger you will feel every minute of every day, worse and worse the longer you go.

Clever “tricks” like this are sops thrown to you to say “Look, look, it’s easy, look how easy it is!  Look how stupid the human body is!  Look how much more powerful your brain is!  You can totally fool yourself out of being a meat-popsicle that craves fat and starch and salt if you just work at being satisfied with less.”

Lies.

All they do is make it easier to start, and easier to keep limping along pretending nothing is wrong, when you can feel with every fiber of your being that there is.

Whenever new “science” shows something that implies, from research based on a single event, one single meal or item of food, that there is a faster way to lose weight, or an easier way to not feel hungry, give it the stinkiest of all stink-eyes.  Because one meal?  One meal more or less is not hunger.  Not really.  The measure of hunger is what happens once you have depleted your body’s reserves enough for it to start eating itself away … and then you keep going.  And going.  And going.  What you feel then is hunger.

You know what else probably kills your appetite?  Videos of surgery.  Nobody’s suggesting that we take up watching those before our meals so we don’t feel like eating as much.  And if we did?  We’d get used to it pretty fast, as the large number of surgeons nurses and veterinarians and techs who can still eat will attest.

They get over it because our bodies need food.  We need to eat, both physically and psychologically, to be healthy.  And that is stronger than pretty much any other urge we have except maybe thirst — I don’t know, I never tried to dehydrate myself to death.  Hunger takes longer to kill you.  (And yeah, you feel every minute of it.)  It is stronger than the urge to lick Ben Barnes.  Stronger than the urge to pet kittens.  I could stop thinking about those things for hours at a time.  I never forgot that I was hungry.

Also, as one final note, there’s a huge error in this research.  Food is not neutral, okay?  We have such a guilt complex around food these days that if I give a random person a 600-calorie treat, it’s 99% certain that they will feel some guilt.  And they will feel less guilt over a 100-calorie treat.  And guilt?  A surprisingly good motivator for feeling sated sooner.  Which is why the diet industry is so huge on guilt and shame.  So unless you could find someone who had literally no associations with food/calories/guilt — and these days, even finding tiny children who do not have that is going to be a job of work — your study might be measuring something other than what you think it is.

(And guilt doesn’t work long-term, either.  I was still hungry enough after four years of 700 calories a day to eat a whole goddamn box of Pop-Tarts.  I felt pretty fucking guilty after the first one.  I still ate them all, and every piece of fruit in the house.)

(Also, anyone who expects you to endure that sort of hunger just to access a higher tier of respect in the pecking order is a fucking douchebag and you can safely disregard anything they say as toxic bullshit.)

Ugh.  Rant over.  I’m going to go eat something bad for me, because I fucking can.  The best way not to feel hungry — eat when you want to eat.

this is probably the most well-spoken and intelligent thing I’ve read today, and if you scroll past it well you’re missing out

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Kayden’s first time experiencing rain (x)

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Exposing A TumblrInAction Mod:

jethroq:

tumblunni:

feministrocker:

If i-dont-need-feminism reblogs something from you, it’s likely a sign that you’re featured on Tumblr In Action. She’s a moderator of that subreddit, and her name there is Miss_anthropyy.

Just for anyone who doesn’t know why this is bad: Tumblr In Action exists to make fun of anyone on Tumblr who believes in equality, basically.

I don’t like this culture of singling out random individuals and laughing at them behind their backs in the first place, but its even more sickening that they’re shaming people for (according to them) being too passionate about stopping racism, not worrying about “real problems”, or for saying the patriarchy exists when REALLY its apparantly women who’re oppressing men by not paying for dates, etc etc…

Worth also noting, that despite the subreddit’s official policy of showcasing blog entries and discouraging interaction, it’s also very common taht once a post is featured on TIA, anonymous hate, as well as reblogs by virulent anti-SJ, as well as openly bigoted blogs tend to skyrocket.

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pardonmewhileipanic:

lulinix:

skeletales:

Omg guys, just please watch this video! It’s amazing.

That’s cruel And amazing.

and i’m crying before lunch

thanks tumblr

seekingwillow:

fryadvocate:

seekingwillow:

contentkiller:

lightspeedsound:

jesuotaku:

rivirambles:

amischiefofmice:

PRAISE BE

Wendy’s is doing the same thing.
Will wonders never cease.

Reblogging this because it keeps showing up on my dash and I keep not-quite raining on the parade, but it seems like everyone thinks this means something different than it does, so I guess I’ll rain on it a little bit.I’m afraid this motion has nothing to do with conquering the gender binary or whatever Tumblr is really happy about to be reblogging it so heavily. It’s not about making little children feel like they can get whichever toy they prefer. It’d be nice if it was, but I’d be shocked if that was the case.No, the girl toy here is a My Little Pony. Which means that the *real* reason for this notice is that a bunch of bronies, as there are bajillions of photos and videos of them doing, are coming into fast food restaurants and buying several happy meals. They threw pissy fits when asked if they wanted the “boy or girl” toy, insisting that My Little Pony isn’t for girls or whatever, again, only saying this because of overwhelming evidence that bronies do this shit. Management eventually has enough of it, asks employees to just ask if people want Skylanders or My Little Pony so they won’t have any more disgusted bronies getting mad that their precious fandom is targeted at crappy dumb little girls.
So the short version is: this little paper unfortunately means the exact opposite of what you think it means, socially speaking. It was put up because grown-ass men get all pissy when it’s suggested that they like a thing for girls.
Proof: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/editorial-how-to-buy-mcdonalds-ponies.html <— this was posted on the net’s biggest brony hive on April 10, 2014. So yeah, this is sadly not about anything else but how awful bronies are, sorry.

siiiiiiigh

Bronies ruin everything.

___
So the outcome SEEMS like it’s gender neutral, while the ACTION is actually male (Brony) as the default (customer). I just… I will never get this Broni thing? Ok? Never. I wasn’t a MLP girl as a child, but this thing makes it hard to even get INTO it now.
And just brings up a thing I saw the other day - where someone was wishing AppleJack and Rainbowdash could be made to act and appear ”more feminine’.
… Yeah. Not even my fandom and I’M all WTF?!
I can’t even.
A few months ago, I’d have tried to ‘feel’ it by imagining if Fedoras took over She-Ra or JEM. But then, Fedoras actually took over JEM so - yeah.

I am never going to be ok with Bronies and here’s why. The first time I met my boyfriend’s nieces, I was chatting with their mom and I noticed that they are all in love with MLP.  And I mentioned the movie and she said they went once, but she decided not to take them again because the first time there had been too many adult men without children in the audience.
So, the reason I’m not ok with it is that adult men have taken over a space intended for young girls.  And they’ve done so in a way that makes that space no longer safe for young girls. 

___
Well fuck. When you say that?
…
At first part of me felt and generally does feel someway, about assumptions on non-child accompanied men in certain places.  Bear with me. My mind goes to widowers/grieving parents, male queer couples contemplating parenthood and people who only physically seem adult but mentally are not. Then my mind goes to what I know some women have gotten away with re: societal attitudes about women without children in child oriented spaces.
Then my mind flicked to being in a theater, with a bunch of adults reacting in adult ways and those adult ways being full of misogyny and rape culture and the hard sexual element that seems to be part of ‘Broni-hood’ - and two little kids sitting in the middle of all that. [emphasis mine]
And now I realize, that’s not the only part. The chance to bond with peers via an expedition to the movie of a beloved franchise? You’d now have to group together and buy out a show and thus it all be people you kind of know already. No chance of your kids, your girls, giggling and making eye-contact with someone else their age wearing a certain t-shirt, etc…
It’s an invasion of a woman only space, or at least a majority woman only space - that these assholes think and unfortunately ARE getting away with - because it’s a ‘junior woman only space’. And their attitude is not just that women don’t count, it’s that young women - young girls don’t count. Young girls don’t get to have ANYTHING. Not even the things propped up in pink - not if it’s deemed ‘good enough that it SHOULD be for ‘BOYS/MEN’.
I guess I should rephrase my ‘don’t get’ with ‘won’t accept the bullshit of’ - cause I DO get the message; “Girls don’t get ANYTHING.” And it’s fucked up.
On the surface; MLP or Skylanders should be gender neutral. But it isn’t. It CAN’T be when what precipitated the change was ‘the social stigma of girlhood’.

The second I saw what the toys were I knew it was the bronies.

seekingwillow:

fryadvocate:

seekingwillow:

contentkiller:

lightspeedsound:

jesuotaku:

rivirambles:

amischiefofmice:

PRAISE BE

Wendy’s is doing the same thing.

Will wonders never cease.

Reblogging this because it keeps showing up on my dash and I keep not-quite raining on the parade, but it seems like everyone thinks this means something different than it does, so I guess I’ll rain on it a little bit.

I’m afraid this motion has nothing to do with conquering the gender binary or whatever Tumblr is really happy about to be reblogging it so heavily. It’s not about making little children feel like they can get whichever toy they prefer. It’d be nice if it was, but I’d be shocked if that was the case.

No, the girl toy here is a My Little Pony. Which means that the *real* reason for this notice is that a bunch of bronies, as there are bajillions of photos and videos of them doing, are coming into fast food restaurants and buying several happy meals. They threw pissy fits when asked if they wanted the “boy or girl” toy, insisting that My Little Pony isn’t for girls or whatever, again, only saying this because of overwhelming evidence that bronies do this shit. Management eventually has enough of it, asks employees to just ask if people want Skylanders or My Little Pony so they won’t have any more disgusted bronies getting mad that their precious fandom is targeted at crappy dumb little girls.

So the short version is: this little paper unfortunately means the exact opposite of what you think it means, socially speaking. It was put up because grown-ass men get all pissy when it’s suggested that they like a thing for girls.

Proof: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/editorial-how-to-buy-mcdonalds-ponies.html <— this was posted on the net’s biggest brony hive on April 10, 2014. So yeah, this is sadly not about anything else but how awful bronies are, sorry.

siiiiiiigh

Bronies ruin everything.

___

So the outcome SEEMS like it’s gender neutral, while the ACTION is actually male (Brony) as the default (customer). I just… I will never get this Broni thing? Ok? Never. I wasn’t a MLP girl as a child, but this thing makes it hard to even get INTO it now.

And just brings up a thing I saw the other day - where someone was wishing AppleJack and Rainbowdash could be made to act and appear ”more feminine’.

… Yeah. Not even my fandom and I’M all WTF?!

I can’t even.

A few months ago, I’d have tried to ‘feel’ it by imagining if Fedoras took over She-Ra or JEM. But then, Fedoras actually took over JEM so - yeah.

I am never going to be ok with Bronies and here’s why. The first time I met my boyfriend’s nieces, I was chatting with their mom and I noticed that they are all in love with MLP.  And I mentioned the movie and she said they went once, but she decided not to take them again because the first time there had been too many adult men without children in the audience.

So, the reason I’m not ok with it is that adult men have taken over a space intended for young girls.  And they’ve done so in a way that makes that space no longer safe for young girls. 

___

Well fuck. When you say that?

At first part of me felt and generally does feel someway, about assumptions on non-child accompanied men in certain places.  Bear with me. My mind goes to widowers/grieving parents, male queer couples contemplating parenthood and people who only physically seem adult but mentally are not. Then my mind goes to what I know some women have gotten away with re: societal attitudes about women without children in child oriented spaces.

Then my mind flicked to being in a theater, with a bunch of adults reacting in adult ways and those adult ways being full of misogyny and rape culture and the hard sexual element that seems to be part of ‘Broni-hood’ - and two little kids sitting in the middle of all that. [emphasis mine]

And now I realize, that’s not the only part. The chance to bond with peers via an expedition to the movie of a beloved franchise? You’d now have to group together and buy out a show and thus it all be people you kind of know already. No chance of your kids, your girls, giggling and making eye-contact with someone else their age wearing a certain t-shirt, etc…

It’s an invasion of a woman only space, or at least a majority woman only space - that these assholes think and unfortunately ARE getting away with - because it’s a ‘junior woman only space’. And their attitude is not just that women don’t count, it’s that young women - young girls don’t count. Young girls don’t get to have ANYTHING. Not even the things propped up in pink - not if it’s deemed ‘good enough that it SHOULD be for ‘BOYS/MEN’.

I guess I should rephrase my ‘don’t get’ with ‘won’t accept the bullshit of’ - cause I DO get the message; “Girls don’t get ANYTHING.” And it’s fucked up.

On the surface; MLP or Skylanders should be gender neutral. But it isn’t. It CAN’T be when what precipitated the change was ‘the social stigma of girlhood’.

The second I saw what the toys were I knew it was the bronies.

(Source: scarfetsu, via so-treu)

"Sometimes in black communities we forget that black girls are girls, not little women. My friend then shared with me her own story of being sexually abused and ending up pregnant and in need of an abortion at age 12 because her family members irresponsibly left her with a male family friend. The first time a 12-year-old black girl ever told me she had been raped, I, too, was 12 and she was a friend. The second time, I was a 22-year-old teacher, and the 12-year-old was my student.

I realize now, having heard a version of this story, yet again, that as gut-wrenching as these stories are, among black girls they are not uncommon; they are not even remarkable. So many of the highly educated black women you see went to hell and back before reaching the age of 18. Education has become our drug of choice.

[…]For black girls, educational achievement is not always the best indicator of a stable, happy home life. For me, education offered a goal and reward structure that was predictable and that I could control, simply by doing what was asked of me. In the midst of so many things I could not control, school was attractive. I imagine that for many black girls the narrative is similar."

— Brittney Cooper, "A black girl’s constant fear: Why I thought I’d never live to see 33"

(Source: ethiopienne, via wocinsolidarity)

queerfatfemme:

Monica Jones was convicted, in spite of the community coming out to support her. Laverne Cox spoke about her at the GLAAD Media awards

policymic:

Monica was arrested for “walking while trans” — and now her supporters are fighting back

In the Grand Canyon state, “walking while trans” may very well be a criminal act.
That was the message sent last Friday by the Phoenix judge who convicted transwoman Monica Jones of “manifesting prostitution” following her arrest by undercover police officers in May of 2013.
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queerfatfemme:

Monica Jones was convicted, in spite of the community coming out to support her. Laverne Cox spoke about her at the GLAAD Media awards

policymic:

Monica was arrested for “walking while trans” — and now her supporters are fighting back

In the Grand Canyon state, “walking while trans” may very well be a criminal act.

That was the message sent last Friday by the Phoenix judge who convicted transwoman Monica Jones of “manifesting prostitution” following her arrest by undercover police officers in May of 2013.

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