you dont have to agree with his policies but you have to admit hes the coolest president weve had ever
Shiro is basically Buddha neko.
What we have is not a war against fakery, it is a war against that which displays itself as fakery; we’re all supposed to be pretending that we’re naturally wide-eyed and soft-skinned and blushing and blemish-free. Women are expected to be photorealist portraits of femininity, not expressionist canvasses; lies are tolerated only in so far as they are told convincingly. But when we start being too overt about the fabricated status of natural femininity, there’s a lurking danger that we might start to question their absurdity, or realise that we can invent altogether new images in radical moulds.
This is why I have to wear a bra, but can’t let my bra straps show.
Which, of all the things I could complain about, is pretty minor, but it bugs me every single day. Because everyone expects to see pert, nippleless, perfectly round boobs, but as soon as anyone sees evidence that they aren’t natural, they get offended.
They’re not offended at my bra straps. They’re offended that I’m reminding them that boobs aren’t supposed to look like this. They’re offended that I’m not participating in the public fiction. They’re don’t realize that’s what they’re offended over, but they are.
We hem women in with this idea that make-up should have a ‘natural look’ and panty lines should remain hidden and hairdos should take an hour but look ‘effortless’ and we do it all because if we make it look easy, then we make it look like it’s our ‘natural place.’ If we make it look like what a woman is supposed to be, then society can tell us to stay there, that we have to stay there, because it’s the essence of womanness.
But showing that it takes effort means everyone around you is confronted with the reality that you’re a real person.(via readingwithavengeance)
Other John Green temporarily loses an arm and exposes his femur (?)! His worried husband, Bald John, rushes to his side.
A classic moment in Wimbly Wombly history as AFC Wimbledon take on Swindon Town.
Is that a femur? Only the scientists of the future know for sure.
There has only been five female characters comfirmed playable compared to fifteen male characters.
I’m amazed at those exact numbers because 33% is the point where men will start thinking there’s a majority of women in a group.
From the linked article: “But lest people think that it’s all bad news, we were able to see an increase in the percentage of female characters in family films such that, if we add female characters at the rate we have been for the past 20 years, we will achieve parity in 700 years.”
DAVIS: My theory is that since all anybody has seen, when they are growing up, is this big imbalance - that the movies that they’ve watched are about, let’s say, 5 to 1, as far as female presence is concerned - that’s what starts to look normal. And let’s think about - in different segments of society, 17 percent of cardiac surgeons are women; 17 percent of tenured professors are women. It just goes on and on. And isn’t that strange that that’s also the percentage of women in crowd scenes in movies? What if we’re actually training people to see that ratio as normal so that when you’re an adult, you don’t notice?
LYDEN: I wonder what the impact is of all of this lack of female representation.
DAVIS: We just heard a fascinating and disturbing study, where they looked at the ratio of men and women in groups. And they found that if there’s 17 percent women, the men in the group think it’s 50-50. And if there’s 33 percent women, the men perceive that as there being more women in the room than men.”