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.

Doctor Nerdlove, "When Masculinity Fails Men" (via aldoushuxley)

this is a good article

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the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

chaoticfangurl:

737downoverabooq:

fandomacespook:

Okay yes you got me.

I did indeed start identifying as asexual because I’m on Tumblr.

And you know what.

If I wasn’t on Tumblr, if this website hadn’t taught me that wonderful little word, I would still be identifying as what I did before Tumblr.

Would you like me to tell you what that word was?

Broken.

I didn’t understand genderfluid until Tumblr. And now it makes more sense why I never felt girly or guyish enough I just felt like a terrible girl… LOL

THIS

do you know how many people have come to me and thanked me for being openly trans here on tumblr because they didn’t get it or didn’t have a word for what they were? about five. THAT’S FIVE LIVES CHANGED BECAUSE TUMBLR EXISTS.

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blackinasia:

itsblitzomg:


"If your ancestors cut down all the trees, it’s not your fault, but you still don’t live in a forest."

- Pam Oliver, a professor in the UW-Madison sociology department, explaining the historical roots of racism in the United States to her undergraduate students (mostly middle-class and White).

Imporant message for all white people who say “well it’s not my fault that slavery happened!” while forgetting that they still benefit from that legacy tremendously to this day.

blackinasia:

itsblitzomg:

"If your ancestors cut down all the trees, it’s not your fault, but you still don’t live in a forest."

- Pam Oliver, a professor in the UW-Madison sociology department, explaining the historical roots of racism in the United States to her undergraduate students (mostly middle-class and White).

Imporant message for all white people who say “well it’s not my fault that slavery happened!” while forgetting that they still benefit from that legacy tremendously to this day.

cocomocoa:

m0rdin:

spicy-vagina-tacos:


Because of feminism i will never find this show funny again. There goes my childhood

Are you actually serious? Yes, Johnny’s character was a grade A douche bag, however all the women he went after were hot as fuck and yet put him in his place and beat him up for the lewd things he was saying. This show was fucking hilarious and promoted women acting out against chauvinist pigs, such as Johnny. Not once did the women ever fall for him, showcasing that women are to be strong and take NO shit from any man.
Get your shit together, qurl.

Not to mention his mother was cool as shit.

And then there was that ONE episode where he was cursed to be a woman and actually discovered how annoying it was to be catcalled!

cocomocoa:

m0rdin:

spicy-vagina-tacos:

Because of feminism i will never find this show funny again. There goes my childhood

Are you actually serious? Yes, Johnny’s character was a grade A douche bag, however all the women he went after were hot as fuck and yet put him in his place and beat him up for the lewd things he was saying. This show was fucking hilarious and promoted women acting out against chauvinist pigs, such as Johnny. Not once did the women ever fall for him, showcasing that women are to be strong and take NO shit from any man.

Get your shit together, qurl.

Not to mention his mother was cool as shit.

And then there was that ONE episode where he was cursed to be a woman and actually discovered how annoying it was to be catcalled!

tentadog:

cr1tikal is just

holy shit

he donates every single cent he gets from his vids to charities. every bit

and he’s so happy to do so and just make his vids

he’s this

humble adorable little shit but you WOULD NOT THINK SO from his vids cause he’s always got this hilarious monotone going on and this unique voice and his humor is OUT THERE

he’s precious and perfect and everyone should watch him

SNK Fandom: Attack on Titan is so sad. A lot of the characters die.

Wolf's Rain Fandom: HA HAHA HAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHHA AHAHHAHAHAHA

HAHHAHAHA HAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAH *starts sobbing*

[on diversity in media] I think its social responsibility. I think it’s our responsibility to stand up and say what we want. It think if you look at television in the past two years, it’s becoming the decade of the female. Like, all these new shows with female leads. Even if you look at television, as well as cable, as well as films, there’s been a resurgence, as far as the leading woman in Hollywood, which is great. And I think we’re also at the point now…you know, it’s interesting…x

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