"Princeton University psychologist Susan Fiske took brain scans of heterosexual men while they looked at sexualised images of women wearing bikinis. She found that the part of their brains that became activated was pre-motor - areas that usually light up when people anticipate using tools. The men were reacting to the images as if the women were objects they were going to act on. Particularly shocking was the discovery that the participants who scored highest on tests of hostile sexism were those most likely to deactivate the part of the brain that considers other people’s intentions (the medial prefrontal cortex) while looking at the pictures. These men were responding to images of the women as if they were non-human."
The Equality Illusion (via lesilencieux)
BUT SEXISM ISN’T REAL Y’ALL WE’RE JUST MAKING IT UP. THIS ISN’T LITERAL OBJECTIFICATION. NAH. (via longdivisionnnn)
Okay but let’s talk about how I heard about a study just like this from some speaker years ago when I was in middle school and the message was not “hey dudes women are humans not objects for your pleasure you should act accordingly” but instead was very much “hey thirteen-year-old girls if you don’t want to be treated as objects you better dress modestly or else you see the boys can’t help it It Is Science.”
(Source: thoughtfulcynic, via latiyes)
"Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand."
— Sylvia Plath (via feellng)
(Source: feellng, via d-escvp)
So I hadn’t yet come out to my mum and today I got home to see that someone had changed the cover on my bed to this
And then I saw that they left a note on the bed, so I went over to take a look at it and
My mum is the best
Whenever I see this I think well what if you weren’t gay and you came home one day to this
OMG I had such a crush on uncle Jesse
I want him to rub dannon oikos greek yogurt all over my body and lick it off