do it nine times

how many times are you supposed to do it?

April 20, 2014 3:31 am
"If you’re a woman and you don’t wear enough make-up, there’s about an 85% chance that the first person you see when you leave the house will ask if you’re tired or sick…
Conversely, if some dude’s inbuilt conceal-o-meter scans your eyeliner as a millimetre thicker than the Department of Warpaint’s cat eye regulations, you’re likely to be charged with five counts of Offences Against Natural Beauty…
Part of this phenomenon is that a lot of people, and almost all men, don’t understand how make-up works. Make-up was, and still is to a large extent, one of those private self-maintenance tasks ladies perform out of male view, because putting it on openly fucks with the illusion it’s supposed to create. Traditional make-up - and especially ‘no make-up make-up’ - is supposed to make your face look ‘naturally beautiful’…
Sponging on the foundation where dudes can see messes with men’s suspension of disbelief and can even cause anger, confusion or disgust. You tricked me!, he thinks. I thought you were a natural beauty! Now I see [it was] an illusion… “If I know she wears make-up,” muses the dude, “maybe she burps and farts as well. That’s not hot at all, and women are supposed to be hot…”
Wearing ‘too much’ make-up also renders the make-up itself visible, rather than contributing to the impression of a woman’s inbuilt, effortless fuckability. It’s often connected to unbecoming displays of overt sexuality: … ‘that heavy eye shadow makes you look like a whore’…
This does open up the enticing possibility of using make-up in rebellious ways, though - playing with colour and glitter or doing a hot pink lip can make you look fantastic and repel men who expect more subtlety in make-up practice. Or you could take a more direct approach, like writing IT’S NOT FOR YOU across your cheek in green shimmer eyeliner. You go girl."

Eleanor Robertson, "All Made Up" for FRANKIE magazine. (via ollymurmaid)

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2:56 am
Half of New York City Teens Behind Bars Have A Brain Injury, Study Finds



About half of teens between the ages of 16 and 18 suffered a traumatic brain injury before being locked up in a New York City jail, a new study finds.

Traumatic brain injuries can cause mood and behavior changes that vary depending on the nature of the injury, but often include impulsiveness, emotional volatility, and slowed brain processing speeds. These factors not only contribute the likelihood of individuals ending up in jail; they also affect the proper treatment while there and their likelihood of returning once released.

“Two of the most common features of TBI, emotional dysregulation [mood volatility] and processing speed, may be linked to criminal justice involvement as well as problems while in jail,” according to the study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Ohio State University professor John D. Corrigan, a national expert on head injuries, told the Associated Press that inmates with head injuries are more likely to break jailhouse rules, engage in substance abuse, and have difficulty re-entering society after release.

Individuals 16 and older are treated as adults in New York City’s criminal system, meaning the teens in this study were serving time at the adult jail, where their ongoing development, vulnerability, and particular potential for rehabilitation are not accounted for. In jail, many of these teens have been charged but not yet convicted or sentenced for a crime.

Past studies have suggested that about 60 percent of adults in prison have had a traumatic brain injury — more than seven times that of the general population by some estimates.

This study aimed to assess those rates among juveniles. Behavioral changes are particularly common among those who experience a TBI at a younger age, according to previous studies of boxers. Screening of some 300 male teens and 84 female teens entering New York City jails in 2012 found that 50 percent of males and 49 percent of males reported at least one severe head injury that led to an altered mental state — either loss of consciousness or and/or post-traumatic amnesia. It does not assess symptoms resulting from the injuries.

Researchers also found that more than a quarter of the inmate participants were placed in solitary confinement while in jail and that individuals were more likely to incur new injuries while in confinement, raising the “concern that these environmental and personal variables may interact to heighten risk new TBI while in jail.”

The findings also relate to increased evidence that prisons are becoming de facto asylums for the mentally ill. Those with TBIs have increased rates of psychiatric illness, and would benefit from treatment that addresses the root cause of behavior.

Head injuries can be incurred in any of a number of ways, but are often associated with sports and military combat. An analysis by medical experts at the National Academy of Sciences found that high school athletes are even more likely to suffer concussionsthan those at the collegiate level. But in this study, the greatest number of injuries were caused by assaults.

Several researchers for the study work for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and intend as a result of this research to educate adolescents and jail staff about head injuries.

And more than half locked up for petty crimes, where a ticket alone would have sufficed.

2:20 am

The absence of women in history is man made.


The absence of women in history is man made.

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1:45 am



Aragorn being done with everyone’s shit

This is one of my favorite gifsets EVER.

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1:10 am




Guys, hey, guys. Do you remember that time that Coulson called Natasha and she ended up forming the Avengers?  Remember how she did that by digging up Bruce Banner and introducing Steve to him then was the voice of reason when Tony and Steve were bickering and then how she brought Clint back from being mind controlled so that they can be a team? Remember that? Remember how the Black Widow out smarted a god? Remember that time she kept her shit together when the Hulk attacked her, even though she was really scared? Remember when she knocked an alien off his flying scooter and figured out how to drive it despite it being extrateresstrial tech, then got her ass up to the top of Stark Tower, found Loki’s staff and saved the world from being invaded by turning off the machine?

Remember how she was the central character of the whole freaking movie?

Anyone else remember that? I sure do. 

#and remember how they didn’t sexualize her #remember how she was independent and didn’t need a male crutch #remember how when loki implied that she needed a man she completely tore him down #remember how natasha romanov doesn’t take shit from nobody #especially not a man

and yet all they asked scarlet was how difficult was it to get in her suit. 

(Source: iamnevertheone, via stele3)

12:35 am


what if the coins you find randomly at the bottom of drawers and in between couch cushions are actually from spiders trying to pay rent

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April 19, 2014 11:25 pm
"Just because someone desires you, it does not mean that they value you.

Read it over.


Let those words resonate in your mind."

Nayyirah Waheed (via awakenedvibrations)

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10:50 pm


The turtle cavalry is serious shit

"Onward, alligator steed!""I’m a crocodile.""Silence, water horse!"



The turtle cavalry is serious shit

"Onward, alligator steed!"
"I’m a crocodile."
"Silence, water horse!"

(Source: animals-riding-animals, via blasfemme)

10:15 pm


treat me like a college textbook. spend lots of money on me but never touch or look at me

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9:39 pm



If you take a young man and woman and they both tell a stranger that they work in the same restaurant, it’s very likely that they will assume that the woman is the waitress, and the young man a cook.

But I thought a woman’s place was in the kitchen? Not when she’s being paid for it. I can’t believe it took me this long to realize the implication of this. A woman’s place is one of servitude.

this fucking hit me like a fucking train 

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9:05 pm



White People: - “Black people are always pulling the race card!”


White people can literally be like

and be considered inherently better parents




White People: - “Black people are always pulling the race card!”


White people can literally be like

and be considered inherently better parents

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8:29 pm

anyway quit complaining. YOUR kids voted for me


anyway quit complaining. YOUR kids voted for me

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7:54 pm 7:19 pm



my dog is named Lucky

and sometimes he escapes from our house, so we have to go get Lucky

and sometimes it’ll be dark out, and we’ll be up all night to get Lucky

Clint. Go to your room.

April 17, 2014 10:32 am