“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, Kat Banyard (via existentrillest)
i have been reading tarot cards for ages now, i do very in-depth readings (as in pages and pages of interpretation) and i’ve read about a bajillion books and am comfortable with almost all the spreads, so this isn’t your hokey broke twenty something pretending they know what they’re talking about
i always do free readings for my friends and their friends, but i’ve done about twenty five in the past few months and thought “why the fuck am i doing this for free when people who know less than i do are charging megabucks?”
i thoroughly enjoy doing tarot readings - they calm me when i’m panicking and are one of my go-to methods for dealing with anxiety, which has defined my existence lately
i also do dream interpretations SIGH because i have read way too many books about dreams and dream meanings and i’ve pooled the information for my own dream diaries and might as well share the wealth
good god i wish i could find a job
but seriously, if you like this sort of thing and would buy me a $5 drink anyway, your help is always appreciated
is anyone else over chick-fil-a? because i’m over chick-fil-a. if you don’t think that the heteronormative media is telling us what to be upset about, shit like oreos and chick-fil-a and gay fucking marriage, then you are not paying attention. a queer woman had the word “dyke” carved into her skin after her house was set on fire. why are we not starting campaigns over that? transfolk are getting murdered, queers are homeless and without healthcare or the means to find work, and we’re upset because of what some straight rich man has to say about gay fucking marriage, something that affects the highest fucking denominator. why aren’t we paying attention to the ways in which our society shuts out queerness right and left using capitalism and heteroppression instead of crying a fucking river over a chicken sandwich?