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I'm Olivia: a recent college graduate who writes fanfiction, reblogs too many fandoms to list and run the Johnlock Secret Admissions blog.

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maghrabiyya:

carnivaloftherandom:

socimages:

Nope!
Brain studies find that concern for justice and equality is linked to logic, not emotion.
By Lisa Wade, PhD
A new study finds that people with high “justice sensitivity” are using logic, not emotions.  Subjects were put in a fMRI machine, one that measures ongoing brain activity and shown videos of people acting kindly or cruelly toward a homeless person.
Some respondents reacted more strongly than others — hence the high versus low justice sensitivity — and an analysis of the high sensitivity individuals’ brain activity showed that they were processing the images in the parts of the brain where logic and rationality live.   “Individuals who are sensitive to justice and fairness do not seem to be emotionally driven,” explained one of the scientists, “Rather, they are cognitively driven.”
Activists aren’t angry, they reasonably object to unjust circumstances that they understand all too well.
Image borrowed from Jamie Keiles at Teenagerie, who is a high sensitivity individual.
Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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after constantly being made fun of for being “overly politically correct” by my own family members, i needed to see this again

maghrabiyya:

carnivaloftherandom:

socimages:

Nope!

Brain studies find that concern for justice and equality is linked to logic, not emotion.

By Lisa Wade, PhD

A new study finds that people with high “justice sensitivity” are using logic, not emotions.  Subjects were put in a fMRI machine, one that measures ongoing brain activity and shown videos of people acting kindly or cruelly toward a homeless person.

Some respondents reacted more strongly than others — hence the high versus low justice sensitivity — and an analysis of the high sensitivity individuals’ brain activity showed that they were processing the images in the parts of the brain where logic and rationality live.   “Individuals who are sensitive to justice and fairness do not seem to be emotionally driven,” explained one of the scientists, “Rather, they are cognitively driven.”

Activists aren’t angry, they reasonably object to unjust circumstances that they understand all too well.

Image borrowed from Jamie Keiles at Teenagerie, who is a high sensitivity individual.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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after constantly being made fun of for being “overly politically correct” by my own family members, i needed to see this again



27 minutes ago

# reference# writing reference# need to know# i owe you a queue sherlock
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Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out your normal healthy ability to cope with bad days and bad news, and replaces it with an unrecognizable sludge that finds no pleasure, no delight, no point in anything outside of bed. You alienate your friends because you can’t comport yourself socially, you risk your job because you can’t concentrate, you live in moderate squalor because you have no energy to stand up, let alone take out the garbage. You become pathetic and you know it. And you have no capacity to stop the downward plunge. You have no perspective, no emotional reserves, no faith that it will get better. So you feel guilty and ashamed of your inability to deal with life like a regular human, which exacerbates the depression and the isolation.
Depression is humiliating.
If you’ve never been depressed, thank your lucky stars and back off the folks who take a pill so they can make eye contact with the grocery store cashier. No one on earth would choose the nightmare of depression over an averagely turbulent normal life.
It’s not an incapacity to cope with day to day living in the modern world. It’s an incapacity to function. At all. If you and your loved ones have been spared, every blessing to you. If depression has taken root in you or your loved ones, every blessing to you, too.
Depression is humiliating.
No one chooses it. No one deserves it. It runs in families, it ruins families. You cannot imagine what it takes to feign normalcy, to show up to work, to make a dentist appointment, to pay bills, to walk your dog, to return library books on time, to keep enough toilet paper on hand, when you are exerting most of your capacity on trying not to kill yourself. Depression is real. Just because you’ve never had it doesn’t make it imaginary. Compassion is also real. And a depressed person may cling desperately to it until they are out of the woods and they may remember your compassion for the rest of their lives as a force greater than their depression. Have a heart. Judge not lest ye be judged.

- Pearl (via psych-quotes)



1 hour ago

# depression# important# Misc# things that don't have a place# i owe you a queue sherlock

mydollyaviana:

Anastasia Trivia:The musical number "Paris Holds the Key (To Your Heart)" includes cameos by various historical characters from the time including Maurice Chevalier, Sigmund Freud, Charles A. Lindbergh, Josephine Baker, Claude Monet, Isadora Duncan, Auguste Rodin, and Gertrude Stein.



2 hours ago

# Misc# things that don't have a place# i owe you a queue sherlock

lemmonysnippets:

watsonshoneybee:

lemmonysnippets:

Like in that scene where Sherlock literally looks like a kicked puppy while standing with Mary and looking at John and Sholto….he does his tiny little sigh and looks down at the ground the way he does when he is heartbroken and he literally looks like he’s going to cry….

Is he even jealous in a romantic sense? like they made him say “ex” instead of “former” to add a romantic connotation (though as a purest I don’t even think of John and Sholto beyond a mirror for John and Sherlock I’m just a baby I can’t) but I don’t even think Sherlock is jealous in a romantic sense….like I’m not saying he absolutely can’t be cognizant of John’s bisexuality but in this instance….

It’s almost like “great the only place I had in his life was the sort of cranky and exciting and unsociable person and he secretly loves that and now I’m not even that…he talks about Sholto all the time and not me…he is the most important person in my life in every and any category and while I may be his ‘best friend’…what do I even mean to him…what do I provide…what category do I even win if not this one”

Sherlock thinks a lot of things all at once and I definitely think this is part of it - what value does he have to John; at this point he’s not totally sure - but I always read the situation as finally coding John as bisexual to Sherlock’s point of view: Mary says “neither of us were the first, you know,” casting herself and Sherlock in the same role in John’s life, and I don’t think Sherlock ever even considered John might have thought about him in that way before, plus then John is looking at Sholto with that look like Sholto that (admiring, missed, etc. etc.).

So that last totally heartbroken frame of Sherlock’s turns into, it wasn’t that I’m a man after all, it’s just that I’m me.

I do think this is Mary’s most emotionally manipulative scene and I think it totally worked the way she meant to it to: look, Sherlock, look how not special you are to John.

I wish I could listen to the rest of your undoubtedly great analysis but I’m literally having a panic attack over the sentence “it wasn’t that I’m a man after all, it’s just that I’m me” 

I am literally having trouble breathing. Oh my god. Please. 



3 hours ago

# sherlock# sherlock holmes# bbc sherlock# sherlock bbc# john watson# watson# benedict cumberbatch# martin freeman# i owe you a queue sherlock

bryankonietzko:

avatarparallels:

Voice Actors and Actresses from Avatar The Last Airbender who came back with new characters in The Legend of Korra.

What a cool post! Once again, the hardest working fans in the business. Also, as illustrated by these graphics, if you hear a voice on ATLA/LOK there is a strong chance it was performed by Grey DeLisle. Although Dee Bradley Baker might have more screen time due to all the animal chirps and grumbles. Either way, Grey and Dee could easily voice an entire series together—just the two of them covering all the characters—and the audience would be none the wiser without checking the credits.



4 hours ago

# avatar# the last airbender# avatar the last airbender# korra# the legend of korra# i owe you a queue sherlock

I’m going to be working with the worst people today. I’d rather not work and not get that money than to work with these people. I hope it’s slow enough they send me home early.



5 hours ago

# olivia's work life

zoewashburne:

What were your inspirations, especially since [Tauriel] is a completely created character; what brought you to bring that power because there were a lot of ways you could have played that role that would have been along the lines of what we usually see for a girl in an action movie where she’s not in the adventure, she’s the prize…?

 



5 hours ago

# feminism# sexism# the hobbit# hobbit# jrr tolkein# i owe you a queue sherlock

lizbethvaughn:

extraordinaryfearlessness:

lizbethvaughn:

staystrongandshinebright:

xaldien:

Hans + saying the one thing he knows will break each sister

Gotta love how Disney has created one of the most realistic portrayals of a sociopath in recent history, and it’s actually terrifying.

that is why he is the scariest villain of Disney to date. because he was “normal” just like the rest of us.

For me the scariest Disney villains are Judge Frollo, Hans, and Mother Gothel. Because they’re all so realistic. We see them in our everyday lives. Judge Frollo is the corrupt politician who uses their power to persecute others, Hans is the con artist who plays with people’s feelings to get what he wants, and Gothel is the emotionally abusive parent.

I agree with all of these, and I’d have to add Gaston to the list, and possibly at the top. Gaston is the man who was rejected by a woman and then decides to hurt others because of it. Is there anything more relevant to society right now?

Perfect addition! I can’t believe I forgot about Gaston!



6 hours ago

# Disney# i owe you a queue sherlock

I hate the concept of a ‘man cave.’ It irritates the crap out of me.



6 hours ago

# olivia's secret life# i'm watching HGTV# if you weren't able to tell

whatisgoingonpleasehelp:

phosphorescentt:

septemberism94:

why test on animals when there are prisons full of rapists

because the prisons aren’t actually full of rapists

the rapists run free and the prisons are full of people charged with weed possession

this post is such a huge bummer its incredible



7 hours ago

# rapist tw# Misc# things that don't have a place# i owe you a queue sherlock

PSA:

coldlikedeath:

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

Don’t like a blog’s opinions on your dash? Don’t send them hate:

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Are you tired of seeing a specific Tumblr user reblogging and commenting on your posts?

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Are you being bombarded by anonymous hate?

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Too much internet for one day?

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Tumblr, y’all need to do this a lot.



8 hours ago

# Misc# things that don't have a place# i owe you a queue sherlock
xcuteikinz:

gryffindorgeek7777:

mad-piper-with-a-box:

thetomska:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?

Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?

So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.
If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.
Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.
And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.

^^^^^

xcuteikinz:

gryffindorgeek7777:

mad-piper-with-a-box:

thetomska:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?

Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?

So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.

If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.

Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.

And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.

^^^^^



9 hours ago

# Misc# things that don't have a place# i owe you a queue sherlock

honeymuff:

justthetenth:

YOU CAN SHIP CHARACTERS SEXUALLY BUT NOT ROMANTICALLY

YOU CAN SHIP CHARACTERS ROMANTICALLY BUT NOT SEXUALLY

YOU CAN SHIP CHARACTERS ROMANTICALLY AND SEXUALLY

YOU CAN SHIP CHARACTERS COMPLETELY PLATONICALLY

YOU CAN SHIP CANON SHIPS, GAY OR STRAIGHT OR OTHER

YOU CAN SHIP NON-CANON SHIPS, GAY OR STRAIGHT OR OTHER

YOU CAN SHIP NON-CANON THREESOMES, GAY OR STRAIGHT OR OTHER

YOU CAN SHIP WHAT YOU WANT TO SHIP

STOP SHAMING FANS FOR THE THINGS THEY SHIP

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10 hours ago

# Misc# things that don't have a place# i owe you a queue sherlock
Anonymous
asked:
Shut the fuck up about 50 shades of grey. No one fucking cares

winchesterinengland:

oh hun

let me just give you a quick run down of all the things wrong with this ask:

1-you assume i care what some asshole anon has to say when i have 300 pounds and i’m going kikass birthday shopping today

2-you assume id care about some asshole anon any other day of the year

3-i care about the 50 shades of grey thing. and whether you do or not is irrelevant to me because you are, after all, just an asshole anon

4- this is my blog and i’ll post whatever the fuck i want, if you cant take three fucking posts about something without turning into a soggy cum stained dishrag then i suggest you make use of that unfollow button because youre gross

5- lemme break this down for you

if you dont care about this 50 shades situation, you need to grow the fuck up and look at the facts

the fact is the book was so misinformed that all the practises about bdsm culture were ignored and shit all over.

he ignores the safeword

he legitimately rapes her

he never explains everything about bdsm culture to her, shes so misinformed its ridiculous

and all of this is going even more public than it already has and its being romanticised and released on valentines day 

like “happy valentines honey! i bought some ropes i dont actually know how to tie and a whip i dont actually know how to use and i’m going to just gloss over the fact you’re uncomfortable because that clearly doesnt matter!”

incorrect use of a whip can cause organ failure

incorrect knots used on wristst or feet can literally cause them to need to be amputated

its perpetuating rape culture in ways ive never seen it be advanced to this leve; and if you dont care then youre truly disgusting 

you dont care about the kids not fully understanding their sexuality being abused by older people who they think are totally allowed to do this shit?

you dont care about the people that will be raped because of this because hey apparently rape is sexy?

you dont care about the fact that the bdsm culture is, once again, being portrayed as people who are fucked up and must have been abused to be that way rather than normal people who enjoy a kink in their own homes?

you dont care about the fact that youre not supposed to bleed on your first time. ever. and now tons more girls are going to think that its completely normal? that tons more guys will? that tons of people are going to think its expected for the female to bleed when SHE WONT IF SHES BEEN SUFFICIENTLY TURNED ON AND STRETCHED ITS REALLY NOT THAT HARD

you dont care about the stereotype of subs not actually enjoying bdsm culture is being widespread? that all subs dislike it and simply have an ulterior motive?

you dont care about the underlying message of the book being “a woman should give everything, including herself, to a man”?

you dont care about all the people in abusive relationships that will think “oh well this must be normal then” and stay there?

christian grey is a run-of-the-mill abusive boyfriend. he isnt a dom. 

a dom loves his/her sub completely and the motto of bdsm is "safe, willing and sane" (or something like that anyone feel free to correct me)

it means that both partners have to be completely willing, with boundaries, safewords and everything worked out before they even think about touching eachother intimately. 

if something is a boundary, you dont fucking do it

that simple

if the safeword is used it stops. everything stops

that simple

a dom should treat his sub like a goddamn princess (unless they have prearranged and understand that he wont eg-pet play, slave play where anything outside of the bedroom is also in the same dynamic HOWEVER IT IS STILL CONSENSUAL SO IT IS STILL OKAY)

a dom is not christian grey

but millions of people are going to think he is and are going to think that thats the way bdsm should be and they’ll get involved in something very dangerous if they dont have the real facts.

that people will think its romantic because this shit is scheduled for valentines day  to treat your partner like shit, abuse her, and that what? getting them off absorbs you of all your shit? no. this is so fucking gross and im not taking a backseat when this shit happens

so in conclusion

literally fuck you, you insensitive fuck stain, this issue is so fucking important.



11 hours ago

# rape culture# rape tw# Misc# things that don't have a place# i owe you a queue sherlock
who don’t believe in anything


12 hours ago

# marvel# marvel comic universe# mcu# marvel movies# i owe you a queue sherlock