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Alluding Misnomer
"Woman: The human that has the babies"

Learning to have sex from watching porn is about as effective as learning to drive from watching car chase movies. And unfortunately, that’s what our sex education system forces people to do. Rather than helping people learn how to make authentic sexual choices, communicate with a partner, set boundaries or identify their needs, desires, and goals, we withhold information and then shame them for making mistakes. Is it any wonder that people are trying to learn how to have sex from porn?

Porn isn’t any more of a fantasy than a romantic comedy or an action movie is. But until we give people more accurate ideas about sex, there’s no way to balance it out. And to critique porn for doing something that every other genre of entertainment does seems a bit silly to me. After all, there’s no reason to have higher expectations for porn than we do for action movies.


Porn Expectations | Charlie Glickman  (via becauseiamawoman)

This idea is one of the main reasons I wanted to get into sex education. Everyone I know learned about sex from porn and it struck me, ‘Something’s wrong here’

(via sexreeducated)

So that’s why I’m so bad at it.

(via trxsxrms)

"People are so fucking dumb. Nobody reads anymore, nobody goes out and looks and explores the society and culture that they were brought up in. People have attention spans of 5 seconds and as much depth as a glass of water"
David Bowie  (via power-thirsty)

based on a photograph of the flawless human viviandemilo and the theories of judith butler from gender trouble, which you can find as a full text PDF by clicking right here.
Published in 1930. Thesis: “The trouble with Suicides today, as I see it, is that they are committed by the wrong people.”
Way #21: Suicide by Means of Excessive Longevity. “[T]he most popular form of suicide— death by excessive longevity of life. This almost universal method of terminating one’s existence is doubtless the most painful, vexatious, and unsatisfactory of all varieties of suicide.”

Profound wisdom is something many of us hope we will one day have. But until then, surround yourself with inspiration like this poster series started by Maxistentialism. Another wonderful whim brought to life by Kickstarter. Hooray for the internet! 
"How potent is the fancy! People are so impressionable, they can die of imagination."
Geoffrey Chaucer (via mediumaevum)
Man who admitted jamming cell phones: 'A lot of people are extremely loud'

At best, we nurture the fantasy that knowledge is always cumulative, and therefore concede that future eras will know more than we do. But we ignore or resist the fact that knowledge collapses as often as it accretes, that our own most cherished beliefs might appear patently false to posterity.

That fact is the essence of the meta-induction — and yet, despite its name, this idea is not pessimistic. Or rather, it is only pessimistic if you hate being wrong. If, by contrast, you think that uncovering your mistakes is one of the best ways to revise and improve your understanding of the world, then this is actually a highly optimistic insight.

Kathryn Schulz and 150 other big thinkers each pick one scientific concept to improve your cognitive toolkit. (via curiositycounts)
"To us, the Web is a sort of shared external memory. We do not have to remember unnecessary details: dates, sums, formulas, clauses, street names, detailed definitions. It is enough for us to have an abstract, the essence that is needed to process the information and relate it to others. Should we need the details, we can look them up within seconds. Similarly, we do not have to be experts in everything, because we know where to find people who specialise in what we ourselves do not know, and whom we can trust. People who will share their expertise with us not for profit, but because of our shared belief that information exists in motion, that it wants to be free, that we all benefit from the exchange of information."
We, the Web Kids – an essay by Polish political writer and commentator Piotr Czerski lays out a manifesto for the generation nursed on the web. (via curiositycounts)
When we talk about androgynous fashion, we usually mean female-presenting people in outfits that incorporate or echo menswear. One seldom sees male-presenting people doing the same with womenswear, at least in the mainstream.

I think some of that must be a side effect of the privileging of traits, roles, and characteristics associated with masculinity over those associated with femininity—a woman in masculine-associated roles or clothing is moving in the direction of higher status and increased social privilege, at least implicitly; a man in feminine-associated roles or clothing, lower. We associate women in menswear with freedom and assertion; men in womenswear with deviation, grotesquerie, and parody.

— scrapscallion