alright you nearsighted motherfuckers
rb this and tag your age when you first got glasses
I have been waiting all of my life for a .gif set of this scene. This struck me so hard when I was younger.
Seriously. I didn’t quite understand as a kid because I too thought she was still so beautiful.
It’s so sad how cruel and shallow this world can be, and the horrible psychological damage they can inflict on people who had so much confidence and still possess potential for greatness.
Yet another example of how amazing this show was.
What makes this even more powerful is that Paige Monroe (Calendar Girl) is voiced by Sela Ward, a real-life model and actress who was infamously turned out of the Hollywood system for being ‘too old’. In 1995, even though she was a three years younger than Pierce Brosnan (then-Bond), she was turned down for a role in James Bond because "What we really want is Sela, but Sela ten years ago”. In response she made a documentary, The Changing Face of Beauty, about American obsession with youth and its effect on women. Then this episode came afterwards.
This wasn’t just a general message episode, this was a specific attack on the sexist Hollywod system by somebody who had been one of its victims.
I CLAIM THAT SHIT
I don’t think I’ve reblogged this yet this week, but I did see it earlier today, and I got a new job!
And I went in assuming that it would just be a volunteer job, but I’m getting paid $15 an hour!
HOLY FUCK! I GOT A RAISE!!!
I came into work and bumped into my boss and she said that she was looking for me because she wanted to let me know about my raise. This shit worked in an hour omg
i fuckin need some good news right about now so pile it on
A new study from the United Way claims that 43% of American households are in a status called “asset limited, income constrained, employed” (ALICE), which denotes employed people who can’t afford housing, food, childcare, healthcare, transportation, and a cellphone – the basics of modern living.
Umair Haque (previously) connects this to the idea of America as the world’s first poor rich country, a country that is awash in wealth, yet so unequal that nearly half its residents sink deeper into debt every month – and most Americans die in debt.
As Haque says, if you work hard all your life and die with no assets, no savings, and debt, that’s not employment, it’s serfdom. America’s former middle class have now hit the limits of their ability to survive with stagnating wages by taking on debt secured by their meager assets – the family home, pensions and so on. Now, Americans are both kinds of poor: asset-poor and wage-poor. Americans aren’t poor because they don’t work hard enough: they’re poor no matter how hard they work.
And unlike poor people in countries like Pakistan or Nigeria, American poor people live in a country where things like childcare, medicine, rent and food are very, very expensive. American poor people are poorer than the poor people in poor countries.
Happy Pride Month, here’s a goth lesbian wedding
You can find both of these ladies on Instagram at mrsxrebel and terrysuxx
Yes that’s the best thing I saw today
The one thing better than Goth Girlfriends?
GOTH WIVES :D
We forgot about it
I once signed up to participate in a study on how depression affects memory, forgot I was meant to go do it, and when I emailed to apologise to the PhD student running it she basically told me that a) she was very used to this happening and b) the weird irony of her theories’ correctness making it very difficult to arrange proving them had by now gone from infuriating to hysterical
Honestly, I didnt know this, and it’s really reassuring. I’m only 39, and I’ve known for years that I had very few solid memories of my childhood. Naturally I remember some of the Big Things, and the things that became funny family stories, but in general? It’s gone. Almost all of it. I’m vaguely aware of family vacations we took to certain spots, but what we did there? When it was? Nothing.
I didn’t even have a bad or traumatic childhood to blame. I assumed I was fucked up for forgetting so much of my own life.
This is definitely a THING, but some of it, too, is how our brain generally processes events to turn them into memories.
Depression + ADHD = I have no chance
In case you weren’t convinced that hating yourself is a learned behavior
Physical shame comes from parents, teachers, media, and peers. It’s not something you’re born with. You were born naked, wonderful, and gorgeous, and no one should make another being feel as if that wasn’t, and isn’t true.
This made me cry
ELIZABETH RAAB PHOTOGRAPHY
I know it’s a photo, but my heart says it’s a Renaissance painting.
I’m honestly tearing up rn. I’ve never seen someone who looked like me in modern art shown in a positive light like this. Thank you so much
it’s horrible that this exists but also remember to destroy the pregnancy test after you get your result. I hate this country
Gonna have to reblog …. motherf**kers going full Handmaid’s Tale & I want to help as much as I can. 🙂
It’s genuinely worrying to me how often white supremacist misogynist dudes have a weird Viking obsession. The Vikings did not agree with you. Stop dragging the Vikings into this.
Right-wingers: We should treat the Muslims like the Vikings did!
Me: You mean travel thousands of miles to strike up profitable trade deals with them in their own countries and establish mutually beneficial business arrangements?
White guy starts to say something about Vikings:
Me: THOR IS NOT ON YOUR SIDE
YOU FUCKING NAZI.
Just a reminder that Vincent van Gogh did not eat yellow paint to make himself feel happy, he ate paint, and drank different chemicals because he was suicidal and this is why he was not allowed in his studio while having breakdowns. He also did not paint starry night and his other great works because he was depressed, he painted most of them while he was in recovery and demonstrated his hopefulness and love of the world through this. Most of his great works were painted from his room at a hospital. Van Gogh’s depression should not be glorified. His hope and effort toward a better life, as well as his recovery from depression should be glorified.
Don’t forget to wear glitter, take your meds, and practice self-care in honor of our dear departed Space Mom.
Blessed Be She Who Drowned In Moonlight, Strangled By Her Own Bra
HAIL TO SPACE MOM! *flips the bird while taking my zoloft after a bath in glitter*
THIS IS FOR YOU SPACE MOM! “Downs paxil”
Flipping double birds to the universe as I take my Effexor tonight. That’s the way she would want it.
who’s gonna tell tumblr that executive dysfunction is more than Not Doing Things?
these are the executive functions. impairment of these functions is executive dysfunction
In light of some stunningly Bad Takes I’ve seen about this post, and posts like it, here’s a clarification I would personally like to add.
Yes, executive dysfunction does frequently result in people wanting to do stuff, but not doing that stuff. That’s why people use the term that way.
IT ALSO MEANS A LOT OF OTHER THINGS. Including but not limited to: trouble remembering facts, trouble monitoring time, trouble stopping of finishing things you have started, struggling to regulate emotions (ex. getting very upset by minor setbacks)
And that matters. It matters that we have an umbrella term for this group of functions because they are related, and it matters that people not spread misinformation, even if they mean well.
Congratulations, you made it halfway to Halloween!
Halfoween is the day when next Halloween appears on the horizon before us and the last one disappears behind. Bake some cookies tonight and start planning, because from now on, it’s getting closer each day!