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You know how the color white is all colors combined and illuminated by each other that it gives you this pale slate.

My theory is that it is the same with emotions.

Emotionless, I don’t think is the absence of emotion, rather the opposite. Emotionless is the color white, it’s all the emotions aggregated and staggered together that you no longer know what you are feeling.

Those who are emotionless are the most emotional, I think. because they feel everything at once without having the luxury to decide one feeling over the other.

lunagemme
In patriarchally organized societies, masculine values become the ideological structure of the society as a whole. Masculinity thus becomes “innately” valuable and femininity serves a contrapuntal function to delineate and magnify the hierarchical dominance of masculinity.
Holly Devor “Become Members of Society: Learning the Social Meanings of Gender” (via lunagemme)
duchessofdorkdom

duchessofdorkdom:

"If biology were the principle factor in human behavior, all around the world we would find women behaving in one way and men in another. Men and women would be just like male spiders and female spiders, whose genes tell them what to do. In fact, however, ideas of gender vary greatly from one culture to another-and as a result, so do male-female behaviors."

-James M. Henslin from Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach

nprglobalhealth
nprglobalhealth:

Even When Abortion Is Illegal, The Market May Sell Pills For Abortion
In the central market in San Salvador, you can buy just about anything you want: tomatoes by the wheelbarrow full. Fresh goat’s milk straight from the goat. Underwear. Plumbing supplies. Fruit. Hollywood’s latest blockbusters burned straight onto a DVD.
And in the back of the market, in a small stall lined with jars of dried herbs, roots and mushrooms, you can buy an abortion.
"I have all types of plants to treat all kinds of diseases," the woman who runs the shop says through a translator. "For example, problems with your liver, your kidneys, stomach problems, nerves, for cancer — for everything."
She says she also has a bitter tea that can take care of an unwanted pregnancy.
Abortion is completely banned in El Salvador and punishable with a prison term of anywhere from two to 50 years in prison. So this woman asks that we not use her name.
Her tea only works, she says, in the first six weeks of pregnancy. If a woman is seeking an abortion later than that, the herbalist arranges to get something far stronger from a local pharmacy: pills used to treat stomach ulcers that are sold generically as misoprostol.
"They come asking for help," the woman says. "The majority of them are minors — young girls who say they were raped by their stepfathers or by people a lot older than they are."
Continue reading.
Photo: In the markets of San Salvador, El Salvador, you can have your palm read, you can buy plumbing tools … and you can purchase abortion pills. (John Poole/NPR)

nprglobalhealth:

Even When Abortion Is Illegal, The Market May Sell Pills For Abortion

In the central market in San Salvador, you can buy just about anything you want: tomatoes by the wheelbarrow full. Fresh goat’s milk straight from the goat. Underwear. Plumbing supplies. Fruit. Hollywood’s latest blockbusters burned straight onto a DVD.

And in the back of the market, in a small stall lined with jars of dried herbs, roots and mushrooms, you can buy an abortion.

"I have all types of plants to treat all kinds of diseases," the woman who runs the shop says through a translator. "For example, problems with your liver, your kidneys, stomach problems, nerves, for cancer — for everything."

She says she also has a bitter tea that can take care of an unwanted pregnancy.

Abortion is completely banned in El Salvador and punishable with a prison term of anywhere from two to 50 years in prison. So this woman asks that we not use her name.

Her tea only works, she says, in the first six weeks of pregnancy. If a woman is seeking an abortion later than that, the herbalist arranges to get something far stronger from a local pharmacy: pills used to treat stomach ulcers that are sold generically as misoprostol.

"They come asking for help," the woman says. "The majority of them are minors — young girls who say they were raped by their stepfathers or by people a lot older than they are."

Continue reading.

Photo: In the markets of San Salvador, El Salvador, you can have your palm read, you can buy plumbing tools … and you can purchase abortion pills. (John Poole/NPR)

littlebeardybear

on beards & daughters

littlebeardybear:

My dad told me “You could be so pretty if you shaved it.”

I responded, “No dad, I’m pretty NOW. I’m pretty because instead of bowing to oppressive definitions of beauty, I made my OWN. I defined beauty for MYSELF. I am beautiful WITH my beard, because everyday when I walk out the front door, I make a decision to live my life openly, people’s comments and sneers be damned. My courage makes me beautiful.”

That shut him up.