17% of cardiac surgeons are women, 17% of tenured professors are women. It just goes on and on. And isn’t that strange that that’s also the percentage of women in crowd scenes in movies? What if we’re actually training people to see that ratio as normal so that when you’re an adult, you don’t notice?
…We just heard a fascinating and disturbing study where they looked at the ratio of men and women in groups. And they found that if there’s 17% women, the men in the group think it’s 50-50. And if there’s 33% women, the men perceive that as there being more women in the room than men.
Guess which post has gotten the most notes from me? MST3K screencaps.
My vagina, nude art? Like max of 3 or 4 notes. lol
Not many people know the stereotypical heart shape was meant to be two hearts fused together
Hey there. History nerd here… not many people know this “fact” because it’s not true. The universal heart shape we recognize today has nothing to do with the heart, actually. It has to do with early Roman birth control.
The Romans used a plant called silphium to prevent pregnancy. It was so effective that it became a critical part of Rome’s economy and daily life. It was literally so important to their culture that the image of it’s seed were even imprinted on currency.
It’s the exact shape of the heart we know today, and this is the first time it’s visage was ever recorded in history. It was so important to them, and so highly prized that they actually drove the plant into extinction by over harvesting it for use.
This shape was so ingrained in their society’s conscious as a symbol of sexual liberation that it became associated with all aspects of intimacy, eg. sex, unity, and love.
It’s not two hearts sewn together. It’s an ancient plant that Romans used to have gratuitous amounts of sex before condoms were around.
Doodling at the TARDIS room in Portland. Some love for the ex blood junkie
Everyone is different. I’ve had my depression since age 13, it goes away for a little bit but it is always there. And suicidal thoughts come and go too. That’s just me though.
You guys…I’m watching “Tattoos After Dark”…tell me that’s not the anti possession tattoo from Supernatural.
Not all of his tattoos meant something - hell, the blackwork partial sleeve that covered his right elbow was proof of that, as it was purely aesthetics (and completely gorgeous) - but most of them were there for a reason.
A gift for itisneverlupus, who likes the idea of Sam with two full sleeves of tattoos.