erindreaming:

blackpowerisforblackmen:

Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion: 
White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

I don’t think all of this is true. I’m a white woman and although I agree that the media does oppress black women and we need to see more black representation within beauty and fashion, I actually do think that black women are beautiful and worthy of appreciation, a lot of white women agree with me, and also that Lupita is stunning. I think you are also forgetting that just about every woman is shunned from the epitome of beauty and womanhood within the media, because not even the girl in the magazine looks like the girl in the magazine. So my point is that although I do not know how it feels to be a black women and be under-represented within the media, I am still offended by the racism and I still believe black women are beautiful and deserve that representation, I’m happy for Lupita, although once again I think no woman wins within the media as I, and every woman I know, do not embody the standard set for us. 

She is gorgeous.. of course I believe all women are beautiful no matter skin color, nationality, or ethnicity.

erindreaming:

blackpowerisforblackmen:

Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion

White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

I don’t think all of this is true. I’m a white woman and although I agree that the media does oppress black women and we need to see more black representation within beauty and fashion, I actually do think that black women are beautiful and worthy of appreciation, a lot of white women agree with me, and also that Lupita is stunning. I think you are also forgetting that just about every woman is shunned from the epitome of beauty and womanhood within the media, because not even the girl in the magazine looks like the girl in the magazine. So my point is that although I do not know how it feels to be a black women and be under-represented within the media, I am still offended by the racism and I still believe black women are beautiful and deserve that representation, I’m happy for Lupita, although once again I think no woman wins within the media as I, and every woman I know, do not embody the standard set for us. 

She is gorgeous.. of course I believe all women are beautiful no matter skin color, nationality, or ethnicity.

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fitocracy:

Fitocracy for iPhone just got a big update! Improved workout tracking, free pre-made workout routines you can do from home, a ton of bug fixes, all new first time user tutorial when signing in, and more. Get it now and tell your friends :)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fitocracy-daily-workout-fitness/id509253726?mt=8


ifuckingloveminerals:

As pretty as Brazilian amethyst vugs are, they are still full of crystals. Cleaning this thing would be like trying to floss a Megalodon. Whoever came up with the idea is an evil genius.

I want a sink like this!

ifuckingloveminerals:

As pretty as Brazilian amethyst vugs are, they are still full of crystals. Cleaning this thing would be like trying to floss a Megalodon. Whoever came up with the idea is an evil genius.

I want a sink like this!

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That is gorgeous!

That is gorgeous!

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allornothingtattoo:

So true. #happysunday #atlpitrescue #pitbulls #rescue #adopt #pibbles #foster #pitbullsofinstagram #adoptdontshop

allornothingtattoo:

So true. #happysunday #atlpitrescue #pitbulls #rescue #adopt #pibbles #foster #pitbullsofinstagram #adoptdontshop

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sixpenceee:

Krista and Tatiana Hogan are craniopagus twins, meaning they’re connected at the head.

They share a structure that connects Krista’s thalamus to Tatiana’s. The thalamus is a double-lobed organ that plays important roles in processing sensory input and creating consciousness.

Since Krista’s and Tatiana’s thalami are connected, scientists and members of the Hogan family think the girls might view the world differently than the rest of us do.

For example, Dr. Cochrane believes the girls can see through each other’s eyes. He came to this conclusion after covering Krista’s eyes, placing electrodes on her head, and watched Krista’s brain respond after shining a light in Tatiana’s pupils.

Other times, one girl will be watching TV while the other is looking somewhere else. Suddenly, the twin not watching TV will start laughing at what’s happening onscreen.

Their “thalamic bridge” also affects their sense of taste. Krista is a ketchup fiend, but Tatiana hates the stuff. Once, Krista was eating ketchup, and Tatiana furiously tried to wipe it off her own tongue even though she wasn’t eating any ketchup herself.

Perhaps the strangest phenomenon of all is that the twins sometimes use the word “I” to describe both of themselves at once.

As of 2011, no one had run any conclusive tests on the girls and their odd condition. However, scientists who have observed their behavior and brain scans are flabbergasted and excited. While no one can say for sure at the moment, it really does seem Krista and Tatiana can share private thoughts and perceive what the other is sensing.

As someone who wants to study consciousness in the future, I can say this is one of the most extraordinary cases I have ever heard of. 

SOURCE

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mutualize:

MUTUALIZES MACBOOK GIVEAWAYAs you all know, i host a lot of giveaways and my last two recently ended. If you want proof that they were legit go here. This macbook was originally going to be given away a few months ago but i changed blogs and kinda forgot about it as i had other giveaways running. I am hoping to make one lucky person happy by giving this away. And I hope this makes 2014 the best year of their life. Our family is pretty well off so none of us need to sell it for money. It was mine for a while and is in great condition and will be reformatted so nothing is on it. :)
Here’s how this will work:
You have to be following me. I am checking who is following, and the winner will be re-drawn if they aren’t following me. I am a quality blog that you’ll love anyway, so dont worry
Likes do not count for anything, only reblogs will count. You can reblog this as many times as you’d like. Do not create any extra blogs. you can also like the post as a bookmark, but likes will not be counted.
Winner will be chosen like as if it were a raffle drawing. And will be contacted via tumblr messages, so make sure that you have that on/open.
You have until May 20th, 2014 (australian date) to reblog this post. A winner will be chosen using a generator and then I will message them. If the winner doesnt reply within a week then I will choose different. I will post their URL on my blog too
This giveaway will be shipped to anywhere in the world, I will be paying for shipping so don’t worry guys. Good luck!
INCLUDED:
MacBook pro
Original box
Charger cable
keyboard cover (blue)
32gb USB stick
Ends on May 20th, 2014 (australian date)
—- REMEMBER, you must follow  ME for your entry to count. —-
.
And also, if you’d like to learn how to make some extra cash by testing out apps on your smartphone, click here and read the post. It will make you happy even if you dont win xx
Good luck and stay lovely!

mutualize:

MUTUALIZES MACBOOK GIVEAWAY

As you all know, i host a lot of giveaways and my last two recently ended. If you want proof that they were legit go here. This macbook was originally going to be given away a few months ago but i changed blogs and kinda forgot about it as i had other giveaways running. I am hoping to make one lucky person happy by giving this away. And I hope this makes 2014 the best year of their life. Our family is pretty well off so none of us need to sell it for money. It was mine for a while and is in great condition and will be reformatted so nothing is on it. :)

Here’s how this will work:

  • You have to be following me. I am checking who is following, and the winner will be re-drawn if they aren’t following me. I am a quality blog that you’ll love anyway, so dont worry
  • Likes do not count for anything, only reblogs will count. You can reblog this as many times as you’d like. Do not create any extra blogs. you can also like the post as a bookmark, but likes will not be counted.
  • Winner will be chosen like as if it were a raffle drawing. And will be contacted via tumblr messages, so make sure that you have that on/open.
  • You have until May 20th, 2014 (australian date) to reblog this post. A winner will be chosen using a generator and then I will message them. If the winner doesnt reply within a week then I will choose different. I will post their URL on my blog too
  • This giveaway will be shipped to anywhere in the world, I will be paying for shipping so don’t worry guys. Good luck!

INCLUDED:

  • MacBook pro
  • Original box
  • Charger cable
  • keyboard cover (blue)
  • 32gb USB stick

Ends on May 20th, 2014 (australian date)

—- REMEMBER, you must follow ME for your entry to count. —-

.

And also, if you’d like to learn how to make some extra cash by testing out apps on your smartphone, click here and read the post. It will make you happy even if you dont win xx

Good luck and stay lovely!

(via mutualize)


Q
Is sex (masterbation) frowned upon in pagan/witch culture? u///U Thank you
Anonymous
A

belladonnaswitchblog:

Haha it’s funny that you ask that because a lot of pagan traditions think of sex and masturbation (any form of pleasure really) as sacred. So no, it is not frowned upon. A lot of people perform sex spells and rituals, and a lot of the sabbats (holidays) center around fertility and sex. Such as Ostara (fertility) and Beltane (sex, love, and fertility).