"Finally, the results of the Look Ahead study were published in 2012 with no fanfare because after all the years of treatment and support, the average weight loss was around 7 pounds. “Why? Why?” I ask myself, “Why does the scientific community refuse to admit this approach has failed?” There are a lot of reasons. The so-called obesity experts are still with us. Many of them are in their 80s and 90s, but they don’t dare retire and give up the influence they have on the public and the government. After all, if weight loss is not possible, then they have wasted their entire careers trying to achieve it. Then there is the aspect of “following the money.” What would happen to all of these obesity experts, diet programs, diet products, diet books, and diet gurus if we gave up trying to get people to lose weight?"
Nobody hates the annoying Llewellyn pagans more than other pagans.
I’m of two minds about this.
I agree in part, but part of the reason for this is because we all WERE the annoying Llewellyn pagans at one point. We were ALL the new converts who were getting everything wrong and looking at paganism as something new and pretty that we didn’t really understand yet and TOTALLY believing in “harm none” and generally annoying the hell out of the people who knew more than we did at one point. And we all grew out of that phase. So I think part of the reason we hate the ALPs is because we recognize we used to be there… and we kind of miss that wide-eyed wonder.
I don’t mind the ones who have just come to it, and that’s all they know. They can, indeed, grow out of it, and learn. I definitely do mind the ones who never grow out of it, who refuse to ever know any more. And I have definitely met them.
The hilarious double standard “Mexicans are lazy, and too stupid/can’t be bothered to learn English” and “Mexicans are taking all our jobs”. So, you’re saying that you lost your job to a lazy person who doesn’t speak English, how bad at your job were you?
So at one point Captain Kirk has to send the current navigator off to do something in another part of the ship and he says, “Lieutenant Uhura, take over navigation,” and she just does and it is no big thing. So to anyone out there who ever said that Uhura was only a glorified phone operator, SHE CAN TOTALLY FLY THE SHIP SO THERE.
(image from TrekCore)
"As a trans woman, not many things give me a headache the way the entire concept of passing does. Passing is the idea that if a trans woman (or any person who is presenting as a woman) looks, dresses and acts a certain way, people won’t be able to tell they are anything other than a completely “normal” woman. If you look at online trans communities or forums, you’ll find tons of tips on how to pass better – everything from hair removal tips to workouts to how to walk and sit more femininely.
All of this presupposes that there is only one right way to look like and be a woman. And it’s infuriating. On the one hand, whenever I go out in public or post pictures online, a part of me is deathly afraid that I’ll be insulted or worse. I desperately want to be accepted as the woman I am. On the other hand, I hate that in order to feel safe, I’m expected to fit into the very narrow box that is labeled “woman.” Tips on how to pass always seem to say that you should avoid building muscle mass and avoid wearing clothes and makeup that are too costumey, that you should try to hide your shoulders and soften your features. Trans women are often told that if we want to pass, we have to try our hardest to be petite, soft, have just the right amount of femininity, and not stand out too much. But what if I want to be a different kind of woman? What if I want to look like Grace Jones or Kate Moennig? What if I want to look like Beth Ditto or Dolly Parton? They’re all cis women; don’t they pass?"
Meyllen Djneres (via muffinsandcouture)
The moral of “passing” discussions always seems to be:
If you get bashed it will be your fault.
Can we have 2 megabyte gifs now?
I talked to Yahoo and they said it was cool. No need to check with them or anything.
Spotted: An extremely oppressed brown woman skating her way to Oppressedville.
Let me tell you about this oppressed girl though, she started her own international Hijab company online called Vela Scarves.
Marwa Atik was born and raised in the California to Syrian parents. Her passion for the veil (hijab), combined with her eye for fashion and design expertise, is apparent in her exclusive creations. Vela was born in 2009, when Marwa simply began incorporating her favorite accents, such as ruffles and zippers, into otherwise bland veils and advertising via word of mouth. Marwa also extended her creativity to designing actual techniques of how to wear the veils, based on their respective designs and style.
In 2010, Marwa and her sister, Tasneem Atik Sabri, partnered to officially launch their company and website to bring beautiful, elegant, and affordable veils to women globally.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate the fact Tony Stark killed a man over a Dora the Explorer watch.
hey it was a limited edition
Better: Because it didn’t belong to him, it belonged to a little girl and he had promised to bring it back.
I totally want the scene where he brings her a new one to replace it … and then gives her the rest of the set as a thank you.