"A study on masculinity and aggression from the University of South Florida found that innocuous – yet feminine – tasks could produce profound anxiety in men. As part of the study, a group of men were asked to perform a stereotypically feminine act – braiding hair in this case - while a control group braided rope. Following the act, the men were given the option to either solve a puzzle or punch a heavy bag. Not surprisingly, the men who performed the task that threatened their masculinity were far more likely to punch the bag; again, violence serving as a way to reestablish their masculine identity. A follow-up had both groups punch the bag after braiding either hair or rope; the men who braided the hair punched the bag much harder. A third experiment, all the participants braided hair, but were split into two groups: those who got to punch the bag afterwards and those who didn’t. The men who were prevented from punching the bag started to show acute signs of anxiety and distress from not being able to reconfirm their masculinity."
reblog and make a wish!
this was removed from tumbrl due to “violating one or more of Tumblr’s Community Guidelines”, but since my wish came true the first time, I’m putting it back. :)
OH MY FUCKING GOD, IT’S BACK ON MY DASH.
THIS SHIT WORKS OKAY, I AM DEAD SERIOUS.
The last time I saw this on my dash, I didn’t think it would happen, so jokingly I wished I could go to a fun. concert.
AND GUESS WHAT, I WENT TO A FUCKING FUN. CONCERT.
THIS SHIT WORKS, TRY IT.
I SAW THIS ON MY DASH THE OTHER DAY AND THOUGHT “ITS WORTH A TRY” SO I WISHED I COULD GET A 3DS
LITERALLY LIKE 4 DAYS LATER MY DAD SENT ME A PICTURE OF THE 3DS XL HE BOUGHT FOR ME WHILE I WAS AT SCHOOL
IM STILL FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS
holy fuck, I didn’t expect this to work, I was like psh, whatever it’s just a quick reblog, but I wished my Dad would actually respond back to me AND HE FUCKING DID A FEW DAYS LATER, I GOT A FUCKING TEXT FROM MY DAD TODAY WHO HASN’T SPOKEN OR RESPONDED TO ME IN MONTHS HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THIS MAGIC IT WORKS.
I WANTED TO SEE MY BOYFRIEND AND I DIDN’T THINK I’D GET DAYS OFF BUT THIS WEEKEND I’M HEADING UP THERE??? THIS IS CRAZY SHIT
SO LIKE I JOKINGLY WISHED FOR MY OWN LEN KAGAMINE AND THEN LIKE A WEEK LATER I GOT A LEN NENDOROID??? H ELP
WTF OKAY SO THIS SHOT ACTUALLY WORKS BECAUSE WHEN I WISHED, I HAD WISHED MY CRUSH WOULD LIKE ME BACK AND GUESS WHAT? I HAVE A BOYFRIEND NOW. WHAT THE HELLLLL?????
I WISHED THAT HE’D TEXT ME AND HE DID WTF IS THIS SORCERY
OH MY GOD, I WISHED FOR A SNACK. Then, like, half an hour later, I’m eating pizza! Which I exchanged money for and then cooked myself for ten minutes. WHAT SORCERY.
|1:||A song you like with a color in the title
|2:||A song you like with a number in the title
|3:||A song that reminds you of summertime
|4:||A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about
|5:||A song that needs to be played LOUD
|6:||A song that makes you want to dance
|7:||A song to drive to
|8:||A song about drugs or alcohol
|9:||A song that makes you happy
|10:||A song that makes you sad
|11:||A song that you never get tired of
|12:||A song from your preteen years
|13:||One of your favorite 80’s songs
|14:||A song that you would love played at your wedding
|15:||A song that is a cover by another artist
|16:||One of your favorite classical songs
|17:||A song that would sing a duet with on karaoke
|18:||A song from the year that you were born
|19:||A song that makes you think about life
|20:||A song that has many meanings to you
|21:||A favorite song with a person’s name in the title
|22:||A song that moves you forward
|23:||A song that you think everybody should listen to
|24:||A song by a band you wish were still together
|25:||A song by an artist no longer living
|26:||A song that makes you want to fall in love
|27:||A song that breaks your heart
|28:||A song by an artist with a voice that you love
|29:||A song that you remember from your childhood
|30:||A song that reminds you of yourself
#pirates of the caribbean
#captain jack sparrow
My friend just told me the story of when her dad went to a Halloween party dressed as Captain Jack from Pirates of the Caribbean and for some reason the police turned up and when they came upstairs he jumped up onto the window and shouted ‘THIS IS THE DAY THAT YOU ALMOST CAUGHT CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW!’ then he jumped out the window and broke both of his legs.
What a badass. I cannot stop laughing at this story.
Excelsior!: An open letter to Yannis Philippakis →
Dear Mr Phillippakis
I am writing to address some of the points you apparently raised in your Channel 4 interview, in which you said you would rather that people stole vinyl records than listened to music on Spotify. Now, I read this story when it first came out, and I’ve been gently twirling it…