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teded:

Synesthesia is a neurological trait that combines two or more senses. Synesthetes may taste the number 9 or attach a color to each day of the week. What color is your Friday?
From the TED-Ed Lesson What color is Tuesday? Exploring synesthesia - Richard E. Cytowic
Animation by TED-Ed

teded:

Synesthesia is a neurological trait that combines two or more senses. Synesthetes may taste the number 9 or attach a color to each day of the week. What color is your Friday?

From the TED-Ed Lesson What color is Tuesday? Exploring synesthesia - Richard E. Cytowic

Animation by TED-Ed

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cottoncandypink:

beranyth:

heisenfox:

If you’re not watching Sirens on Thursday nights at 10pm on USA, then you’re missing out. Not only is it one of the funniest shows out there right now — being that it’s co-created and executive produced by Denis Leary — but it’s also highly inclusive.

It centers on a team of Chicago EMTs, and focuses on the odd partnership of three men, Brian, who is the new guy, Johnny, a guy with a slow developing emotional range, and Hank, an African-American homosexual who defies all stereotypes the rest of popular media inflicts upon gay men. Their team is fleshed out in Cash, Voodoo, and Stats. And last night’s episode showed that Voodoo is asexual.

It took Brian from confusion and denial, to attempts to understand, and eventually wrapped it all around in a bow of acceptance. Brian went from the ideology that asexuals “just haven’t had proper sex,” to wanting to understand what asexual means — and failing — and finally all the way to realizing that sex isn’t what defines relationships, and that just being around Voodoo is enough for him.

Do yourselves a favor, and catch up on the episodes, and start tuning in Thursdays at 10.

Not a fan of the “asexual = celibate” bit but holy shit a canon asexual female character???? ?  ??  ?????  !!????

Also it looks like they’re not confusing asexual and aromantic

Also not expecting the asexual character to be the one “compromising” in the relationship

Also from the looks of it having the allosexual person do research before coming at the asexual person with plant jokes and misconceptions (despite the one above sigh) and not putting the burden of validating asexuality as legitimate on the asexual person

I don’t watch much tv or know anything about this show but even a single canonically asexual female character is such a huge deal holy shit

I mean the joke to begin with sorta shows many people’s view points on asexuality; and then it shows him researching it, etc. etc. The first part shows how people are, and then later parts show how they should be, if only they took a few minutes to understand, research if they need too. 

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Americans and Mexicans playing volleyball over the border in Arizona

stunningpicture:

Americans and Mexicans playing volleyball over the border in Arizona

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mernfern:

phantomofthebookstore:

nepetasfatcock:

polarisopposites:

this is one of my favorite posts

I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING OH GOD i SNORTED FCUK OH GOD

"I’m ready sweetcheeks"

this is exactly how people should respond to this

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thelandbeyondthewall:

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fatshitcray:

datzhott:

Plus-Sized Woman Rocks Bikini on Hollywood Boulevard to Promote Body Acceptance
Los Angeles is known for many things: great weather, a laidback lifestyle, and Hollywood’s biggest stars. But for many who live in La La Land, the pressure to conform to a certain beauty standard can leave them feeling downright depressed.

Why didn’t this have any notes?

It doesnt have any notes because its a black woman doing it. Had it been a white woman this wouldve been national news.

it doesn’t have any notes yet because it was literally posted today calm the fuck down (also hell yeah this woman rules)

thelandbeyondthewall:

l20music:

fatshitcray:

datzhott:

Plus-Sized Woman Rocks Bikini on Hollywood Boulevard to Promote Body Acceptance

Los Angeles is known for many things: great weather, a laidback lifestyle, and Hollywood’s biggest stars. But for many who live in La La Land, the pressure to conform to a certain beauty standard can leave them feeling downright depressed.

Why didn’t this have any notes?

It doesnt have any notes because its a black woman doing it. Had it been a white woman this wouldve been national news.

it doesn’t have any notes yet because it was literally posted today calm the fuck down (also hell yeah this woman rules)

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tonidorsay:

The difference between abuse & neglect and genuine love for a child that may be trans.

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ihavegoneintohiding:

disabilityhistory:

cestrick:

disabilityhistory:

Breaking down barriers: Russian designers present catwalk collections on disabled models at Moscow Fashion Week

Image description: Three photos of disabled models on a catwalk: a little woman in black and white with a fierce pose, two ambulatory models high-fiving as they cross paths, and a white woman in a manual wheelchair wearing a colorful skirt.

People with disabilities, not “disabled people”

But this is incredible!

I don’t know if you’re disabled or not, but I hope you’re not ablesplaining and telling disabled folks how we should describe ourselves…

First of all, in many English speaking countries, “disabled people” is greatly preferred to person-first (ie “people with disabilities”) language and is much more common across the board. In the US, person-first language is more common. But most of the forces pushing for person-first language are social services, educational, and other non-disabled professionals.

Some people with disabilities in the U.S. prefer person-first language. But many other disabled people, including people with more politicized disability identities, greatly prefer “disabled person.”

Here’s a great essay on the matter.

/lecture

Great project. Great info.

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“If tomorrow, women woke up and decided they really liked their bodies, just think how many industries would go out of business.”
Dr. Gail Dines (via volatilebodies)

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