Princeton University psychologist Susan Fiske took brain scans of heterosexual men while they looked at sexualised images of women wearing bikinis. She found that the part of their brains that became activated was pre-motor - areas that usually light up when people anticipate using tools. The men were reacting to the images as if the women were objects they were going to act on. Particularly shocking was the discovery that the participants who scored highest on tests of hostile sexism were those most likely to deactivate the part of the brain that considers other people’s intentions (the medial prefrontal cortex) while looking at the pictures. These men were responding to images of the women as if they were non-human.
Stop what you are doing.
If you don’t want to read, I’ll explain the key bullet points, but please read them afterwords:
This is not “we didn’t protect him enough.”
This is not “the government screwed up some random detail or accidentally let his killer loose.”
The 111th Military Intelligence had a team taking pictures of his balcony during the assassination.
They brought in a Special Forces 8-Man Sniper Team from the 20th.
Memphis Police withdrew their regular protection detail from him.
A jury of 12 people, six black and six white, found the United States Government guilty of conspiracy to commit murder.
YOUR GOVERNMENT. MY GOVERNMENT. THE GOVERNMENT OF, BY, AND FOR THE PEOPLE, SHOT AND KILLED DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING. And the media never reported the case.
MLK was ASSASSINATED. By a government YOU PAY FOR.
I hate those posts where someone tries to pressure you into reblogging. I almost never ask you to reblog.
This shit is important.
Reblog this. I don’t care what kind of blog you have. I don’t care what you normally talk about.
One failed attempt at a shoe bomb and we all have to take off our shoes at the airport. Thirty one school shootings since Columbine and no change in the regulation of guns.
“They presume that, if the math is not coming easy, that therefore you’ll never learn it, and I meant it literally that math is the language of the universe and it’s like any other language, especially a language that does not share the Roman alphabet. So, for example, if you wanted to study chinese it looks completely intractable, at first.
And so, and you could ask the question, “How long does it take one to become fluent in Chinese if you are not Chinese, yourself?”
And so, it can take years and five years, almost 10 years if you never go to China. You go to China for maybe five years of intensive exposure and you’ve never done that with math. Imagine that level of exposure to math. What kind of fluency you will have at the other end of that pipeline?
So, at least give yourself the opportunity that any person learning a foreign language would give themselves, before you turn around and say you’re not good at math.”
— Neil deGrasse Tyson
The thing that legitimizes Taylor Swift’s existance.
i really don’t understand the point of a headboard if you can’t be tied to it
if you say bloody romney 3 times in the mirror with the lights out mitt romney will pop out of the mirror and take away your basic rights as a woman
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