Not sure if I’ve reblogged this before but it always bears repeating.
Why is too silencing? Too means “also”, it’s additive. It adds, but takes nothing away from the previous statement. If you think that using the word too somehow takes away from talking about women, then you need to figure that out - the language is fine. Why does it need it’s own space? People get raped and abused - full stop. How does talking about all the people who are raped and abused in the same space (since they are, you know, the same) “take away” from women? It doesn’t.
"frozen is the best disney movie because it’s the only one that doesn’t concentrate on romantic love"
I personally refuse to ever watch it because the plot is based on that “hur humans only use 10% of their brain dur” thing.
it could be the best movie ever apart from that and i just refuse to ever watch it.
But humans do only use 10% of their brain at any given time and the capabilities of our brains it’s alot
No. We do not actually. That’s a myth. X
Writer of the book “Energies of Man” William James and many other scientists have argued that yes it’s a myth but it is a fact that we are not using our brains to its full capacity.
“We are making use of only a small part of our possible mental and physical resources.” - Quote by William James.
And the move is pretty kickass even if they should have done a little more homework.
I’m not sure if you clicked the link to the source I provided on that but it talks about what you just mentioned. And William James was more of a philosopher and a psychologist than anything… As far as I know he wasn’t a Neuroscientist. Also, that book was written in 1908 before reaching the medical advances we have today to study the brain and how it works.
I thought feminists hated this movie just based on the trailer? I know I didn’t at all think it looked good. You think they’ll like it now?
Brain imaging scans clearly show that almost all regions of the brain are active during even fairly routine tasks such as talking, walking, and listening to music.Brain mapping research has yet to find any region of the brain that does not serve a function. “Numerous types of brain imaging studies show that no area of the brain is completely silent or inactive,” wrote Dr. Rachel C. Vreeman and Dr. Aaron E. Carroll in a study of medical myths.
You can even infer this from common knowledge - you see brain scans in media sometimes and they certainly look completely active. You hear about this, that and the other area of the brain and all their functions - and it certainly seems to cover the whole brain. I’m not sure why people continue to believe the 10% thing. Even if we happen to not be using absolutely all of our brain, it’s definitely a hell of a lot more than 10%.
someone made a really good point in the commentary of a post once which basically boiled down to the fact that james and lily’s patronuses are complements of each other (stag / doe) as opposed to snape and lily’s (doe / doe) which just goes to show how love and obsession are not the same thing at all thank u for ur time
As much as I agree that Snape’s feelings for Lily were messed up, this still pisses me the fuck off. It’s way too close to the idea that same-sex love is narcissistic and obsessive as opposed to heterosexual love which is meaningful and pure and real.
I don’t think that was point at all. The idea is that Snape was so obsessed that his patronus is exactly like Lily’s. Not in the fact that it was a female-sexed animal, but just that it was exactly the same. If Lily’s patronus would have been a sexless amoeba, Snape’s patronus would have been the same. Although yes, it can smack of ‘sanctity of the heterosexual relationship!!’