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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.
Doctor Nerdlove, "When Masculinity Fails Men." (via jazzcatte)

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don’t listen to those naysayers


e͡ą̢rn ͡ỳ̧͘o̷̴̷ų͘r̡҉̛ t͟h̶̢r̡͟o̷͘͡n̨̡̨e̛͘ ͏I͕͉̠̭̺̹͇̖̼̫̞͓͋ͦͫͩ͐͋̂ͨ̂̐ͤͅN̗̟̺̝͓̤͖̈̆ͩ̒ͅͅ ̯̝̱͕̟͍̝̳͕̼̻̮̯̦ͨͦ̎ͪͧ͌͛͋͊̊H͉͚̱̬̖̭̻̖̐ͤ̎̽E̺͕̳͈̥͎̥͎̲̺͐ͬ̍̍͑͋̋̄̍̌͌͛̽̅͌L̘͖͖̘̖̼͓͉ͨͯ̽͂̈L̩̳̜̲̖ͯͭ̇͋




Congratulations, you’re a father. Here is a guidebook to help you be a better parent.


If I don’t get one of these when I become a parent, I won’t be dad. I’ll be upset.

Tell me when you have a child and I will make and send one to you.

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it’s a metaphor, you see; you put the textbook in front of you, but you don’t give it the power to actually teach you anything

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parents when they can’t get a hold of you: “i called TWICE AND YOU DIDN’T PICK UP”

me when i can’t get a hold of my parents: “I BROKE MY LEG. I CALLED UR CELL 11 TIMES, UR WORK PHONE 7 TIMES, AND SENT YOU 23 TEXTS, AND NO RESPONSE”

my parents: “wow sorry i was busy”

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great writers are indecent people
they live unfairly
saving the best part for paper.

good human beings save the world
so that bastards like me can keep creating art,
become immortal.
if you read this after I am dead
it means I made it.

Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers at Last

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@zaynmalik: Meet my friend … Jack Daniels :) he’s cool, ha

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