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anonymous asked:

Maybe SC flew breep and d in to London to help him through his difficult diarrhea time. They have so much experience I'm sure they will be a big help!

                                                                                                                                                                           Anonymous said:                                                                      Maybe B and D gave Simon some advices about tea and he decided to try the shit one they promote. Ohhh, maybe all the three of them will have an explosive diarrhoea live. The dream.            

                                                                                                                                                                           Anonymous said:                                                                      All i could ever ask of B is to pour Simon Cow a cup if her poop tea when they meet over to plan the next step of babygate and talk about their botox so he cant go to the x factor finale!            

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If You Never Frown, You Won't Feel Sad

Botox is a popular cosmetic procedure to reduce facial wrinkles.   Botox is injected into various muscles, for instance in the face, and it  paralyzes the muscles thereby causing the wrinkles to “relax”. It’s   been known for a while that one of the side effects of Botox treatments are that people can’t fully express emotions (for example, they can’t   move the muscles that would show they were angry, or even happy). New   research shows another interesting side effect – people who have Botox   injections can’t feel emotions either.

Muscles and feeling are tied together – If you can’t  move your muscles to make a facial expression you can’t feel the   emotion that goes with the expression. So if you have recently received a  Botox injection and you go to a movie that is sad, you will not feel   sad because you won’t be able to move the muscles in your face that go   with feeling sad. Moving muscles and feeling emotions are linked.

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Hey, uh, I haven’t seen a post like this, but I feel like it should be said? 

 Don’t… Make fun of people who get Botox. Don’t call us “bimbos” (mentioning this because if you go into the Botox tag it’s 95% “ooh this girl becomes a bimbo / my bimbofication journal” And that just makes me super uncomfortable? 

Like… I have really severe chronic migraines, so every 3 months I get 35 shots of Botox (which, I might remind u, is an actual neurotoxin and is p darn dangerous, and SUPER PAINFUL lmao) into the head, neck and shoulders to help with them. 

 Every time I go into that tag for support (because the shots hurt A LOT) I just find people shaming girls and weird kink stuff. 

 Sorry, I’m rambling, just. Please don’t be gross, guys.

Confession Time

I have spend the past four/five years claiming that I don’t mind who Jon ends up with so long as he doesn’t die and ends up happy cause he deserves it.

I’m taking that back. I fucking hate Daenerys. I do, I really do, I’m sorry. If they end up together (and I mean end up together, not hook up because the first is nowhere near confirmed while the later kinda is) I WILL be dissapointed and I WILL NOT like it.

I just have to cross my fingers and have faith in George RR Martin.

I know- I am dissapointed in myself too, but I’m weak. Very super weak. Also I don’t like Daenerys. I really don’t.

Originally posted by bndsimox

Botox, gender, and the emotional lobotomy.

By Dana Berkowitz, PhD

Botox has forever transformed the primordial battleground against aging. Since the FDA approved it for cosmetic use in 2002, eleven million Americans have used it. Over 90 percent of them are women.

In my forthcoming book, Botox Nation, I argue that one of the reasons Botox is so appealing to women is because the wrinkles that Botox is designed to “fix,” those disconcerting creases between our brows, are precisely those lines that we use to express negative emotions: angry, bitchy, irritated.  Botox is injected into the corrugator supercilii muscles, the facial muscles that allow us to pull our eyebrows together and push them down.  By paralyzing these muscles, Botox prevents this brow-lowering action, and in so doing, inhibits our ability to scowl, an expression we use to project to the world that we are aggravated or pissed off.

Sociologists have long speculated about the meaning of human faces for social interaction. In the 1950s, Erving Goffman developed the concept of facework to refer to the ways that human faces act as a template to invoke, process, and manage emotions. A core feature of our physical identity, our faces provide expressive information about our selves and how we want our identities to be perceived by others.

Given that our faces are mediums for processing and negotiating social interaction, it makes sense that Botox’s effect on facial expression would be particularly enticing to women, who from early childhood are taught to project cheerfulness and to disguise unhappiness. Male politicians and CEOs, for example, are expected to look pissed off, stern, and annoyed. However, when Hillary Clinton displays these same expressions, she is chastised for being unladylike, as undeserving of the male gaze, and criticized for disrupting the normative gender order. Women more so than men are penalized for looking speculative, judgmental, angry, or cross.

Nothing demonstrates this more than the recent viral pop-cultural idioms “resting bitch face.” For those unfamiliar with the not so subtly sexist phrase, “resting bitch face,” according to the popular site Urban Dictionary, is “a person, usually a girl, who naturally looks mean when her face is expressionless, without meaning to.” This same site defines its etymological predecessor, “bitchy resting face,” as “a bitchy alternative to the usual blank look most people have. This is a condition affecting the facial muscles, suffered by millions of women worldwide. People suffering from bitchy resting face (BRF) have the tendency look hostile and/or judgmental at rest.”

Resting bitch face and its linguistic cousin is nowhere near gender neutral. There is no name for men’s serious, pensive, and reserved expressions because we allow men these feelings. When a man looks severe, serious, or grumpy, we assume it is for good reason. But women are always expected to be smiling, aesthetically pleasing, and compliant. To do otherwise would be to fail to subordinate our own emotions to those of others, and this would upset the gendered status quo.

This is what the sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild calls “emotion labor,” a type of impression management, which involves manipulating one’s feelings to transmit a certain impression. In her now-classic study on flight attendants, Hochschild documented how part of the occupational script was for flight attendants to create and maintain the façade of positive appearance, revealing the highly gendered ways we police social performance. The facework involved in projecting cheerfulness and always smiling requires energy and, as any woman is well aware, can become exhausting. Hochschild recognized this and saw emotion work as a form of exploitation that could lead to psychological distress. She also predicted that showing dissimilar emotions from those genuinely felt would lead to the alienation from one’s feelings.

Enter Botox—a product that can seemingly liberate the face from its resting bitch state, producing a flattening of affect where the act of appearing introspective, inquisitive, perplexed, contemplative, or pissed off can be effaced and prevented from leaving a lasting impression. One reason Botox may be especially appealing to women is that it can potentially relieve them from having to work so hard to police their expressions.

Even more insidiously, Botox may actually change how women feel. Scientists have long suggested that facial expressions, like frowning or smiling, can influence emotion by contributing to a range of bodily changes that in turn produce subjective feelings. This theory, known in psychology as the “facial feedback hypothesis,” proposes that expression intensifies emotion, whereas suppression softens it. It follows that blocking negative expressions with Botox injections should offer some protection against negative feelings. A study confirmed the hypothesis.

Taken together, this works point to some of the principal attractions of Botox for women. Functioning as an emotional lobotomy of sorts, Botox can emancipate women from having to vigilantly police their facial expressions and actually reduce the negative feelings that produce them, all while simultaneously offsetting the psychological distress of alienation.

Dana Berkowitz is a professor of sociology at Louisiana State University in Baton Rogue where she teaches about gender, sexuality, families, and qualitative methods. Her book, Botox Nation: Changing the Face of America, will be out in January and can be pre-ordered now.

Help!

I want to get on with my botox and decide if I want fillers later on. But botox defs. 

My sdbf is super against them but I know he wouldn’t even be able to tell the difference. I am seeing him for NYE. Should I have my botox now and just roll with it or should I have them after I see him because I am sure I won’t see him for like 3 months after that. 

I also can’t decide if I should start seeing a nutritionist right before holiday season because I know I will eat a lot. But then I can at least get help to balance it out somehow? 

A part of me says just let it go until January and a part of me is excited to get on with everything. Please halp!!