societal ideals

having a white character doesn’t make you automatically racist, the racism aspect stemmed from
the whitewashing, the racially ambiguous ocs to be “ in” and not get dragged bc i cant be racist my oc is tan!!

You can have white characters. But be critical of yourself if those are the only characters you make.

We are just tired of only them getting attention in the fandom.

You can be white and have brown characters, just be wary of
the privilege you have and how the fandom prefers white creators as opposed to creators of color.

And if you are white and have ocs of color, make sure you REBLOG creators of colors ocs and art.

We are tired of white people being praised for things like this and then having actual PoC being overlooked and ignored

and realize that your oc is just that, an oc, whereas for fellow poc our characters of color are a statement, a testimony to how far they’ve come in loving themselves and their culture, since many of us only made white ocs due to internalized racism, a way to make visibility and representation in media that otherwise wouldn’t be there.

You as a white person having characters of color is not progressive or radical, but POC who have been taught to hate themselves and their cultures because of the institutions and societal ideals YOUR people put in place for us, turning against them and making ocs that represent them, that are beautiful and heroic and loved, now thats radical.

anonymous asked:

Why do trolls gain wings upon reaching God Tier?, Are God Tiers effected by what the culture of the player's species think a God would be like, like some Fanons claim?, if so, is the change entirely cosmetic or can it grant other abilities?, like say, if a species picture of a God almost invariably involve them being able to breath fire would that species' God Tier Players beable to breathe fire as well?

its stated to be they have wings because thats what a Troll’s cultural Ideal looks like, with some trolls being lucky enough naturally to have that culturally desired mutation without god tiering like Summoner and Rufioh

Its pretty much on a similar beat for how most (western society) humans would consider a societal cultural ideal for what a human should strive to be being “Pretty, Fit and Able”

and we already know what you look like upon god tiering is tied into what you think your ideal self would look like, what you consider your best still trumps what society thinks is best though

For instance Terezi valuing her blindness as part of her ideal self, but Tavros not valuing the loss of his legs as seen in their dream versions of themselves, as well as our two Blood players, Karkat and Kankri, never being seen with wings upon god tier either in any doomed timeline, likely because neither of their self ideals fully embraces their cultural ideals either, both being inherently outside of troll caste society as mutant candybloods (as well the obvious more thematic ties being Blood/Breath and Grounded/Flight)

so the Trolls who have wings upon god tier, its like a baseline similar to how most humans would think Beauty, Fitness and Ability are part of what their ideal self would contain, because that’s what human society values, so I’d imagine most humans god tiering would imagine themselves as being more pretty, fit or able upon reaching god tier, but only if that was truly how they viewed themselves as truly being

there are always exceptions to this of course, if you consider any part of yourself to be intrinsic to the kind of person you are, then you’ll keep it, regardless if it fits into the cultural ideal, because it is YOUR ideal that matters

its just that for 99% of people, their ideal is the cultural ideal because thats just how society works

so as for your questions about other species and other cultural ideals, I would say its similar to what we’ve already seen. It depends on how strongly the species as a whole adheres to that ideal, stronger adherence means higher likeliness random individuals will also carry that ideal

other species, I’m thinking specifically Caliborn/Cherubs here as well, may find their individual self ideals greatly trump their species or cultural ideals. As LE being wingless and hugely buff seems to line up with what Caliborn would want, as well as being a product of his immaturity as stated in canon. His ideal lacking wings, which adult cherubs have, means Caliborn sees himself as fundamentally a child still, which he does, but hes also a big huge super buff man cherub. It honestly all seems to line up with Caliborn’s childlike fantasy of what he wanted to be

I don’t know if there’s a limit to what the changes could be, since physical changes of all kinds are indeed possible, even things like Jade’s Dog ears for a human are possible through other circumstances

and its not the species picture of a god, its what their ideal species member looks like, the perfect man/woman/whatever gender roles they have, which is usually decided by culture, but absolutely can be decided individually and usually just happens to inform what their religious figures look like 

Humans Gods are supernaturally pretty and fit and able most of the time, Trolls religious figures likely all have Wings and Perfectly shaped Horns, another societal ideal we know trolls tend to have, but a perfect instance where individual ideals seems to trump cultural ideals, as most trolls would consider their unique horn shape and sign an inherent core of their identity

so for this random species, if 99% percent of members considered strongly that an ideal member of their society has the ability to breathe fire upon, then 99% of players will achieve that ability to breathe fire when they god tier, with 1% either rejecting that ideal for themselves or being lucky enough to have it naturally before god tiering

so basically, at the core the mechanic itself works from your self ideal, its just that what your self ideal is can be very much informed and influenced by a lot of factors, most often being the cultural and societal ideals you find yourself surrounded in since birth, even within the same species as guaranteed Western Society and say, Chinese society, do not match up with cultural ideals 100%, there are going to be differences and those differences will effect a person in some way

So…

Laverne Cox posted a “no makeup” selfie with hashtags like #bodypositive on it.

Somehow, that doesn’t sit quite right with me.

Like, how is Ms. Cox at all a representative of a body positive attitude? Cox has changed virtually every part of her body to fit into the traditional ideal of attractive femininity. 

In my mind, body positive needs to equal body acceptance–no matter what your body looks like. The body positive movement is just not conducive to cosmetic plastic surgery. 

If your self love hinges upon shaping your body into the societal ideal through countless surgical procedures, then that is hardly body positive. 

Listen listen listen….You can argue that it isn’t “Caitlin” doing all of these terrible things, but that doesn’t change the fact that the way they’re approaching it is entirely consistent with the notion that it is Caitlin. Yeah the CHARACTERS say that it’s a different person, but that is not what they’re showing at all. In fact, canon has literally shown that Killer Frost is a manifestation of Caitlin’s ID. If anything can tell you that it was 3.07. 

The show has been hinting at her turning since SINCE DAY 1. Why are people acting as if this hasn’t been in the works since the beginning? Just because the way they’re approaching it now is a little different the way they’ve been slow burning it before doesn’t change the fact that this has been foreshadowed. Not as an alter ego but as Caitlin fucking Snow. There have been hints of KF since before she even got powers. Caitlin has always been a true neutral through and through, never concerned with actually being a hero, never willingly coming to help someone if it means putting herself or her interests on the line. And she has shown herself to be downright cruel when she’s upset, not just irritable, but cruel. And this is without Killer Frost. She’s literally a villain in the comics why are y’all so adamant about absolving her?

I will concede that Killer Frost is a slight deviation from who Caitlin is but it’s more of a slight modification than an outright change of personality. Killer Frost is a Caitlin without inhibitions, the restriction of sentiment or societal ideals because she simply doesn’t care about them anymore. But it’s still Caitlin. The writers have barely done anything to make a convincing argument that it isn’t Caitlin, so don’t get pissy with me if I can’t believe the bullshit excuses. 

B.A.P Dating Someone Older or Younger

A/N: Age plays a great deal into South Korea’s social structure and of which I am, by absolutely no means, an expert. However for the sake of realism I tried to factor in my admittedly weak grasp of the subject into the reaction. 

Yongguk – Overall he wouldn’t care too much about age. Older or younger, he’d pretty much treat them the same. For him all that matters is personality and values. Since he is such an old soul he would probably be more compatible with someone his age or older. The only way he would date someone younger would be if, they too, were mature beyond their years. To be honest, being with someone immature would seriously annoy him once the hormones settled down. Also he’s had the position of being a role model for the younger members so much it might be a relief for him not to have to do that in a relationship as well. As long as that person wouldn’t judge him for being silly on occasion or try to ‘baby’ him, he’s good. Regardless of age he’d still be pretty protective and watchful over them.

Himchan – While he’d do well with someone younger, he’d look after them so much he wouldn’t get his own needs met. He’s too much of a nurturer to lean on them comfortably. Himchan needs someone he can vent his worries and frustrations to and be spoiled by on occasion. A relationship that’s fluid where the comfort and support could flow both ways as needed. Someone stable and not too confined by the traditional societal roles would be ideal. I think things are kind of rocky for him right now and he’d mostly look for stability as well as frictionless companionship. Things he may not find in an individual with a younger mindset. 

Daehyun – He wouldn’t care about age nor would it change how he treated his partner. Daehyun’s looking for complete acceptance going both directions in a relationship. The last thing on his mind would be whether there were a few years difference either way. But given his personality at this point in life he’d probably be a better match with someone younger. He’s been under a phenomenal amount of stress lately (they all have) and he just needs to cut loose and have fun for a while. Someone carefree to help him blow off steam and laugh would be what he’d need most.  

Youngjae – Youngjae seems pretty traditional as far as relationships go. Polar opposite of Dae, age would definitely have an impact on his behavior so he’d prefer someone younger. He’d want to be relied on, seen as a problem solver for someone he can take care of. The issue is that at his age he’d connect with someone older than himself. While he may act like a five year old at times, he’s pretty mature intellectually. He might be a little uncomfortable dating someone older because he’d flounder a bit in his ‘role’. If he had the ability to let go of some of his preconceived notions he’d do well with someone older. But eventually he’d spoil and dote on them as if they were younger than him.  

Jongup – Even though he’s young and still has some maturing to do himself, Uppie seems to have a pretty good idea of who he is and what he wants out of life. He’d prefer the poise and independence that can come with age. It’s not that Jongup wants to be looked after and being nagged would definitely get under his skin. But even more so, he really wouldn’t want to be with someone clingy or fickle. So if you’re younger than him but have your shit together, he’d be open to the idea. Otherwise he’d want someone older who’s chill, has a good understanding of themselves, and isn’t into drama. He doesn’t have the time or patience for it.

Zelo – May have been indifferent to age a year or so ago. But lately he’s quite happy to be an ‘adult’ and would love to date someone younger than himself (but still legal, we’re not going there). Junhong’s confidence has grown and probably feels like he has more of a handle on life. He’d want to pass down the lessons he’s learned and be that influential older presence in someone’s life. I think he’s a little tired of being the youngest in many situations and desperately wants to look after someone else, which would be awkward with an older person. Another benefit would be that if he was out of his depth about something he’d be more motivated to handle things himself if someone else was relying on him, thus making him mature all the more.  ​

red-lotus-revolution  asked:

Do you know any good anarchist books?

Tagging @remedialaction and @fuckyourguncontrol since they all asked the same question.

The first books to read, while simultaneously perhaps the least important, are For a New Liberty and The Ethics of Liberty by Murray Rothbard. Now, before I get strung up for heresy, let me first explain. I say they are the least important because while they are perhaps the best explanations of what Anarcho-Capitalism and the NAP are, respectively, the fact is that if you’ve been following me for any decent length of time, well, there’s nothing too new. While I’m not necessarily making the claim that my arguments on the internet are a perfect substitute for Rothbard’s libertarian manifesto, if you’re already an anarcho-capitalist for moral reasons, especially if I or someone like me wast the person to start you on the path, you may be able to get away with skipping For a New Liberty. I’d recommend The Ethics of Liberty in either case, especially to contrast those few places where Rothbard’s interpretations of the NAP contradict mine.

The next book to read would be David Friedman’s The Machinery of Freedom. This is pretty much required reading for any “How does X work in anarchy” questions, and it was from a video based on the book (that I’d seen before I actually read it) that I came to properly understand polycentric law. I’d also read Stefan Molyneux’s Practical Anarchy afterwards. Stefan works primarily within the framework Friedman provides, but comes to different conclusions primarily based on his own philosophy of what is essentially obligate pacifism. But just because I find his solutions sub-optimal doesn’t mean that they aren’t solutions, and his explanations of collective self defense and child welfare are valid and logically sound.

One book I’m partway through reading is Defending the Undefendable, by Walter Block. It’s not necessarily about anarchy, but just from the title, I think you can see why it is relevant to my interests.

Finally, last but not least, is Democracy: The God that Failed, by Hans-Hermann Hoppe. This should always be the final Ancap book you read, otherwise you start getting some weird ideas about monarchy being the ideal societal organization (instead of simply the true lesser evil, as he is actually trying to articulate). Rothbard provides the ethics and the ideal. Friedman provides the method. Block provides the arguments. Hoppe provides the cynicism. It was he, after all, that came right out and basically said “You want freedom, you gonna have to physically remove some commies”. I’m partway through this one as well, and reading it alongside Defending the Undefendable.

Start reading these, and by September you’ll be a True AnarchistTM just like me!

anonymous asked:

Can you explain the difference between ISFJ and INFP? I can't quite tell which one I am - I test as both.

Good chance you’re an ISFJ. 

This will no doubt sound condescending, but do u ever feel like there’s this strain /within yourself/ to conform to societal ideal? Because that’s more Fe than Fi-Ne. INFPs will probably have a more “the world is making me conform” instinct than IxFJ “I must conform to the world” instinct.

Not saying that ISFJs can’t be weird as hell though, cuz they can be 

anonymous asked:

I've known I was asexual, well probably since middle school, but I didn't know there was a name for it until high school. I've always really felt like I don't belong because of it, everyone is so obsessed with sex and relationships and I just don't get it. I'm not comfortable telling people that I'm asexual because they tend to think it's weird and/or made up. I just don't know how I can ever have a relationship with anyone when I have no interest in sex or even kissing.

First, I want to let you know that it’s perfectly okay not to want to tell anyone about asexuality. Coming out about your orientation is highly personal, so that’s 100% fine. As for the rest, we’re definitely the minority. Western societal standards push these ideals in everyone’s face that we’re just not wired to understand, at least not in the same ways that so many others do. It’s really easy to feel like the odd one out, in life, and in relationship situations. But what I like to think about, that, if nothing else, makes me feel a bit better in the moment, is that there’s probably quite a few people in the world feeling the same way as me, wondering if they’re ever gonna live the life they want with the way they’re wired. And add to that the number of people who, even if they’re not like us, would probably accept us. That on it’s own isn’t supposed to be a switch to turn on to make you suddenly comfortable about your identity, but for me, knowing that we’re less alone than we seem is a good first step forward.

anonymous asked:

Would a woman from the present be considered beautiful during the Renaissance? Even an averagely attractive one? Thanks, I adore your blog.

Beauty standards are a complicated business! They are always changing and very subjective to our personal preferences. I guess my response to your question would first be what do you consider averagely attractive? You could ask 10 people and would get 10 different answers. A lot of factors go into making up our preferences.  

I think one thing to remember is while definitions of beautiful change, the (mis)representation of said standards is fairly consistent. In the twenty first century we equate that with photoshop and ad campaigns, but it goes back to the Early Modern era! The best images we have of men and women (and their preferred appearance) are their portraits. That’s how we know high foreheads were considered attractive, but most women were not naturally born with that hairline- they plucked it to achieve the look (sound familiar?). This probably doesn’t answer your question the way you wanted, but take the appearance of people from the past with a grain of salt. Like us, they manipulated their looks to match societal ideals. Here is an article from medievalists.net on Italian beauty standards if you’re looking for more info

anonymous asked:

Tips on stretch marks. They are natural, but hard to accept because of societal ideals. Moisturize them, drink lots of water. Supposedly you exfoliate them to help get rid of them. But I've tried and it hasn't worked. But just remember that they are as beautiful as you. And you're exterior beauty is the least important. What's important is that you take care of you. And you try your best to take care of others. But you are your number one! This is all over the place, but yeah.

thank you love ❤️

Roosterteehth Top 5 Favorite books

Neil Gaimen and Terry Pratchet. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies by Agnes Nutter, Witch 

Armageddon is coming, the armies of good and evil are amassing, the four horsemen of the apocalypse have been assembled, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, and the anti-Christ is about to rise. But an Angel and a Demon, both of whom who have lived on Earth with the mortals since the beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle, are not looking forward to the coming Rapture. The fast-living demon Crowley who is described as, “An Angel who did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards,” and the sweet, bookish, and pretentious angel Aziraphale have developed a grudging fondness for Earth, humans, and even each other over the last couple millennia. After realizing that they have more in common with each other than their remote allies in the distant realms of Heaven and Hell, they form something of a friendship and work together to sabotage the upcoming apocalypse. The novel, which weaves together satire, cynicism, slapstick, and wacky unconventional humor is, to this day, the funniest book that Roosterteehth’s ever read.

Stephen Hunt. The Court of the Air

The streetwise Molly Templar finds herself to be the target of multiple trained mercenaries and must go on the run in order to survive. It seems like the whole world is after her, but she doesn’t know what has marked her as special. Concurrently, Oliver Brooks has led a sheltered existence in the home of his wealthy merchant uncle, but finds himself framed for his only relative’s murder and forced to flee for his life accompanied by an agent of the shadowy Court of the Air. They find themselves entangled in a grave threat to civilization that draws on an ancient power thought to have been quelled millennia ago. While it falls into the steam-punk genre, the world Hunt has created blends the typical steam-powered airships and quasi-Victorian culture with a race of intelligent crustaceans; parliamentarian, royalist, and populist political factions; sentient steam driven robots with their own country and religion, magical weapons, and countless other charms just over-the-top enough to be wildly immersive and enjoyable. The story also makes stunning parallels to our own global current including historical events, politics, societal structures, and ideological references. It is a brilliant mirror of our world mixed with stunning magic and adventure. There were very few, almost no, aspects of the story Roosterteehth did not like. Orphans are always good. So are flying ships. Underground cities. Assassins. Crab people. Mutants. Communism. Robot warriors with souls. The dilution of Good vs. Evil. Unique political systems. Mind control. Exploding tree sap. Dazzlingly fun and a wonderful read.

Aldous Huxley. Brave New World

Brave New World takes placed in an idealized society where everyone is happy, everyone has what they want, and everything is based on logical principals. The fundamental tenets on which this society is built on are a caste system ranging from the esteemed and admired Alphas to the obtuse Epsilons, a non-existent family structure where babies are mass-produced on a literal conveyor belt, an education system where everyone undergoes hypnopaedia (sleep conditioning) that conditions them to fit into the ideals and beliefs of society, the act of predestining your future career before you are born and modifying your environment from pre-birth to make you adept and even enthusiastic for it, and a drug named soma that will make you happy even when all other routes have failed. Everyone is happy, everyone accepts their role in society and the caste system, everyone loves their job, everyone is always comfortable, and no one has any need to question this happiness. The major theme of this book probes the cost of stability and whether it is really worth living a shallow life if it means being free of pain. A classic dystopian novel from the genre that birthed YA dystopias, and an insightful and imaginative take on human nature.

Mark Walden. H.I.V.E. : Higher Institute of Villainous Education 

Roosterteehth read this at a slightly younger age, but still heartily recommends the book nonetheless. H.I.V.E is a top-secret school of villainy, where children with a keen talent for wrongdoing and a cunning disposition are sent to develop their talents into villainous mastermind. The school has four streams depending on the branch of evil best suited to your strengths: the Alpha Stream, Henchmen Stream, Technical Stream, and Political Financial Stream. When Otto Malpanese crafts a clever plan to save his orphanage that just so happens to include tricking the Prime Minister of Britain, he catches the attention of H.I.V.E. and ends up being forcibly enrolled. He and his new friends Wing (a martial arts fighter) Shelby (a jewel thief), and Laura (a technological genius) have been handpicked to enter into the Alpha Stream and take classes such as Tactical Education, Stealth and Evasion, Code Breaking, History of Villainous leaders, and everything else a future super villain would need to know. But within the luxurious campus with its marble rooms, steel doors, and floodlit hangars, Otto realizes that this is a six-year program and leaving is not an option. Problem is, he has no intention of staying. Otto and his friends attempt to do what no H.I.V.E. student has done before – defy the wicked Headmaster Dr. Nero and escape from the only school in the world run by super villains. In Roosterteehth’s opinion, there are far to many books in the world featuring boring, flat antagonists with zero depth or development. What charmed her about H.I.V.E. is how it took a setting entirely consisting of villains and made them relatable and interesting while still including the protagonist/antagonist dynamic. This is not a story of Black vs. White, but rather Black vs. Slightly Darker Shade Of Black, which you may agree is way cooler. If you often relate to antagonists in stories and are looking for a new facet of the supervillain story, H.I.V.E is what you;re looking for. 

Lisa McMann. The Unwanteds

The first book, Roosterteehth’s unchallenged favorite (she didn’t like the rest of the series), takes place on the island of Quill, which is completely isolated from the rest of the world. Citizens aren’t even sure there is anything else out there. The society is built on a social hierarchy of Wanteds, Necessaries, and Unwanteds, and your status is determined at the age of thirteen. Wanteds get more schooling and the chance to join the Quillitary or receive a government position. Necessaries keep the farms and other labor industries running. Unwanteds are sentenced to elimination. In the stark, gritty land of Quill, being creative is a death sentence. Alex is condemned as an Unwanted after being caught drawing in the mud as a child, while his ambitious twin, Aaron, is chosen to be a Wanted. As Alex boards the bus with the rest of the Unwanteds he makes peace with his fate- until he discovers that the lake of boiling oil he had been promised is actually a magical place called Artimé. There, Alex and his new friends are encouraged to cultivate their creative abilities, combine them with magic, and live freely on the colorful school campus. But when Alex attempts to reach Aaron, he exposes a secret that places Artimé and the Unwanteds in mortal jeopardy, and pits brother against brother in an ultimate battle for survival. Again, Roosterteehth read this at a younger age but the concepts laid out in the book still make for an exciting read. The stale society of Quill was juxtaposed against a magical world of creativity and art, and she found herself adoring this sector of the story independently from the overall narrative. Additionally, it placed two twins against each other in a much larger context of warring societal ideals. Worth based on societal contribution vs. freedom to invent and create is vital to a society’s success. Control vs. Creativity, but not necessarily Good vs. Evil. This book is a fast-paced, action-packed story of colorful magic and dark mental/emotional manipulation.

thought to have been quelled millennia ago. While it falls into the steam-punk genre, the world Hunt has created blends the typical steam-powered airships and quasi-Victorian culture with a race of intelligent crustaceans; parliamentarian, royalist, and populist political factions; sentient steam driven robots with their own country and religion, magical weapons, and countless other charms just over-the-top enough to be wildly immersive and enjoyable. The story also makes stunning parallels to our own global current including historical events, politics, societal structures, and ideological references. It is a brilliant mirror of our world mixed with stunning magic and adventure. There were very few, almost no, aspects of the story Roosterteehth did not like. Orphans are always good. So are flying ships. Underground cities. Assassins. Crab people. Mutants. Communism. Robot warriors with souls. The dilution of Good vs. Evil. Unique political systems. Mind control. Exploding tree sap. Dazzlingly fun and a great read.

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I saw this for the first time today and knew I wanted it on my blog. The message behind this is so incredibly important and I really think that everyone should watch it. Girls all around the world are being limited by societal expectations and ideals. I phrase it like this due to the fact that even if you have never been *told* you can’t do a certain thing or act a certain way, the underlying expectations are there. 

Think about the fact that phrases like “don’t be a pussy” and “like a girl” are thrown around as insult while “taking it like a man” and “having spunk/ balls/ whatever” are inherently positive.  Think about how few mainstream female comedians we have in contrast to males, think about how many females are in your local government.  Think about women in fridges - a common trope where the role of women in a book/ tv show/ game is to be harmed or killed purely to give the brave, moral (and predominantly white) male a backstory. 

This video is important and I wish someone had shown me this when I was younger. Campaigns like this one need to be nurtured, people need to start waking up and seeing that there are deep, unconscious issues that need to be addressed. Girls are not inferior, we are not different, and we do not need to be treated as such. 

Isn’t it wonderful what a little mindful healthy living can do?

It took a lot of sweat, tears, motivation, victories, failures, celebrations, good days, bad days, fruits, vegetables, mental changes, dreams, goals, runs, weights lifted, and love for myself to make this happen, but I did it. I did this. Single-handedly. Alone. I had the support of my friends and family, but at the end of the day, I am the one responsible for how I treat my body and my self, and that treatment’s effects. I have never been so proud of myself. It’s been a long year or so of dedication to a better, more mindful lifestyle, but I’m here, happier and healthier than ever.

Don’t strive for perfection. Don’t strive for the societal ideal. You’ll never be Kate Upton, or Kim Kardashian, or Adriana Lima. Why not? Because you are you. Strive for the perfect you, the ideal you, and not just physically, but mentally.

Weight loss is 75% mental, 25% physical. Because you can put in all the work in the world, but if your heart isn’t in it, and you don’t make lots of changes in terms of how you think about yourself, and nutrition, and exercise, you’re not gonna see worthwhile results.

You’re worth it. Trust me. It feels even better than it looks, especially because I’ve earned it.

“Leo is the radiance, glow and intensity that Aquarius reflects and sprinkles its beautiful air dust on the flames, creating something truly different but something truly beautiful.”

In Leo we become ourselves, and in Aquarius we splay across the universal web of consciousness. We become humanity, and it is strangely through this experience of separation that we become our spiritual selves. Leo is one microcosm and Aquarius is every particle, and these are separated by illusion only. We as humans exist with our own personal galaxies, but these are conjoined to every other galaxy, held together by the same spiritual currents. These are the currents of Leo-Aquarius, filtered through electric sunlight. The Leo-Aquarius axis relates to healing the broader wounds in society’s threads. The repair of mass inequality, poverty, cycles of abuse and homelessness, societal ideals and processes. So Aquarius is like the Leo heart of social structures, the soul in the tenth house establishment, the blood bank that ensures well being of the people and the distribution of wisdom. Leo is the establishment of self-consciousness and Aquarius develops community consciousness.

-Cherry

for more on Sister Signs please check out Cherry;s book ‘Cosmic Confectionary: The Six signs of the Zodiac’ http://www.amazon.com/Cosmic-Confectionary-Signs-Zodiac-Sister/dp/1502818361

Part of my upcoming ethics midterm is to write for two pages on my views on economic justice and my ideal societal organization.

On a scale of Private Courts to Recreational Nukes, how

should I go?

anonymous asked:

Do you believe all cis people have some sort of transphobia in them? Please, ive been hearing this all over the place, from a lot of different blogs, and I was wondering what your standing was.

some people may word it in a way that is difficult to understand, and i might as well, but please hear me out here.

all cisgender people, raised in an environment that reflects the common views of cisgender society, are raised to be cissexist, and for the most part raised in a way that can lead or in many cases does lead to transmisogyny and transphobia.

as a cis person who has taken quite a bit of time out of my life to think about the ways i was raised, as well as the messages i have received from popular media, can 100% and wholeheartedly confirm  that people living in modernized societies are routinely fed a hefty dosage of cissexist ideals and lessons.

it is absolutely not our faults that we are taught cissexist lessons and transphobic ideals as children. what IS our fault is when we are told that what we were taught is wrong and harmful, yet turn our backs on those that are harmed and continue to participate in the harmful behaviors and societal ideals.

TL;DR VERSION: yes, all cis people are raised to be cissexist due to the way society molds us. it may not be our fault entirely, but it is absolutely up to us to look critically at ourselves and change the harmful behaviors. not changing the harmful behaviors only serves to promote transphobia and support transphobic people.

SO THICK EVERYONE ELSE IS UNCOMFORTABLE.

Folks, I’ve been talking with my partner @fitnesspfarm tonight and the stuff we have coming up is gonna be game-changing.

We’re putting a hybrid program together specifically for women that combines my powerlifting, her endurance training, flexibility, hypertrophy training, her heavy glute and quad band work and so much more.  Eating, nutrition, natural living and everything else will be covered.

Beyond that we want it to encompass a deep message of hope and empowerment for women as well, whether they’ve suffered through eating disorders, weight loss or other issues that affect them both physically and emotionally.

We want this to build your body as much as your esteem.  You will break the chains of societal ideals with us.

It will cater to all types of women and all degrees of thickness but it WILL aim to produce some of the biggest, baddest, strongest, thickest and most confident women ever.

We want to transform anyone and everyone who’s willing into an absolute lady beast who thunders through life with all the power and hope of a shining goddess, leaving everyone in her wake touched by her presence.

It’s going to be seriously amazing!

Stay tuned!

The Leo-Aquarius axis relates to healing the broader wounds in society’s threads. The repair of mass inequality, poverty, cycles of abuse and homelessness, societal ideals and processes. So Aquarius is like the Leo heart of social structures, the soul in the tenth house establishment, the blood bank that ensures well being of the people and the distribution of wisdom. Leo is the establishment of self-consciousness and Aquarius develops community consciousness.
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