"Did you never think, even once, that I loved lipstick and rouge for more than their color alone? I am a student of their lore, and it is arcane and hermetic beyond the dreams of alchemists. …Cosmetics are an extension of the will. Why do you think all men paint themselves when they go to fight?"
— Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless (via reshki)
17% of cardiac surgeons are women, 17% of tenured professors are women. It just goes on and on. And isn’t that strange that that’s also the percentage of women in crowd scenes in movies? What if we’re actually training people to see that ratio as normal so that when you’re an adult, you don’t notice?
…We just heard a fascinating and disturbing study where they looked at the ratio of men and women in groups. And they found that if there’s 17% women, the men in the group think it’s 50-50. And if there’s 33% women, the men perceive that as there being more women in the room than men.
Source: NPR: Hollywood Needs More Women (via albinwonderland)
This is nutty.
(Source: josette-arnauld, via lovedhouseswent)