"Princeton University psychologist Susan Fiske took brain scans of heterosexual men while they looked at sexualised images of women wearing bikinis. She found that the part of their brains that became activated was pre-motor - areas that usually light up when people anticipate using tools. The men were reacting to the images as if the women were objects they were going to act on. Particularly shocking was the discovery that the participants who scored highest on tests of hostile sexism were those most likely to deactivate the part of the brain that considers other people’s intentions (the medial prefrontal cortex) while looking at the pictures. These men were responding to images of the women as if they were non-human." - The Equality Illusion (via lesilencieux)
(Source: thoughtfulcynic, via alysonlaura)
I find it interesting that my friends can give me the best advice to handle a situation, but until I experience what they’re trying to help me avoid, I won’t listen. It’s a strange phenomenon.
On that note, I’m notorious for chasing the past. What could have been bothers the shit out of me, so I’m always trying to live like I did before. Even if I know it’s wrong for me in the back of my head.
Life goes on I guess, you don’t drive a car in reverse, and that car won’t change direction unless you shift the gear.
Moving forward, not back.