Hugh Laurie (via hello-goat-lips)
We found that, upon exposure to sexist humor, men higher in sexism discriminated against women by allocating larger funding cuts to a women’s organization than they did to other organizations.
We also found that, in the presence of sexist humor, participants believed the other participants would approve of the funding cuts to women’s organizations. We believe this shows that humorous disparagement creates the perception of a shared standard of tolerance of discrimination that may guide behavior when people believe others feel the same way.
The research indicates that people should be aware of the prevalence of disparaging humor in popular culture, and that the guise of benign amusement or “it’s just a joke” gives it the potential to be a powerful and widespread force that can legitimize prejudice in our society
Thomas E. Ford, professor of psychology at Western Carolina University (via baebees)
Sexist (and racist and so forth) humor isn’t about hurt feelings. It’s about harm.
It’s not “just a joke.”
Ask for evidence, and the evidence appears.(via bookoisseur)
Kristin Armstrong (via yourhatemademe)
Laverne Cox (via thatkindofwoman)
This is amazing: Bird’s Eye View of the World Cup Nations
Here’s a bird’s eye view of the World Cup (nations), brought to you just a couple hours before the first game between Brazil and Croatia. All these images come from NASA — you can learn a lot more about the images and see them in beautiful high resolution here.