I interviewed a young anthropologist working with women in Mali, a country in Africa where women go around with bare breasts. They’re always feeding their babies. And when she told them that in our culture men are fascinated with breasts there was an instant of shock. The women burst out laughing. They laughed so hard, they fell on the floor.
They said, “You mean, men act like babies?”
— Carolyn Latteier, Breasts, the women’s perspective on an American obsession (via fuckyeahbreastfeedingscience)
— (via zeitlauf)
when you’re sad because you got your nose pierced and then your dad says it “makes your nose look even bigger,” just remember that not only is that opinion completely subjective, our perception of the world is itself a subjective representation of our own mental functions. nothing is objective but the thing-in-itself, and that is only will.
i would have started aggressively seeing my therapist freshman year, been more concerned with my mental health at basically every point, and spent more time hanging out with people who actually made me feel good about myself
-smart and not afraid of being smart
-got a little ~edge~ to ‘em
-genuinely care about things/people
sorry. all my friends are pretty.
probably the road trip i took with my friend jenna to her friend’s lake house in summer 2012. i had just had a really terrible breakup, and it was the perfect combination of lady bonding time, alcohol, new friends, and a kick-ass mountain lake.