Men’s Rights: the belief that somehow hundreds of years of male domination in basically every meaningful social institution has created a society that specifically discriminates against men on the basis of gender and that the solution to this problem is to grant more political power to men.
things i am thinking about today: the insidiously fucked-up ways biphobia is hugely internalized in the bisexual community
because most, if not all, of the bisexual people i know (including myself) experience imposter syndrome related to their sexuality at some point. you know how it is - OH NO, I’VE ONLY CHECKED OUT LADIES TODAY, I’M ACTUALLY SECRETLY A LESBIAN, WHAT HAVE I DONE, or I’VE BEEN DATING THIS DUDE FOR A YEAR, I MUST BE STRAIGHT AFTER ALL, and it’s really disturbing every time? like you’re fooling everyone into believing you’re really, genuinely bi but here’s this incontrovertible evidence that you’re not?
and this is obviously a direct offshoot of that lovely ~lying bisexual~ trope; it’s okcupid saying that because most self-id-ing bisexual people only message women or only message men (ignoring, of course, that many bisexual people only use online dating for exclusively same-sex exploits because it’s so much easier to do the other offline); it’s dan savage saying most bi men are lying to their partners; it’s assuming that bi people in longer-term relationships have given up on their sexuality in favor of (partner-oriented)sexuality.
and just. man, biphobia really has done a number on us all.
so much fucking truth in this, truer than I realized it was gonna be
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i can’t tell why you would message me this hahaha is this supposed to be a bad thing? because if i wasn’t me, i would totally follow me based on this summary
hello sinner i believe it is time to go (AO3)
elementary, jamie moriarty/joan watson, pg-13, c. 700 words
There’s only two things to do with women like Joan Watson: either you kiss them, or you kill them.
omg gorgeous is so expensive otherwise i would’ve bought it
it’s ridiculous i would never buy it for myself but i love it so much, it works SO well and i’m so happy that i get it as a gift haha
if anyone ever compliments my skin i just have to be like “i use $90 moisturizer and haven’t eaten dairy in 4 years” oops
LUSH EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS ARE 50%??? god i need to move raleigh, i could get hired just via flipping my very hennaed hair
omg isn’t it amazing?! the sephora employee discount is only 20%
and i am in desperate need of a fresh coat of henna, i use the caca rouge but i haven’t done it in ages, i bought a new block a few weeks ago but i can’t do it alone, my mom does it for me, and our schedules don’t line up that often and we had set a date to get together but then i got kidney stones :( hopefully i’ll be able to do it soon!
lush moisturizers while on the pricier side are actually really nice and most of them have natural oils in them that are good for your skin
i used to work at lush! their stuff is so much more affordable when you have a 50% employee discount haha :(
lush discontinued one of my favorite moisturizers, it was called paradise regained and it was supposedly the anti-aging moisturizer. i guess they discontinued it because it didn’t sell well (it was around $60, not as pricey as gorgeous but still a splurge) but it had papaya in it and a bunch of other wonderful things…enzymion is similar because it has some papaya but it’s a little less moisturizing
one of my favorite things about lush moisturizers is how long they last! like the expiration date usually is a year and a half after you buy them, and they’ll last the whole time even though they’re small because you don’t need to pile them on. i got a jar of gorgeous for christmas last year and i’m still using it. i wear it at night, though, because if i wear it in the day and then layer my sunscreen on top of it, my skin doesn’t like that.
tbh my super-terrible skin acts the best when i do nothing to it other than scrub it with a hot wet washcloth once a day and oil cleanse if i’m wearing makeup.
but i also know my skin really loves tea tree oil and grapeseed oil, but they can be very heavy on my oily-ass skin, so i mixed some aloe vera gel with water until it was the consistency of shampoo, then stirred in some of each and put the mixture in an old pump moisturizer bottle i’d sterilized and keep it in the fridge. it’s the best moisturizer i’ve ever used.
YES THAT RECIPE SOUNDS AMAZING god i love diy skincare, i buy lush masks sometimes as a splurge but i’ve been mixing them up myself at home lately and they’re great
i love mixing raw honey (oops i’m a bad vegan) and especially manuka honey into a mask when i feel like i might break out
also kaolin clay or fuller’s earth is SO CHEAP if you buy a big tub at whole foods or online and it’s so awesome for making masks, especially if you want to cut oil and draw out impurities
do you mix your own cleansing oil? i tried the oil cleansing method a while back but i could never find the right balance, now i just use the josie maran argan cleansing oil (and every once in a while when i want a really deep tingly clean, i’ll use burt’s bees soap-bark and chamomile cleansing cream)
and yeah the clarisonic is basically the same philosophy as a nice hot scrubby washcloth! it’s like the washcloth is a regular toothbrush and the clarisonic is an electric toothbrush. it makes my skin more glowy and also stronger and more resilient.
i really like maracuja oil for my oily-er skin, but i find that murad’s oil-free moisturizer also works for me. i used to love clinique’s dramatic daily moisturizer but lately its oils have left my skin quite sticky and doesn’t react well w my primer
my mom used to swear by DDM when i was younger but it was always sticky for me, which i’ve heard could be because of its glycerin content
regardless, it has mineral oil in it, and i am so against the use of mineral oil on the face or even the body omg
my skin is true combination skin, parts of it are truly oily, but i’ve never felt like the oils i use are too heavy…i am tempted to try the new “light” argan oil from josie maran though, but of course i’m not going to start trying it now that we’re headed into the dry winter months
i need to start taking care of myself. i do nothing for my skin :[
seriously if i can give you only one piece of advice (besides sunscreen) it would be to INVEST IN A CLARISONIC
that little thing will change your life and it’s so worth it. but also it seems like a big enough purchase that you will feel guilty for not washing your face every day once you buy it hahaha so it gives you an incentive
really though it’s the best, just use the clarisonic with a gentle cream cleanser or milky cleanser and you will absolutely get results. and also never use a facial scrub or any kind of physical exfoliant, if you absolutely need to you can use a gentle chemical exfoliant but honestly just washing with the clarisonic is enough exfoliation for me these days…and NEVER USE A CLEANSER WITH SOAP IN IT if there are sulfates in your face wash it is garbage, if there is a high level of surfactants in your face wash it is garbage, if your face wash (or your moisturizer tbh ESPECIALLY your moisturizer) prides itself on being “oil free” it is garbage
basically neutrogena is the devil, so is clean and clear and all those people who tell you that you will break out if you have oil on your face. your skin is a semi permeable membrane and it needs oil, you just have to figure out what kind of oil it wants. jojoba oil has a viscosity that’s very similar to the sebum your skin naturally produces but if you have naturally oily skin you want to go for a slightly lighter oil, and if your skin doesn’t produce that much oil you’ll want something thicker that’ll give a little more moisture and form a protective barrier (my favorite oils are argan and maracuja but i also do avocado face masks sometimes)
also i know everyone hates to hear this but you are never going to have good skin if you sleep 4 hours a night and drink 6 ounces of water a day tbh it’s just not gonna happen. skin is an organ and if you’re not healthy then your skin’s not healthy
god sorry i could talk about this stuff for hours skincare is so important to me
remember when katy perry said she was gonna do a duet with rihanna and she said “it’ll be good, though. not like beautiful liar”