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Fifteen to eighteen percent of girls under twelve now wear mascara, eyeliner and lipstick regularly; eating disorders are up and self-esteem is down; and twenty-five percent of young American women would rather win America’s Next Top Model than the Nobel Peace Prize. Even bright, successful college women say they’d rather be hot than smart. A Miami mom just died from cosmetic surgery, leaving behind two teenagers. This keeps happening, and it breaks my heart.

Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything. It sets them up for dieting at age 5 and foundation at age 11 and boob jobs at 17 and Botox at 23. As our cultural imperative for girls to be hot 24/7 has become the new normal, American women have become increasingly unhappy. What’s missing? A life of meaning, a life of ideas and reading books and being valued for our thoughts and accomplishments.
“How To Talk To Little Girls” by Lisa Bloom (via crookedindifference)

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Film Facts: Pride and Prejudice (2005)

At the beginning of the film, Elizabeth is shown reading a novel titled “First Impressions” - this was Jane Austen’s original title of her novel before she altered it to “Pride and Prejudice”. Additionally the text of the visible pages is readable when paused; it is the last chapter of Pride and Prejudice, with names changed.

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Real Vikings buried here. Each grave is made in the form of a ship so the deceased Vikings can be carried to Valhalla (Viking heaven) when the bifrost comes. Shot from the #viking cemetery in Aalborg, Denmark. #vscocam

skinnydanishdancer:

Real Vikings buried here. Each grave is made in the form of a ship so the deceased Vikings can be carried to Valhalla (Viking heaven) when the bifrost comes. Shot from the #viking cemetery in Aalborg, Denmark. #vscocam

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