Canadian problem #1: when you see a sign at uni saying the geese are aggressive you should listen.

Saint Paul viewed the body as a temple, and as a part of Christ. Each and every man was made in the image of Christ and represented him. Thus, men’s bodies were not to be adorned or decorated because that would be defacing the image and likeness of Christ. Saint Paul also believed that the body was subject to temptation, that any desire must be fought if one was to be closer with God. To sacrifice the body in the name of faith would allow the individual to become closer to heaven. Castration became a solution to bodily desire, as the body has a mystical quality to it and should not be the product of sexual deviance.

Saint Paul viewed the body as a temple, and as a part of Christ. Each and every man was made in the image of Christ and represented him. Thus, men’s bodies were not to be adorned or decorated because that would be defacing the image and likeness of Christ. Saint Paul also believed that the body was subject to temptation, that any desire must be fought if one was to be closer with God. To sacrifice the body in the name of faith would allow the individual to become closer to heaven. Castration became a solution to bodily desire, as the body has a mystical quality to it and should not be the product of sexual deviance.

Veblen described beauty as an object that is directly related to cost and uselessness. It is an object that is expensive and something to be gazed upon and admired. An example of beauty would be a diamond ring, it serves no purpose other than to be gazed upon. Conversely, a hammer is able to build a multitude of things yet, it is not valued and is inexpensive making it not beautiful. This theory can be applied to a rich man marrying a beautiful woman. A beautiful woman also has these qualities she is both expensive and useless. A man portrays conspicuous consumption, conspicuous leisure, and conspicuous waste though his wife. Women, such as those portrayed on, “the real housewives” shows spend copious amounts of money adorning themselves and do not partake in any manual labour. Thus, a woman becomes another way to show off a mans wealth; if he is seen with a good looking woman, the society will think he has enough money to keep his wife at home, and to adorn her in jewelry and other luxuries.

Veblen described beauty as an object that is directly related to cost and uselessness. It is an object that is expensive and something to be gazed upon and admired. An example of beauty would be a diamond ring, it serves no purpose other than to be gazed upon. Conversely, a hammer is able to build a multitude of things yet, it is not valued and is inexpensive making it not beautiful. This theory can be applied to a rich man marrying a beautiful woman. A beautiful woman also has these qualities she is both expensive and useless. A man portrays conspicuous consumption, conspicuous leisure, and conspicuous waste though his wife. Women, such as those portrayed on, “the real housewives” shows spend copious amounts of money adorning themselves and do not partake in any manual labour. Thus, a woman becomes another way to show off a mans wealth; if he is seen with a good looking woman, the society will think he has enough money to keep his wife at home, and to adorn her in jewelry and other luxuries.

500 posts! 
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500 posts! 

say waaaat!!! 

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Dramaturgy is the theory that people put on performances when they wish others to perceive them as real.  Thus, clothing is used as a set of props in a performance of various roles and activities. Dress also guides interactional scripts; an example would be a doctor patient relationship. The physician wears a lab coat and stethoscope, while the patient is in hospital gown. Through visual markers, a power dynamic is established between the doctor and patient; both individuals adhere to specific behaviour within their role and are given a set of expectations based on appearance. The performance is taken as real because the power dynamic is reflected through clothing.  Furthermore, fashion is also a guide to scripts; people dress in a specific way depending on the setting of a script. Funerals in the western culture dictate that all people wear black as a sign of mourning for the loss of life. If a person were to break the script and appear in red they would be ostracized by the rest of the group and their performance would not be accepted as real; instead they would seem out of place and disrespectful. Clothing is an important aspect to human interaction that is required visual marker for interactional scripts; through dress a person is able to present him or herself as real to society.

Dramaturgy is the theory that people put on performances when they wish others to perceive them as real.  Thus, clothing is used as a set of props in a performance of various roles and activities. Dress also guides interactional scripts; an example would be a doctor patient relationship. The physician wears a lab coat and stethoscope, while the patient is in hospital gown. Through visual markers, a power dynamic is established between the doctor and patient; both individuals adhere to specific behaviour within their role and are given a set of expectations based on appearance. The performance is taken as real because the power dynamic is reflected through clothing.  Furthermore, fashion is also a guide to scripts; people dress in a specific way depending on the setting of a script. Funerals in the western culture dictate that all people wear black as a sign of mourning for the loss of life. If a person were to break the script and appear in red they would be ostracized by the rest of the group and their performance would not be accepted as real; instead they would seem out of place and disrespectful. Clothing is an important aspect to human interaction that is required visual marker for interactional scripts; through dress a person is able to present him or herself as real to society.

Breaking bad doughnuts or Things I didn’t know I needed in my life until now. 

Breaking bad doughnuts or Things I didn’t know I needed in my life until now. 

Hair is often characterized as a mere cosmetic feature of the body, however it acts as a vessel through which a plethora of discourses are reflected. An individual’s race, gender, class, or identity has the ability to be represented through ones hair. Hair acts as physical manifestation through which individuals choose to represent their paradigm. However, social factors simultaneously interact with personal beliefs, causing an intersection between the individual and society. This intersection is represented through the relationship between gender and hair in the Victorian and modern eras, and the concept of race in American throughout the slavery and freedom of African Americans. 
The history of African Americans from slavery to freedom can be mapped through the thesis, anti-thesis, and, synthesis of hair. During the 15th and 19th centuries Africans were taken from their native land and transported to United States. Through this process, Africans not only lost their freedom, but also their entire culture. This included the styling and grooming of elaborate hairstyles. As slaves, Africans were unable to practice their former rituals, and were degraded for their non-European features. Hair, which would normally be viewed as a source of pride in Africa, was reduced to an un-groomed, ‘woolly’ texture, a characteristic, which a Eurocentric culture associated to an animal hide. The dominant European culture perpetuated that only the straight, fine hair of the ruling class was an acceptable discourse, thus African hair became an abnormal ethnic other. Conversely, in the freedom rights movement of the 1950’s the African American population began to gain autonomy over their lives. However, this newfound freedom was expressed through a series of constrained choices. The elaborate hairstyles of Africa were still looked down upon by the upper class. Thus, much of the black population spent time on being appealing to the white class; straightening hair became another reflection of ruling class ideologies. In fact, Madame C.J. Walker became the first African American millionaire through selling hair-straightening products. Millions of dollars were spent on being, “well adjusted” to white culture. In the following decades, a synthesis of African and American culture was achieved; the looks of both Dianna carol and Angela Davis are reflected through a combination of traditional African hairstyles and American hairstyles. Today, the styling of hair has been restored as a representation of pride and a reflection of culture; hair acts as a medium to showcase art and talent within the African American community. 
The masculinity or femininity of an individual is represented through the presence or lack thereof of hair. During the Victorian ear, upper class women conveyed wealth through their outward appearance. This included the elaborate, ostentatious styling of hair a look, which required servants to achieve. Hair became a symbol of status and a link to gender identity; opposite sexes were expected to have opposing hairstyles. When woman began to gain more autonomy, the constraint of ornamented hair was replaced with freer, shorter styles. In modern society, hair is still viewed as a source of attraction. In the case of female cancer patients versus male cancer patients, hair has a higher value for women. This is because femininity is often associated with, and attached to hair. In men, hair represents the level of youth an individual possesses; boys are allowed to have freer flowing lightly coloured hair, while men in mid life typically have a more conservative style with a distinguished gray colour. Hair can also act as a means of identification or membership to a sub-culture. The military presents an image of clean-cut uniformity; hair is expected to be short and clean to express the order and discipline of an army. In contrast, the counter culture hippies of the 1970’s had long free flowing hair, and presented the antithesis of military conformity. 

Millions of Dollars are spent annually within the hair industry, this is because gender, race, and, class can all be reflected through hair. The intersection between an individuals values and societal pressures are conveyed through the fluidity of hair. The African American culture was shaped through the dynamic thesis, anti-thesis, and synthesis of style. Furthermore, the concept of masculinity, femininity, and identity of an individual can be portrayed through hair.

Hair is often characterized as a mere cosmetic feature of the body, however it acts as a vessel through which a plethora of discourses are reflected. An individual’s race, gender, class, or identity has the ability to be represented through ones hair. Hair acts as physical manifestation through which individuals choose to represent their paradigm. However, social factors simultaneously interact with personal beliefs, causing an intersection between the individual and society. This intersection is represented through the relationship between gender and hair in the Victorian and modern eras, and the concept of race in American throughout the slavery and freedom of African Americans.

The history of African Americans from slavery to freedom can be mapped through the thesis, anti-thesis, and, synthesis of hair. During the 15th and 19th centuries Africans were taken from their native land and transported to United States. Through this process, Africans not only lost their freedom, but also their entire culture. This included the styling and grooming of elaborate hairstyles. As slaves, Africans were unable to practice their former rituals, and were degraded for their non-European features. Hair, which would normally be viewed as a source of pride in Africa, was reduced to an un-groomed, ‘woolly’ texture, a characteristic, which a Eurocentric culture associated to an animal hide. The dominant European culture perpetuated that only the straight, fine hair of the ruling class was an acceptable discourse, thus African hair became an abnormal ethnic other. Conversely, in the freedom rights movement of the 1950’s the African American population began to gain autonomy over their lives. However, this newfound freedom was expressed through a series of constrained choices. The elaborate hairstyles of Africa were still looked down upon by the upper class. Thus, much of the black population spent time on being appealing to the white class; straightening hair became another reflection of ruling class ideologies. In fact, Madame C.J. Walker became the first African American millionaire through selling hair-straightening products. Millions of dollars were spent on being, “well adjusted” to white culture. In the following decades, a synthesis of African and American culture was achieved; the looks of both Dianna carol and Angela Davis are reflected through a combination of traditional African hairstyles and American hairstyles. Today, the styling of hair has been restored as a representation of pride and a reflection of culture; hair acts as a medium to showcase art and talent within the African American community.

The masculinity or femininity of an individual is represented through the presence or lack thereof of hair. During the Victorian ear, upper class women conveyed wealth through their outward appearance. This included the elaborate, ostentatious styling of hair a look, which required servants to achieve. Hair became a symbol of status and a link to gender identity; opposite sexes were expected to have opposing hairstyles. When woman began to gain more autonomy, the constraint of ornamented hair was replaced with freer, shorter styles. In modern society, hair is still viewed as a source of attraction. In the case of female cancer patients versus male cancer patients, hair has a higher value for women. This is because femininity is often associated with, and attached to hair. In men, hair represents the level of youth an individual possesses; boys are allowed to have freer flowing lightly coloured hair, while men in mid life typically have a more conservative style with a distinguished gray colour. Hair can also act as a means of identification or membership to a sub-culture. The military presents an image of clean-cut uniformity; hair is expected to be short and clean to express the order and discipline of an army. In contrast, the counter culture hippies of the 1970’s had long free flowing hair, and presented the antithesis of military conformity.

Millions of Dollars are spent annually within the hair industry, this is because gender, race, and, class can all be reflected through hair. The intersection between an individuals values and societal pressures are conveyed through the fluidity of hair. The African American culture was shaped through the dynamic thesis, anti-thesis, and synthesis of style. Furthermore, the concept of masculinity, femininity, and identity of an individual can be portrayed through hair.

Which 2014 Oscar-Nominated Director Should Direct Your Life?

  1. You got: Steve McQueen
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    Your life isn’t easy, perhaps because you’re screwing up, or the world is screwing it up for you. Either way, things feel hopeless sometimes. And yet, you’re able to see the beauty amid all the ugliness: There are striking visuals all around you. Expect the movie of your life to look something like 12 Years a Slave or Shame.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/louispeitzman/which-2014-oscar-nominated-director-should-direct-your-life

Anonymous Asked:
Just wanted to say, "I just want to marry rich, so I can sit on the couch and watch Quentin Tarantino films for the rest of my life" was fucking hilarious and made my day so much better!

Why thank you! Just imagine how great that life would be… your significant other enters the house at the end of the day, and doesn’t even have to ask you what you’ve done all day. They already know it’s watching Tarantino films. I mean right now I could be watching Pulp Fiction instead of working on a history essay! ahhh what life would be like if only it were true. But you can share in my pain anon… Stay classy, and keep watching Tarantino!