all the things i ship ★ james ‘sawyer’ ford and kate austen
i never cared about having carte blanche because i just wanted to spend some time with the only other person on this island that just don’t belong.
Heath Ledger and Ang Lee on the set of Brokeback Mountain, Ph. by Kimberly French
if the annual purge was a real thing i feel like zayn would survive cuz he doesn’t leave his house willingly already so he’d be safe he’d probably wake up the day after the purge and call liam up cuz he’d also survive and be like “is harry dead?”
A study on masculinity and aggression from the University of South Florida found that innocuous – yet feminine – tasks could produce profound anxiety in men. As part of the study, a group of men were asked to perform a stereotypically feminine act – braiding hair in this case - while a control group braided rope. Following the act, the men were given the option to either solve a puzzle or punch a heavy bag. Not surprisingly, the men who performed the task that threatened their masculinity were far more likely to punch the bag; again, violence serving as a way to reestablish their masculine identity. A follow-up had both groups punch the bag after braiding either hair or rope; the men who braided the hair punched the bag much harder. A third experiment, all the participants braided hair, but were split into two groups: those who got to punch the bag afterwards and those who didn’t. The men who were prevented from punching the bag started to show acute signs of anxiety and distress from not being able to reconfirm their masculinity.
—Doctor Nerdlove, "When Masculinity Fails Men"