Monday, October 20, 2014
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beechichi:

Rainbow ladies of LoK~ <3 Cause uh… cute girls with glasses? No other reason needed :D

thebigsisteryouneveraskedfor:

Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust.
She was ordered to report ever pregnant women do the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use the women for cruel experiments (e.g. vivisections) before killing them.
She saved hundrets of women by performing abortions on them before their pregnancy was discovered, without having access to basic medical supplies. She became known as the “Angel of Auschwitz”.
After being rescued from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp she tried to commit suicide, but survived, recovered and kept working as a gynecologist, delivering more than 3000 babies.

thebigsisteryouneveraskedfor:

Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust.

She was ordered to report ever pregnant women do the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use the women for cruel experiments (e.g. vivisections) before killing them.

She saved hundrets of women by performing abortions on them before their pregnancy was discovered, without having access to basic medical supplies. She became known as the “Angel of Auschwitz”.

After being rescued from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp she tried to commit suicide, but survived, recovered and kept working as a gynecologist, delivering more than 3000 babies.

cornerof5thandvermouth:

petitepasserine:

the-hairy-heterophobe:

ablogforemily:

shamelesslyunladylike:

the-hairy-heterophobe:

if anybody asks me why i hate men, i’m just gonna redirect them to this post.

it’s pretty fucking obvious that men only want to invest in breast cancer research to further degrade, objectify, and jerk off to body parts they already feel 100% entitled to. that’s what is at stake for them. 

what about the women whose “tatas” weren’t saved? how must they feel being surrounded by awareness ads that focus more on keeping women’s sexy-sexy-titties-to-continue-titillating-the-males than saving real life human beings and helping survivors? 

If anyone’s wondering, those posts came from here. It’s a forum for breast cancer support. Give it a read, and you’ll see how many women are outright abandoned by their husbands, sometimes after being married for decades, because their “tatas” couldn’t be saved.

This culture of “save the tatas” even goes as far as the doctor’s offices themselves. Most doctors request that the husband be present during surgical consultations, as though he has an equal say in the patient-professional discussion.

If the woman is single, as was my case, doctors have actually recommended postponing surgery until she finds a relationship, because “it could be nearly impossible to find someone who accepts it [your unnatural tatas] in years to come”. 

I’m 15 months post-mastectomy, and the date I had this past week was the first time since then that a guy hadn’t reacted negatively to my scars. The relief was so overwhelming that I was fighting back tears. When I told him —essentially warning him that my body wasn’t what he must be expecting — I felt so guilty; it seemed to have the same weight and shame as telling someone I had some sort of an incurable STI or a felony record.

I shouldn’t have felt that way. I should not be ashamed of choosing to live. 

Thank you for your important commentary! I hope you find someone who can love you for who you are and admire your strength as a survivor.

holy shit this just makes me so immensely disgusted and i actually feel sick to the core??? just. holy shit.

when my mother was getting a surgery consult for the lumpectomy, the surgeon actually insisted i was in the room with her and kept asking my opinion ABOUT MY MOTHER’S BOOB even though we were both visibly uncomfortable with the situation

i mean for fuck’s sake i’m her son, that’s a: awkward as hell and b: it’s just a fucking TIT, who cares if it “looks good” as long as she fucking LIVES, jesus god damn christ, why is it that doctors think a man has to sign off on a fucking tit???

fucking infuriating

anyhow fuck “save the tatas” campaigns

You can’t hate yourself into a person you’ll love.

Being whole in your heart, mind, soul, and skin begins with embracing yourself for the beautiful, messy, strong, flawed, imperfect, fragile — lovely human being that you are.

A mirror doesn’t show you how worthy you are. A lover or lack of one doesn’t define how meaningful you are. A grade, a job, a bank account… none of these things decide who you are.

You need to look into your soul and discover what makes you — YOU. You need to peel off all the pretenses and lies covering your heart and figure out what makes you leap inside, what makes you come alive, and what helps you breathe.

Hate will not help you; it will destroy you.

Love, acceptance, gentleness, forgiveness, patience… they will help in the process of discovering what it means to be one of the living.

Be gentle with yourself. Accept your flaws not as limitations but as opportunities to grow. Be kind to yourself; this is your first time living so of course you don’t know everything. Be patient with the questions, the confusion, and the setbacks of life. Forgive yourself, forgive others, not because you have to but because nothing good grows from bitterness and hatred.

Love is the answer. I truly believe with all my heart and soul and I hope and pray that you would stop hating yourself, stop neglecting your needs, stop treating yourself like you are meaningless, stop letting people make you small, stop beating yourself up, stop being mean — start deciding day after day that love is your answer.

With love,

Dele

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The only person you can legally hit in the United States is a child.

Hit your partner, and you’ll be arrested for domestic violence. Hit another adult, and you’ll be arrested for assault. But hit a 4-year-old, and you can call yourself a “loving father”. That’s completely screwed up.

It should be against the law for a fully grown adult to slap, hit, spank, punch, switch, whoop, whip, paddle, kick or belt a defenseless child in the name of discipline. But it is legal, and new research in the Journal of Family Psychology suggests that the average 4-year-old is hit 936 times a year.

If study after study conclusively proves that hitting your kids doesn’t work as a disciplinary method, and worse, it has long-term damaging impact to their psychology and makes your kids more aggressive, why do we as a society allow it?

Mel Robbins, "Spanking Isn’t Parenting; It’s Child Abuse" (via holygoddamnshitballs)
Sunday, October 19, 2014

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bobbityhobbity:

korrabehappyplease:

subjecta21:

Mako and Wu so far:

  • Wu considers Mako his best buddy.
  • Despite not really enjoying Wu’s company, Mako still doesn’t want to hurt his feelings.
  • Wu is considerate of Mako’s problems. He treats him to a smoothie to cheer him up and planned on buying Mako some new suits.
  • Wu admits he’s not cut out to be king.
  • Mako has warmed up a bit to Wu.
  • Wu loves being carried by Mako.

I nominate Wu as Mako’s best guy friend outside of the family.

I’m hoping they do become actual friends. The juxtaposition would be great, just as it is in Korra and Asami’s friendship.

This started as a crack ship and has turned into a really sweet friendship somehow. That Wu has an unrequited crush on Mako seems to almost certainly be canon (though it’s all innuendo because Nickelodeon), but rather than becoming a joke, it’s the thing that makes Wu open to Mako’s criticism, placing him on the path to becoming a better person.

To be clear, this is the wuko I ship.

stereoculturesociety:

Culture The *EARTH* Project - Spices

One problem I had with the Legend of Korra is that I never liked Korra’s supporting cast too much, whereas in ATLA I not only liked Aang, but I liked and cared about the entire cast (except Ozai, that stupid piece of shit.) That’s changing this season. I really appreciate what they’re doing with the supporting characters. A lot has already been written about Asami’s friendship with Korra, and I really like that Mako and Bolin have bosses and mentors that are women, who are both highly competent and who they respect very much and are devoted to.

I know I’ve said this before, but I also appreciate Prince Wu a lot. In the US, at least, so many people are into the whole “no homo” thing, but in Wu we have a male character who is unapologetically comfortable with, and initiates, physical contact with a fellow dude he respects and admires - Mako. Wu has all these stereotypically feminine hobbies such as shopping, spa days, etc., but he gives no fucks about it, he’s not ashamed, and it’s great. This show isn’t perfect but it’s doing right by its male and female characters, and I appreciate that a lot.

everyday life with ibs—

Other people: “It’s 6 PM! Time for me to do homework, make dinner, etc.”

Me: “It’s 6 PM! Time for an episode of VIOLENT AND HORRIBLE wrenching stomach cramps! Yay!”

crystallineclears:

mayordamoose:

zillah975:

konora:

gifsboom:

Man Saves a Shark

look at that man. When the shark starts thrashing around he just lets go and calmly takes a step back and waits for it to be done. Then it’s back to work. What a badass.

OH MY GOD

SO MUCH LOVE

SAVE ALL THE THINGS

EVEN THE POINTY BITEY ONES

That is really badass. Awesome.

im so happy right now that just made my day

scumtrout:

Prince Wu is a stupid comic relief character who’s bound to irritate a lot of people in the audience, but dangit it kills me that he’s genuinely fond of Mako, and Mako clearly tries to be patient and helpful even though he’s a gruff, cynical ass by nature and he probably wants to strangle Wu a lot of the time.

The Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just. Martin Luther King Jr., “Why I am Opposed to the War in Vietnam,” 1967 (via stymshaw)

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kingcheddarxvii:

I’m calling this crap out. How is this a fair standard to hold people to? Counselors are licensed professionals who spend years studying psychology, not kids online trying to maintain positive attitudes, often against REALLY difficult circumstances. How are sad teens supposed to know how to approach this kind of thing?
Maybe this is just a joke but it’s tiring watching grown-ass adults complain about kids trying to look out for each other. Cringe all you want but grow up about it and keep your petty grouchiness to yourselves
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kingcheddarxvii:

I’m calling this crap out. How is this a fair standard to hold people to? Counselors are licensed professionals who spend years studying psychology, not kids online trying to maintain positive attitudes, often against REALLY difficult circumstances. How are sad teens supposed to know how to approach this kind of thing?

Maybe this is just a joke but it’s tiring watching grown-ass adults complain about kids trying to look out for each other. Cringe all you want but grow up about it and keep your petty grouchiness to yourselves

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