For the Men Who Still Don’t Get It, written 20 years ago by Carol Diehl.
She wrote a post about the history of this poem that is worth reading.
my fetish is women who actually look happy to be having sex and look like they have willingly consented to the situation and it must be a niche fetish because it’s shockingly hard to find porn of it
It’s not men’s job to subvert, mock, parody, or critique femininity. You don’t get to tell us how much you hate the cage you put us in.
So to review:
1) Vaccines don’t cause autism. The man who did the single study on which the entire anti-vax movement hangs its hat? He has had his credentials as a doctor stripped, been sued repeatedly, and has *admitted that he lied about the study.* He admitted he fixed the results so they’d be the results that the people who were paying him wanted.
2) Vaccines don’t cause autism but they /do/ decrease the herd immunity of the human race.
3) Herd immunity is important. Herd immunity is what means we don’t have polio, or smallpox, or whoop—
— oh, you mean all of those things are making a comeback?
Vaccinate your kids.
It doesn’t cause autism. An extremely, extremely limited number of people will react to vaccines — but your child’s chances of reacting to vaccines is minuscule compared to your child’s — or your — chances of dying from a really fucking horrifying disease if we don’t reverse this trend.
And for fuck’s sake, stop blaming vaccines for autism. My son was born with his brain wired differently. He’s neurodiverse. He isn’t brain-damaged.
I have ASD. My nephew has ASD. Life is not always easy, but Autism is NOT a death sentence.
Whooping cough is deadly. Measles are deadly. Polio is deadly.
Autism is not deadly.
I THOUGHT SMALLPOX WAS ERADICATED. YOU GUYS DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH THIS FREAKS ME OUT, SMALLPOX IS HORRIFYING.
Saluden Muchachxs, saluden.
Dorsal fin collapse or FFS, Flacid fin syndrome is seen very commonly in the orcas kept in captivity, It is not as common in the wild and if it is seen its more often caused by a boating accident/fight than the environment.
No-one knows for certain why they fall in captivity though it could be due to many reasons that are mentioned in this great scientific paper - [link]
The most common factor however is that at marine parks orca spend a large amount of time at the surface or out of water, whereas in the wild roughly 80% of their time is spent underwater where the water pressure helps to keep their fin up. In captivity gravity is slowly pulling it down.
Another common factor with dorsal fins which differs from captive to wild whales is the way they eat. Captive orcas are given frozen dead fish whereas wild capture and kill their own. Eating frozen fish doesn’t allow collagen to be created properly a vital fat used in keeping the fin upright.
I know this really hasn’t any effect on the whales overall health but if something has been warped so unnaturally compared to in the wild it should be a concern as to what may be happening internally.
Disclaimer- I cannot confirm that the above quote on the image is correct but it does display how much a fin can ‘flop’ (x)
(the orca is kanduke)
my condolences to anyone who knew me two years ago
my condolences to anyone who still knows me now tbh
fuck your american heroes
Mention veganism at work? Get mocked.
Bring in enormous plate of vegan cookies? All gone in ten minutes.
People are so predictable.
These are so good.
"And they’re vegan too."
Oh, yeah, I thought I tasted something weird.
That first picture just fills me with such joy and a feeling of hope.
HEY ERIN HEY!
It’s the last picture that gets me. Her eyes are off reading the defense, because she’s not handing off to the RB, that’s a fake. She’s the QB and she’d doing her goddamn job and she’s doing it well. GET IT GIRL.
“Everybody says, ‘What happens when she gets hit?’ ” Gatewood said. “This isn’t a knock on Erin, but she’s bigger than 10 kids on my team. I have a wide receiver that weighs 25 pounds less than her. And the pads she wears are the same as the pads he wears.”
This is the only context in which football matters to me
GET IT GIRL
hahaha omg i thought this to myself too
Seriously, the thing that the coach said.
The media has really fucked with our perceptions of women’s bodies. Women, generally speaking, are way heavier than you think compared to men of comparable height.
i love everything about this photoset, but i especially adore the first pic, with her cheerleader friend helping her tie back her hair. just…y’know, cheerleading is so strongly linked to a particular embodiment of femininity, just as playing football is strongly linked to a particular embodiment of masculinity, and like. girls are always pitted against each other, man, and their different ways of being girls are always pitted against each other.
to me, that first pic overturns a lot of shitty narratives about girlhood and girl friendships in one cute snapshot of a fleeting moment between two friends. idk, i just really love it.
This is so goddamn awesome.
a white girl is lost in the woods and is about to be attacked by a bear. “why cant we all just be friends, bullying is so stupid, stop bullying <3” she says to it. the bear stops. he is confused. how the hell did she just say <3 out loud