T-Kun: My phone is as dead as it can be without forcing me to junk it immediately. It’s riding that edge between functional enough and broken enough. That being said, I think your phone might be worse. It’s like your phone has some kind of degenerative neurological disorder. Every time it goes to sleep it forgets stuff, and it suffers weird fits that leave it unconscious for long periods.
BTW I would try to reply to replies more elegantly with quotes and links and whatever but my computer doesn’t let me copy/paste. Pretty weird.
"My real name’s Ariel. So my stage name is Murdermaid."
I feel a deep respect for this woman.
Phone is broken. This sucks.
Please reblog if you wouldn’t act differently around a friend if they came out as bisexual, gay, lesbian, asexual, or admitted to being trans.
This has been put to the test, so I can reblog with some confidence. I’ve had a friend I thought was straight come out to me, and I’ve had a parent I thought was straight come out to me.
Except you can’t show a topless woman on TV - and you can’t defibrillate a woman in a bra. So victims of heart attacks on TV are always male. Did you know that a woman having a heart attack is more likely to have back or jaw pain than chest or left arm pain? I didn’t - because I’ve never seen a woman having a heart attack. I’ve been trained in CPR and Advanced First Aid by the Red Cross over 15 times in my life, the videos and booklets always have a guy and say the same thing about clutching his chest and/or bicep.
And people laugh when I tell them women are still invisible in this world.
re: feministing - for women, heart attacks look different
Things I did not know, but should.
This is a post that might save a life.
My mom worked for 25 years as an ER nurse and is convinced that a lot of women die simply because folks only know heart attack symptoms that occur in males.
WHT (via scarfarms)
a very real example of why representation matters/how media can affect our perspective on many things
It goes deeper than that. Almost all research on heart attacks, symptoms, risk factors, recovery, etc. was conducted on males throughout the history of health psychology. It’s only now that studies including, key alone focusing on, women are being published and recognized as, y’know, something that people might want to know about.
hey so I made a comic because I honestly can’t be the only person who thinks about this
My favorite stories are usually about friendship - the kind of platonic soul-mate magic that happens when people (siblings, cousins, friends, etc.) come together and they understand each other in a way that makes them better. Not necessarily changing them so much as making them MORE themselves.
The best part of Cowboy Bebop isn’t Spike and Faye, or even Spike and Julia, but Ed and Ein. Or Spike and Jet. Faye and Ed. Romance can be really cool to read about, but I loved Katniss and Haymitch’s interactions a lot more than Katniss and Peeta.
Tons of other examples. Kind of curious what other people have to offer though. Any other suggestions?
How to fuck with anime fans:
Step 1) put a wig on your dog
Thanks for blasting this huge hole in my heart.
Unnecessary “fillers” in our speech. I’d rather have “like” than up-talking, though (if we had to choose one, that is). Ewwww, up-talking. Then again, a combination of the two would render me homicidal maniac.
Like, did you ever notice? That, like, the speech patterns people, like, think are stupid? Are, like, commonly associated with, like, women?
And, like, there’s this thing? Where, like, women aren’t supposed to be, like, assertive? So they, like, qualify their speech? Because, like, we’re not supposed to, like, stand by our opinions?
1) humiliate women so they don’t feel qualified to speak authoritatively about anything
2) humiliate women for speaking in such a way that reflects how you treat her
3) laugh, you are superior because you don’t use words like “like.” It isn’t as if being a huge stupid asshole has ever made you worse than a woman who speaks with verbal tics.
The nail. It is hit on the head.
I had a teacher that waged a holy war against the word “like,” and really any filler word. If you said “um” or anything like it during a presentation, she would shake this little plastic party toy that looked like a couple of hands, making an incredibly loud and distracting noise. That teacher and I did not get along very well.