October212014

whowasntthere:

thewhip:

"You Don’t Own Me" PSA - Upworthy

A group of famous Ladies Sing Along To This 1964 song by Lesley Gore
which was originally written about “dating” but can be very well re-interpreted for women’s rights.

Not much to do with Roller Derby other than the fact that the RD community is one of the most accepting of equality in gender and races amongst other things, I figured you would enjoy it, have a lovely night.

Fuck Yes.

9PM

morg-ana:

ohmymckirk:

so-um-yeah:

aloistrancyhive:

breathe-squeeze-follow-through:

26 Male Survivors Of Sexual Assault Quoting The People Who Attacked Them

http://www.buzzfeed.com/spenceralthouse/male-survivors-of-sexual-assault-quoting-the-people-who-a

This needs more notes.

no one seems to care if they are guys 

reminder that rape and sexual abuse happens to everyone, not just girls

reminder that rape and sexual abuse needs to be acknowledged no matter a person’s gender and “no one seems to care if they are guys” is a typical antifeminist theory that is disproven by the fact that this photo set has 400,000+ notes alone

(via ellosteph)

9PM
mindblowingscience:

Brain scans show cause of seasonal affective disorder

Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
People with Sad have an unhelpful way of controlling the “happy” brain signalling compound serotonin during winter months, brain scans reveal.
As the nights draw in, production of a transporter protein ramps up in Sad, lowering available serotonin.
The work will be presented this week at a neuropsychopharmacology conference.
The University of Copenhagen researchers who carried out the trial say their findings confirm what others have suspected - although they only studied 11 people with Sad and 23 healthy volunteers for comparison.
Using positron emission tomography (PET) brain scans, they were able to show significant summer-to-winter differences in the levels of the serotonin transporter (SERT) protein in Sad patients.
The Sad volunteers had higher levels of SERT in the winter months, corresponding to a greater removal of serotonin in winter, while the healthy volunteers did not.

Continue Reading.

mindblowingscience:

Brain scans show cause of seasonal affective disorder

Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

People with Sad have an unhelpful way of controlling the “happy” brain signalling compound serotonin during winter months, brain scans reveal.

As the nights draw in, production of a transporter protein ramps up in Sad, lowering available serotonin.

The work will be presented this week at a neuropsychopharmacology conference.

The University of Copenhagen researchers who carried out the trial say their findings confirm what others have suspected - although they only studied 11 people with Sad and 23 healthy volunteers for comparison.

Using positron emission tomography (PET) brain scans, they were able to show significant summer-to-winter differences in the levels of the serotonin transporter (SERT) protein in Sad patients.

The Sad volunteers had higher levels of SERT in the winter months, corresponding to a greater removal of serotonin in winter, while the healthy volunteers did not.

Continue Reading.

(via shychemist)

1PM

coelasquid:

Aaaa oh my god Ify I had no idea you did this thing with the Dear White People guys, Maya just sent it to me.

Is this what I get for not paying attention to Facebook?

(via alexquintas)

October202014

bootsnblossoms:

femininefreak:

Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014

Both by Dan Bagan

Wanna see my cry like a baby? Ask me who these women were.

Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK when she was a kid, and what does she do? Become an activist to try and stop that from happening to other people. She raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. She helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. She founded an agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone, because childcare in the 1970s? Not really a thing. In fact, a famous feminist line in the 70s was “every housewife is one man away from welfare.”

Then she teamed up with Steinman to found the Women’s Action Alliance, which created the first battered women’s shelters in history. They attacked women’s rights issues through boots on the ground activism, problem solving, and communication. They stomped over barriers of race and class to meet women where they were: mostly mothers who wanted better for themselves and their children.

These are women are who I always wanted to be.

(via shychemist)

11PM
crazycritterlife:

A poem from my goshawk:
"I scream when I’m hungry, I scream when I’m full,
I scream when I’m playing, I scream when it’s dull.
I scream when I’m happy, I scream when I’m mad,

I scream for all reasons and watch mommy go mad!”
(and what joy is had!)

crazycritterlife:

A poem from my goshawk:

"I scream when I’m hungry, I scream when I’m full,

I scream when I’m playing, I scream when it’s dull.

I scream when I’m happy, I scream when I’m mad,

I scream for all reasons and watch mommy go mad!”

(and what joy is had!)

6PM
6PM

futurescope:

Restoring the Sense of Touch

A new prosthetic system allows amputees to feel familiar sensations and reduces their phantom pain.

Patients connected to a new prosthetic system said they ‘felt’ their hands for the first time since they lost them in accidents. In the ensuing months, they began feeling sensations that were familiar and were able to control their prosthetic hands with more — well — dexterity.

[read more on sciencedaily]

(via shychemist)

12PM

Anonymous said: I'm a 16 year old girl & haven't gotten ANY shots / physicals since I was in Kindergarden . I attend public school without my vaccinations etc etc etc and my school allows me to attend with no hesitation. It's my body, my rights. I don't have to put any shit in it that I don't want to. And I'm still very healthy to this day. 5"4 118 lbs.

aspiringdoctors:

Ok, y’all need to stop because this is getting embarrassing. I’m starting to lose my temper.

So just because in all your 16 years you have never gotten sick doesn’t mean that vaccines aren’t necessary. I’m 25 and I have never been in a car accident- that doesn’t mean that I don’t have to wear a seatbelt or check my mirrors when I change lanes. Your personal experience- and the experience of any one individual unvaccinated person- DOES NOT MEAN ANYTHING. AT ALL. PERIOD. If you weren’t as selfish and clueless as the vibe I’m getting, you’d thank your vaccinated classmates and fellow citizens for your streak of good health. Your height to weight ratio has nothing to do with vaccines or sometimes even if you are healthy, ps.

You don’t wanna put ‘shit’ in your body? Cool. Don’t. But stay the hell away from the doctor’s office or the ER if you or someone in your house comes down with something, because the only way to fix it is to put ‘shit’ in your body to keep you from dying or having chronic life-altering after effects. And obviously the latter isn’t a priority.

Actually… You don’t trust vaccines? Fine! Why stop there! Don’t use inhalers to prevent status asthmaticus, don’t use birth control pills to prevent unwanted pregnancy and help horrific menstrual cramps, don’t use aspirin to help a headache, don’t use chemotherapy to cure cancer, don’t use insulin to keep type 1 diabetics out of fatal comas, don’t use neosporin to keep your skinned knee from getting infected.

Because if you don’t trust the science behind vaccines, why trust the rest of it?

12PM

(Source: facts-n-stats, via shychemist)

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