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Anonymous asked:
Having had the experience you did in Ethiopia, what would you say to Americans (or other folks in Western countries, I don't know if this is an America-specific problem) who are anti-vaccine?

batgrrlz replied:

somethingwittythiswaycomes:

sainatsukino:

grumpyunicorn:

wingedpuddingdiary:

fishingboatproceeds:

Vaccines have saved literally billions of human lives.

The reason why, as far as I know, why people are anti-vaccine, is because  some people think it causes autism, and that is a very big issue of today. And I do have to agree with those people Some of the illnesses those vaccines protect are either not existing anymore or children are not likely to get them. And I would rather my child have that risk than have some awful disorder rack their brains and confuse and frustrate and pain them for the rest of their life.

However, there is a simple way we can fix this problem-by simply giving it to them when they are older, I’d say about 7 or 8. I know I am not a MD but, I am just trying to help. Sesame Streets such as Alam Sim Sim and Galli Galli Sim Sim are showing kids getting shots at what looks like about five years of age. Babies grow very rapidly. It may not seem like it, but if you give a baby a shot when they are very young, it will harm them because they have that chemical growing with them. They instantly have autism just as if they were born with it.  They are growing with it. All signs of interacting with the world and doing things are lost and gone.The child is now changed for the rest of their lifetime.

In countries, say for example, the Egyptian Sesame Street, Alam Sim Sim, they give shots to these children at 5. That will not harm them at all because they are at the right age level to handle this. They are strong enough o handle this. So, in the end, vaccines do save billons of lives, you just have to give it to them when they are ready, the right time.

Also, doctors and nurse should never use mercury. Save that for thermometers only. Don’t we live in a time where we know modern science?

Don’t we live in a world where modern science has proven that the "link" between vaccines and autism was introduced in a fake study where data was manipulated by a “doctor" out for sensationalism and money, who has since long had his license revoked? 

Don’t we live in a world where modern science has also proven that the illnesses those vaccines protect from have “disappeared” because of herd immunity (as in everyone is vaccinated, so no one gets sick, so unvaccinated individuals don’t catch it because everyone else is immune) and that those illnesses sometimes make a comeback when lots of people stop vaccinating their kids? (a.k.a the increase in measles cases in the last few years?)

Don’t we live in a world where mercury isn’t even used in vaccines or thermometers anymore? (alcohol is now used in most thermometers)

…please check your facts…

that was painful to read

thanks so much to grumpyunicorn for being on point with facts and sources

mewmii:

Hey guys!! I’m making this post for all of the other students/college students who are like me.
I have a really hard time keeping track of my homework assignments for each class/when they’re due, and sometimes that causes me to get assignments done late because I start jumbling up when shit for which class is due. I know paper agendas are a thing, but sometimes I have projects that aren’t due for weeks, so having when it was assigned 3 pages back isn’t going to help me remember it/keep track of when I should do it.

However! I found this nifty website called myhomeworkapp.com!!!

Basically, you can input your classes/class times, and your homework, and set when your homework is due, and it will sort out when you need to get your homework done, and even tell you if you’re late on any of your assignments. It’s even color coded!

You can even set it to when it should remind you to work on your specific homework assignment, set certain assignments to different priorities, and even highlights ones that are due soon (see the one up there that’s in orange, since it’s 2:30am here, that’s technically due today OTL).

 I didn’t even have to make an account, I just hooked it up to my facebook account because I’m a lazy motherfucker!!!!

But yeah you guys should give it a shot if you’re like me and have a really hard time keeping track of homework/when you should work on it/scheduling in general, and paper agendas aren’t flipping the bill.

I’ve moved! —> 5robins

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ultrafacts:

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THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII

No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.

And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.

So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks <3


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NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!

This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”

All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)

Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.   

so are you telling me that Japan’s punk phase was really the kawaii phase

Anonymous asked:
hi, i'm sorry if this has been asked but in your powerpoint you said that the tumblr sj community is guilty of antisemitism. what kind of things has it done? also, i love your blog!

batgrrlz replied:

beyondthetaffrail:

returnofthejudai:

debigotizer:

I’ll take this one since I’m the blog’s resident Jew.  Oy vey, where do I start…

  • SJ community loves to police Jewish identity and silence actual Jews when they talk about their own identities.  This usually happens in context of either “Are Jews White?” or “Jewishness is just a religion” conversations.  In reality, Jews are an ethnoreligious group that ethnically originated in the middle east, and while some ethnic Jews have light skin, it’s actually due to centuries of forced assimilation in European and Slavic countries through rape, which is a big reason why Jewishness is matrilineal.  Furthermore, there exist Jews who do not look white at all.  There are black, brown, and asian Jews who are all ethnically Jewish, and these conversations erase them.
  • "Jewish privilege".  Fact: It’s not a thing.  It’s actually a very common anti-semitic trope that says that Jews run everything so they are not oppressed.  Jews are oppressed, and face anti-semitic violence.
  • "Anti-semitism is not just about Jews, there are other semitic people." While yea, there are other semitic people, the term "anti-semitism" was created by Germans in the 19th century to refer specifically to the hatred of Jews because it sounded more scientific.
  • Blaming anti-semitic violence in Europe on the actions of Israel.  I see this literally every single day on this site, and it’s very upsetting.  Jews that live in the diaspora are not responsible for Israel’s actions, and especially should not be suffering at the hands of white people in Europe under the guise of anti-zionism.  
  • Finally, and this is a big pet peeve of mine.  The only people I ever see reblogging posts about anti-semitism are other Jews.  Even a lot of my non-Jewish followers will reblog posts about racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. but ignore posts about anti-semitism, and that as a Jew makes me feel unsafe. 

That’s enough for now.  If you’re interested in learning more about Jewish identity and anti-semitism, you are welcome to check out my personal blog: yochevedke.  I discuss that stuff a lot.  

-Yeva

Another Jew reblogging about anti-semitism. I’ve seen some increase in concern about this from goyim, but it’s been slow going. Hopefully we’ll pick up a big head of steam soon.

"The only people I ever see reblogging posts about anti-semitism are other Jews. Even a lot of my non-Jewish followers will reblog posts about racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. but ignore posts about anti-semitism, and that as a Jew makes me feel unsafe."

the amount with which this point in particular resonates with me is unreal

squid-femme:

animeadult:

for-transmen:

If you’ve been looking to bind, whether you’re transgender, non-binary, or a cosplayer, you’ve probably come across binders like these on Ebay, Amazon, or AliExpress. Usually they’re called E.V.A, SHO, Whatwears, or Ancient Fish King brands, all of which are apparently, interchangeable with each other. Ross is here to tell you that these chest binders are not much of a step up from ace bandages, which in case you hadn’t known already, are the worst thing you can do to bind your chest. So here’s the run down, from least bad to worst.

Why is a chest binder for a lesbian?

First off, the sellers are usually misinformed about why someone would use a chest binder is needed just from how they title them. Why would Lesbians want a chest binder (outside of cosplay?)? I don’t know, but most of these listings have lesbian in the name, suggesting that chest binders are for girls, not men or nonbinary. This right there should be a warning sign of a company that doesn’t know what they are doing.

It's too tight!

The strapless binders’ model is wearing the wrong size for their chest. Their breast is popping out over the top of the binder, and I can personally say that with that binder, it is very, very, painful if you have a larger chest. After about 20 minutes, bruising and chaffing will occur, especially to those with larger chests or are heavier. In the worst case scenario, the breast will rip or pop as if it were cut with a knife.

These materials are not good

Look at the materials used. These chest binders do not have any or enough stretchy material in them. Elastic or spandex is the best. On the ones that do have spandex, they don’t mention how much there is in the binder. This is an enormous, bright, flashing sign that the binder is NOT safe. Just how bad is it? Ace bandages likely have more elastic than these binders do, and the ace bandages can still kill you if they don’t maim you. A binder is supposed to stretch, be easily manipulated, and you must be able to take a full breath in them. I’ve bought and used two different types binders from Ebay not knowing any better, and I could barely take a breath at all. I did get larger and larger sizes, and with the same result. Putting it simply, their binders could be falling off of you because they are too big and still would not be safe. 

Now I can’t show you in a picture about the next part, but what’s probably the worst about these binders is that their ‘binding’ material goes all the way around the binder. Your binder should NOT have this unless it is made to correct back posture. Sports bras can, but that is better for again, correcting back posture. So not only will you be binding your chest, but you’ll be binding your ribs, back, and shoulders as well. This can warp them and damage the tissue. 

So what does a good binder look like? I’m going to use the binder I’ve had the best experience with as an example. The Ultimate Chest Binder Tank by underworks. I’ve bought two of these as I’ve needed them, I wore out my old one after a year and a half of use daily including at work.

So, straight off from the site, we know this seller is knowledgeable about their target audience. Chest binders are under the men’s section and you never see the word lesbian on any of them. The only thing marked for women under the chest binder section is a sports bra, put there because transgender men often use them for working out.

YES! Good binder!

The information section on the binder isn’t just two or three lines, it’s a whole paragraph. What is this binder made of? Medical grade 70% nylon and 30% spandex knit. It says it right there and is readily available information, you don’t have to dig through the seller’s ads for cheap wholesale jewelry in the description to find it. The listing also tells us how much of each material is used, information you must have when buying a chest binder. My personal rule of thumb? If it’s under 20% spandex or elastic, it’s trash. Our listing also tells us how to put the binder on, rather than making you struggle to figure it out on your own. Size chart and customer reviews are readily available on the listing and not buried under ads for other unrelated merchandise. 

Also from looking at the binder’s pictures, the front and back of the binder is made differently; the front is thicker and non transparent while the back can bee seen through a bit and is thin in comparison. This is because the front of the binder is made to compress and bind the chest and the back of the binder is not. All the binding is in the front, support in the back. 

Please, know the difference between an unsafe binder and a safe one. Save your money and avoid ones found on ebay. Can’t afford a binder still? There are programs for people who cannot buy one on their own or it is unsafe for them to buy one. One such I know of is the In a Bind program, they have fantastic service if a bit slow delivery time. Remember, this program is only for transgender men and nonbinary, cosplayers will have to go elsewhere or outright buy a binder.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

i’m sorry i don’t usually comment on posts but i keep trying to tell people this over and over again and a lot of the time nobody listens (hopefully they will now because this is an excellently constructed post)

an ebay binder pushed in one of my ribs and i barely wore it for any time at all (just less than an hour for convenience in my own backyard) because i knew it was bad but it seriously injured me that quickly.

the biggest problem is most people who give these things positive reviews have NEVER HAD A SAFE, PROPER BINDER BEFORE. therefore those positive reviews cannot be trusted! they don’t know how an actual binder is supposed to feel.

this is why i urge people not to include cheap ebay binders in their giveaways, especially. it’s not a game and it doesn’t matter how “safe” you are when using them or how well you advise people- they are NOT SAFE.

don’t harm people by trying to make it seem like it’s okay just because you want a couple more followers or to give something away because it’s cheap.

I would also like to add from personal experience that while the ultimate chest binder (formerly the 997 model) is great for binding the hip region to straighten out your figure, it can still cause serious problems if you have digestive problems (such as IBS or low acid tolerance) or other abdominal pain problems (such as endometriosis). This is because it binds your whole abdominal region as well as your chest in order to also compress your hip area. If you have any of these problems and they are aggravated by compression, please consider getting a tri-top instead, and even then, you may want to cut the bottom so that it doesn’t go past your ribs. This may not work for people with larger chests, but I have a B cup and that works for me. I can still be flat enough to wear fitted Express shirts so it works well enough.

Also! Even though Underworks is a much, much safer option, it is still not 100% safe and you should still try to wear it the least amount possible and to avoid working out or doing strenuous activity in it. Not trying to be anyone’s mom here - I just know from actually doing all of those things (wearing it too long, falling asleep in it, doing hapkido in it <—!, etc.) that it’s bad news. I survived and really don’t have any lasting damage, but that is because I got ridiculously lucky and also quit doing those thing after a few months. I know and know of plenty of people who have not been so lucky and were much more careful than me.

beahbeah:

this website SAVED MY BRAIN when i was a stressed out college student. quite a few of you are still suffering through college so i hope this helps you too!! c:

Anxiety & Panic Masterpost

these-dandelion-wishes:

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I put together all the links I had from other posts into one, so that they would be more easy to access. I hope this helps at least one of you. <3

CHEERING UP

Gives Me Hope // Emergency Compliment // Random Acts of Kindness // Random Acts of Kindness (Coca Cola Commercial) // 1000 Awesome Things // Make Everything Okay // Just Say Yes! // Having a Bad Day? // Love Yourself // Who is the Cutest? // Faith Restoring // Bad Day Remedies

CALMING DOWN

Guided Meditation // Mindfulness Exercises (Audio) // 100 Things to Do // Rain // The Quiet Place // Breathing Exercises // Step by Step // Progressive Muscle Relaxation // Self Help // Do Nothing for 2 Minutes // The Thoughts Room // Coping Rules // Mindfulness // Grounding Techniques // More Grounding Techniques // Soundrown // Managing Stress

DISTRACTIONS AND COOL STUFF

Draw a Stickman // Flow // Pop Balloons // Line 3D // Rain for Me // Liquid Particles // Into Time // Noise Machine // Virtual Bubble Wrap // Personality Test // Emotional Baggage Check  // Planetarium // Make a Painting // It Gets Better // Ocean Livestream // Happy Playlist // The Color Game // Silk - Draw a Picture! // Create Your Own Nebula // Imagination // Virtual Piano // Haiku Hero // What Should I Do Today? // Build Stuff With Sand // Quote Yourself // Watch Ellen // 2048 // Pandora // 8 Tracks // Sleep Calculator // Disney Movies // Life Hacks // Becoming an Adult Cheat Sheet // Let It Go in 25 Languages // 20 Questions // Childhood TV Shows

COPING STRATEGIES

Make a Comfort Box // Make a Grounding Box // Make a Glitter Jar // Guided Meditation // Stress Relievers // Stress Analyst // Yoga Poses // Reduce Anxiety // Progressive Muscle Relaxation // Realistic Thinking

OTHER HELPFUL MASTERPOSTS

Dealing with Mental Illness // Anxiety & Self Help // Back to School // Happy Things // For Bad Days // Self Care // Self Injury Recovery // Distractions and Games // Find the Good // Movies // Hobbies to Learn! // Mental Health Help // Literally Everything // Resources // The Everything Post // Helpful Websites

BE HAPPY! (CHECK OUT THESE AWESOME PEOPLE)

Little Reasons to Smile // Just Little Things // Just Girly Things // Bucket List // scars-fade-love-stays // you-are-worth-recovery // lifegoeson-sojustsmile // the-million-reasons-to-smile // thepinklining // twenty-seconds // the-positive-girls-1022 // smilekiditgetsbetter // smilestoinspire  // just-trying-to-make-a-difference // just-a-girl-in-this-world // anxietyxwarrior // whenthe-w0rld-comes-d0wn // you—makeme-smile

HELPING A FRIEND & UNDERSTANDING

with social anxiety // with anxiety // with depression // who is hurting themselves // with eating and body image // with a mental illness // Dealing with Panic Attacks and Anxiety // Kids Health - Anxiety Disorders // Everything You Need to Know // How to Help Someone Having a Panic Attack // What Not to Say // Fact Sheet // Supporting a Friend

GETTING HELP

Telling Others // Asking for Help // Too Anxious to get Help? 

PLAYLISTS

I Can Do Anything // Fight! // Be Happy // Southern Comfort // Forget About It // Keep Your Head Up // Stop Worrying // Stay Positive // Picking Up the Pieces // Shine // Darling, You’ll Be Okay // Don’t Worry, Be Happy // Feel Good

SCHOOL RESOURCES AND TIPS

How to Pull an All Nighter and Do Well on an Exam // Make Flashcards // Get Motivation to Study // Bibliography Maker // How to Cite Sources // Solve any Math Problem // Solve any Math Problem 2 // Online Calculator // AP Cram Packets // Can’t Remember a Word? // Who Do You Write Like? // Crash Course // AP Notes // Essay Writing Tips

FOOD

Brownie in a Cup // Cookie in a Mug // Study Snacks // Panera Mac & Cheese Recipe // Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl Sundae // On the Go Recipes // Hot Chocolate // French Bread Pizza // Smoothies

ashaqueenasha:

This post speaks to me on a spiritual level.

elise white