Claustrophobic spaces make me really comfortable
I like to stack things
I love noses
I take naps more frequently than I sleep at night
Clothes are no fun
I love words
Laps were made for sitting on
Hair twirling is my hobby
My library books are always overdue

I love because I can't help it

 

siderealscion:

mALEFISHIENT, MARK

ive been meaning to make work-related comics forever, so enjoy some choice movie title bastardizations.

(these all actually, seriously, happened, with no humor or awareness on the part of the customer at the time as far as I could tell. so, yes, someone actually asked for a ticket to “Detergent” with a straight face.)

darkbluetile:

thebrownskingirl:

You are so used to your features, you don’t know how beautiful you look to a stranger.

I can’t believe I’m even more beautiful than I think I am this is incredible where’s my modeling contract

thisisbodypos:

all boobs are good boobs

all stomachs are good stomachs

all thighs are good thighs 

all bodies are good bodies

yes yours, too, and don’t you forget it

bisexualemoji:

everyone is like “don’t say joan rivers deserves to die” but when she said palestinians deserved to die y’all stayed ghost

It’s not a big deal that you gained weight. Honestly, in the big picture, who cares? Did you live life the way you wanted to? Did you have fun? Did you find people you love? Did you learn lots of interesting things? That’s probably what you’re gonna care about when you’re at your death bed, not about the fact that you “gained weight” when you were 21.

My 18 year old brother, when i was freaking out about my recovery weight gain.  (via thephilyptian)

thestudentprincesss:

oh my god i just discovered a site where you can by bulk candy by color/flavor

you can buy two pounds of exclusively pink starbursts

you can buy endless red skittles

i never thought i’d see heaven

queenieseas:

To me, it’s pretty hypocritical to say, “Oh yeah, your body, your choice!” and then turn around and support something like infant circumcision. Apparently whatever you do with your body is your choice, as long as you’re not an infant boy. :roll: I will NEVER circumcise my child. There’s no reason to. "But what about UTI?! D:"UTI can be healed with an anti-biotic and drinking a lot of water. We don’t circumcise our girls just because of the possibility of urinary tract infection, so why should we mutilate our boys?"But what about phimosis??"Phimosis can be cured with a prescription cream and masturbation. FYI, the foreskin doesn’t naturally retract until ages 5-7. Any doctor that say’s that your 2 year old has phimosis is not educated in their field."But what about HIV and other STDs?" This is why condoms exist. Being circumcised won’t lower your chances of HIV or STD. If you screw around willy nilly without a condom, you’re more likely to get an infection. (inb4 you say, “BUT I CAN’T WEAR CONDOMS, I HAVE LATEX ALLERGIES!!”, they make latex-free condoms. You have no excuse.)"But what about penile cancer??" There is no link between keeping your foreskin and penile cancer. "But it doesn’t have any long term damage!!"
Incorrect. Removal of healthy tissue from a non-consenting patient is, in itself, harm (more on this point later).  Circumcision has an array of risks and side effects.  There is a 1-3% complication rate during the newborn period alone (Schwartz 1990).  Here is a short list potential complications.
Meatal Stenosis: Many circumcised boys and men suffer from meatal stenosis.  This is a narrowing of the urethra which can interfere with urination and require surgery to fix. 
Adhesions. Circumcised babies can suffer from adhesions, where the foreskin remnants try to heal to the head of the penis in an area they are not supposed to grow on.  Doctors treat these by ripping them open with no anesthesia. 
Buried penis. Circumcision can lead to trapped or buried penis - too much skin is removed, and so the penis is forced inside the body.  This can lead to problems in adulthood when the man does not have enough skin to have a comfortable erection.  Some men even have their skin split open when they have an erection.  There are even more sexual consequences, which we will address in a future post. 
Infection. The circumcision wound can become infected.  This is especially dangerous now with the prevalence of hospital-acquired multi-drug resistant bacteria. 
Death. Babies can even die of circumcision.  Over 100 newborns die each year in the USA, mostly from loss of blood and infection  (Van Howe 1997 & 2004, Bollinger 2010).Learn more at Intact America, Psychology Today, Mama Natural and more.FYI, if you’re circumcised and are content with it, then good for you. Just don’t force it on someone else before they can consent.

queenieseas:

To me, it’s pretty hypocritical to say, “Oh yeah, your body, your choice!” and then turn around and support something like infant circumcision. 

Apparently whatever you do with your body is your choice, as long as you’re not an infant boy. :roll: I will NEVER circumcise my child. There’s no reason to. 

"But what about UTI?! D:"
UTI can be healed with an anti-biotic and drinking a lot of water. We don’t circumcise our girls just because of the possibility of urinary tract infection, so why should we mutilate our boys?

"But what about phimosis??"
Phimosis can be cured with a prescription cream and masturbation. FYI, the foreskin doesn’t naturally retract until ages 5-7. Any doctor that say’s that your 2 year old has phimosis is not educated in their field.

"But what about HIV and other STDs?" 
This is why condoms exist. Being circumcised won’t lower your chances of HIV or STD. If you screw around willy nilly without a condom, you’re more likely to get an infection. (inb4 you say, “BUT I CAN’T WEAR CONDOMS, I HAVE LATEX ALLERGIES!!”, they make latex-free condoms. You have no excuse.)

"But what about penile cancer??" 
There is no link between keeping your foreskin and penile cancer. 

"But it doesn’t have any long term damage!!"

Incorrect. Removal of healthy tissue from a non-consenting patient is, in itself, harm (more on this point later).  Circumcision has an array of risks and side effects.  There is a 1-3% complication rate during the newborn period alone (Schwartz 1990).  Here is a short list potential complications.

Meatal Stenosis: Many circumcised boys and men suffer from meatal stenosis.  This is a narrowing of the urethra which can interfere with urination and require surgery to fix. 

Adhesions. Circumcised babies can suffer from adhesions, where the foreskin remnants try to heal to the head of the penis in an area they are not supposed to grow on.  Doctors treat these by ripping them open with no anesthesia. 

Buried penis. Circumcision can lead to trapped or buried penis - too much skin is removed, and so the penis is forced inside the body.  This can lead to problems in adulthood when the man does not have enough skin to have a comfortable erection.  Some men even have their skin split open when they have an erection.  There are even more sexual consequences, which we will address in a future post. 

Infection. The circumcision wound can become infected.  This is especially dangerous now with the prevalence of hospital-acquired multi-drug resistant bacteria. 

Death. Babies can even die of circumcision.  Over 100 newborns die each year in the USA, mostly from loss of blood and infection  (Van Howe 1997 & 2004, Bollinger 2010).

Learn more at Intact America, Psychology Today, Mama Natural and more.

FYI, if you’re circumcised and are content with it, then good for you. Just don’t force it on someone else before they can consent.

nitanahkohe:

the Lakota woman who was raped as an inmate at Fall River corrections facility (South Dakota) is testifying against the white male guard that raped her today; please send prayers of support and love her way, as what she is about to do can be traumatizing and promises to be emotionally challenging.

Click here to support Stood Up For Human Rights by Elisabeth Halligan

I am a Registered Nurse, Certified Pediatric Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Counselor. In the course of my job duties, I came across a mom upset because she didn’t have several hundred dollars to pay for her infant son’s circumcision.

I let her know that it would be okay, that she didn’t have to have her son circumcised. I didn’t go into graphic details. I didn’t use inflammatory language. I merely let her know that she didn’t HAVE to do it. I gave her information about the proper care of an intact baby boy. That’s it.

Because of this, I have been given a five-shift unpaid leave of absence from work. Because I was put on call for last night’s shift, that means an entire paycheck lost… because I told the truth. Circumcision is not mandatory.

Let me repeat that - CIRCUMCISION IS NOT MANDATORY.

There is so much more I could have said. It didn’t seem the time or the place. So, let me say it here.

Circumcision is not mandatory. You do not have to have your child strapped to a board and have a part of his penis amputated.

Circumcision is not beneficial. There are no proven medical benefits to circumcion. None.

Circumcision is not safe. Approximately 117 babies die annually from the procedure. Many more are injured or hospitalized. Risks include everything from skin bridges and adhesions to degloving of the penile shaft, amputation of the penile glans, amputation of the entire penis, sepsis and hemorrhage. It takes very little blood loss for a child to be put into a life-threatening situation.

Circumcision is not humane. Most Western societies do not practice circumcision any more. Those societies have found that fewer than one in 16,667 adult men end up having to have a circumcision later in life for medical reasons. (It is far safer and more humane to circumcise an adult male who can receive adequate pain medication, and for whom the final size of the adult organ is known.)

Infant circumcision is practiced by taking a newborn male from his mother’s arms and strapping him to a cold, plastic board. The physician stimulates an erection. The foreskin is adhered to the glans of the penis (much like your fingernail is adhered to the fingernail bed.) A piece of metal is inserted between the glans and the foreskin to break this adhesion. There are approximately 20,000 nerve endings in the foreskin so this is a very painful procedure.

Neonates not only feel pain as strongly as adults but, because their nerve endings are not myelinated, they feel it more intensely. They also have no frame of reference to understand why this is being done or that the pain will end. As far as they know, this pain is what they will feel the rest of their lives. MRI studies have shown that this trauma permanently changes the way the brain processes pain.

After separating the foreskin from the glans, the foreskin is slit open with a scalpel and a crush injury is deliberately applied to the foreskin. This crush injury destroys the 20,000 nerve endings as well as the double layer of skin, muscle and the many capillaries and other blood vessels in the foreskin, which is highly vascularized.

In a plastibel circumcision, the instrument causing the crush injury is left in place until the tissue (skin, muscle, nerve endings and blood vessels) necroses and falls off. If the device becomes displaced it can also cause strangulation and the destruction of the penile glans and/or shaft.

In any other type of circumcision, the tissue (skin, muscle, nerve endings and blood vessels) is amputated via scalpel.

All of this is done with either no pain medication or with inadequate pain medication. Sucrose is used on a pacifier to “calm” the infant, but it does not actually relieve pain. Lidocaine may be injected, but it doesn’t reach all areas. EMLA cream is sometimes used, but it is actually contraindicated for this purpose.

I told the truth. For this I have had my livelihood and my children’s well being jeopardized. Hospitals are unwilling that parents be told the truth. We are only allowed to refer them to their pediatrician who will propagate the untruths published by the AAP.

I am not sure what my next step will be… but at the very least, I need to cover this paycheck’s worth of bills. I appreciate prayers, words of kindness and any assistance that can be afforded during these difficult financial times.

(Source: vegetability)