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fairysharkmother:

Momma has seen so many asks about this, and it must end.

DO NOT BIND USING ACE BANDAGES.
EVER.

There are tree things that Momma will be angry at you for- maldirected hate, willful ignorance, and BINDING WITH ACE BANDAGES.

What happens when you bind with ace bandages? If you wear them too long where you’re MEANT to, it will cause bruising and swelling like on the foot above.

If you are LUCKY, you will crack a rib or faint and stop binding improperly.

If you are UNLUCKY, you will have the long-term repercussions. These include, but are not limited to scoliosis (pictured above), muscle damage, bruising, rib warping, pain, and breathing issues.

This is because Ace Bandages are made to reduce swelling. When you breathe, your ribs expand to make room for the air. The Ace Bandages register this as swelling, so with every breath you take, they will bind and restrict tighter.

In a worst-case scenario, your bones will be deformed. You will never be able to bind ever again, even if you use proper methods. Your breathing will be severely impaired.

This is advice for anybody who is thinking about binding. Please, PLEASE, bind properly.

Momma loves you, and doesn’t want to see you get hurt.

primadonna-grrrl

autisticfandomthings:

The worst thing about the anti-vaxxer movement is that people have been forced to put millions into developing things like thimerosol free vaccines, which aren’t even safer than normal ones, so that the anti-vaxxers don’t cause public health problems by refusing to take them. And that money could have gone on much more important things, like developing vaccines for diseases that kill people because we don’t have vaccines for them.

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antiprolife:

alwayspro-choice:

thebigmaybe:

cheshiregoneinsane:

art-is-the-word:

latinagabi:

isaiah-50-7:

nikosnature:

teachingtotransform:

Another NYC billboard…
This one is messed up!


I agree.
It IS messed up that that billboard is stating a FACT. The fact that over one half of all African American pregnancies end in abortion. The fact that 80+% of abortion mills are in minority neighborhoods. 
It IS messed up.
And yet WE are the racist ones.

yes, you are the racist ones.where are you after those brown babies are born? do you speak up when they’re hunted down and beaten by the police? do you speak up against a system that systematically works to oppress them, making the decision to have a child so much harder because having a child is so much more than giving birth? are you going to help pay for their healthcare? schooling? housing? food? Where are you when it comes to discussing why the fuck is the system made so that PoC have less access to a better education, financial aid, work etc. Don’t pretend to care about brown babies when they’re beaten and killed every day and you people are no where to be found.  Racist piece of shit. 

Reblogging for trrruuuth

latinagabi dropping them truth bombs

reblogging for that paragraph ^^

A few years ago, I read an article where the mother of this child was actually upset at how her daughter’s photo was used.
Here it is: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/mother-girl-featured-shocking-anti-abortion-billboard-outraged-ad-apology-article-1.135168

Reminder that the claim that 80% of abortion clinics are located in minority neighborhoods is a complete and utter lie propagated by anti-choicers. The real percentage of abortion clinics located in predominantly black neighborhoods is 9%.
63% are located near neighborhoods that are made up of mostly non-hispanic white people. [x]
But of course instead of maybe taking a look at the reason many PoC seek out abortions, anti-choicers would rather make up statistics and cry “I’m not racist! Pro-choicers are racist because they let PoC make their own decisions!” 
(I also love that these kinds of statements come straight from people who will appropriate tragedies like slavery, genocide, or the murder of PoC and pretend they’re equivalent to abortion. So not racist.) 

antiprolife:

alwayspro-choice:

thebigmaybe:

cheshiregoneinsane:

art-is-the-word:

latinagabi:

isaiah-50-7:

nikosnature:

teachingtotransform:

Another NYC billboard…

This one is messed up!

I agree.

It IS messed up that that billboard is stating a FACT. The fact that over one half of all African American pregnancies end in abortion. The fact that 80+% of abortion mills are in minority neighborhoods. 

It IS messed up.

And yet WE are the racist ones.

yes, you are the racist ones.
where are you after those brown babies are born? do you speak up when they’re hunted down and beaten by the police? do you speak up against a system that systematically works to oppress them, making the decision to have a child so much harder because having a child is so much more than giving birth? are you going to help pay for their healthcare? schooling? housing? food? Where are you when it comes to discussing why the fuck is the system made so that PoC have less access to a better education, financial aid, work etc. 
Don’t pretend to care about brown babies when they’re beaten and killed every day and you people are no where to be found.  
Racist piece of shit. 

Reblogging for trrruuuth

latinagabi dropping them truth bombs

reblogging for that paragraph ^^

A few years ago, I read an article where the mother of this child was actually upset at how her daughter’s photo was used.

Here it is: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/mother-girl-featured-shocking-anti-abortion-billboard-outraged-ad-apology-article-1.135168

Reminder that the claim that 80% of abortion clinics are located in minority neighborhoods is a complete and utter lie propagated by anti-choicers. The real percentage of abortion clinics located in predominantly black neighborhoods is 9%.

63% are located near neighborhoods that are made up of mostly non-hispanic white people. [x]

But of course instead of maybe taking a look at the reason many PoC seek out abortions, anti-choicers would rather make up statistics and cry “I’m not racist! Pro-choicers are racist because they let PoC make their own decisions!” 

(I also love that these kinds of statements come straight from people who will appropriate tragedies like slavery, genocide, or the murder of PoC and pretend they’re equivalent to abortion. So not racist.) 

primadonna-grrrl
What may seem like ‘productive discussion’ or ‘lively debate’ feels like an attack on your identity and validity as a human being when it comes from a person in a position of power who is telling you how to react to something that upset you. When a disabled woman, for example, expresses anger about something that is going on in the news and nondisabled people tell her there’s nothing to get upset about, or she doesn’t know the whole story, or she doesn’t know how hard caregivers have it, what she’s hearing is that disabled people aren’t human beings. That not only does she not have the right to be angry about, say, a case of horrific abuse of a disabled person by a ‘caregiver,’ but that she’s so unimportant that her voice, her opinions, and her experiences don’t matter.
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amaditalks:

loriadorable:

nudityandnerdery:

silensy:

2005-2014

Good lord, this is the most stark portrayal I’ve seen of this.

Holy crap, over nine years?

[Tweet from Mark Mellman: “Why the poor can have ‘things’ but can’t escape poverty” with a chart showing the decline in cost over time of goods (especially steep for electronics) and the simultaneous increase in cost over time of needs like housing, healthcare, and education.]

Keep telling people not to spend their money on shoes, though. That’ll really help.

This is why it’s entirely reasonable that someone who can’t afford to purchase health insurance or pay college tuition has decent clothing, a “nice” TV (all TVs are “nice” now) or a smartphone. And also why people should stop making presumptions about how other people spend money.