creepyyeha:

IAGTY

creepyyeha:

IAGTY


Botticelli’s Venus as part of a slide show on buildings during the Festival of Lights in Lyon, France.

Botticelli’s Venus as part of a slide show on buildings during the Festival of Lights in Lyon, France.

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beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Flourless Peanut Butter Muffins - These flourless peanut butter muffins are so good.  They are vegan, gluten free, egg free, grain free and dairy free.  You can even keep them paleo by using sunflower butter or almond butter. It only takes 3 simple ingredients to make them!  The recipe is super easy, requires no mixer and has no added sugar!…RECIPE  

 

 

chloroform666:

theinnkeeperlibrarian:

leepacey:

a restaurant in my hometown got a review that said the servers should “show some skin” so the owner added a potato skin special to the menu and all the proceeds from the special go to the west virginia foundation for rape information services (x)

That’s exactly the appropriate response.

Genius

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andythenerd:

Two unisex restroom doors, one painted with a unicorn, the other with a unicycle.
Cute as hell.

andythenerd:

Two unisex restroom doors, one painted with a unicorn, the other with a unicycle.

Cute as hell.

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taylorfart:

spoooky-punk:

I FOUND A KIM POSSIBLE DOLL AND I DONT KNOW HOW TO REACT

Yet another impossible standard for women

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beautilation:

Photograph by Neil Gavin; W magazine August 2014. 

beautilation:

Photograph by Neil Gavin; W magazine August 2014. 

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angrylatinxsunited:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

kingofhispaniola:

designbydiaspora:

blackaroundtheworld:

While the international community drags it’s feet on the Ebola crisis, #Cuba has sent 165 health professionals to Freetown Sierra Leone, the largest medical team of any other nation. 300 more #Cuban doctors and nurses will also go to Liberia and Guinea.
Although Cuba is far from a “wealthy” country, it’s universal health-care system allows them to export heath workers, 50K in 66 countries to be exact. Often responding to foreign health crises (like Katrina) at an extensive rate. #kudos #afrocuban

Beautiful

Cuba has some of the best doctors most people in the Caribbean go to Cuba to study medicine

I think quite a few American students go to Cuba to study medicine if I’m not mistaken… I think to avoid med school student loan debt.

Proud.

angrylatinxsunited:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

kingofhispaniola:

designbydiaspora:

blackaroundtheworld:

While the international community drags it’s feet on the Ebola crisis, #Cuba has sent 165 health professionals to Freetown Sierra Leone, the largest medical team of any other nation. 300 more #Cuban doctors and nurses will also go to Liberia and Guinea.

Although Cuba is far from a “wealthy” country, it’s universal health-care system allows them to export heath workers, 50K in 66 countries to be exact. Often responding to foreign health crises (like Katrina) at an extensive rate. #kudos #afrocuban

Beautiful

Cuba has some of the best doctors most people in the Caribbean go to Cuba to study medicine

I think quite a few American students go to Cuba to study medicine if I’m not mistaken… I think to avoid med school student loan debt.

Proud.

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latinosexuality:

starlingsongs:

fuckyeahsexeducation:

izzy-springbolt:

actuallyintersex:

misohead:

aaron-in-transit:

purpleferretspirit:

murasaki-pengi:

blackenedbutterfly:

emphasize:

fuzzyhorns:


L0031936 Credit: Wellcome Library, London Intersex Society of North Americawww.isna.org PO Box 3070 MI 48106-3070‘Phall-O-meter’ (Showing in actual scale currentmedical standards employed to determine nature ofgenital plastic surgery for children born withmixed sex anatomy)In copyright ? Collection: Wellcome Images

please reblog the fuck out of this

What in the actual fuck.

WHAT THE FUCK

… what the— is this legit!?

Yeah it is. The phrase “three standard deviations below the mean” is the common reason for removing a male fallus and assigning the baby a female gender.
If you think about it, this actually sums up, pretty well, our society.

It physically hurt my stomach to see this.

Same >_< I’ve reblogged this before but it needs more publicity so I’m doing it again.

Unfortunately, this is nothing new and is still used today. ~Mod A

can someone explain this to me in Lehman’s terms pleSe? im confused and don’t know why everyone’s losing their shit because i don’t really understand the diagram

Okay, so there’s a wide variety of genitals out there. Here is a very simplistic chart of a spectrum genitals can fall on: 

Basically the clitoris and the penis are the exact same thing, very similar anatomy. Doctors will define it as a clitoris or penis depending on 1. if it has a urethra going through it and 2. it’s size. The diagram is the one they use to decide if they want to call the baby a girl or boy or intersex. Many babies are put through genital surgeries (sometimes without the parent’s knowledge or permission) to make them look more like a penis or more like a vulva which can cause many health problems as it is a surgery, or other problems related to being assigned a gender. Any kind of surgery that isn’t necessary for health should not be performed on babies because they cannot consent.

AND THIS IS WHAT WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY SEX IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT!

in the US, medical doctors would argue that an enlarged clitoris needs to be cut down to size b/c of fears of what it may mean to have a large clitoris (oh the horrors of pleasure from a clitoris!). here’s an article i wrote 4 years ago about a doctor in the US who had done this (and may continue to do this, I don’t know I wasn’t ‘allowed’ to publish my 2nd part) as longitudinal research. um…
yeah, i’ve been in this field for a long long while.

latinosexuality:

starlingsongs:

fuckyeahsexeducation:

izzy-springbolt:

actuallyintersex:

misohead:

aaron-in-transit:

purpleferretspirit:

murasaki-pengi:

blackenedbutterfly:

emphasize:

fuzzyhorns:

L0031936 Credit: Wellcome Library, London 
Intersex Society of North America
www.isna.org PO Box 3070 MI 48106-3070
‘Phall-O-meter’ (Showing in actual scale current
medical standards employed to determine nature of
genital plastic surgery for children born with
mixed sex anatomy)
In copyright ?
 
Collection: Wellcome Images

please reblog the fuck out of this

What in the actual fuck.

WHAT THE FUCK

… what the— is this legit!?

Yeah it is. The phrase “three standard deviations below the mean” is the common reason for removing a male fallus and assigning the baby a female gender.

If you think about it, this actually sums up, pretty well, our society.

It physically hurt my stomach to see this.

Same >_< I’ve reblogged this before but it needs more publicity so I’m doing it again.

Unfortunately, this is nothing new and is still used today. ~Mod A

can someone explain this to me in Lehman’s terms pleSe? im confused and don’t know why everyone’s losing their shit because i don’t really understand the diagram

Okay, so there’s a wide variety of genitals out there. Here is a very simplistic chart of a spectrum genitals can fall on: 

Basically the clitoris and the penis are the exact same thing, very similar anatomy. Doctors will define it as a clitoris or penis depending on 1. if it has a urethra going through it and 2. it’s size. The diagram is the one they use to decide if they want to call the baby a girl or boy or intersex. Many babies are put through genital surgeries (sometimes without the parent’s knowledge or permission) to make them look more like a penis or more like a vulva which can cause many health problems as it is a surgery, or other problems related to being assigned a gender. Any kind of surgery that isn’t necessary for health should not be performed on babies because they cannot consent.

AND THIS IS WHAT WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY SEX IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT!

in the US, medical doctors would argue that an enlarged clitoris needs to be cut down to size b/c of fears of what it may mean to have a large clitoris (oh the horrors of pleasure from a clitoris!). here’s an article i wrote 4 years ago about a doctor in the US who had done this (and may continue to do this, I don’t know I wasn’t ‘allowed’ to publish my 2nd part) as longitudinal research. um…

yeah, i’ve been in this field for a long long while.

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I’m an OBGYN and I practice at a jail, where I take care of incarcerated women.

People often ask me, how did you come to work with incarcerated women? I was in the middle of my first year residency, delivering a baby. Everything was very familiar about the delivery scene; the nervousness, wondering if everything was going to be okay, helping the woman to push. But the one thing that was different is that she was shackled to the bed; she was a prisoner. And that moment troubled me so deeply that I developed an interest in learning more about these women.

Women make up a much smaller proportion of the correctional population than men — about 9% of everyone who is incarcerated. And 62% of [those] women are mothers to children who are less than 18 years old. Because women comprise such a small proportion, their gender-specific needs have been neglected. That’s particularly salient when it comes to their healthcare.

In theory, women do have the choice to have an abortion if they learn they are pregnant when they are in prison. There are constitutional guarantees — the 8th and the 14th amendments — and a number of judicial precedents, so it’s very clear that incarcerated women should have access to abortion. However, in practice, the people who are making the decisions have incredible discretion and many women lack access to abortion if they choose it.

About 1400-2000 births occur every year to women who are behind bars, and what they get for prenatal care is highly variable. There are standards that require prisons to have prenatal care onsite, but on the ground, some women have to be transported offsite and some women don’t even get prenatal care.

In labor, they usually get transported to an outside hospital. They can’t have any family support members in the room, and only 15 states have laws restricting the shackling of women in labor and delivery. A woman in labor, shackled, is what inspired me to work with this population. It’s inhumane and unnecessary, and it poses a lot of medical risks to the mother and the fetus. It also interferes with our ability to do emergent interventions if necessary.

People think prisons and jails are far away and we forget about the people who get locked up inside; we think they have nothing to do with us. So I hope I’ve given you some things to consider about what it’s like to be a woman when you’re in the grip of the prison or jail system.

From Dr. Carolyn Sufrin’s talk on incarcerated women and reproductive healthcare. Filmed at TEDxInnerSunset. 

Watch the full talk here »

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exgynocraticgrrl:

Gerda Lerner (1920-2013) , former Robinson Edwards Professor Emerita of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Gerda Lerner (1920-2013)  Women and History (excerpt)
-- A Thinking Allowed DVD w/ Jeffrey Mishlove

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thelingerieaddict:

A Corset Family Tree, Abridged
Credits: Sparklewren “Swiss Cincher” | Model: Samio Olowu | Photo © Vincent Abbey

thelingerieaddict:

A Corset Family Tree, Abridged

Credits: Sparklewren “Swiss Cincher” | Model: Samio Olowu | Photo © Vincent Abbey