"You’re 6’4", 240-pound Marine, and you’re injured, and you need a Marine next to you to carry you back to safety, and the Marine next to you is a 5’4" woman who weighs 115 pounds,"
in before “well most women can’t do that” because NEWS FLASH most men can’t either, that’s why it’s a highly specialized career that requires a lot of devoted training
One of my former coworkers was a very slim girl only a tad taller than me, and she was training to be a fireman, and she could lift the biggest dude on my crew like this who was around 6’5 and super bulky.One time she picked him up and ran around the crew room with him for about 5 minutes before letting him down.
Even though I haven’t exercised in over a year—if you count DDR—and I’m incredibly petite (5’0”, 100 lbs), I can carry most guys. If they’re under 200 lbs, I can run with them on my back for 5 blocks, but I can walk for a mile. Once they’re about 250, I can only walk about a block or two before my spine feels like it’s about to break. If I were in a survival situation and their life depended on it, I could go on much further, until my legs gave out.
It’s why I hate the bullshit that women are inherently weak. Nah, man. Nah.
So yeah, for the record: women are not significantly weaker than men. Especially if we talk about people with lots of training in terms of fighting and/or saving lives. Especially especially if we consider that there are techniques and moves, like this one, specifically designed for smaller people to handle some heavy weight.
When the world has been cataloged, weighed, measured, surveyed, imaged, mapped, and otherwise been data-fied, what happens to the pieces you missed? What lives there? Who rules them? Do they belong to anyone or everyone? Or is that where the lost things go?
I call them, alternately, ‘woof marks’ or ‘book m’barks’ but whatever you call them, print and utilize them to note meaningful sections of your favorite medical texts and whaling narratives.
People think feminism means that there’s a group of women somewhere that want to take trousers with pockets away from men and give them to women, and give men trousers with fake pockets, while in reality feminism is the general idea that everyone should have trousers with pockets, because pockets are awesome.
Misleading terminology: “Rubber” bullets (via wot4)
The phrase “rubber bullets” is often used to describe what are more accurately termed “rubber-coated metal bullets”, heavy steel projectiles with a minimal coating of 1mm or 2mm of rubber, that are regularly used to lethal effect alongside — not instead of — live ammunition.
Rubber-coated metal bullets are fired from metal tubes placed on the end of high-velocity rifles such as the M-16s commonly used by Israeli troops. Tubes contain around 8 rubber-coated, cylindrical, steel projectiles, which are powered by blank rounds fired from the gun’s magazine.
Writing in the medical journal, The Lancet, [doctors] said firing the bullets at civilians made it “impossible to avoid severe injuries to vulnerable body regions such as the head, neck and upper torso, leading to substantial mortality, morbidity and disability.”
They added: “We reported a substantial number of severe injuries and fatalities inflicted by use of rubber bullets when vulnerable upper-body regions such as the head, neck and upper torso were struck.
“This type of ammunition should therefore not be considered a safe method of crowd control.”
everyone has said and done problematic things in their lifetime. that’s a result of the society we live in, not necessarily a reflection of their character.
what is a reflection of their character is how they react to being informed of the negativity within their behavior and statements, and whether or not they choose to change their behavior.
TOMORROW ON AUGUST 14, 2014: CHICAGO POLICE, FBI AGENTS, AND ILLINOIS STATE TROOPERS WILL BE ENTERING CHICAGO’S ‘TROUBLED’ NEIGHBORHOODS TO HUNT DOWN CRIMINALS. THIS WILL LAST FOR 60 DAYS OR MORE.
and this is NOT a good thing.
I completely agree
WHAT THE FUCK? can I get a source?
Oh fuck. No. No no no no no no no no no no no no no no….
If people are going to talk about Robin Williams’ mental health in order to raise awareness, please understand that he had bipolar disorder. And please understand that it is different from clinical depression. It requires awareness and understanding just as much as depression.
i’m seeing so much discussion right now about “the need to talk about stigma and mental illness” but it’s mostly centering around depression and that’s incredibly upsetting. depression is terrible on its own of course, but the stigma is not the same as it is for bipolar disorder. it’s no accident that robin williams’ having bipolar is being erased in favor of saying he had depression. please, people, stop doing this and correct others when they refer to his illness being depression. it’s important.
So I was writing a small paper in Microsoft Word and the program suddenly crashed (I saved a couple minutes before, thank god) and I get this message in the corner of my screen two seconds afterward
what the fuck
Queer theology, then, has two goals – first, it wishes to challenge the extant beliefs about queer people and their relationship to Christianity. Secondarily – and more important – queer theology seeks to carve out a safe space within Christianity wherein queer people can experience God as they are. Queer theology’s primary goal is to challenge and widening existing theologies by creating new readings and new theories about God and God’s love.We’re launching a new month-long exploration on the blog: Queering Theology! (via diannaeanderson)
My parents flipped out at me today and now they’ve given me 14 days to find a job or a new place to live.
If anyone on the west coast can help me out, that’d be amazing, and if not could you please signal boost this?