Aug 19, 2014
bikiniarmorbattledamage:

rad-and-broke:

campdracula5eva:

youbestnotmiss:

smitethepatriarchy:

viva-la-fat:

"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,"

No problem.

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.

Tangentially related to the blog’s theme, but I see the “women are too weak to handle the normal armor” comment come up often enough that it made it into the Female Armor Rhetoric Bingo.
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.
And that’s all said while we ignore that most armors are not as heavy as common myth lets us believe!
~Ozzie

bikiniarmorbattledamage:

rad-and-broke:

campdracula5eva:

youbestnotmiss:

smitethepatriarchy:

viva-la-fat:

"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,"

No problem.

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.

Tangentially related to the blog’s theme, but I see the “women are too weak to handle the normal armor” comment come up often enough that it made it into the Female Armor Rhetoric Bingo.

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.

And that’s all said while we ignore that most armors are not as heavy as common myth lets us believe!

~Ozzie

Aug 18, 2014

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?

Aug 18, 2014
tragedyseries:

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.

tragedyseries:

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.

Aug 18, 2014

http://pervocracy.tumblr.com/post/95109889399/hes-a-wealthy-young-businessman-with-a-dark

pervocracy:

He’s a wealthy young businessman with a dark secret.

He’s ridiculously good-looking. He’s been involved with dozens of women, but because of his dark secret he’s hurt some or all of them. He doesn’t really care who they are; when he meets them he already has a fantasy that he wants to project on…

Aug 18, 2014

Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity

diannaeanderson:

Well looky here! Pre-order is now available for DAMAGED GOODS!

Aug 18, 2014

wolfwithafoxtail:

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.

(via theintersections)

Aug 18, 2014

timelordsandladies:

mishasminions:

SAM WILSON ASKING THE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

Is anyone else really upset that we didn’t get to hear the answer to that?

"I’m 95 years old. You learn a thing a two."

Aug 17, 2014

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.”

Misleading terminology: “Rubber” bullets  (via wot4)

(Source: pbnpineapples, via official-mens-frights-activist)

Aug 14, 2014

iwilleatyourenglish:

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.

(via subtlelikeseabrook)

Aug 14, 2014

Aug 12, 2014
khaleesibeyonce:

LOL YES.

khaleesibeyonce:

LOL YES.

(via fororchestra)

Aug 12, 2014

secretandroid:

spudsworth:

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.

Aug 12, 2014

goremet:

danyanimated:

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

image

what the fuck

(via summer-of-supervillainy)

Aug 11, 2014
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)
Aug 11, 2014

19 year old closet transgirl needs a place to stay

viviangames:

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?

(via demiurgent)

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