boxlunches:

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did-you-kno:

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I saw a news report about this on T.V., she was a straight A Student who had perfect attendance and everything. Everyone loved and respected her for her skills, but when she started this experiment and people thought she was pregnant, they started treating her like garbage. Even her teachers started looking down on her like she was scum of the earth. The only people who knew she was doing this as an experiment were her school principal, her health care teacher, her boyfriend, and her mother. Her own siblings thought she was pregnant!I mean even her friends turned on her, it was horrid. Very very sad, and as soon as she revealed during an assembly that the pregnancy was false, a lot of people were in shock as she brought up all the horrible things they said and did to her because they thought she was pregnant.The reason for the experiment was to see how people would react and treat her if they thought she was pregnant, as opposed as to treating her as the straight A “Perfect” student they usually did. And it proved that people were horrible scumbags to her as soon as they thought she was.

holy shit. this is fucking awesome

I read this chick’s book! It was so cool.

Her book is The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez

Pretty sure I reblogged something about this in the past, but now someone’s posted a book title and I want to read this book

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I saw a news report about this on T.V., she was a straight A Student who had perfect attendance and everything. Everyone loved and respected her for her skills, but when she started this experiment and people thought she was pregnant, they started treating her like garbage. Even her teachers started looking down on her like she was scum of the earth. The only people who knew she was doing this as an experiment were her school principal, her health care teacher, her boyfriend, and her mother. Her own siblings thought she was pregnant!

I mean even her friends turned on her, it was horrid. Very very sad, and as soon as she revealed during an assembly that the pregnancy was false, a lot of people were in shock as she brought up all the horrible things they said and did to her because they thought she was pregnant.

The reason for the experiment was to see how people would react and treat her if they thought she was pregnant, as opposed as to treating her as the straight A “Perfect” student they usually did. And it proved that people were horrible scumbags to her as soon as they thought she was.

holy shit. this is fucking awesome

I read this chick’s book! It was so cool.

Her book is The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez

Pretty sure I reblogged something about this in the past, but now someone’s posted a book title and I want to read this book

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History of abortion

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

So I got bored and decided to make this post. It’s been something I’ve been thinking about for awhile because I love a good origin story and there seems to be an “air” when talking about abortion, it seems like people seriously think abortion only started from around the time of roe vrs wade, which couldn’t be farther from the truth.

If this is too long for you, I want you to take away one thing; abortion has been a thing since the beginning of people, and it will always be around, that will never change.

The earliest form of recorded abortion dates back to before 1550 BCE in ancient Egypt (Ancient Egypt as we all know was unbelievably innovative for their time) the Ebers Papyrus was an ancient Egyptian medical text. The Ebers Papyrus suggests that an abortion could be induced with the use of Plant like tampons, herbal remedies, or toxins such as mercury, etc. All people of the ancient world within their eras  (Romans, Persians, Egyptians, etc)  used these types of abortive methods to terminate unwanted pregnancies.

What is thought of as the earliest abortion ban that can be sourced was around the 11th-century BCE. This ban was from the “ Code of Assura”, which states something like, you will be put to death if you are married and seek an abortion without your husbands consent. There were bans kind of like this throughout the world at the time, in some places like Greece there were texts recording trials of people trying to get an abortion, most likely these people did not get the permission of their husbands either, which is why they were on trial. Later in time Aristotle went on to say that abortion was ethical if preformed within the first trimester. Physicians, but mostly Midwives around the world for quite some time believed in varying degrees of abortion and it’s morality and whether or not they would perform it. Bans like we see in modern time are fairly recent.

Common types of abortions before modern medicine were using things such as plants and herbs to induce abortion (if you are reading this and are looking to do a DIY abortion, please do not, it’s not safe to do it on your own and using these methods will harm you) Things like catnip, worm fern aka”prostitute root”, Pennyroyal, etc were used. People seeking abortions were also told to do things such as really vigorous exercise, put pressure on the abdomen, use stones or sharp objects to hurt themselves, etc.

I am going to go ahead and skip forward to America and Europe starting in the 1600’s because that is a little more recent and is when things started to change. Abortions back in those times were on the premise of “quickening” (as you’ll see, this has evolved into a modern idea for abortion bans today)

"quickening" was a term used for when someone would first feel the fetus kick or move around. This could be anywhere from 14 weeks to 26, and that is how they determined when an abortion was allowed to be performed. Abortion during this time was not only legal but it was safe (for the time) and was not nearly as taboo or looked down upon as now (weird how the puritans could get the need for abortion)

Official abortion bans were not seem in America until 1821, and abortions bans before quickening were not seen until 1860. As Victorian ideals started to sweep through America the thoughts about abortion started to change. By 1910 abortion was a criminal act, unless it was to save a pregnant person life. The reason this started to change was because we were in a new era, the social, class, and family dynamics had changed. Abortion was thought to be increasing female independence, which was perceived as a threat to male power at the time (hmm..)

During the mid-19th century, American physicians also began take issue with other types of medical people. Regular male doctors didn’t like homeopaths and midwives (who primarily performed abortions) and thought that they people were taking away from the legitimacy of male dominated scientific medicine, so in attempt to assert their authority (hey, there are those roots in dominating women again) they sided with abortion restrictions. Together a team of male doctors backed by the American Medical Association, the Catholic Church, and biased newspapers (think lifenews) began to campaign for the criminalization of abortion. By the turn of the century, this coalition had largely succeeded in limiting medical choices. Turning abortion back into it’s primitive and unsafe practice. 

 In 1930, abortion was listed as the official cause of death for almost 2,700 women—nearly one-fifth (18%) of maternal deaths recorded in that year.

And then I think we all know the story up to Roe vrs Wade and beyond.

In researching this I found it interesting to look at the roots of modern day abortion stigma and bans. So if you didn’t know, now you do.So I will reiterate, abortion has always been around and it will always be around. Whether we keep it safe or not will be up to our future. -cylina

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themarchrabbit:

Seriously, it kills me when I see people hold scientists up as pinnacles of logic and reason.

Because one time the professor I was interning for got punched in the face by another professor, because mine got the funding, and told the other professor his theory was stupid.

This same professor told me to throw rocks to scare the “stupid fucking crabs” into moving so we could count them properly.

SCIENCE

thank you

this is one of the best comments this post has recieved

I have witnessed:

Two professors hiding around a corner and snickering, “Shhh, here she comes!” While a female professor approached and, when she finally found them, she proceeded to scream while pointing from one to the other, “You! I called your office but you weren’t there! So I tried to call YOUR office to figure out where HE was but YOU weren’t there!”

Two grad students standing outside a closed and locked door yelling, “Come out of the damn office. You haven’t left for days. If you didn’t have a couch in there I’d be concerned as to where you were sleeping!”

A religious studies professor apologizing for being late to class because, “security stopped me because I’m dressed like a hobbit”

Watched a professor snort the results of my experiment to determine if I had the right final compound.

Two archeology professors toss priceless fossilized teeth back and forth in an attempt to figure out who is smarter by “guessing the type of tooth and species of animal before it lands”

Multiple fully degreed individuals throw dry ice at one another in an attempt to be first to use the lab/get that piece of equipment/or change the iPod song.

A genetics professor build furniture out of stacks of paper and planks of wood because she is that far behind in grading papers/responding. One of the impromptu furniture pieces housed a fish tank.

I could go on but I think that covers the larger portion of the insanity…

Every time it comes around on my dash, it gets better.

I have had a professor buy a huge fuckoff bottle of rum during fieldwork in Costa Rica and let the undergrads get wasted because “you’re not underage in Costa Rica and we’ll be up all night with the bats anyway!”

- Same professor hung a bat from her headlamp and wore it as a decoration for an entire night. 

- A whole swarm of older women - and these are women with PhDs and world-renown bat experts, the bigwigs - all, to a woman, go to the formal charity dinner at an international research symposium in Toronto in late October dressed in skimpy Batgirl costumes. Because Halloween was that weekend, you see.

- At a different conference, a professor get blackout drunk and pass out on the side of the road. 

- “Yeah, we have to say we did it properly for the grant but to be really honest, Miracle-gro works better.”

- Teaching lab: we had liquid nitrogen for a demo, and after class the professor, the other TA, and I spent a good two hours freezing and breaking things in it. 

a chemistry class begins with 30 students nine months later just six of us left sitting on tables dipping paper into contaminated chemicals to see what happens when we burn it teacher making idle suggestions while he marks our work

"go to the fume hood thing, yeah now put some potassium in chlorine" can i burn the results sir? "fuck it sure whatever its tainted anyway"

The prof I’m working for just asked me if I knew how to pick a lock, and when I responded “yes” she replied, “see, this is why I hire the former delinquents instead of the suck-ups. You’re actually useful.”

I then let her into her office.

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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Molly Landreth

Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America

1. Ducky and Her Friends, Cedar Rapids, IA. 2007 

2. Ashley, Jackson, MS. 2009 I think about my life and how hard it is to be a loud mouth, out of the closet, black lesbian living in the south and how I wouldnt change it for the world. - Ashley

3. Cat and Brittany, Iowa City, IA. 2009 I gave you my heart six years ago and you have cradled it more gently than I have. I promise to hold your heart, your hand, and your body with love and respect and joy yesterday, today and tomorrow. - Cat speaking to Brittany during their wedding ceremony which was held the day after this photograph was taken.

4. Charlie and Honey, Seattle, WA. 2005

5. Cooper, Oakland, CA. 2009 At the second this image is captured, however, I am beaming from the inside out. Cant recall what nudged me toward this moment of joy. But I am grateful for the reminder. - Cooper

6. Gary and Jeremy, Brooklyn, NY. 2005

7. The Jentlemen of Distinction, East Saint Louis, MO. 2009 Being a Jentlemen is about hard work, dedication and being a family. These are my BROTHERS, no matter whatâ?¦. I am PROUD to be a Jentlemen. I hold my head up high and proud! - Dusty of The Jentlemen of Distinction

8. Nomy, Oakland, CA

9. Chickadee and Her Family, Concrete, WA. 

10. Jesus, Dallas, TX. 2009 Thank you so much for doing this project as well as allowing me to become a part of it. You guys came into my life during a chapter of my metamorphosis where I felt that I had no chance at life and I have found an immense source of inspiration from you alls presence. - Jesus 

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micdotcom:

5 disturbing facts about police militarization in America

Those cops in riot armor beating and tear-gassing protesters in Ferguson didn’t drop out of thin air. As American police continue to receive billions in military-grade equipment free or subsidized by the Pentagon and Homeland Security, they’ve predictably started to act more like a military force in hostile territory than the public’s protectors.

Facts from ACLU report show just how big the problem has become Follow micdotcom

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napsnotesandknots:

Carefree Black Girl Summer Playlist 
Carefree and aspiring carefree Black Girls who need something to bob their heads to this summer!

i. i’m still fly-chrisette michelle| ii. schoolin’ life-beyoncé| iii. do my thing-estelle ft janelle monae| iv. sandcastle disco-solange| v.mind the gap-nabhia| vi. grown woman-beyonce| vii. that’s alright-laura mvula| viii. dance apocalyptic-janelle monae| ix. all about the bass-meghan trainor| x. wild young hearts-noisettes| xi. switch!-jazmine sullivan| xii. oh what a night-elle varner| xiii. ten inch stilettos-chrisette michelle| xiv. cosmic journey-Solange| xv. no going back-rox| xvi. don’t give up-noisettes 

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napsnotesandknots:

Carefree Black Girl Summer Playlist 

Carefree and aspiring carefree Black Girls who need something to bob their heads to this summer!

i. i’m still fly-chrisette michelle| ii. schoolin’ life-beyoncé| iii. do my thing-estelle ft janelle monae| iv. sandcastle disco-solange| v.mind the gap-nabhia| vi. grown woman-beyonce| vii. that’s alright-laura mvula| viii. dance apocalyptic-janelle monae| ix. all about the bass-meghan trainor| x. wild young hearts-noisettes| xi. switch!-jazmine sullivan| xii. oh what a night-elle varner| xiii. ten inch stilettos-chrisette michelle| xiv. cosmic journey-Solange| xv. no going back-rox| xvi. don’t give up-noisettes 

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ethiopienne:

caroline-eden:

ethiopienne:

trigger warning: rape, sexual assault

An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday and charged sexually assaulting at least six women while he was on patrol, though police expect more alleged victims to come forward.

Daniel Holtzclaw is charged with rape, oral sodomy and sexual battery. The three-year veteran of the force is being held on a $5 million bond, Reuters reports.

Police said the assaults took place while Holtzclaw was on the job, in some cases as a result of traffic stops.

alright first of all it’s really important to know that he attacked black women ages 34-58, where he demanded they expose themselves, fondle them, raping them, and either asking or demanding oral sex from them.

ladies of oklahoma, if you’ve been attacked by this man, most likely during traffic stops, please don’t be scared to report. this guy’s looking at life in prison and i’m sure your brave contribution would confirm his confinement.

jesus christ

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bloodhole:

did you know that the main reason we have a school lunch program is that in 1946 kids were too underfed to qualify for military service bc i just found that out and am horrified

nobody cares about children’s well being without an ulterior motive

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pandaspwnz:

farfrompaid:

You not finding me attractive is not going to stop me from being attractive.

I SWEAR TO GOD IF YOU KEEP THIS MINDSET YOU WILL GET SOOO MUCH CONFIDENCE

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wyattsalazar:

the “you live with your parents” insult is really flaccid because a metric shitton of cultures don’t see “leave the house forever” as some grandiose moment of liberation that’s so important to the development of a person that it has to happen as fast as possible. until i came to the USA i didn’t know a single person who was pressured by their parents to leave the house because they’re “too old to stay there” or whatever. in puerto rico it is really common to stay with your parents until they and you are both stable enough that you can leave. whaddaya know, there are cultures that don’t place a stigma on being poor or wanting to care for your family or needing your family to care for you for some other reason.

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