reaction to tumblr…
But… that’s not why you hold your breath driving by a cemetery?
Traditionally it’s so the spirits don’t try to steal it (you’ll die) and/or your body (from you breathing them in) from you.
I’ve never heard of it having to do with respect? Like, I’ve heard it explained that it has to do with avoiding breathing in pathogens and stuff but… not respect?
People think grown women are inherently sexual so when they wear innocent things it’s a sexual thing
But lolita fashion is about trying to escape being automatically sexualized, I think
Actually I don’t know for sure how often it’s fueled by real concern and how much of it is just people being bullies
let me tell u this: if ur disability activism doesn’t include poor ppl and fat ppl and poc and keep in mind the unique kinds of ableism they face, it is not good activism.
Olivia, my eldest daughter, caught measles when she was seven years old. As the illness took its usual course I can remember reading to her often in bed and not feeling particularly alarmed about it. Then one morning, when she was well on the road to recovery, I was sitting on her bed showing her how to fashion little animals out of coloured pipe-cleaners, and when it came to her turn to make one herself, I noticed that her fingers and her mind were not working together and she couldn’t do anything.
“Are you feeling all right?” I asked her.
“I feel all sleepy, ” she said.
In an hour, she was unconscious. In twelve hours she was dead.
The measles had turned into a terrible thing called measles encephalitis and there was nothing the doctors could do to save her.
That was twenty-four years ago in 1962, but even now, if a child with measles happens to develop the same deadly reaction from measles as Olivia did, there would still be nothing the doctors could do to help her.
On the other hand, there is today something that parents can do to make sure that this sort of tragedy does not happen to a child of theirs. They can insist that their child is immunised against measles. I was unable to do that for Olivia in 1962 because in those days a reliable measles vaccine had not been discovered. Today a good and safe vaccine is available to every family and all you have to do is to ask your doctor to administer it.
It is not yet generally accepted that measles can be a dangerous illness.
Believe me, it is. In my opinion parents who now refuse to have their children immunised are putting the lives of those children at risk.
In America, where measles immunisation is compulsory, measles like smallpox, has been virtually wiped out.
Here in Britain, because so many parents refuse, either out of obstinacy or ignorance or fear, to allow their children to be immunised, we still have a hundred thousand cases of measles every year.
Out of those, more than 10,000 will suffer side effects of one kind or another.
At least 10,000 will develop ear or chest infections.
About 20 will die.
LET THAT SINK IN.
Every year around 20 children will die in Britain from measles.
So what about the risks that your children will run from being immunised?
They are almost non-existent. Listen to this. In a district of around 300,000 people, there will be only one child every 250 years who will develop serious side effects from measles immunisation! That is about a million to one chance. I should think there would be more chance of your child choking to death on a chocolate bar than of becoming seriously ill from a measles immunisation.
So what on earth are you worrying about?
It really is almost a crime to allow your child to go unimmunised.
Roald Dahl, 1986
NINETEEN EIGHTY SIX.
roald dahl was calling out the anti-vaccination movement as self indulgent bullshit //thirty god damn years ago//.
And this is only in recent history. I can’t imagine the numbers if we had data all the way back to 1986.
And thanks to anti-vaxxers, measles is back in the United States.
i have a friend who has been taking birth control since she was 12 because she’s anemic and if she didn’t take it she would bleed out excessively during her period and end up in the hospital
dont fucking tell me that birth control isn’t crucial to people
I should have gotten an appartment washer-dryer instead of a computer
what the hell was I thinking. I’m an idiot.
I made it to the point where I can avoid immediate meltdowns for two days of sudden plan changes.
Unfortunately this makes people think it is reasonable to expect me to not meltdown when it is 4 consecutive days of last minute plan changes.
Tip: No. Inaccurate. Very inaccurate. Increased tolerance to stresser does not mean normal or unlimited tolerance to stresser.
And I will note the immediate part. The only reason not to see the meltdown after two days of last minute plan changes was because I could stopper it long enough to get off the phone and hold off until something else triggered it. As my brother, who was here that 2nd day and saw it, knows.
I’m actually concerned for boys who complain about how different girls look without makeup. Like did you think eyeshadow permanently alters a girls eyelid? Are you frightened when people change clothes
shovingneedlesdownmythroat said: What is pressure stimming?
Stimming by creating pressure on a body part(s). Some examples:
- sitting on your legs, feet or hands
- lying on your hands or arms
- jamming your hands or fists in your pockets
- wrapping up tightly in blankets
- wedging into small spaces
- having someone lie on you or put a lot of pressure on a body part
- wearing tight/constricting clothing
- piling heavy things, like couch cushions, on top of your body
- adopting a posture that creates pressure on a certain part of your body (like a Yoga shoulder stand)