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September 22, 2014 1:48 am

manasaysay:

rabbrakha:

Parineeti Chopra responds to a male reporter who claims to know nothing about periods (menstrual cycle). [X]

SO IMPORTANT.

I started my period when I was 10 years old. But we didn’t tell my grandma for three years because she subscribed to the “old traditions”, where a woman on her period could not enter the house, not even to bathe. Where she had to sit outside in front of the house (where the whole village could be witness to her shame and isolation) for the entire duration.

My friend started her period unexpectedly while we were at our local temple (in America) for dance class. Asking around if any of the parents had pads (all of them apologized and acted like adults about it), I thought surely the front office has a first aid kit. Don’t they have pads? When we asked, not only did they not have any, when one of the women gave one from her purse, the head secretary told us “There are men who need to use the first-aid kit, ya? So we don’t keep period things there.” Not even ibuprofen (which has so many more uses than period pain).

There are girls in India and Nepal (and other places, but I just read an in-depth piece about the situations in Nepal) who have to go to the “period hut” when their period comes and not leave until its over. They can’t wash and dry their cloth pads in the daylight, so they do it at night when the pads won’t dry properly before their next use, making them vulnerable to infection.

It is incredibly important, especially in India, to break the taboo surrounding periods. Break the secrecy around an event that happens to almost every woman, every month for literally half of her lifetime. Break the hiding, break the cover-up, break the SHAME.

Just break EVERYTHING. So little girls can go to school every day of every month without feeling ashamed. So women can work every day of every month to provide for their families without being glared at. So single fathers can confidently take care of their daughters’ health. So that women can talk about how terrible their period is or isn’t and give each other advice on how to deal with it without looking around to make sure men aren’t listening.
So that Whisper doesn’t have to be called Whisper, it can be called SHOUT. It can be called PROUD. So that we don’t NEED to fucking WHISPER about our bodies and our health.

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1:44 am
thedesignwalker:

Lindstrom & Stromgren’s amazing folding-map-inspired table

thedesignwalker:

Lindstrom & Stromgren’s amazing folding-map-inspired table

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1:43 am
"The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime."

except as punishment for a crime.

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except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

except as punishment for a crime.

Think about who’s in jail and why. 

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and that “crime” could be anything they felt like charging you with

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This was how the myth of Black criminality started, for the record. After the abolition of slavery, a lot of states made laws targeting Black people specifically, and then put them on chain gangs to get free labor from them.

Oh, and the US is still disproportionately incarcerating Black people and private prisons are making huge amounts off them.

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This is one of those pieces of information I wish had like 200 million notes on tumblr.

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meanwhile the dea teamed up with the cca

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Yeah, I believe that black people are twice as likely to be arrested and convicted for committing the same crimes as a white person. Draw your own conclusions.

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Reblogging this because everytime in real life I’ve said Slavery didn’t really end I’ve been dismissed as crazy.

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I’ll reblog this every time it comes up on my dash. People need to know!

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All of this.

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Additionally, in Britain, three times as likely to be arrested.

Six times as likely for a drug offence.

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1:42 am 1:37 am
tyleroakley:

decaffeinate-o:



I FEEL LIKE YOU SHOULDN’T BE TEACHING ME THIS.

tyleroakley:

decaffeinate-o:

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I FEEL LIKE YOU SHOULDN’T BE TEACHING ME THIS.

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1:31 am

rustedknees:

the more I think about it, the more I realize that 2009 me would be pretty scared/intimidated by 2014 me and that’s what counts

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1:27 am

deanwinchestersshortshorts:

etheral-merkabah:

blazepress:

Love at first sight is dangerous.

This is so cool.

I guess you could say sparks were flying when the first and last two met

Also people died

1:26 am

callerina:

hisprincessinconverse:

danfreakindavis:

REMINDER: if you have a vagina and want to use Plan B as an emergency contraceptive, it loses effectiveness if you weigh more than 165 lbs (74.84 kg) and is completely ineffective for those that weight more than 176 lbs (79.83 kg) (x)

Whhhhat?
Excuse me.
Let me spread the shit out of this.

This is horrifying. And sadly true.

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1:22 am 1:11 am
therealabiril:

dion-thesocialist:

nicbravo-reblogs:

deep sigh of contentment

no way

this is some portal 2 shit

therealabiril:

dion-thesocialist:

nicbravo-reblogs:

deep sigh of contentment

no way

this is some portal 2 shit

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