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02

Sep

A 2007 Rhode Island study looked at 30 men and 30 women who had just had coronary-artery bypass surgery and tracked the medications they were given. The researchers were astonished to find that men got pain medications, while women got sedatives. With chronic pain problems, women’s symptoms are often minimized.

Judy Foreman, author of A Nation in Pain: Healing our Biggest Health Problem, looks at the prevalence of chronic pain and how we treat it differently in men and women. (via oupacademic)

I’m horrified but not astonished. 

(via alexdallymacfarlane)

wandering-antevasin:

rampagey:

amydentata:

robot-heart-politics:

GOP Politician Tweets That Transgender People Should Go To Concentration Camps

Todd Kincannon later conceded that, if concentration camps aren’t going to work, “mental institutions will do just fine”


Trust me, there’s more than just trans people he wants to see in camps, but this is what will give him the least backlash.

PASS THIS ON LIKE A JOINT AT A COLLEGE PARTY, FOLLOWERS. I WANT TO SEE THIS FUCKER FACE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FOR THIS DISGUSTING THING.

He did a lot more than that too. I found a handful of other terrible things from the wikipedia page on him:
David Ferguson (January 25, 2014). "Tea Party Republican spews vile, sexist Twitter attacks at Wendy Davis". Raw Story.
Wattrick, Jeff (2013-02-04). "South Carolina Republican Bravely Tweets Similarities Between Trayvon Martin, Super Bowl". Wonkette.com.
Michelle Garcia (2013-10-17). "Former GOP Official: Trans People Should Be ‘Put in a Camp’”. The Advocate.
Todd Kincannon: Transgender people belong in camps
Erin Nanasi (January 22, 2014). "Former GOP Director Todd Kincannon’s Twitter Feed is the Most Awful Thing Ever". forwardprogressives.com.
John Prager (January 22, 2014). "TEApublican Todd Kincannon Calls Wendy Davis a ‘Whore,’ Says ‘Lick My Taint’ in Barrage of Vile Tweets". aattp.org.
Lachman, Samantha (2014-01-27). "Tea Party Republican Goes On Sexist Twitter Rampage Against Wendy Davis". The Huffington Post.
Elias Isquith (January 27, 2014). “Tea Party troll Todd Kincannon goes on misogynistic anti-Wendy Davis Twitter rant”. salon.com.http://www.salon.com/2014/01/27/tea_party_troll_todd_kincannon_goes_on_misogynistic_anti_wendy_davis_twitter_rant/
PLEASE BE WARNED THAT THESE LINKS CONTAIN SLURS AND RACIST, TRANSPHOBIC, SEXIST, ETC REMARKS. DO NOT READ IF THESE THINGS ARE TRIGGERING FOR YOU.

wandering-antevasin:

rampagey:

amydentata:

robot-heart-politics:

GOP Politician Tweets That Transgender People Should Go To Concentration Camps

Todd Kincannon later conceded that, if concentration camps aren’t going to work, “mental institutions will do just fine”

Trust me, there’s more than just trans people he wants to see in camps, but this is what will give him the least backlash.

PASS THIS ON LIKE A JOINT AT A COLLEGE PARTY, FOLLOWERS. I WANT TO SEE THIS FUCKER FACE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FOR THIS DISGUSTING THING.

He did a lot more than that too. I found a handful of other terrible things from the wikipedia page on him:

  1. David Ferguson (January 25, 2014). "Tea Party Republican spews vile, sexist Twitter attacks at Wendy Davis". Raw Story.
  2. Wattrick, Jeff (2013-02-04). "South Carolina Republican Bravely Tweets Similarities Between Trayvon Martin, Super Bowl". Wonkette.com.
  3. Michelle Garcia (2013-10-17). "Former GOP Official: Trans People Should Be ‘Put in a Camp. The Advocate.
  4. Todd Kincannon: Transgender people belong in camps
  5. Erin Nanasi (January 22, 2014). "Former GOP Director Todd Kincannon’s Twitter Feed is the Most Awful Thing Ever". forwardprogressives.com.
  6. John Prager (January 22, 2014). "TEApublican Todd Kincannon Calls Wendy Davis a ‘Whore,’ Says ‘Lick My Taint’ in Barrage of Vile Tweets". aattp.org.
  7. Lachman, Samantha (2014-01-27). "Tea Party Republican Goes On Sexist Twitter Rampage Against Wendy Davis". The Huffington Post.
  8. Elias Isquith (January 27, 2014). “Tea Party troll Todd Kincannon goes on misogynistic anti-Wendy Davis Twitter rant”. salon.com.http://www.salon.com/2014/01/27/tea_party_troll_todd_kincannon_goes_on_misogynistic_anti_wendy_davis_twitter_rant/

PLEASE BE WARNED THAT THESE LINKS CONTAIN SLURS AND RACIST, TRANSPHOBIC, SEXIST, ETC REMARKS. DO NOT READ IF THESE THINGS ARE TRIGGERING FOR YOU.

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01

Sep

eliaes:

👏👏

tikken:

nihileigh:

When we live in a world where you can access free content of naked consenting women in less than 5 seconds, why are people still invading the privacy of non-consenting women for nudes?

Hint: It has something to do with people feeling entitled to making any woman their personal porn, even if it violates or humiliates her in the process.

’*ESPECIALLY if it violates or humiliates her in the process.’, imo.

y’all realize martial law is back in ferguson right

ruininoyima:

there’s an armored convoy about tossing tear gas now so much for that fucking “resolution” earlier today

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don’t let this shit die. we still don’t have justice and even at that police CONTINUE to oppress the people so quit it and start paying attention again. open your eyes.

30

Aug

*Post making fun of oppressed people*
Oppressed people:
Hey, that isn't cool.
Oppressors:
GEEZ, TAKE A JOKE!!! GOSH, YOU CAN'T BE CODDLED FOREVER THE WORLD WON'T CATER TO UR SILLY WHIMS!!
*Post making fun of oppressors*
Oppressors:
This shit. I cannot STAND this shit right here. YOU REALLY THINK THAT BECAUSE YOU'RE "''''OPPRESSED''''" YOU CAN BE MEAN TO MAJORITY GROUPS? HATE GETS US NOWHERE GUYS. STOP FUCKING BULLYING OR I'LL STOP SUPPORTING YOU AND YOUR MOVEMENT. FUCKING HYPOCRITES, I SWEAR TO GOD. THIS IS /JUST/ AS BAD AS WHEN WE OPPRESS YOU!

IT ISN'T JUST FERGUSON, PEOPLE: Sitting while Black in Minnesota: Cops Tase man for not stating his name [TW: Police Violence, Racism, Ethnocentrism, White Privilege]

cocoavalentines:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Video posted online on Tuesday depicts the arrest and Tasing of an unidentified Black man in St. Paul, Minnesota for seemingly little reason other than his refusal to state his name, the Twin Cities Daily Planet reported.

“Why am I going to jail?” the man can be heard saying toward the end of the nearly 6-minute long clip.

“It’ll be explained to you,” a male officer responds.

The video, which seemed to have been taken on a cell phone this past winter, begins with a female officer walking beside the man and asking for his name.

“Why do I have to let you know who I am?” the man asks. “I don’t have to let you know who I am if I haven’t broken any laws.”

Minnesota does not currently have a “stop and identify” statute in place. Those laws give police the right to arrest someone if they do not identify themselves

“I want to find out who you are, and what the problem was back there,” the first officer says. TheDaily Planet reported that a store clerk called police after the man was sitting in front of his store.

“I do not have to let you know who I am if I haven’t broken any laws,” the man says, adding that he explained to the clerk that he sat near the store for 10 minutes before going to pick up his children at a nearby school, New Horizon Academy.

“He walked up to me a minute later and got irate with me,” the man says of the clerk. “That’s a public area, and if there’s no sign that [says], ‘This is a private area, you can’t sit here,’ no one can tell me I can’t sit there.”

“The problem was,” the officer begins to say, before the man cuts her off, saying, “The problem is, I’m Black.”

Seconds later, the male officer approaches, and the man asks, “Please don’t touch me.”

“You’re gonna go to jail, then,” the officer responds, before he and his colleague grab the man.

“Come on brother,” the man says, “This is assault.”

“I’m not your brother,” the second officer answers. “Put your hands behind your back otherwise it’s going to get ugly.”

At that point, the male officer orders him to put his hands behind his back. The argument continues for a few more seconds before the image goes black. But the man can be heard yelling for help. As some children are heard in the distance, the man says, “That’s my kids right there.”

“Put your hands behind your back,” the officer can be heard yelling, before threatening to use the Taser. The device can be heard flickering at the 2:17 mark, before the man yells for help again.

Later on, the female officer can be heard asking, “Did I not ask you to stop to talk to me?”

Watch the video, as posted online on Tuesday, below.

[Image via Flickr Creative Commons]

Yea… How bout that.

29

Aug

sugaryumyum:

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.
The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

sugaryumyum:

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.

The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

Inuit Children Showing Physical Signs Of North's Food Security Problems

nitanahkohe:

Hunger among Inuit families is so prevalent in the Arctic that it could be why almost half their children are shorter than average, new research suggests. A paper published in the Journal of the Canadian Public Health Association says the height discrepancy implies that food insecurity is a long-running problem — not just something that happens occasionally. ”The observed association between food insecurity and linear growth suggests that the diet quality and quantity of children from food-insecure households had been compromised for a long time,” the paper says.

…A McGill University study found in 2010 that 41 per cent of Nunavut children between three and five lived in homes where they either had no food for an entire day or where their parents couldn’t afford to feed them at least part of the time. Two-thirds of the parents said there were times when they ran out of food and couldn’t afford to buy more. In a 2012 study, Statistics Canada found that 22 per cent of Inuit reported going hungry during the previous year because they couldn’t afford food. Nunavut’s territorial nutritionist has found nearly three-quarters of Inuit preschoolers live in food-insecure homes. Half of youths 11 to 15 years old sometimes go to bed hungry.

"Food-insecure children were significantly shorter in stature, by an average of two centimetres, than their food-secure counterparts," the report says. "For children of this age group, this is close to half a year’s growth." They also found children from hungry families tended to be more anemic. ”The results of this study raise concerns about the long-term implications of food insecurity for Nunavik,” the report concludes.

28

Aug

huffingtonpost:

Jon Stewart’s Priceless Response To Fox News On Ferguson

Jon Stewart is back from vacation, and he’s not wasting any time going after one of his favorite targets: Fox News.

Watch his the full brilliant 10  minute monologue on racism and Ferguson  here.