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nixie-no-pants:

Watch out, lover.

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Did you know that Emergency Contraception may not be effective if you have a BMI greater than 25? I didn’t. 

When I went in to Planned Parenthood, they prescribed me a double dose of Ella. The pharmacist at Walgreens had never filled it before and wouldn’t give me the right dosage so I left. Then my period started so I figured I was good. Fingers crossed. 

Definitely planning on trying out the copper IUD later this month. I’m not looking forward to possibly increased cramps and menstrual flow, but whatevs. Maybe I’ll get lucky. And if not, there’s always weed and heating pads. 

joqatanarama:

cloudcuckoolander527:

talisguy:

Signal boosting in case anyone needed to know this. 

This is informative as heck. Show this to everyone!

I don’t need it anymore but You Do.

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mscrosswords:

lets-go-lesbos:

shittyykittyy:

misandrist:

sarazeee:

imprincessconsuelabananahammoc:

lesbatronn:

shittier:

heyfriendheyyy:

prepare yourselves for total fucking cuteness

Literally have the biggest smile on my face now.

Can this happen to me in real life

I’m actually done with how fucking cute this is

perfect.

So cuteeee Fuck..inspired a MUCH needed pms-cry that had been dying to happen for a couple of days. #bawling

the sounds i made were not human.

:-3

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Some of the dangers of glorifying obesity may include:

- Young girls might not fear getting fat more than they fear nuclear war, losing their parents, or cancer.
- Fat people might no longer be at an increased risk of having their illnesses (including cancers) misdiagnosed or diagnosed late, by doctors working in a medical community in which disdain for fat bodies is rampant, or given the wrong dosages of medicine — both of which can cost millions in unnecessary tests and prolonged treatment.
- Eating disorders — which admittedly are not exclusively about weight but which are cultivated by a culture that identifies fatness as a failure of control — might no longer be a central feature in the lives of 10 million Americans.
- We might not have a weight loss industry that generated $60 billion in revenue in the United States last year, mostly by making women feel like crap about themselves.
- Fat people might not have to worry about whether seats on airplanes or in restaurants or basically anywhere they go can physically accommodate them.
- Dudes might not yell at me in parking lots.
- Fat people everywhere might develop a powerful self-respect, and demand respect from others, and might be less likely to suffer bullying and shaming in silence.
- Fat people might not be so handy for scapegoating, schadenfreude and cheap laughs, or as a means by which others can feel superior.
- People of all sizes might feel better about themselves, because no one would be wasting energy and focus worrying about what would happen to them, how their life would be ruined, if they became fat.

"

The amazing Lesley Kinzel

http://www.xojane.com/issues/the-problem-with-glorifying-obesity (via fatstrawberries)

The biggest danger of saying no to the ‘obese’ construct, otherwise known as the above is that fat people won’t destroy themselves so they can fit this predestined mould. Fat people are not a disease. We are supposed to make ourselves into that by making ourselves sick. By depressing ourselves, by giving ourselves anxiety disorders. Things which are linked to the creation of eating disorders.

Which is why fat phobes hate, hate, hate HAES. Because it is seen as a potential barrier to the creation of a “disease class”. Which is the point of ‘obesity’ to worsen fat people’s physical health, through breaking their spirit- by destroying their mental health.

That’s the first real motivation evah. Seriously, that’s why everyone as well as just fat people should stop hating themselves, right now.

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Tags: fat

bonkalore:

nepputune:

So I’ve seen a whole bunch of posts about body positivity. And it would be great, but they’re really bad at actually representing different body types; big girls in particular. So I’ve drawn a comparison.
I’m tired of seeing posts that totally miss the point. Those posts are supposed to make you feel good about your body. But it’s hard for bigger girls to feel good about themselves if they’re represented by women that aren’t big. Fat is okay. But here’s some things that people almost always ignore when drawing bigger ladies:
- Rolls
- Cellulite
- Stretch marks
And some misconceptions/ common mistakes:
- Larger breasts ( a LOT larger) 
- Wider hips
- Same size waist as girls with less body fat
I’m going to put it bluntly: I’m sick of seeing fatter girls be misrepresented. I’m tired of seeing posts getting glory for drawing bigger girls when they don’t. I have yet to see a body positivity post that shows cellulite, stretch marks, folds, and spillage. These things are real, and they’re beautiful.
So try and remember these things next time you try and represent fat girls. Because if you’re not thinking about the “ugly” stuff, you’re doing it wrong.

This is basically what I’ve been trying to do more with drawing these body types in general.
I get kind of upset when all those little details are left out but then again I just really like paying attention to detail and making my characters as close to someone you’d see in person as I can usually.

bonkalore:

nepputune:

So I’ve seen a whole bunch of posts about body positivity. And it would be great, but they’re really bad at actually representing different body types; big girls in particular. So I’ve drawn a comparison.

I’m tired of seeing posts that totally miss the point. Those posts are supposed to make you feel good about your body. But it’s hard for bigger girls to feel good about themselves if they’re represented by women that aren’t big. Fat is okay. But here’s some things that people almost always ignore when drawing bigger ladies:

- Rolls

- Cellulite

- Stretch marks

And some misconceptions/ common mistakes:

- Larger breasts ( a LOT larger) 

- Wider hips

- Same size waist as girls with less body fat

I’m going to put it bluntly: I’m sick of seeing fatter girls be misrepresented. I’m tired of seeing posts getting glory for drawing bigger girls when they don’t. I have yet to see a body positivity post that shows cellulite, stretch marks, folds, and spillage. These things are real, and they’re beautiful.

So try and remember these things next time you try and represent fat girls. Because if you’re not thinking about the “ugly” stuff, you’re doing it wrong.

This is basically what I’ve been trying to do more with drawing these body types in general.

I get kind of upset when all those little details are left out but then again I just really like paying attention to detail and making my characters as close to someone you’d see in person as I can usually.

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teratocybernetics:

strixus:

thefrogman:

There are people who are convinced that shame and guilt are effective ways to motivate someone to address their weight issues. A recent study has indicated that this method can actually make things much worse.

When a person with overeating issues gets depressed, food is often what they use to seek comfort. You are not helping. You are not being supportive. You are not giving us “tough love.” You are triggering our depression and causing us to eat even more.

Please stop making us eat your words. They are very… fattening. 

Artwork by Sarah Johnson [website | tumblr | twitter]

Yep. This. 

Look, I’m 5’4” and slightly over 200 lbs. Yep, Fat. Oh yes, and a woman, which makes it MUCH worse. 

Why am I fat? 

I have Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, I have Trigeminal Neuralgia, and I have multiple old injuries from a very active and outdoorsy teenage life. I am in pain. I take meds for pain. Moving is VERY hard, and some days I can’t get out of bed.

My immune system sucks at doing things right, so I get sick very often, and suffer from a lot of infections. I have to have a steroid injection, or courses of steroids, at least 5 times a year, if not more frequently. Steroids make it harder to loose the weight you gain, and make you gain weight.

I have narcolepsy, EDS type, which means I am tired all the time. No matter how much I sleep, or not sleep, I am exhausted all the time, something which my meds only mask. This makes any prolonged physical activity very hard, as I feel like I’ve been hiking for a week every morning when I wake up.

I eat between 1500 to 1000 calories on average every day. I usually have to force myself to eat that much. Some days I eat more (2000 is about my max) but many days I eat less (800, sometimes as low as 500 if I’m not feeling well). I mostly eat fruits, vegs, meat, and pasta. All low in bad fats, all high in vitamins and minerals. I’ve eaten this way for 3 years now.

I’m still 200 lbs. 

"Oh you need more physical activity! It will wake you right up!"

"Best thing for arthritis is exercise and weight loss!"

"You wouldn’t need that cane if you lost weight!"

"Fatass! You aren’t handicapped! Get up!"

"You’re too young to be sick! Go get some exercise! Leave the house for once!"

"Starting to put on some more weight there!" 

"Oh, you need to loose weight, that’s all."

"Looking a bit fat in the face lately."

Every time someone says these things to me, all I can think is “Why do I bother? It isn’t worth it. I deny myself so many good things, and all I hear is this. Never a word of praise.”

All I’d like is “Wow, you’re in good shape for everything wrong with you.” (I am!) “Wow, you’re looking very good today!” “Wow, no one could tell you’ve got all this wrong with you!” (I do hear this from time to time, but usually its the shocked response of someone hearing what I’m dealing with.) 

Sometimes I get those words, but they sound empty to my ears. All I hear is my mother saying that I’ve been gaining weight, and I should be careful, or an OBGYN saying how unhealthy my weight was before she looked at the rest of my chart, and had to backpedal like crazy, or hear the laughing sneers of people who see me using my cane and assume all that’s wrong with me is that I’m fat.

Those stick much harder that any good word. Those hurt. 

^^^

I work pretty hard at maintaining being in the shape I am because I’m terrified of falling apart when I get older. I cannot fucking *imagine* remaining even baseline functional with all that Strixus has to deal with, let alone keeping this shit up, AND all of that in the face of people who will judge. I’ve been that person that’s all ‘Exercise fixes everything!’ and I want to kick the hell out of past-me for it, because THAT’S not helping. If someone asks me for advice, when they want to start a thing, sure. If I see a particular video that looks helpful for something someone I’m friends with has trouble with, I’ll point it out. But unsolicited advice is probably not a good idea, and unsolicited advice to a complete fucking stranger is Not Okay.

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"Fat people have the right to exist in fat bodies regardless of how we got fat, what being fat means, or if we could be thin through some means – however easy or difficult. There are no other valid opinions on this – we have the right to exist without shaming, bullying or stigmatization, period."

Ragen Chastain

Study Shows You Can’t Hate Fatties for Our Own Good

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Tags: fat

"In Wells’s theory, the claim that individual choice drives worldwide weight gain is an illusion — like the illusion that individuals can captain their fates independent of history. In reality, Tolstoy wrote at the end of War and Peace (1869), we are moved by social forces we do not perceive, just as the Earth moves through space, driven by physical forces we do not feel. Such is the tenor of Wells’s explanation for modern obesity. Its root cause, he proposed last year in the American Journal of Human Biology, is nothing less than the history of capitalism."

David Berreby – The obesity era

Tags: fat capitalism

"But such results don’t explain why the weight gain is also occurring in species that human beings don’t pamper, such as animals in labs, whose diets are strictly controlled. In fact, lab animals’ lives are so precisely watched and measured that the researchers can rule out accidental human influence: records show those creatures gained weight over decades without any significant change in their diet or activities. Obviously, if animals are getting heavier along with us, it can’t just be that they’re eating more Snickers bars and driving to work most days. On the contrary, the trend suggests some widely shared cause, beyond the control of individuals, which is contributing to obesity across many species."

David Berreby – The obesity era (via slartibartfastibast)

Global warming? Epigenetic or genetic changes due to microbial contamination? Unlisted GMO or material contamination in common supplies? Fluorinated or otherwise contaminated water? Radioactive isotope residue from nuclear testing around the world in atmosphere, underground, and underwater?

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"When 400-pound sumo wrestler Kelly Gneiting finished his second marathon, he had improved his time by over 2 hours and set the Guinness World Record for largest person to finish a marathon. Many were quick to suggest that his achievement shouldn’t be publicized because it would “promote obesity.” As if people would think the key to finishing a marathon was weighing 400 pounds. As if fat people should actively avoid celebrating our athletic achievement because we live in a society that stigmatizes our bodies."

Ragen Chastain (via fatoutloud)

WOWOWOWOWOWOW

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anotherlgbttumblr:

letsallgotothelobby:

things that need to stop

This.

anotherlgbttumblr:

letsallgotothelobby:

things that need to stop

This.

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loveyourchaos:

pooki-chu:

seriouslyamerica:

caraobrien:

pubhealth:

Look How Quickly the U.S. Got Fat (1985-2010 Animated Map)
25 brief, delicious year.

(From The Atlantic)

I was born in ‘85. Interesting to see just how fast things have changed.

Okay, cool graphic. But can we stop the bullshit discussions about how this is because people are too lazy to take care of their bodies? Can we finally address the ACTUAL root causes of this, like poverty (causing people to have no money for fresh foods, and NO TIME to prepare it because working three jobs is necessary just to pay the rent), food deserts (no access to healthy food), and lack of education (no, not that people think a Big Mac is healthy, but that they literally do not know how to cook and store food, because that’s something parents often teach and they have to time to do so - see above)?
Can we talk about how processed food is considerably cheaper and INFINITELY more convenient for working people than fresh food? Can we talk about how most agricultural subsidies underwrite the cost of processed food? Can we talk about the way physical education is being cut from schools all over the countries, and many after-school sports are making the transition from free for all to pay-to-play? Can we talk about how free of charge safe places for children (and adults) to exercise are more and more scarce, especially in urban areas?
Can we talk about how BMI, the formula used to measure “obesity rates,” is patently unscientific and absurd? And for the love of all that is good in the world, can we finally talk about how you can be healthy and obese at the same time?
No, of course not. Because then we’d have to stop shaming people for their bodies - fuck off, Atlantic.

^^ I was waiting for good commentary on this before I reblogged. Thank you.

Commentary.

loveyourchaos:

pooki-chu:

seriouslyamerica:

caraobrien:

pubhealth:

Look How Quickly the U.S. Got Fat (1985-2010 Animated Map)

25 brief, delicious year.

I was born in ‘85. Interesting to see just how fast things have changed.

Okay, cool graphic. But can we stop the bullshit discussions about how this is because people are too lazy to take care of their bodies? Can we finally address the ACTUAL root causes of this, like poverty (causing people to have no money for fresh foods, and NO TIME to prepare it because working three jobs is necessary just to pay the rent), food deserts (no access to healthy food), and lack of education (no, not that people think a Big Mac is healthy, but that they literally do not know how to cook and store food, because that’s something parents often teach and they have to time to do so - see above)?

Can we talk about how processed food is considerably cheaper and INFINITELY more convenient for working people than fresh food? Can we talk about how most agricultural subsidies underwrite the cost of processed food? Can we talk about the way physical education is being cut from schools all over the countries, and many after-school sports are making the transition from free for all to pay-to-play? Can we talk about how free of charge safe places for children (and adults) to exercise are more and more scarce, especially in urban areas?

Can we talk about how BMI, the formula used to measure “obesity rates,” is patently unscientific and absurd? And for the love of all that is good in the world, can we finally talk about how you can be healthy and obese at the same time?

No, of course not. Because then we’d have to stop shaming people for their bodies - fuck off, Atlantic.

^^ I was waiting for good commentary on this before I reblogged. Thank you.

Commentary.

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thumbcramps:

hi guys! this is a comic i made for a final in my comics in literature class. we had to do a research paper on a topic we’d discussed in class and then accompany it with a comic with a relevant subject. my paper was about hyper-sexualization of women in comic books, but i decided to broaden it out here as well as personalize it and make myself the subject and discuss something i’ve been subjected to in the convention circuit and on the internet as well as thousands of other women, as well as give a cue to thought about how the comic book industry as well as the video game industry and even just media in general (all of which are male dominated) push such ridiculous pressures onto girls and women.

also, it feels kind of silly to have to add this since i hope it’s obvious, but i am very aware that there are men that don’t subscribe to this attitude, and am incredibly grateful that these issues are brought to light to people other than the ones that are subjected to it. 

anyway haha i have literally been staring at this for 9 hours i don’t even know which direction is up anymore. thanks for reading!!!

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Reblog if you aren’t physically disabled but have used a handicap bathroom stall and/or parking spot

thepersonalispolitic:

static-nonsense:

fogwithwheels:

static-nonsense:

fogwithwheels:

static-nonsense:

gimpunk:

and include your address so I can go break your fucking spine, you piece of shit.

No, it’s not okay if you are pregnant or over weight or transgender or in a hurry. I’m still going to break your fucking pregnant, fat, transgender, lazy spine.

*cough*

1. in the late stages of pregnancy, the pregnant individual may have difficulty getting onto and off of the toilet. in which case, the bars can help the transition. also, if a person has an invisible illness, pregnancy can aggravate it or cause additional pain that makes using the regular stalls without such assistance impossible.

2. the way many bathroom stalls are currently built are tiny. they cannot accommodate all body sizes. while it’s unfortunate that people designing the stalls did not have the foresight to think of this factor (and the needs of disabled patrons to have access to their stalls), in some instances the individual using them does not have a choice. if they cannot fit comfortably in the stall, it can cause undo stress on the body, pain and even injury. also, weight issues commonly result from or coexist with chronic illnesses and other disabilities, for a variety of reasons. that person may in fact be disabled and you’d be too busy judging them based on their appearances because of your preconceived notion of what disability looks like.

3. trans individuals are exposed to high levels of violence and bigotry, especially depending on the bathroom that they use. trans people get forcefully removed and barred from using gendered bathrooms because of people’s bigoted preconceived notions of gender and transgenderism. trans people get assaulted on a regular basis for using gendered bathrooms, because cis people feel they don’t belong in their space or view them as a threat simply for taking a damn piss. places willing to accommodate with gender neutral bathrooms are still few and far between, and out of fear for our lives and safety, many opt to use the only gender neutral stall that is made available to patrons - which happens to also be for those with disabilities. let’s also remember that there are trans people that do not identify with the gender binary, and thus gendered bathrooms are harmful and inappropriate for them and can cause mental stress (hello!). they need gender neutral bathrooms. also, these trans people could be disabled as well (hello again!).

is it unfortunate that businesses and offices don’t recognize the needs of many of their patrons and thus develop accommodating rest rooms for everyone in need? yes. but the responsibility in those instances is on them, not on those of us that literally have no other choice or are trying to protect ourselves from bodily harm while we just try to take a damn piss. and attitudes like this just make the environment more hostile, shaming us for needing to take a damn piss in a world that doesn’t recognize that people of all types have bodily functions.

intersectionality exists, and so do the needs of people in different circumstances from yours. recognize it.

At my university the accessible washrooms happened to also be the gender not specified ones.  As far as I’m aware, it wasn’t people looking for a safe place to pee who locked themselves in the bathroom for an hour getting high.  Those washrooms existed because people needed to use a fucking washroom.  

Everything else in the commentary was brilliant.  

there are people that take advantage of these stalls, i do recognize that. i don’t like it either, especially since i’m one of those individuals that needs them and people will frequently take them not realizing that there is someone with a need for them right behind them because i don’t ‘look like it’. however, we can’t hate on trans people for needing access to those bathrooms as well for the sake of personal safety. that was my point - the OP is specifically targeting trans people. that is not ok. that is cis privilege at its finest. i’m ok with hating on people that purposefully take advantage of shit and leave the rest of us hanging because they’re being assholes. i’m not ok on hating on people with a valid need for safe restrooms. esp since i’m one of them.

[also edited my original post for clarity in section 2]

Sorry, I did actually understand what you meant.  I had seen the OP a while ago and it made me angry for a number of reasons, and the trans* comment was one of them.  I realize the way I worded my last sentence was awkward, I meant I didn’t need to add anything to the other points.  I added the part that I did, because I think people don’t realize that sometimes a safe washroom for someone who isn’t cis happens to be the same as the accessible washrooms, and it has nothing to do with taking advantage of the washroom, and everything to do with being safe.  

People abuse washrooms.  Alot.  I won’t say it doesn’t happen.  BUT, I get very angry when I see policing happening because it’s never as simple as someone makes it out to be.  

(and I was very thankful of your commentary because it was needed and very well done)

ok yeah, i think i understand where the confusion came from. apologies if i misinterpreted what you meant or if it seemed like i did, i’m in a pretty bad pain fog this morning and it’s been impacting my clarity of reading and communicating. my cis privilege comment was targeted at the OP - i’m sorry if my poor wording suggested otherwise. language and i don’t really get along well, so i’m prone to f*ing things up when i try to talk to people. i acknowledge that and take responsibility for how my communication can be interpreted.

thank you for the compliment tho, and now that i realize we’re both on the same page, i definitely agree with you :) restrooms are a really complicated matter and i wish people would try to be more understanding of why the common setup many businesses and offices have right now just isn’t effective.

All the commentary is great, I just want to add that temporary and situational disabilities exist.  I’m currently pregnant and I’ve had so many SEVERE health problems that I’ve required accommodations just to function.  This is a temporary disability, it’s very real, and I don’t deserve to have that ignored or erased just because the affects on my abilities aren’t lifelong.  And as has already been mentioned, there are reasons people without “regular” disabilities (not sure what other word to use there) might have a legitimate need to use an accessible restroom because something that isn’t normally an issue can become an issue in certian circumstances.  Denying people in need accommodations because they don’t need accommodations all the time is seriously fucked up and terrible.  Just because there are people who are “worse off” doesn’t mean the situational need for accommodations and accessibility disappears or is less important in that person’s life.  The OP is seriously an asshole.

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monvagingoutecommedesbonbons:

themindandme:

fat-feminist:

Rebloggable upon request 

TRUTH. 

BING-FUCKING-O!

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