Asexual Madejyathink

The next time I say I’m bored, look me straight in the eye and tell me I should be cutting stencils.

sirfrogsworth:

Sometimes when I wake up I can’t move my legs for a while. It’s called sleep paralysis. It used to scare me. Now I just think…

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It’s weird how easily you adapt and start seeing your illness as “normal.” I even feel weird saying I am sick because it all feels normal to me now. I only say I am sick when I am sicker than my normal amount of sick. 

I forget what life was like when I didn’t have to spend most of my day in bed. When I could just go to the store to pick up a few things. When i could leave the house without it being a huge undertaking. When getting a shower wasn’t a test of stamina. 

I saw this post in my facebook feed. 

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I hate this. 

If I could just eat salad and be well, I would have been well over a decade ago. So many people with chronic conditions are told by non-doctors (and apparently tshirts now) they can just eat right and be better.

Things like this make everyone think they can tell you it is your fault you are sick. I have taken the supplements. I have done the diet. I have exercised as much as my body would allow. Even so, people are still skeptical. They think I didn’t exercise hard enough. That I cheated on my diet. That I didn’t reeeeally try these things. Because if I did, this tshirt says I would be all better. Right? 

Even when I assure certain people that I spent a year eating the healthiest diet imaginable. That I pushed myself to exercise to the point of exhaustion for months. That I did all the right things and did not cheat even a little… they still don’t believe me. They think if they had my medical issues, they would have some magic willpower that would allow them to escape the bonds of illness. 

It’s frustrating when people tell me I can take vitamins and fix a neurological disorder and defective mitochondria. There is no treatment for the conditions I have. There just isn’t.

Not to mention the side effects mentioned are very uncommon with those pills and some of the pills aren’t typically used to treat those conditions. And, I’m sorry, but chiropractic treatment has no strong evidence it helps with anything other than making a cool popping sound with your bones.

This tshirt is a thing a lot of people think makes sense and is accurate, but any doctor would tell you it is mostly BS. You could easily substitute several of these meds for other meds and not have side effects. 

Healthy diet and exercise is great for people who are well enough to exercise. But suggesting it is a cure for serious illness is dangerous and makes some people think they can avoid seeing the doctor if they just go for a run.

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notjustanotherpetblog:

nevertoomanyspiders:

bogmoth:

ohnoproblems:

beepunk:

look @ this cute lil lady

i live for small lady

love u small lady

I don’t care if it’s already on my blog, stuff like this is always relevant

little bee tongue and antennae and fuzzy legs and cutie eyes!

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babybluestocking:

raikagay:

remember like 2 years ago when christmas stopped feeling like christmas for some reason

This post creeps me out because it is absolutely true 
WHAT HAPPENED TO CHRISTMAS

If by two years you mean ten then sure.

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barbidreamdumpster:

if you want to ask a bisexual or asexual person about their sexual history to verify that they’re queer, but you don’t want them to take it the wrong way, try this useful communication technique:

give them twenty dollars and go away.

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zacharielaughingalonewithsalad:

cellarspider:

twinkletwinkleyoulittlefuck:

purrsianstuck:

During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. 

A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy. 

Mission fucking accomplished

Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.

It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.

You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.

The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.

The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.

Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.

So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.

Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.

These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!

reblogging for the sweet history lesson

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thatrapscallionsponge:

gingerche:

yourscientistfriend:

Ferguson

today

Guys, just because it’s out of the mainstream media doesn’t mean that the problems are gone. We gotta keep giving attention to these issues

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foreverneverended:

madejyathink:

You can like wearing sundresses and lace and still be nonbinary.

You can like wearing pantsuits with ties and still be a woman.

You can like wearing floral patterns and still be a man.

Gender identity is valid. Gender expression is subjective. Gender norms are bullshit.

The idea that laces and dresses can’t be nonbinary just feeds into the patriarchal notion that masculinity is equal to neutrality~~~

My point exactly.

asexualfactoftheday:

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[#511. Asexuals can reformat their sex drive and install Linux.]

asexualfactoftheday:

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[#511. Asexuals can reformat their sex drive and install Linux.]