facelessinblack:

Truth

facelessinblack:

Truth

(Source: thepunkmummy, via adult-mag)

Anonymous said: hey dude! you're adorable and lovely! on a separate note, i just wanted to say that what you said about male circumcision being detrimental in any way is untrue. just as a medical student i wanted to say that in a friendly way. i'm on anon because i don't want you to get the wrong idea and whatever. but still, so lovely!

lettuceiscurrentlyinmyasshole:

intact101:

remi-moose:

Regardless of whether or not you believe circumcision is detremental to a person’s health, the fact remains that something was done to them without the individuals consent. And from my understanding of feminism, everyone has a right to their own bodily integrity. Nothing should be done to someone without their consent. And circumcision falls under that category. 

And I understand your tone isn’t attacking and I hope I conveyed my point similarly. 

Also, medicine does not normally remove healthy tissue from healthy individuals without their personal consent. Default surgical treatments are not ethical solutions for “benefits” that can also be easily be achieved without it, or in cases where there is an actual problem, before more conservative treatment options have been tried.

Genital cutting traditions… even medical students can be blinded by this culture. Where genital cutting has evolved, been packaged, camouflaged and sold as a curious form of “preventative medicine” it may easier for people to remain in the dark about why and how it is detrimental.

"The four cardinal principles of medical ethics are beneficence, non-maleficence, justice, and autonomy. This concerns - doing good, not doing harm, treating patients fairly, letting the patient control his / her own treatment." - Doctors Opposing Circumcision

People who support circumcision as preventative measures make zero sense.

Do they also promote nonconsensual mastectomies to prevent breast cancer?
Removing most of the intestine to reduce the risk of intestinal cancer?

Like it makes zero sense to do this, especially when the risk of health problems is so low AND the patient has no way to consent. If I had a baby and found out my doctor felt this way I would run in the other direction.

Brilliantly stated!

Great quote.

Great quote.

(Source: artifactuprisingblog.com, via lostinamerica)

vintageeveryday:

Two men kissing in a photobooth in 1953.


I love seeing evidence of my tribe’s past.

vintageeveryday:

Two men kissing in a photobooth in 1953.

I love seeing evidence of my tribe’s past.

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nsputnik:

The location of Boards of Canada’s Music Has the Rights to Children LP cover art has been found. Google Maps Source of this discovery

nsputnik:

The location of Boards of Canada’s Music Has the Rights to Children LP cover art has been found. Google Maps
Source of this discovery

actuallygrimes:

getting into this technique where i record a vocal take on my super crappy old 80 $ live mic from like 2 years ago and then do a take on my nice mic and blend them together - it creates a really cool sound where u get the distortion and richness of the old mic but the clarity and precision of the…

Interesting way to do vocal via Grimes.

uncutting:

For a state-by-state breakdown (which also happens to be a little more recent than this map), see mgmbill.org’s map.

Interesting breakdown.

uncutting:

For a state-by-state breakdown (which also happens to be a little more recent than this map), see mgmbill.org’s map.

Interesting breakdown.

(Source: post-gazette.com)

I graduated from UCSC on gay pride weekend 1995. So I was missing the festivities in SF in favor of a family weekend that included my grandmother and grandfather, my divorced parents, my sister and her then BF and my Uncle. It was really a wonderful day. We headed down to Carmel for lunch in two cars. I commented that Santa Cruz was so quiet and traffic was light because everyone was headed the opposite direction that weekend for the pride parade. My grandmother, whom I love(d) dearly, chimed in that pride was a terrible way to change minds and all the extremists were out, and ‘I don’t think of you like that’ etc.
My blood wasn’t boiling but by then, after a degree from UCSC in American Studies with an emphasis on gender (primarily in men’s studies and as a lesbian I took some liberal heat for that) I was pretty well versed and armed in a way I never had been before. I said,” But I am like THAT. The problem is you think this day is to change your minds, it’s not, you think that this concerns straight people in any way and it doesn’t. It’s the day we forget you exist, where we marvel at our numbers, where we come out in all our glory, in all our brocade and celebrate the moment we pushed back hard and know we will continue to do so. This day gives us strength for the other 364 days of the year where we have to deal with stupid crap. It’s our day, and the one day where we actually are taking a break from changing your minds.”
It was an important moment for me, I had been listening to those kind of comments for years from my father and grandmother, who were largely supportive, but still bigoted. Only we who have lived this can understand how important pride is and what it has meant to us. I feel truly sorry for gays, who couldn’t get over that hump and instead were part of the chorus of ‘it’s just a bunch of freaks’ instead of joining the rest of us in solidarity.
Happy Pride Month to US!

I graduated from UCSC on gay pride weekend 1995. So I was missing the festivities in SF in favor of a family weekend that included my grandmother and grandfather, my divorced parents, my sister and her then BF and my Uncle. It was really a wonderful day. We headed down to Carmel for lunch in two cars. I commented that Santa Cruz was so quiet and traffic was light because everyone was headed the opposite direction that weekend for the pride parade. My grandmother, whom I love(d) dearly, chimed in that pride was a terrible way to change minds and all the extremists were out, and ‘I don’t think of you like that’ etc.

My blood wasn’t boiling but by then, after a degree from UCSC in American Studies with an emphasis on gender (primarily in men’s studies and as a lesbian I took some liberal heat for that) I was pretty well versed and armed in a way I never had been before. I said,” But I am like THAT. The problem is you think this day is to change your minds, it’s not, you think that this concerns straight people in any way and it doesn’t. It’s the day we forget you exist, where we marvel at our numbers, where we come out in all our glory, in all our brocade and celebrate the moment we pushed back hard and know we will continue to do so. This day gives us strength for the other 364 days of the year where we have to deal with stupid crap. It’s our day, and the one day where we actually are taking a break from changing your minds.”

It was an important moment for me, I had been listening to those kind of comments for years from my father and grandmother, who were largely supportive, but still bigoted. Only we who have lived this can understand how important pride is and what it has meant to us. I feel truly sorry for gays, who couldn’t get over that hump and instead were part of the chorus of ‘it’s just a bunch of freaks’ instead of joining the rest of us in solidarity.

Happy Pride Month to US!

Tags: lgbt pride

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