littlefuckinglesbian:

anxietyanimal:

Same goes for pets.

DONT LEAVE ANYTHING THAT IS ALIVE IN A CAR

♥ 71895 — 1 hour ago on 30 Jul 2014 — via littlefuckinglesbian (source)
Anonymous inquired:

Shut the fuck up about vaccinations. Not everyone has to have them, not everyone believes in them. Uneducated fuck.

aspiringdoctors:

restless-wafarer:

aspiringdoctors:

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You know, my homie and secret best friend Neil deGrasse Tyson said it best….

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This isn’t an issue of belief or should even be up for discussion. It’s not a debate- like gravity or that the Earth revolves around the Sun isn’t up for debate. It’s a fact, whether or not you like it. Sorry bro.

And any ‘educated fuck’ knows that vaccines are necessary and everyone who can have them should have them.

Have a lovely day, sugar. 

Actually there’s a lot of research and knowledge supporting the fact that vaccines are NOT necessary. It is simply another thing that today’s health system is super big on, just like hospital births and c-sections. And a lot of people actually have long term and short term complications from getting vaccines. Ahem.

Dang guys, you thought I didn’t check my activity log every now and then? Because I knew shit like this would pop up. And, I just finished my block exam and am feeling fiesty.

Actually you’re wrong. That ‘research’ is either completely fabricated OR grossly misinterprets the data OR uses shitty research techniques to get the data they want- all which are grossly unethical, in case you’re curious. I’ve got slides from a recent lecture on vaccines (aka why I am so fired up about this nonsense). You can check out the citations on each slide if you don’t believe me… something unsurprisingly missing from literally every anti-vaccine comment I’ve gotten and website that I have visited. Show me your sources, honey, and if you do, I will blow them out of the water because not a single one stands up to current scientific research standards.

There are however tomes and tomes of research for the safety end efficacy of vaccines. Don’t believe me? Look at a simple google scholar search.

So! Here we go! 

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Holy shit, it’s almost like vaccines SAVE SOCIETY MONEY. In fact, they give money back to society, along with the other programs indicated by red arrows. Which would be really weird for something that is just a healthcare fad like c-sections and hospital births.

And most people have no complications for getting vaccines, and if they do, most of them are short term. In fact, it is devilishly hard to prove an adverse effect was because of a vaccine. Why? Because it’s how we’re wired. We falsely see connections and causes where there are none (called a type 1 error; you are rejecting a true null hypothesis). People are more likely to attribute an adverse health event to a shot- even if that shot is the placebo and the numbers are just the background rate for whatever health event in the population.

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And here is a graph showing the sample sizes necessary to prove that an adverse event is caused or related to a vaccine.

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You know what, it was a really good lecture and I’m going to share more more relevant slides in case any one else feels like contradicting me.

These slides show the public health impact of vaccines. Note the differences between the historical peak and post-vaccine era deaths columns. Because saving literally thousands of lives is totally a conspiracy you should beware of.

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And this is why herd immunity is so important! See how high it has to be for measles? Guess what we’re seeing outbreaks of thanks to anti-vaxxers? Don’t forget that one of the deadly complications of measles is SSPE.

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Look how Hepatitis A infections in older adults when down after kids started getting immunized. Shocking! Could vaccines be… good for …. everyone????

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Ahem.

♥ 21953 — 2 hours ago on 30 Jul 2014 — via aspiringdoctors

quoth-the-ravenclaw:

riotsiren:

Next older person to complain about millennials has to pay off a random 20-something’s student loans

BONUS LEVEL: they have to do so with the earnings from their full time unpaid internship

♥ 22110 — 6 hours ago on 29 Jul 2014 — via quoth-the-ravenclaw (source)

fooledbythenight:

beingchildfree:

I think the hardest part about deciding to be childfree as a woman* is that our society has conditioned us specifically to believe that having children is our greatest calling, it’s selfish to not have children, it’s what is expected of us, and shouldn’t be considered an…

Still struggling with the guilt part. Maybe someday I will overcome it…

But even if you don’t, there’s no shame in that. 

♥ 61 — 6 hours ago on 29 Jul 2014 — via fooledbythenight (source)
iwanttobeawalrus replied to your post“I have a question about your answer to the manners message. Why didn’t you say driving over the speed limit was bad manners too?”
My mom always told me when she was teaching me to drive, “You’re not just driving for yourself, you’re driving for everyone else on the road”.
Exactly. Very wise.
♥ 4 — 8 hours ago on 29 Jul 2014

beingchildfree:

I think the hardest part about deciding to be childfree as a woman* is that our society has conditioned us specifically to believe that having children is our greatest calling, it’s selfish to not have children, it’s what is expected of us, and shouldn’t be considered an option unless we cannot conceive. So even though we know being childfree is the best decision for ourselves, there may be a lingering guilt or sadness associated with not having children.

This was one of the first posts on my blog, and I’d like to say that after 11 months of running this blog and interacting with other childfree individuals, I don’t experience a sadness/guilt associated with being a non-parent. For my personal journey, that is a sign of progress.

♥ 61 — 8 hours ago on 29 Jul 2014 — via beingchildfree
Three Reasons Childfree Couples Cheat Less

pushup24:

Three Reasons Childfree Couples Cheat Less

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"1)  The way childfree partners relate to one another does not change as much over time. Couples start out feeling like romantic and sexual partners, but once the first child comes along they frequently begin to see each other as Mom and Dad. I often hear spouses refer to one another by these titles, which further establishes these new roles as primary after children are born. Becoming a parent doesn’t neuter your need for romance, and taking a few minutes to go on line to meet this need is doable, even while raising a family.

2)  There’s more time for sex. Couples report a decline in sex after having children. Once again, childfree couples don’t go through this dramatic shift in their lives. They may, as most couples do, experience a gradual decline in sexual activity over time, but this cannot compare with the sudden halt that typically comes after the birth of the first child. In fact, it’s not safe to have sex soon after childbirth and couples are advised to wait from two to six weeks to reengage. 

3)  Childfree couples have more time to spend together. If you’ve spent time around small children, you know that they tend to command the attention of the adults in the room. An infant does so because most everyone thinks he or she is so darned cute, and toddlers and pre-schoolers do because they seem to require constant interaction. When a couple is childfree, they can continue to engage in the same adult activities they’ve always enjoyed together. The childfree couples I interviewed for my book, Complete without Kids, tended to be best friends who shared leisure time together every day.”

Sorry that #2 isn’t very inclusive of my asexual followers. Otherwise, these are some pretty significant differences between parent and childfree couples. 

♥ 14 — 8 hours ago on 29 Jul 2014 — via pushup24
Anonymous inquired:

I have a question about your answer to the manners message. Why didn't you say driving over the speed limit was bad manners too?

I could have mentioned reckless speeding, because that certainly is bad manners. But not all speeding is created equal. I myself have had to speed in order to:

  • Use a bathroom
  • Health problems
  • Fix a car problem
  • Meet someone in an emergency
  • Try to escape someone who was following me and a threat to my safety

Life happens. Not everything is sunshine and rainbows. People have places to be or flee from. Sometimes people have a legitimate need to drive faster. As long as the speeding isn’t reckless and hazardous for the area/traffic, and it stays within reason (15mph/kph over at the very most in my opinion depending on the type of road), then it’s not bad manners. I never assume why someone is speeding. I’ve had to speed before with very good reason, and I think many drivers would be lying if they said they’ve never had to.

This happens to be one reason that going so slow you block the driving path for everyone else is bad manners - you could be the factor that makes someone’s circumstances much worse. Driving isn’t just some leisurely activity for people to dilly dally with unnecessarily when others are on the road. It’s a tool for people to get where they need to go. If there is no reason for you to be interfering with another’s ability to do that, then you’re in the wrong if you do. “Share the road” doesn’t just apply to being respectful of cyclists. There’s a reason it’s unlawful to be in the far left lanes on major US roadways if you’re not actively trying to pass someone or turn left. 

♥ 4 — 9 hours ago on 29 Jul 2014
If you’re in the US and ever need help paying for an abortion

fuckyeahfeminists:

Check out this list of abortion funds organized by state

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♥ 20304 — 1 day ago on 29 Jul 2014 — via fuckyeahfeminists (source)
Not in my uterus!

Not in my uterus!

♥ 1215 — 1 day ago on 28 Jul 2014 — via screenshotsofdespair