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Tumblr fucks up when you put a readmore under an ask. Probably when the ask has a readmore too alas I do not know

So I’m replying to Prim’s answer for me for HimeMizu
(it doesn’t make sense does it)

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womenrockscience:

apersnicketylemon:

nothatsstupid:

hayleystarkftw:

(source)

Makes me want to fucking cry

But feminism isn’t important and is something none of us should care about. Right?

Wow, I love it when people use science to bust inequalities. We’ve got a long way to go.

terminalcountdown whispered: 1~45 HimeMizu /weeps

albicantknight:

i’M GOING TO MURDERY OU I HOPE YOU KNOW THAT

WTF RAY

this took THREE DAYs maybe more I can’t believe

I’m putting this under a cut

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IT’S OK I’M READY I HAVE NO REGRETS

And you’re an angel god bless you Prim you’re going straight to heavens no questions asked

I’m so fucking nuts over those two I’m going to reply to those questions too. alas my attempt to put under this rendered tumblr broke so I replied over here

- 16 hours ago

animeadult:

for-transmen:

If you’ve been looking to bind, whether you’re transgender, non-binary, or a cosplayer, you’ve probably come across binders like these on Ebay, Amazon, or AliExpress. Usually they’re called E.V.A, SHO, Whatwears, or Ancient Fish King brands, all of which are apparently, interchangeable with each other. Ross is here to tell you that these chest binders are not much of a step up from ace bandages, which in case you hadn’t known already, are the worst thing you can do to bind your chest. So here’s the run down, from least bad to worst.

Why is a chest binder for a lesbian?

First off, the sellers are usually misinformed about why someone would use a chest binder is needed just from how they title them. Why would Lesbians want a chest binder (outside of cosplay?)? I don’t know, but most of these listings have lesbian in the name, suggesting that chest binders are for girls, not men or nonbinary. This right there should be a warning sign of a company that doesn’t know what they are doing.

It's too tight!

The strapless binders’ model is wearing the wrong size for their chest. Their breast is popping out over the top of the binder, and I can personally say that with that binder, it is very, very, painful if you have a larger chest. After about 20 minutes, bruising and chaffing will occur, especially to those with larger chests or are heavier. In the worst case scenario, the breast will rip or pop as if it were cut with a knife.

These materials are not good

Look at the materials used. These chest binders do not have any or enough stretchy material in them. Elastic or spandex is the best. On the ones that do have spandex, they don’t mention how much there is in the binder. This is an enormous, bright, flashing sign that the binder is NOT safe. Just how bad is it? Ace bandages likely have more elastic than these binders do, and the ace bandages can still kill you if they don’t maim you. A binder is supposed to stretch, be easily manipulated, and you must be able to take a full breath in them. I’ve bought and used two different types binders from Ebay not knowing any better, and I could barely take a breath at all. I did get larger and larger sizes, and with the same result. Putting it simply, their binders could be falling off of you because they are too big and still would not be safe. 

Now I can’t show you in a picture about the next part, but what’s probably the worst about these binders is that their ‘binding’ material goes all the way around the binder. Your binder should NOT have this unless it is made to correct back posture. Sports bras can, but that is better for again, correcting back posture. So not only will you be binding your chest, but you’ll be binding your ribs, back, and shoulders as well. This can warp them and damage the tissue. 

So what does a good binder look like? I’m going to use the binder I’ve had the best experience with as an example. The Ultimate Chest Binder Tank by underworks. I’ve bought two of these as I’ve needed them, I wore out my old one after a year and a half of use daily including at work.

So, straight off from the site, we know this seller is knowledgeable about their target audience. Chest binders are under the men’s section and you never see the word lesbian on any of them. The only thing marked for women under the chest binder section is a sports bra, put there because transgender men often use them for working out.

YES! Good binder!

The information section on the binder isn’t just two or three lines, it’s a whole paragraph. What is this binder made of? Medical grade 70% nylon and 30% spandex knit. It says it right there and is readily available information, you don’t have to dig through the seller’s ads for cheap wholesale jewelry in the description to find it. The listing also tells us how much of each material is used, information you must have when buying a chest binder. My personal rule of thumb? If it’s under 20% spandex or elastic, it’s trash. Our listing also tells us how to put the binder on, rather than making you struggle to figure it out on your own. Size chart and customer reviews are readily available on the listing and not buried under ads for other unrelated merchandise. 

Also from looking at the binder’s pictures, the front and back of the binder is made differently; the front is thicker and non transparent while the back can bee seen through a bit and is thin in comparison. This is because the front of the binder is made to compress and bind the chest and the back of the binder is not. All the binding is in the front, support in the back. 

Please, know the difference between an unsafe binder and a safe one. Save your money and avoid ones found on ebay. Can’t afford a binder still? There are programs for people who cannot buy one on their own or it is unsafe for them to buy one. One such I know of is the In a Bind program, they have fantastic service if a bit slow delivery time. Remember, this program is only for transgender men and nonbinary, cosplayers will have to go elsewhere or outright buy a binder.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

i’m sorry i don’t usually comment on posts but i keep trying to tell people this over and over again and a lot of the time nobody listens (hopefully they will now because this is an excellently constructed post)

an ebay binder pushed in one of my ribs and i barely wore it for any time at all (just less than an hour for convenience in my own backyard) because i knew it was bad but it seriously injured me that quickly.

the biggest problem is most people who give these things positive reviews have NEVER HAD A SAFE, PROPER BINDER BEFORE. therefore those positive reviews cannot be trusted! they don’t know how an actual binder is supposed to feel.

this is why i urge people not to include cheap ebay binders in their giveaways, especially. it’s not a game and it doesn’t matter how “safe” you are when using them or how well you advise people- they are NOT SAFE.

don’t harm people by trying to make it seem like it’s okay just because you want a couple more followers or to give something away because it’s cheap.

snowspatrols:

it started OUT AS A SHIP HOW DID IT END UP LIKE THIS IT WAS ONLY A SHIP IT WAS ONLY A SHIP

- 17 hours ago

todayinhistory:

August 28th 1955: Emmett Till murdered

On this day in 1955, the 14-year-old African-American boy Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi. While visiting family in the state, Till allegedly flirted with the young white shopkeeper Carolyn Bryant while buying candy. Bryant told her husband and a few nights later he and his half-brother abducted Till and brutally tortured and murdered him. His mutilated body was found three days later in the Tallahatchie river; Till’s face was unrecognisable, but he was identified by the ring he wore engraved with his father’s initials that his mother gave him before he left for Mississppi. The viciousness of this unprovoked, racially-motivated crime sent shockwaves throughout the nation. The case drew attention to the oppression of African-Americans throughout the nation and provided a name and a face to the threat of lynching. Till’s mother Mamie, a highly educated woman who went on to become a devoted fighter for African-American equality, insisted on an open-casket funeral in order to show the world what was done to her young son. Thousands attended the funeral and thousands more saw the horrific images of Till’s body. Due to the fierce reactions the murder had engendered it was a particularly painful, but sadly expected, outcome when the all-white jury in Mississippi acquitted Till’s killers, despite Till’s great-uncle openly identifying them in court. A few months later the killers, now protected by double jeopardy laws, sold their story to Look magazine and openly confessed to the murder in chilling detail. Taking place a year after the Supreme Court outlawed school segregation in Brown v. Board of Education, the outrage over the murder galvanised the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement. 100 days after Emmett Till’s murder Rosa Parks, on her way back from a rally for Till hosted by the then-unknown Martin Luther King Jr., refused to give up her seat for a white man on an Alabama bus. This sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, thus beginning the movement that would result in the dismantling of the system of Jim Crow segregation and win successes in promoting African-American social and political equality.

sharkhugger:

Marine Dynamics Shark Tours rescues a great white from fishing line! 

Don’t be fooled by the preview image, the guy is showing a tool used for cutting the fishing line, blunt on the back and sharp on the inside, it’s slipped between the shark and the line and cuts the line and not the shark!

Great job, guys!

Read more: http://www.sharkattacknews.org/2014/08/video-great-white-rescued-after-being.html

- 18 hours ago

majiinboo:

  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson 
ukraine

stirringwind:

tbh the seeming lack of reaction from the EU about the latest evidence of Russian soldiers in Ukraine is really unnerving. It does feel a tad like 1939. And I don’t say this lightly. This is one case where I think an expansionist country needs to be stood up to and it’s quite disturbing the most immediate neighbours aren’t.  And there is no “but America is a hypocrite”. All countries are hypocrites and it’s always needed for other countries to point it out. Keeping quiet for the sake of moral consistency here is going to have terrible consequences for those in harm’s way. This isn’t to say the Russian government has anything close to the fanatical ideology of the Third Reich- but their tactics at engaging in stealth expansionism and banking on the apathy of neighbouring nations are extremely similar. 

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Where did it all begin? Because Ukraine was on the brink of signing an agreement with the EU- one more step moving further away from Russia and closer to the EU, as so many former Soviet satellites did. Amongst the upper echelons of Russian power, there is quite a bit of nostalgia for the old USSR-  the superpower that held Eastern Europe and the world to its sway.

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The Russian government did not want Ukraine to build further ties with the EU because it feared losing another friendly ally- putting pressure on the Ukrainian government which caved in- in a U-turn after promising to sign the Ukraine-EU association agreement. A large section of Ukrainians were furious at this- because the thing is Ukraine has been under Russian influence for a long time and there was quite a strong desire for change. And then, when pro-EU protests by Ukrainians forced Ukrainian PM Viktor Yanukovych from power, suddenly, Putin was without his stooge. (I say stooge, because let’s be serious- the current Russian government wants a Ukraine pliable to its interests and isn’t interested at all in any sort of equal relationship.) So he changed his tactics, banking on the lack of pushback.

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Just a flashback to the 1930s- the Third Reich didn’t become a military colossus overnight. Hitler began by always making soothing noises about how he was interested in diplomacy, all the while slowly breaking the various Versailles agreements like the rearmament of Germany. And then slowly testing the waters of expansionism- like the annexation of Czechoslovakia, by giving lip service to all kinds of excuses for what’s otherwise the violation of another country’s sovereignty:

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this sounds very, very uncomfortably familiar: 

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As wrong and terrible the US Iraq and Afghan invasions were because of the untold suffering they caused, there wasn’t really much of a pretext that they weren’t invasions of sovereign countries.

What’s disturbing is Putin is clearly doing anything to prevent what’s happening in Ukraine from being called by its real name- a covert invasion and Russian expansionism. And the tepid response from the EU just reinforces this. 

ninjasexfarty:

Important, always-relevant comic done by the wonderful Ursa Eyer.

sandandglass:

Daily Show correspondent Michael Che tries to find a safe place to report from.

leonqueerwata:

ok but a slytherin student from some hoity-toity pureblood family becoming ridiculously infatuated with muggle culture

and they just approach some muggleborn gryffindor who’s immediately on guard and waiting for some kind of insult but then the pureblood pulls a fucking nokia flip phone out of their robes and says “ALRIGHT, HOW DO YOU GET THIS TO WORK. I’VE BEEN PRESSING ON THE BUTTONS FOR THE PAST HOUR AND IT HASN’T DONE ANYTHING”

(it needs to be charged)

earthandanimals:

fightingforwhales:

New art in Miami, created by sick_qirl on Instagram.

By “free” we anti caps mean FREE from exploitation. We would like to see the whales retired in a sea pen. :)

feastings:

and the rest of the fe palette requests (fe6-10 and bonus chrom i guess)!!

most were fe but i did get little bits from other fandoms as well; after i finish up with some other stuff i will for sure get to those _(:3」∠)_

lennon-in-the-sky-with-timelords:

So my cousin was in a gay pride parade and everything in her outfit and makeup was rainbow but she was wearing red contacts and while marching, a protester behind her yelled “You’re going straight to hell” and she turns around to face him with her fuCKING blood red eyes and she says “well duh, I got a kingdom to run” and the protester nearly fucking passed out that is her legacy I want to be like her