Women firefighters douse flames during the Pearl Harbor attack.
Oh hay look women of colour were an integral part of the ‘cool’ part of history too, how about that. They were like. Doing stuff that supposedly only heroic white dudes had done. That makes women valid participants in collective history now, right? Right? This is in high school history books now, right? Right? Huh?
It reminds me of that one famous painting/sculpture of the soldiers raising the flag
I like this one a lot better.
How to keep yourself safe from iCloud hackers. Please make sure your auto photo sharing is turned off so that others don’t fall victim to having their photos stolen like those poor celebs.
Reblog to get the word out!
Just fixed mine - passing it along so you can too!
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.
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.
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, esspecially 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.
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, correcitng 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 experiance 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 knowlageable about their target audiance. 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.
The infomation 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 jewlery 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 availible 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.
I have one of the shitty ones and I rebroke a rib from it. Please do not ever buy it, it’s awful.
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011), Göran Hugo Olsson
You heard it right folks, the FBI considered free breakfasts for poor children to be the most dangerous internal threat to the country. Literally the kind of thing Jesus would do was the most dangerous threat to the country.
Not for actually education, mind you; one of my former teachers has (apparently) been going through some serious medical issues, and they were holding a fundraiser for her before the first football game of the season. It’s nigh impossible to get on campus without being accosted by the administration, and she was one of several influential teachers I had in high school, so I felt a need to go and donate whatever I was able. Being there made me feel some things, which is odd for me, so I’m going to write about it (since Liz is currently taking a Labor Day weekend nap).
I accidentally killed someone, you guys, but I was just doing research for an article I’m writing, so that makes it ok. That’s how it works, right?
LTMC: Meanwhile, 16-year olds get prosecuted for manslaughter for texting while driving. But don’t worry, police don’t get special treatment.
imagine if mike brown’s family had considered deleting their son’s social media before the media got to it
that would turn heads
"what are they trying to hide?"
"a teenager with no internet profile? seems fishy"
"did he keep a low profile because he was in a gang?"
but no one thinks its weird that darren wilson’s internet EVERYTHING seems to have magically vanished
More proof that Paul Ryan is a despicable human being.
This is actually consistent with Ryan’s philosophy that no one should be compelled via taxation to help others. He believes this should be wholly voluntary.
Of course, voluntarism is an inefficient, inadequate method to address big, entrenched, systemic problems. People suffering from debilitating conditions should not have to come up with cute ad campaigns or have photogenic advocates in order to attract adequate public interest and funding.
This illustrates my problem with conservatives of all stripes. What they see as equality—individuals competing for resources—is really those without power begging those with power for help and humanity. This is a problem with liberals as well—how many times have we been told, “If you keep hurting my feelings, I’m not going to keep being an ally,” as though helping us fight for the rights we deserve is a reward for coddling those with privilege—but it’s a codified part of conservative socioeconomic philosophy.
To tell people who are already suffering enough that they don’t deserve help unless they come up with something that’s fun for people who aren’t suffering is cruel and disgusting.
SOME PEOPLE WANTED THIS MAN TO BE THEIR VICE PRESIDENT
TORONTO: ZDARSCON IS NOW
The countdown to Season 2 begins!
…This is the hook for the season? Really? Not how Skye is improving as an agent, how May is adjusting, how Trip is fitting into the team, how Fitz is recovering and Simmons is coping with it, or even how Coulson is dealing with everything- we’re supposed to care how Ward is doing?
I’m excited about AoS s2, but this is the one part I couldn’t care less about, unless the answer to what he’ll become is “someone who recognizes that part of redemption is putting your own needs below the needs of the people you’ve hurt, even if they aren’t young attractive white men.”
WHY IS HE STILL ON THE SHOW
I can’t count the ways in which I do not caaaaaaaaaaare what happens to Ward, I wanna know what happens to Antoine Triplett or May or literally anyone else at all.
WHY ARE WE BEING ASKED TO CARE ABOUT THE ACTUAL NAZI. Oh wait I know why.
Do not care about Ward, either. Give me May. Give me Trip (oh god give me Trip). Give me Skye. Anything but Ward’s continued saga of manpain.
Given other casting announcements, my hope is the answer to this question is “The first person Bobbi Morse hits repeatedly in the face with a stick, on camera, that’s what he’ll become”
Yeah, hopefully the answer to this question is ‘a drooling, bloody mess, spitting out his teeth before being locked away and forgotten about foreeeeevvvvvveeeer’. Fuck Ward. I just wanted him gone.