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Reactive Hypoglycemia:
Hey, I noticed you haven't eaten in a while? Have some shaking.
Reactive Hypoglycemia:
Hey, I noticed you just ate a large meal?
Reactive Hypoglycemia:
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Reactive Hypoglycemia:
Have some shaking.

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Dear anon who thought it was appropriate to send me fitspo after that post about the thigh gap meme:

No.

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I am seeing a meme going around about how having a thigh gap has less to do with weight and more to do with the shape of your pelvis which then takes a ludicrous turn in the direction of “if you don’t have a thigh gap, that means you have a tighter vagina, and that makes you better!”

  1. No.
  2. Stop.
  3. The vagina is a muscle. It can become tighter and looser at will.
  4. Usually the reason vaginas are tighter than usual is because they are very young or uncomfortable/not aroused.
  5. Fuck you.
  6. Why would the shape of your pelvis have anything to do with the strength of your vaginal muscles?
  7. Some peoples’ thighs DO touch because they have bigger than average thighs. That is OK.
  8. You should be ashamed of yourself.
  9. Stop.

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When you’re at the pool lounging on a beach chair and some little kids are running and the lifeguard screams out “no running” do you respond “excuse me, not all of us are running”? No, you don’t. The lifeguard didn’t have to specifically state who they were talking to because you’re intelligent enough to comprehend that the comment wasn’t being directed at you.

Found a quote that shuts down that “not all men” argument pretty well. (via mykicks)

AHaha. haaaa. hh.

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WARNING FOR THOSE WITH OR RECOVERING FROM EATING DISORDERS, ESPECIALLY ONES WITH OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE HABITS, WHO ARE THINKING OF DOWNLOADING THE IOS 8 UPDATE. PLEASE REBLOG.

frilton:

The new IOS8 update contains an app named Health which CANNOT BE DELETED.

The app allows you to choose which aspects of your health you choose to monitor, but available categories include “Body Measurements”, which includes body weight, and “Fitness”, which contains sections for…

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ASAN Statement On Dr. Phil Episode Featuring K. Stapleton | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

(Source: autisticadvocacy, via atenderofsycamoretrees)

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Talked to my mom about Kelli and Issy Stapleton.

First she makes a sad noise. Then she asks, in a slightly lower voice — like she realizes what she’s about to say is wrong — “Well, was her daughter like… you know, really bad?”

I pretend to be surprised by the question. “I don’t know,” I scoff. “Who cares?”

She says, “Yeah, that’s really sad, that’s really hard…. we’re lucky [my sister] was so high-functioning.”

Explaining the problem with function labeling to my mom would be like… I can’t even think of an equally fruitless example. But the irony here transcends that understanding. My sister has never been considered high-functioning by those who consider certain Autistic people high-functioning. She’s been in special education her whole life, went to high school until she was 21, collects disability. She was a nonverbal toddler, a child who communicated mostly via scripting, and — like Issy — a violent teenager.

I say that. “When [my sister] was Issy’s age, she punched us too.”

But my sister at 21 is verbal, responsive, nonviolent, and more than ever a joy to live with now. That’s what Mom is really saying — ‘We’re lucky that your sister is a joy to live with.’ But that’s a highly subjective interpretation, isn’t it? All it really means for sure is, ‘We’re lucky that we love your sister.’ But if anything, the Stapletons showed us, it’s really my sister who is fortunate for that. It’s not a matter of us being luckier than Kelli Stapleton; it’s a matter of my sister being luckier than Issy.

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Jesus Christ, how does every scandal where someone gets caught beating the shit out of their kid end up getting derailed into an argument about spanking?

I’m against spanking for the record, but that’s not the fucking issue. If you beat up your kid bad enough for the police to get involved at all, let alone in spite of you being an NFL star, that was not a damn spanking.

I work in a day care. That means I am a mandated reporter. That means that if Adrian Peterson’s four-year-old were a VPK student of mine, and he came in with the welts on his back, buttocks and thighs that the doctor described Peterson leaving on him, I would be legally required to call the child abuse hotline. It’s pretty straightforward; if your ‘discipline’ would legally obligate a care professional to call the authorities if they learned of it, then you’ve gone way past the realm of ‘discipline.’

And if your first instinct when hearing about any and all violence against a child is to jump to defend corporal punishment above all else, you did not turn out OK and I would venture to say your parents should have hit you less.

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askatranswoman:

Tumblr, I need your help.

There’s a trans boy who has the opportunity to go through puberty the right way. His name is Peter (last name retracted for legal reasons) and he’s just a kid who needs your help.

Here’s a quote from his mom:

All of Peter’s friends, their parents, and his teachers have been completely supportive. They immediately started using his chosen name, and have adjusted to the male pronouns.

My son Peter loves animals, the outdoors, drawing, and playing his violin. He loves his momma and sisters and does his best to follow our family motto: be kind, be honest, be positive.

The exception to this supportive environment has been his father and stepmother. In the last seven years (since our divorce) they have only been minimally involved in Peter’s life. They have chosen to play no part in important decisions, even in emergency situations. Until now. After learning of Peter’s gender identity status they have begun to insert themselves in Peter’s life. They refuse to acknowledge his doctor’s diagnosis of gender dysphoria. They continue to force him to dress as a girl and answer to his female birth name.

I love my children with all of my heart. It is excruciating to watch my happy, confident son leave for visitation with his father and come home sad and withdrawn. Peter has already been hospitilized once for anxiety and depression. I am afraid the situation will only get worse as Peter ages. Especially if going through puberty as the wrong gender becomes a reality.

It is imperative that I get sole custody.  I need to be able to make medical decisions in Peter’s best interest and help him legally change his name.  I want to help Peter grow from a wonderful little boy to a wonderful young man.

Tumblr, we can help.

Go to this link.

I can speak from first-hand experience that knowing you are trans, and knowing your family won’t accept you, can be traumatic. This kid has balls I didn’t have at his age and I was born with them. Knowing how fast we can spread things, how little donations from a lot of people will help - please spread this. Spread it like wildfire.

If you’re still not convinced, I’ve talked with his mom one on one. Here’s what she had to say about her son:

i have been in touch with many advocacy group~~none of them can get involved in family law cases.

peter has a wonderful counselor who he loves. we see the counselor once a week. he feels so much more empowered now and that is great!

peter is a wonderful wonderful kid. always has been. so much happier now. he does not want to return to his old school. there are not a lot of choices in public schools where we live. there is a french immersion school. he has taught himself french on the computer through the duo lingo site. he is extremely intelligent and attends gifted classes at his current school.

This kid TAUGHT HIMSELF ANOTHER LANGUAGE to try and dig himself out of his current situation. If that isn’t the definition of “I need help, this situation isn’t ok,” I don’t know what is.

Let’s help him.

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stardust-rain:

stardust-rain:

sometimes tumblr’s US-centric social justice makes me so fucking frustrated. Right now sweden’s third biggest party are literally neo-nazis and our elections couldn’t even get onto trending tags today, goddamit.

Okay, so the post is gaining notes and people are confused, so to explain what the hell is going on: 

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Swedish elections held were on last Sunday, 14th September. We’ve had a right-leaning government the past eight years and after this there will be a change of power. The new party, Socialdemocrats (S) gained a total of 31% percent. The old party, Moderaterna (M) gained 21%. 

Sverigedemokraterna (SD) gained a total of 12.9%. Their policy is racist, Islamophobic, anti-immigration, anti-refugee, anti-diversity, anti-LGBT+, and anti-feminist. Basically, they tick every box on the douchebag lottery.

If you’re here to argue that they’re ~not actually~ Nazis: 1) Fuck you. 2) Fuck the horse the you rode in on. 3) I hope you get stepped on by a moose, you ignorant asswipe. 

  1.  they literally started as neo nazis. They have used a Neo-Nazi movement as campaign slogans,
  2. party members have assaulted immigrants with iron pipes (tw for racialised violence),
  3. worn Nazi symbols 
  4. supported and helped build Neo-Nazi group SvP.

There’s probably more, but I don’t have links on hand. 

They’ve been having rallies and demonstrations all over Sweden, and people have shown up just to turn their back on them and protest (this post explains it better). 

In the 2010 elections, SD were pretty much considered no better than neo-Nazis and only got 5.7% votes - it put them in 6th place and was just enough to get them into parliament. In the elections before that, they got about 2.9%. In the past four years, they’ve grown exponentially in Sweden.

They’ve also run extremely extensive PR campaigns, appealing to the youth, kicking out members “exposed” of being racist, (note: these members often end up in SvP) and picking up buzzwords from the Socialdemocrats’ ideology. 

29% of votes they gained this year were from swing voters who previously voted M,  and the biggest gain have been in the south, in small towns and the countryside:

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This is not something that’s just going on in Sweden. Europe has seen an influx of extreme-right parties over the last decade or so, often thinly disguised as a party that puts ‘traditional values’ and ‘national interest’ first.

In Greece and Hungary they’ve already been in power. In Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Finland France and UK, extreme-right-wing parties have been voted into the EU. 

Because here’s the thing: we’ve forgotten what it looks like. We’ve gotten to the point where we’ve turned Nazism into a cartoonish lampoon of goose-stepping, uniforms and moral lessons that “we’ll never be like them~”, ignoring the fact nationalism is not as cut-and-dry two ends of an extreme but exists on a scale.

People have been apologising for SD’s actions for a while now because they’re not considered “extremist enough” to be neo-Nazis, because they don’t share the same beliefs, because they’ve “publicly denounced” SvP. 

But the same people still get hurt. Still SD has the institutional and systematic power and privilege to oppress, degrade and humiliate people of colour, which they already have done. Stop making excuses for them. Stop making leeways for right-wing-extremists because that is how they gain tract. 

Please spread this. 

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