I'm a 16 year old girl & haven't gotten ANY shots / physicals since I was in Kindergarden . I attend public school without my vaccinations etc etc etc and my school allows me to attend with no hesitation. It's my body, my rights. I don't have to put any shit in it that I don't want to. And I'm still very healthy to this day. 5"4 118 lbs.
Ok, y’all need to stop because this is getting embarrassing. I’m starting to lose my temper.
So just because in all your 16 years you have never gotten sick doesn’t mean that vaccines aren’t necessary. I’m 25 and I have never been in a car accident- that doesn’t mean that I don’t have to wear a seatbelt or check my mirrors when I change lanes. Your personal experience- and the experience of any one individual unvaccinated person- DOES NOT MEAN ANYTHING. AT ALL. PERIOD. If you weren’t as selfish and clueless as the vibe I’m getting, you’d thank your vaccinated classmates and fellow citizens for your streak of good health. Your height to weight ratio has nothing to do with vaccines or sometimes even if you are healthy, ps.
You don’t wanna put ‘shit’ in your body? Cool. Don’t. But stay the hell away from the doctor’s office or the ER if you or someone in your house comes down with something, because the only way to fix it is to put ‘shit’ in your body to keep you from dying or having chronic life-altering after effects. And obviously the latter isn’t a priority.
Actually… You don’t trust vaccines? Fine! Why stop there! Don’t use inhalers to prevent status asthmaticus, don’t use birth control pills to prevent unwanted pregnancy and help horrific menstrual cramps, don’t use aspirin to help a headache, don’t use chemotherapy to cure cancer, don’t use insulin to keep type 1 diabetics out of fatal comas, don’t use neosporin to keep your skinned knee from getting infected.
Because if you don’t trust the science behind vaccines, why trust the rest of it?
When a financial institution asks me my “mother’s maiden name” as a security question. Because it’s assumed that I have at least one and no more than one mother in my life AND that she married AND that she gave up her own name AND that that part of her identity was erased enough from my public history so as to be a password to access my private information.
fun statistics for adults! “when I was a kid, I had no help with college tuition, I was hardworking and paid it all myself” -Annual tuition for Yale, 1970: $2,550 -Annual tuition for Yale, 2014: $45,800 -Minimum Wage, 1970: $1.45 -Minimum Wage, 2014: $7.25 -Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 1970: 4.8 -Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 2014: 17.3
“…the doctrinal differences between Hinduism and Buddhism and Taoism are not anywhere near as important as doctrinal differences among Christianity and Islam and Judaism. Holy wars are not fought over them because verbalized statements about reality are never presumed to be reality itself.”— Robert M. Pirsig (via paradiamonds)
MTV and Logo will premiere Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word, a documentary following seven transgender youths and the issues they face.
On October 17, MTV and Logo will simultaneously premiere “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word,” a documentary produced by “Orange Is the New Black” cast member Laverne Cox. The hour-long documentary follows the lives of seven transgender youths. They hail from New York, New Orleans and Baltimore and range in age from 12 to 24 years old, but they share common obstacles and joys.
Cox, an activist for transgender issues as well as an actress, also acts as host for the documentary, walking viewers through the difficulties of coming out, how race plays into the equation, bullying, violence and familial and social support.
Viewers will meet Kye, a Brooklyn man who was the first transgender Division I basketball player ever, as well as college freshman Ari, an 18-year-old man taking his first steps into campus life. Zoey, a 12-year-old navigating life at her new school in California after school administrators refused to acknowledge her as a girl, is also featured, among other true life stories.
After the documentary’s premiere, Logo and MTV.com will host an hour-long “Trans Forum,” hosted by Cox and SuChin Pak. Alongside the subjects of the documentary, Cox will field questions from audience members and those tuning in via social media.
The documentary was produced as part of MTV’s Look Different campaign, a multi-year initiative to identify and fight biases, whether they be based in gender, sexual orientation or race.
“Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word” will air on October 17 and 7 p.m. ET.
“The School Board has a responsibility to oppose the systematic racism toward Indigenous people in the United States, which perpetuates high rates of poverty and income inequality, exacerbating disproportionate health, education and social crises.”—
Many Indians have written about the cartoon’s portrayal of space exploration as an “elite” pursuit for white men sporting dapper suits and sipping wine as just plain incorrect given their country’s recent success at putting a rocket into Mars’ orbit. But it’s the depiction of the man seeking to gain entry into this “club” that’s really ruffled feathers. By drawing the Indian representative of the country’s space program as someone who looks to be a frail farmer and that of other countries as refined and sophisticated some have gone so far as to say that the cartoon is “blatantly racist.”
Twitter users responded with a sense of humor to voice their distaste at the attire of the man in the cartoon labelled “India.” It’s not just the cow, which is, to be sure, a revered animal in much of India but by no means a must have accessory for the country’s top scientists.
“We apologize to readers who were offended by the choice of images in this cartoon,” Andrew Rosenthal, the Times’ Editorial Page Editor wrote. He added that the cartoon “was in no way trying to impugn India.”
“The intent of the cartoonist, Heng Kim Song, was to highlight how space exploration is no longer the exclusive domain of rich, Western countries. Mr. Heng, who is based in Singapore, uses images and text — often in a provocative way — to make observations about international affairs,” Rosenthal wrote.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a rockstar’s welcome at Madison Square Garden on the same day as the cartoon was published. He told the 19,000 the people in attendance to roaring applause, “Our forefathers used to play with snakes, but now we play with [computer] mice. And our young people spin a mouse and run the whole world.”
Song’s sketch of India as a poor, underdeveloped country drew offense from many who were, like Modi, eager to point out their country’s growing influence in the fields of science and technology.
“While we concede that there are still many cattle-rearing citizens in our country,”Alisha Coelho wrote in the India Times, “We’re still teaching a thing or two to the ‘elite space club’, who judging by this photo, appear to be a bunch of stodgy, xenophobic fogeys.”
And space exploration has quickly become a major source of national pride for many Indians — and a testament to their country’s potential even amid a “brain drain” to Western countries.
Sharanya Haridas described her concerns about the cartoon in a post for The Huffington Post. She described a photo of the ISRO staff celebrating after their Mars mission was declared a success, writing, “The male engineers are wearing Western gear, while some of the female engineers are rocking traditional silk saris, the kind usually worn on special occasions, and jasmine flowers in their hair. On regular days, they work in full suits. There are no farm animals in sight at the ISRO office. And they certainly don’t look desperate for membership into some secret elite club. In fact, their jubilance says it all.”
The success of their mission speaks for itself, she concludes: “One doesn’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand that.”
here’s one of my problems with breast cancer awareness month: i am all for cancer awareness (ALL cancers). however, breast cancer has been sexualized and commercialized more than any other cancer. i cringe every time i see a “save the ta ta’s” bumper sticker. for one, men get breast cancer too!! imagine seeing a sticker that said “save the balls” for testicular cancer…why is it about the body parts? why isn’t it about the people fighting? why isn’t it about the people who have passed away? the families and friends who have to live without them? what’s completely outrageous is that some companies that “go pink” in october sell products that have ingredients linked to cancer. but in my opinion, this pink fracking drill head takes the cake. i wish this was a parody article….the stupidity…i can’t.