I’ve noticed that quite a few people are going so far as to deny that girls who don’t experience cramps exist. I just have to say that I am one of those people. For me, getting my period isn’t the worst thing in my life. I barely even notice it most of the time. Mostly I feel a little weird in the belly, check myself and realise that I’m bleeding. I slap on a pad and then it’s no big deal. The pad doesn’t feel like a diaper, I don’t get menstrual cramps and I don’t get in a bad mood. Every woman is different, okay? Some women experience intense pain, some none at all, and most fall in between.
The way people have fought back with descriptions of how their pain is so bad that they pass out…that just makes me think that something else must be wrong with them. There’s no way that passing out from the pain or not being able to move is normal. I don’t think period pains should be a valid excuse to stay home from school or work unless you have an illness or disorder which somehow exacerbates the pain.
fact: if you have these pains bad enough that you can’t move or function, YOU HAVE A DISORDER. PMS is an actual disorder and is one of many that causes these intense pains. If you are someone who can still function with your period pains you should NEVER use them as an excuse to stay home because some people ACTUALLY HAVE THESE DISORDERS and need this excuse, especially since only about 5% of women get PMS. It is a sickness and it doesn’t happen to everyone.
On the other hand, I think there’s something to OP’s issue with people flat-out not believing that she has easy periods, because the idea that all women must be miserable once a month is a big part of why more people don’t seek help in managing serious menstrual symptoms. It’s why “everyone’s cycle is different” can be such dangerous weasel words (not that they are in the way that OP is using them) - if you do have mild to moderate cramps or mood swings, then by the time you reach adulthood you’ve almost certainly had it rubbed in your face that some women have it worse, with the implication that you shouldn’t be complaining at all, rather than the expectation that anyone whose ovaries and uterus are conspiring against them is justified in asking a medical professional for help. You’re dealing with an attitude that the state of menstruation is in itself inherently wrong. Something unclean at best, something monstrous at worst (don’t trust anything that can bleed for a week and not die!).
Which is, of course, complete and utter bullshit. Menstruating isn’t some kind of curse-of-Eve price-of-womanhood tragic deal, and any school of thought that says you should be in pain and unstable is a school of thought that is manifestly not in your interest and should be shouted down whenever possible.
Say what you want about Homestuck but at least Matesprit, Moirail, Auspistice, and Kismesis are all gender neutral terms for those you are in relationships with.
It was, in a way, almost a good deed. Selflessly helping out someone in need.
Even when the someone in question was a demon and what you were helping him out with was a backlog of sins. But poor Crowley had looked so haggard and stressed… And so relieved when Aziraphale had offered to help.
He cocked his head and snapped his fingers, and across the road a soundsystem glitched and started playing Abba at top volume.
Crowley whistled. “That’s just plain evil, Aziraphale. You aren’t half bad at this, y’know.”
Aziraphale smiled. “Anything to help a friend in need.”
Mathematical Object Minimalist Posters by Visualizingmath. (Yes, I actually attempted to make something!)
Thank you to Curiosamathematica for creating the Klein Bottle image!These are are
being a pessimist is great i’m always either right or pleasantly surprised
The meaning of the colours is explained here by the creator of the pansexual flag. However, this is only a facade, a front so that the straight allies will have something to believe. The truth of our flag is much more sinister. Pink represents the blood of our enemies who would dare defy us- much like Dangan Ronpa, it is pink to avoid an R rating. Yellow represents bees- a swarm of bees that Pansexuals could unleash upon our enemies should they dare invalidate us. Finally, blue represents the sky- it is a reminder to our enemies that many of us have wings and are capable of flight, and that they should be warned.
[S] Jesus: Rise.
The closer to the end the more satisfying it gets…
omg i have this sunglasses
Someone tell this songwriter that jesus can’t be both the Lord of Light and the Prince of Life you can’t have two claspects without being a cherub
Physics says: go to sleep. Of course
you’re tired. Every atom in you
has been dancing the shimmy in silver shoes
nonstop from mitosis to now.
Quit tapping your feet. They’ll dance
inside themselves without you. Go to sleep.
Geology says: it will be all right. Slow inch
by inch America is giving itself
to the ocean. Go to sleep. Let darkness
lap at your sides. Give darkness an inch.
You aren’t alone. All of the continents used to be
one body. You aren’t alone. Go to sleep.
Astronomy says: the sun will rise tomorrow,
Zoology says: on rainbow-fish and lithe gazelle,
Psychology says: but first it has to be night, so
Biology says: the body-clocks are stopped all over town
History says: here are the blankets, layer on layer, down and down.
|—||Albert Goldbarth, “The Sciences Sing a Lullabye” (via larmoyante)|