REMINDER: if you have a vagina and want to use Plan B as an emergency contraceptive, it loses effectiveness if you weigh more than 165 lbs (74.84 kg) and is completely ineffective for those that weight more than 176 lbs (79.83 kg) (x)

Excuse me.
Let me spread the shit out of this.

This is horrifying. And sadly true.

From what I’ve gathered, this has to do with the ability to metabolize levonorgestrel - the hormone in Plan B (and its generic derivatives). However, there are other options for emergency contraception if you are heavier than 176 lbs (or about 80kgs). The copper IUD (Paragard) and the ella (ulipristal acetate) are both effective for heavier women, and work if inserted/or taken within 5 days of unprotected sex. The Paragard is definitely a longer term option (and expensive), so it’s not what I’d recommend as a go to. The ella needs a prescription, (and you should check its availability at your pharmacy as it’s not always on hand) but it is still an excellent option for emergency contraception.





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You can say you’re not in the cake fandom but EVERYONE is in the cake fandom

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Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions. Dale Spender, an Australian feminist who has been a strong advocate of female rights in this area, noted that teachers who tried to restore the balance by deliberately ‘favouring’ the girls were astounded to find that despite their efforts they continued to devote more time to the boys in their classrooms. Another study reported that a male science teacher who managed to create an atmosphere in which girls and boys contributed more equally to discussion felt that he was devoting 90 per cent of his attention to the girls. And so did his male pupils. They complained vociferously that the girls were getting too much talking time.

In other public contexts, too, such as seminars and debates, when women and men are deliberately given an equal amount of the highly valued talking time, there is often a perception that they are getting more than their fair share. Dale Spender explains this as follows:

“The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.”

In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts.

PBS: Language as Prejudice - Myth #6: Women Talk Too Much (via misandry-mermaid)

bitchin’ historical photos


Shell shocked reindeer looks on as WWII planes drop bombs in Russia, 1941Shell shocked reindeer looks on as WWII planes drop bombs on Russia, 1941

Martin Luther King Jr and son, removing a burnt cross from his lawn, 1960Martin Luther King Jr and son, removing a burnt cross from his lawn, 1960

Archduke Franz Ferdinand and wife, day of his assassination, 1914Archduke Franz Ferdinand and wife, day of his assassination, 1914

Brighton Swimming Club, 1863Brighton Swimming Club, 1863

Headquarters of the Italian Fascist Party, Rome, 1930Headquarters of the Italian Fascist Party, Rome, 1930

Joseph StalinJoseph Stalin

General Custer and his men, American Civil WarGeneral Custer and his men, American Civil War (so bitchin’)

SlightlyWarped: Curiosities [x]



Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover



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Remember that online fundraiser to build a pro-LGBT billboard in the Westboro Baptist Church’s hometown? It worked. Feast your eyes on the “God Loves Gays” billboard, standing proud in Topeka, Kansas for all to see. If any additional funding comes through, it will be used for bus ads in Topeka, donations to LGBT youth organizations, and possibly a similar billboard in Utah. Bless. (via the Huffington Post)



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