Greg's random musings

Apr 24
fatgirlinalittleblog replied to your post“Why is feminism such a controversial idea to a lot of people …….”
Because there are some men who don’t want to let go of the power they have over women (or, if they’re white, people of color, or, if they’re straight, LGBT people, etc.). They want to be on top (heh heh, “on top”).
True, as much as people want to feel free sadly enough a large number of people like dominance over others.
familiaralien replied to your post“Why is feminism such a controversial idea to a lot of people …….”
because some people think if something isn’t about da men is must be inherently bad… ya know unlike things that are always about men but throw women under a bus no body every complains about EXCEPT FEMINISTS.
I agree G, it is amazing how often things play into gender stereotypes and roles. It gives men (especially the dudebro types) think that they are the center of the universe due to genitals. This reminds me… how often i see the term “man card” used in advertising. It almost always involves gender stereotypes.

 

Apr 24

missingkitsune:

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I just appreciate the simplicity of Normal, Okay, and Hot Coffee.

Let’s not forget about Hell, Michigan and Climax, Pennsylvania (right in the middle of Amish country)

Isn’t Climax, PA near Intercourse, PA?

Actually it probably is Intercourse PA… I might have gotten that mixed up.

Both exist. Climax is NE of Pittsburgh with Intercourse in Amish Country. There is a town about 90 minutes west of me called Frankenstein.

Apr 24

missingkitsune:

and-i-might-have:

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I just appreciate the simplicity of Normal, Okay, and Hot Coffee.

Let’s not forget about Hell, Michigan and Climax, Pennsylvania (right in the middle of Amish country)

Isn’t Climax, PA near Intercourse, PA?

Apr 24
relahvant:

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The Kum and Go. Or as my mom called it, the ejaculate and evacuate.

Jizz and jet

shoot and scoot

blow your load and hit the road

bust ya nut and off ya strut

relahvant:

asktheteamofscientists:

hobgoblinhero:

danadies:

yes-master-thank-you-master:

The Kum and Go. Or as my mom called it, the ejaculate and evacuate.

Jizz and jet

shoot and scoot

blow your load and hit the road

bust ya nut and off ya strut

Apr 24

Why is feminism such a controversial idea to a lot of people …. especially if a synonym for it is common sense.

Apr 24

Since I am curious, in a few words or a sentence how would you describe me?

Apr 23

From ‘Clueless’ to Clueless: Alicia Silverstone’s ‘The Kind Mama’ →

fatgirlinalittleblog:

For those of you who didn’t think the lifestyle blog GOOP wasn’t pretentious enough for chock full of enough misinformation, you’re in luck, because former video vixen, star of Clueless, and spitter of pre-chewed-food-into-son’s-mouth (sadly, not making that up; the link above mentions that as well, and apparently, she thinks all mothers should be doing that to her children, because I guess we’ve become birds?) Alicia Silverstone has come out with a new book about parenting, because of course she has (not repeating the title, because it’s not worth repeating—see link). It’s chock full of pseudoscience and misinformation, and while I won’t go through all the claims listed in the article, I will go through the ones that are especially egregious.

2. Eating plants means you won’t need medicine.

Eating plants during pregnancy, writes Silverstone, “means not only boosting the odds of conceiving but also setting the stage for a transcendent pregnancy, a smoother birth, a healthier baby, and long-term protection from almost every disease there is.” By eating “kind foods”—plant-based foods—women can “supercharge fertility; reduce your likelihood of miscarriage; infuse breast milk with all kinds of nutrient goodness that make your kids smart and healthy; and help stave off diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes.” According to doctors vetted by Silverstone, kind foods “can demolish your need for pharmaceutical drugs, especially for the treatment of things like depression, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension.”

Eating plant-based foods should be encouraged as a rule, but plants are not medicine. Stuff like apple cider vinegar or so-called “superfoods” (completely made-up category, btw) are not going to replace chemo. Sure, if you eat more berries and, say, drink less soda, that would help, but improving your diet does NOT replace medicine. They work hand-in-hand. And yes, improving your diet can help type 2 diabetes to a point in which you don’t need to take medication for it anymore, but even then, you can’t just decide on your own, “Hey, I feel great! I don’t need this shit anymore!” That’s for your doctor to determine.

And finally…I can’t remember how many times I’ve read such-and-such magic food can make your depression go away. If there was a magic food that would make my bipolar disorder and anxiety disappear, I would have fucking eaten it already. Sure, eating a balanced diet can certainly help with mental health, but that’s just one piece of the puzzle, and it involves a variety of foods, including Silverstone’s TEH DEBIL dairy. (I have nothing against vegans or veganism in particular; just people like Silverstone who believe so strongly in veganism that everyone and their brother/sister/etc. has to be a vegan, too, and thus has to be a fucking jerk about it.) You know what else helps with my mental illness? *Gasp* Pharmaceutical drugs. Can we please stop shaming people for taking them as prescribed, please? Thanks.

3. Breast milk has an ‘almost otherworldly power.’

Silverstone writes that “aside from giving your baby every single health advantage there is at mealtime, breast milk is also the ultimate cure-all for almost every ailment that might come up in baby’s early days. It’s a natural antibiotic and has almost otherworldly power to both soothe and heal.” The movie star advises non-movie star moms to enlist the help of a “lactation consultant” in the event that they have trouble breastfeeding. “The $100 or $200 you spend to help you establish a fruitful, long-term nursing relationship will ultimately save you money, whether on formula or medical costs down the road.”

Oh, Gwyneth—I mean, Alicia. You’ve become The Bubble Boy. (The Bubble Girl, I guess is more appropriate. It was the Moops!) Thinking most moms can afford such an expense is adorable. *pats Ms. Silverstone on the head* So precious.

Also, I know they say breast milk is best, but it being a “natural antibiotic” seems a bit of a stretch, especially with no comprehensive scientific study to back that up.

4. If pregnant women bought this book, they wouldn’t be so depressed.

If only Brooke Shields, author of Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression, had listened to Silverstone and eaten more plants, she wouldn’t have been suicidal after giving birth. According to Silverstone, “though it’s less common among kind mamas, some women experience the blues after giving birth.” If you want to prevent crippling postpartum depression, just avoid eating certain foods, including processed sugars, “which makes us feel unbalanced.”

Don’t you love it when people who’ve never been through bouts of depression try to give advise dripped in pretentiousness, shame, and stigma to those who have? Again…precious.

5. Stop using tampons.

Is there a class-action suit against OB on the horizon? According to Silverstone, tampons might be making you infertile: “[Y]our chichi is the most absorbent part of your body. Unfortunately, feminine-care manufacturers aren’t required to tell you what’s in their products, which means that no one’s talking about the potential pesticide residues from non-organic cotton and the ‘fragrances’ containing hormone-upsetting, fertility-knocking phthalates that are snuggling up to your hoo-ha.”

First of all, if you’re going to talk about something that goes into your vagina, say the technical fucking term—not some cutesy fucking euphemism(s). Second, the claim about tampons making you infertile is yet another bullshit claim that she makes that’s not backed by a comprehensive scientific study. (Also, tampons have been around for long enough that there have been decades’ worth of women who’ve worn them who’ve had at least one child, before and after having used them. So…yeah—I can say this is a bullshit claim.)

I will say this, however—the fragrant ones probably aren’t good for your vagina, but neither is douche, and that’s not exactly news.

6. Babies should ‘leave their business in the grass.’

Silverstone’s child was potty-trained at six months, an apparently seamless process that involved reading his facial expressions and other “cues about his need to pee or poop.” She noticed that “when Bear looked like he was flirting with me, smiling sweetly, or looking deep into my eyes, he’d be peeing.” Another signal was when he would “stare off into space for a second.” She assures readers that it’s “not all guesswork” and if you’re really in tune with your maternal instincts, then you too may start referring to yourself as a “potty whisperer.” And there are myriad benefits for EC-trained babies, who are “much more content leaving their business in the grass than having to sleep and eat accompanied by their own pee and poo.” An added bonus? Kind mamas can avoid funneling money into the “multibillion-dollar” disposable diaper industry, which is “fueled by corporate-backed pseudoscience.”

Again, this seems like something that would be published in GOOP. Also, something your average mom doesn’t have time for, even a stay-at-home mom, who likely has errands to run, and thus doesn’t have time to take her child to a fucking field. Also, doesn’t seem like the most sanitary thing. What do you do on planes? Or road trips? Or when you’re at other people’s houses? Do you just let your child shit all over the place?

7. Anecdotally, some babies are ‘never the same’ after vaccines.

Adding another misinformed voice to the debate, Silverstone offers this qualified defense of vaccine conspiracy theorists: “According to Drs. Roizen and Oz…While there has not been a conclusive study of the negative effects of such a rigorous one-size-fits-all, shoot-’em-up schedule, there is increasing anecdotal evidence from doctors who have gotten distressed phone calls from parents claiming their child was ‘never the same’ after receiving a vaccine. And I personally have friends whose babies were drastically affected in this way.” Anecdotal evidence from friends? Case closed.

Anytime you see “According to Dr. Oz…” as proof of some sort of dietary or scientific claim (or, well, any claim at all), I tend to automatically judge that claim as bullshit. Also, Ms. Silverstone, Jenny McCarthy appreciates you carrying the torch as the face of the Anti-Vaccine Movement (even though no one, including me, will ever buy the “I never said vaccines were bad” argument, because…no). Anti-vaxxers are so fucking privileged that their obsession with the all-natural clouds out the part of the brain that makes them forget that, less than a century ago, polio (as well as measles, mumps, and many other diseases) was a goddamn epidemic, and thanks to the polio vaccine in the 1950s, it was wiped out relatively quickly.

And now we’ve fucking forgotten, and don’t even fucking realize that there are still places in the world that still don’t have access to them. If they knew that there was medicine out there that could wipe out childhood diseases that super-poor countries are still dealing with, but that the richer countries have people that care too much about the fucking ingredients in them to help with the fucking herd immunity and shit (which is part of what helps make vaccines effective)? *cue head-exploding scene in Scanners*

Seriously…fuck you, anti-vaxxers.

(Didn’t bother with claims 1, 8, and 9 because the anti-vaccine rant took it all out of me. Also? No apologies for swearing on this one, because seriously..fuck the anti-vaxxers. Most of the time, the other side of the argument has at least one valid point, but not this one.)

Wth is with this?

Apr 23

Anonymous asked: Shut the fuck up about vaccinations. Not everyone has to have them, not everyone believes in them. Uneducated fuck.

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aspiringdoctors:

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You know, my homie and secret best friend Neil deGrasse Tyson said it best….

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This isn’t an issue of belief or should even be up for discussion. It’s not a debate- like gravity or that the Earth revolves around the Sun isn’t up for debate. It’s a fact, whether or not you like it. Sorry bro.

And any ‘educated fuck’ knows that vaccines are necessary and everyone who can have them should have them.

Have a lovely day, sugar. 

Actually there’s a lot of research and knowledge supporting the fact that vaccines are NOT necessary. It is simply another thing that today’s health system is super big on, just like hospital births and c-sections. And a lot of people actually have long term and short term complications from getting vaccines. Ahem.

Dang guys, you thought I didn’t check my activity log every now and then? Because I knew shit like this would pop up. And, I just finished my block exam and am feeling fiesty.

Actually you’re wrong. That ‘research’ is either completely fabricated OR grossly misinterprets the data OR uses shitty research techniques to get the data they want- all which are grossly unethical, in case you’re curious. I’ve got slides from a recent lecture on vaccines (aka why I am so fired up about this nonsense). You can check out the citations on each slide if you don’t believe me… something unsurprisingly missing from literally every anti-vaccine comment I’ve gotten and website that I have visited. Show me your sources, honey, and if you do, I will blow them out of the water because not a single one stands up to current scientific research standards.

There are however tomes and tomes of research for the safety end efficacy of vaccines. Don’t believe me? Look at a simple google scholar search.

So! Here we go! 

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Holy shit, it’s almost like vaccines SAVE SOCIETY MONEY. In fact, they give money back to society, along with the other programs indicated by red arrows. Which would be really weird for something that is just a healthcare fad like c-sections and hospital births.

And most people have no complications for getting vaccines, and if they do, most of them are short term. In fact, it is devilishly hard to prove an adverse effect was because of a vaccine. Why? Because it’s how we’re wired. We falsely see connections and causes where there are none (called a type 1 error; you are rejecting a true null hypothesis). People are more likely to attribute an adverse health event to a shot- even if that shot is the placebo and the numbers are just the background rate for whatever health event in the population.

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And here is a graph showing the sample sizes necessary to prove that an adverse event is caused or related to a vaccine.

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You know what, it was a really good lecture and I’m going to share more more relevant slides in case any one else feels like contradicting me.

These slides show the public health impact of vaccines. Note the differences between the historical peak and post-vaccine era deaths columns. Because saving literally thousands of lives is totally a conspiracy you should beware of.

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And this is why herd immunity is so important! See how high it has to be for measles? Guess what we’re seeing outbreaks of thanks to anti-vaxxers? Don’t forget that one of the deadly complications of measles is SSPE.

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Look how Hepatitis A infections in older adults when down after kids started getting immunized. Shocking! Could vaccines be… good for …. everyone????

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Ahem.

Anti-vaxxers are a danger to the world and we need to stop them tbh

GODDAMMIT. I AM SICK OF THESE ANTI-VAXXER SHIT GOBLINS.

VACCINATE THOSE WHO CAN BE VACCINATED TO PROTECT THOSE WHO LEGITIMATELY CANNOT.

I DON’T GIVE A FUCK IF YOU THINK YOU’RE A SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE FLOATING AROUND IN YOUR SPARKLY CLOUD OF YOUR OWN SELF RIGHTEOUS FARTS THAT WILL PROTECT YOU FROM DISEASES LIKE POLIO.

GET. A. GODDAMN. CLUE. THEN GET VACCINATED. VACCINATE YOUR SPAWN.

YOUR BATSHIT BELIEFS ARE KILLING PEOPLE.

In my opinion, refusing to vaccinate a child who can be vaccinated is tantamount to medical neglect. I am 100% done with being nice to anti-vaxxers. We need to bring back exiling people. Andrew Wakefield and Jenny McCarthy are the first to go.

Welcome to forced injections, courtesy of your friendly neighborhood liberal.

You’re goddamn right. Nothing says individual freedom like infecting newborns with measles because you’ve got your head jammed so far up your Ayn Rand-hypnotized, objectivist, unvaccinated butthole that vaccinations are suddenly are LibertyStompers™ and therefore, causing an epidemic is no big — even though the parents of those too young to be vaccinated, or people who are immunocompromised don’t even get a choice about exposing themselves to harm from your special snowflake irresponsibility.

So yeah, if it’s Typhoid Mary² or “forced injections,” roll up your sleeve, wankstain.

It isn’t liberty when ones actions starts to infringe on others.

Apr 23

Reblog this if I can vent to you? Like completely skip all the awkwardness and just start talking to you.

Apr 23

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