guys, if anyone’s reading this, please share it! we are practically getting killed now in Ukraine! our inside forces and police started using Kalashnikov’s and there is a lot of fire on the main street of Kiev. people are dying on the streets, hospitals are full. underground is closed, there is no way to get in or out of the city. please spread the word!!! everyone has to know what’s going on here!
This is my best friend.
At the moment she’s being kept alive by tubes and needles because her eating disorder is currently stronger than she is.
Does she weigh 90lbs?
No, she doesn’t.
Does it look like her eating disorder is “less severe” because she’s not “that thin”? Do you think her situation sounds “less severe” because she’s not “that thin”?
Tubes and needles.
Pain, anger, agony.
Hunger, thirst, suffering.
Dizziness, constipation, freezing cold. Passing out in front of other patients and staff.
Painful injections of vitamins and whatnot.
Nurses who’re force feeding her, who’re forcing fluids into her body because her eating disorder is currently stronger than she is.
90lbs or not, without treatment - my best friend will die.
Would you have walked past her on the street and thought she even had an eating disorder at all? Probably not, because people keep believing you can measure or estimate a persons physical and mental health state based on the silhouette of someone’s body.
Never underestimate someone’s eating disorder just because they don’t look “that thin” to you.
Being “thin” is just one of MANY symptoms of an eating disorder and it’s far, far from the most important one. Anyone can struggle and if someone you know struggles: don’t assume they’re alright just because they don’t look “that thin”.
Eating disorders come in one size; MISERABLE.
Oh my god this. People are so blind to the fact that you don’t have to be stick thin to be suffering from an eating disorder, and that just because you aren’t super skinny doesn’t mean it’s any less severe.
Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product that immediately gathered national attention there. Ehlers had never forgotten a rape victim telling her forlornly, “If only I had teeth down there.”
Some time afterward, a man came into the hospital where Ehlers works in excruciating pain because his penis was stuck in his pants zipper.
Ehlers merged those images and came up with a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. The woman inserts it like a tampon, with an applicator, and any man who tries to rape the woman impales himself on the barbs and must go to an emergency room to have the Rapex removed.
When critics complained that it was a medieval punishment, Ehlers replied tersely, “A medieval device for a medieval deed.”
- Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof
REBLOGGING THIS. x1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
A medieval device for a medieval deed - yes.
This is perfect
I BOW TO THIS INTENTION
Can we talk about how beautifully this turns rape culture on its head? Instead of “If they weren’t dressed like that they wouldn’t have been raped” THIS IS LITERALLY “IF THEY HADN’T TRIED TO RAPE SOMEONE THEY WOULDN’T HAVE SPIKES IN THEIR DICK”*
almost everyone I tell about thus go ‘its so cruel! Its inhumane!’
whAT IS RAPE THEN!?!
i dont think anyone understands
he pressed the button and took multiple pictures of himself
I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS GIFSET FORFUCKINGEVER I AM CRYING
GONNA DIG SO MANY HOLES
AND PLAY IN THE WATER
this will never be not funny.
This is my favourite thing Meryl Streep has ever done and the gifs don’t do it justice even slightly. Which is exactly why gifsets should come with the link to their source.
Because I’m so wonderful, here it is.
LOOK HOW FUNNY MERYL STREEP IS » http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eblda6d_lOw