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morgansea:

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Helmets only break when shit’s about to go down

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Does my weight affect which emergency contraception I can use?

plannedparenthood:

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A lot of you asked us:

Is it true that Plan B isn’t effective for women who weigh 176 pounds, and it becomes less effective at 165? What other emergency contraception options are there?

We’re working to make sure that everyone has all of the information they need in order to decide what’s best for them when it comes to emergency contraception. Let’s break down the facts:

What’s emergency contraception (EC)?

Emergency contraception (also called the morning-after pill) is birth control that you can use up to 5 days after unprotected sex (like if you don’t use a condom or forget to take your pills, for example).

There are a few different kinds of emergency contraception:

  • There are two different types of EC pills:
  • Ulipristal acetate, known by the brand name ella
  • You need a prescription from a nurse or doctor to get ella
  • Levonorgestrel pills, including the brands Next Choice One Dose, My Way, and Plan B One-Step
  • Plan B One-Step is available at drugstores over the counter, without a prescription for anyone, regardless of gender or age.
  • The sooner levonorgestrel pills are taken after unprotected sex, the better they work.

Why is Plan B One-Step in the news?

It was recently announced that in Europe, a method of emergency contraception which is identical to Plan B One-Step pills is now going to include information on the label stating that these pills are less effective in people over 165 pounds and may not be effective in people over 175 pounds. This label change was based on analysis of a 2011 study.

I weigh more than 175 pounds. What are my options for EC?

The most effective option for people of any weight is getting a ParaGard IUD inserted by a nurse or doctor. If you’d rather take a pill, you can take ella. Weight can also be a factor for ella effectiveness: If you have a body mass index (BMI) that’s higher than 35, it’s less effective (but still worth a shot if you can’t get an IUD). Click here to learn more about ella.

If the IUD or ella aren’t options for you and you weigh more than 175 pounds, it’s perfectly safe to take Plan B One-Step or Next Choice One Dose—but it may not work for you.

How do I get ella?

You need a prescription from a nurse or doctor to get ella. You can also consult with a doctor through the ella website and get it delivered to you the next day. (You need to have a credit card and be 18 to order it online.)

When it comes to weight and effectiveness of emergency contraception, more study is needed but, until then, if you weigh more than 165 and need EC, ella and the ParaGard IUD are your best bet. If you need EC and have questions about which EC method is best for you, contact your local Planned Parenthood health center.

-Chelsea at Planned Parenthood

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mermaidsdream:

murayou:

puta-madre91:

Our psychological state allows us to see only what we want/need/feel to see at a particular time. What five words do you see?


Dread, Malice, Moist, Made, Bail
um…. did I commit a crime lol

Bail, Secret, Cut, Peep, Chat
Followed by “Doogie” :\
Yeah, that about sums it up, and not in a good way.

Rage, dreads, secret, kick, passion
yeah okay

bail, lust, these, fool, and man
Maybe it’s actually a fortune and I’m suppose to bail out a man who’s in lust. 

bigbigtruck:

mermaidsdream:

murayou:

puta-madre91:

Our psychological state allows us to see only what we want/need/feel to see at a particular time. What five words do you see?

Dread, Malice, Moist, Made, Bail

um…. did I commit a crime lol

Bail, Secret, Cut, Peep, Chat

Followed by “Doogie” :\

Yeah, that about sums it up, and not in a good way.

Rage, dreads, secret, kick, passion

yeah okay

bail, lust, these, fool, and man

Maybe it’s actually a fortune and I’m suppose to bail out a man who’s in lust. 

ntg-kort:

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[Your sister’s name] [Your brother’s name] [Your cousin’s name] [Your sister’s name] [Your name]

- African American Parents trying to get a child’s attention. African American Proverb: Black Parent Edition (via blackproverbs)

You never had to prove them wrong

realsocialskills:

When you grow up with stigma, people tell you a lot of well-meaning things that actually cause problems. When you face people treating you like you’re less of a person, someone will often say something like:

  • "You’ll prove them all wrong some day".
  • "It’s ok. You’ll show them. You’ll prove that you’re better than they ever could have imagined."

And then, when you accomplish things, it often becomes, “Well, you proved them wrong, didn’t you?”

People who say this often mean well, but this is a form of victim-blaming, and it can hurt people who believe it really badly. The truth is:
You didn’t prove them wrong. You never had to prove them wrong. They were already wrong.
Prejudice is not something you have to earn your way out of. Dehumanization isn’t your fault. You don’t have to prove that you are human in order to be human. You don’t have to have amazing accomplishments in order to prove that you have worth. Everyone has worth. People who don’t recognize yours have always been wrong.
You didn’t prove them wrong. They were already wrong. About you, and about everyone else too.
You might have to fight to be seen as a person. You might have to fight for your life and your safety and for basic respect. That’s a fight you may or may not win. It’s a fight that, no matter how hard you try or how good you are, you will never win all the way. There will still be those who hate you and see you as subhuman.
But you can be ok, anyway. You’re ok. You’re whole. You deserve better. It’s not your fault they don’t see it. It’s theirs.
You have always been a full person, fully deserving of respect and equal treatment. People who treat you as a lesser being have always been wrong.
Knowing that helps.

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kaijuvsgiantrobotsvsme:

kaijuvsgiantrobotsvsme:

mmanalysis:

kaijuvsgiantrobotsvsme:

mmanalysis:

So, from what I’ve been seeing it looks like Gaim is bringing mythology like Norse’s golden apples and evolution.

Now with evolution, I saw a picture set about Ryouma discussing true evolution is about…

I knooooow!  And all the different team costumes/styles and the weird thing of having to stake claimed territory was a fun-if-silly callback to the warring states thing and so it even fitted in with the samurai themed armour and then with the neutral point being Bandou’s fruit cafe, there we have the fruit thing and can justify it out from there.

But then just dropping it (and with such a poorly-directed unified dance number, too) was just baaaad.  I mean, we still hear about them but until parents start cracking down on dancing, Footloose-style, because they believe the Beat Riders are the source of the Inves somehow (thus entrenching the youth vs. adulthood dichotomy which Our Hero Kouta could solve), they’re pretty much non-entities unless the writing crew really pulls something out about ‘em.  

As you say, though, if they aren’t going to use them as anything but a disposable way to set our characters’ basic conflicts into motion, why even bother?  Might as well have it be something related to school or just jump straight into the fruit samurai-ing.  Maybe doing parallel timelines or something of Before (just kids finding weird toys) and After (generals leading armies of used-to-be-people against one another) or something?

You are SO not alone in wishing Akira was more involved in the story, too.  That she works for Yggdrasil was just pointed out to me not long ago and I just keep wondering why that hasn’t already become a major point of contention, if only because “I know what you look like when you’re a superhero and you’re the one attacking that building and all those nice people I know who work there, how could you, you monster?” would be a freaking amazing way to go with the plot and actually involve people questioning Kouta’s actions without a transparently eeeeeeevil/pissing contest-y/manipulative ulterior motive behind them, thus making the audience have to question if what he’s doing is right.

And, guh, even talking about OOO and Kuuga in this context is really depressing because both of them did such a better job talking about what doing violence, having it done to you and being in its proximity can do to people than Gaim does.  I often feel like Gaim is really trying to (here’s one of my critical catchphrases for long-running series taken over by new people) mimic the form of some of the better Kamen Rider series without really understanding how you make a thing like that work.  Lots of monster fights, lots of apocalyptic threats but no sense that the protagonist is involved even a little.

Really makes me want to go back and watch Madoka (which I apparently need to do anyway) as it, like Gaim, is an example of a long-running genre and see how it handles things compared to how Gaim's been working.  I've heard Madoka praised as alternately a deconstruction and apotheosis of the magical girl genre and it’s kinda fascinating to me that the same writer who did that could do something so thin and bland and lifeless when it comes to a genre whose inner workings are largely the same as my understanding of the magical girl.

I’m going to start Madoka when this Spring semester is over to see about it. This person (beware of spoilers at link) wrote up a write up that said it’s sort of “accidental feminist” in that it can be interpreted as such but that may have not been the intent. 

The other thing is, like someone suggested a while back, is that he’s not good at writing a near 50 episode series compared to 13 episodes of Madoka. Not to mention it doesn’t look to be too crowded with characters and not as merchandise heavy as Kamen Rider is. 

As for Akira, I think people forget her name partly because the show doesn’t do much with her. I’ve already said she could have been used as a parallel with Takatora but it’s like she just existed to espouse some advice and leave.