I have a diagnostic laparoscopy scheduled for the end of the month to see if my gynecologist can make my periods stop trying to kill me. We’re thinking it could be endometriosis. I’m glad that my doctor has moved so quickly on this, and that she accepts endometriosis as a real thing, and that she’s open to trying creative solutions. I’m nervous, because surgery (even if only minimally invasive with very low chance of complications), but I’m also excited for the possibility of finding out for sure what is wrong and fixing it. I’m scared they won’t find anything though, and I’ll just be back where I started.
one day you will become a killing machine and murder many people
godspeed little hippo
Roses, which appear perfectly black to the naked eye, exist in nature. They grow only in small quantities and only in the tiny village of Halfeti, Turkey.
Although they appear perfectly black, they’re actually a very deep crimson color. Thanks to the unique soil conditions of the region, and the pH levels of the groundwater (that seeps in from the river Euphrates), the roses take on a devilish hue. They bloom dark red during the spring and fade to black during the summer months. (Source)
(Can you put me on anon or respond privately please) what do you think of people who are pro-life but not anti-choice? Because I don’t approve of abortions, it goes against my morals, but instead of trying to make abortions illegal, I would try to convince that person to not have an abortion. Like, I believe it’s a person’s right to have an abortion, but I don’t approve, and I wouldn’t have an abortion myself. Would you say this is okay or not okay?
I’m a bit confused.
You say you believe it’s every person’s right to have an abortion, but immediately before that you say you would try to convince them not to. So on some level, you think it’s your business what they do with their body. You believe abortion (a legal medical procedure) is inherently wrong. You think it’s okay to interject your irrelevant opinions into other people’s lives. That makes you anti-choice, even if just on a smaller scale than people who want to make abortion illegal.
If you had said “I don’t want to ever have an abortion, but I believe other people should have a choice to do what they want with their own lives and bodies and it’s not my place to interject, judge, or decide for them.” Then you’d be pro-choice. All it takes to be pro-choice is to believe in a person’s right to choose what to do with their own pregnancy. It doesn’t mean you have to love that abortion exists, it doesn’t mean you have to get one. It just means you recognize that your believes are not relevant to other people’s medical decisions. I hope that answers your question.
I think it’s totally possible to be pro-life and pro-choice at the same time - respect other people’s decisions about their body and desire or lack thereof to reproduce, and work to prevent the need for abortions.
What I mean by the latter is that you deeply care about minimizing the number of abortions, so you work for inclusive, age-appropriate sex-ed, ending rape culture and creating a culture of consent, helping make adoption and fostering more accessible, raising money to help people obtain expensive pre-natal care, increase access to affordable and/or free birth control, daycare, and pregnancy-related care, improve OB/GYN (and other “women’s” healthcare) so that pregnancy and childbirth are less likely to kill the pregnant person, etc.
While there are plenty of people who identify exclusively as pro-choice, I think it’s legitimate to also identify as pro-life as long as you also clarify that you want to reduce the reasons people get abortions, not to ban them or try and convince people not to get them. Those words are pretty damn empty to someone who can’t afford a(nother) pregnancy/child when you’re not providing them a realistic way to afford it. Abortion is not an easy choice. People get abortions for a reason, and many of those reasons are preventable at a large-scale level if people worked toward improving the lives of child-bearing capable people, not banning abortion or paying lip-service to ~*~life~*~
Amelia Bauer, ‘Burned Over’ in the forests of Central New York. Inspired by the mysterious stories that evolve around the ‘burned-over district’ of upstate New York, Amelia used artificial lighting to act as an outside force on the landscape. The territory was the birthplace of several early American religious and occult groups. The photographs reveal something felt but not seen about these forests, as though the land itself holds a presence we seek to uncover but fear revealing entirely.
Thermochromic table by Jay Watson
imagine banging someone on that table
imagine being home alone and seeing imprints on that table
Imagine having a friend sit at that table for a long while, but when they get up there’s no imprints at all.
What if you got up after trying to console a crying friend, and found that you had no imprints… and they were crying because they missed you?
aaaah it was a cool table now it’s a horror/drama story
Well, that escalated quickly.
I saw this cute girl at a coffee shop sitting all alone and I came up to her and asked her what she was drinking she told me “That’s none of your business” bitch I was trying to be fucking romantic and find love at a coffee shop
Fuck you and your fucking coffee
GIRL DRINKING COFFEE ALONE MUST NEED MAN
I WILL BE THAT MAN
I WILL BE HERO
GIRL REJECT ME
GIRL HAVE NO RIGHT TO DO THAT
GIRL IS BITCH AND I HATE HER
I AM ROMANTIC WHY GIRLS NOT LOVE ME
DIY Little Lamb Pillows:
Free Sewing Pattern and Tutorial,
From Molly’s Sketchbook, on The Purl Bee.
“My work is a form of self-hypnosis. Its a way of turning off cognitive thought and simply reacting. Its very meditative. It is escapism, though in a certain sense, its a form of hyper-existence- of living purely in the moment. In this way the work becomes a method of overcoming fears. That said, a large part of what I do involves a familiarization with death. My belief is that, as painful as it can be, looking directly at death helps you to live your life with intent and purpose. In this light, the work I do delves into a place where the lines between life, death, fantasy and reality are blurred.”
-Jason Borders, Portland, Oregon.
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