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W. As in Whine.
My feet hurt so bad.
I have sunburn on the back of my calves. Yes, just the back of my CALVES. HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN?
I feel like throwing up. I have felt that way for the past, shit almost week.
It takes corndogs 18 minutes to cook. Im hungry now, not 18 minutes plus cooling time from now.
WAAAA-WAAAA-WAAAAA, look at me, Im a big baby.
10:30 pm • 8 June 2012 • 6 notes
This one is from Carowinds also just like yesterdays. This one is Thunder Road which you can ride forwards or backwards. I love both ways but backwards is my favorite!
4:05 pm • 7 June 2012 • 148 notes
Yep it’s in Medical Apartheid. They believed that black people’s skulls didn’t grow all the way, so by taking away a bit of the skull as an infant our brains would grow properly.
[TW: racism, abuse, sexual abuse]
J. Marion Sims is called “the Father of Gynecology” due to his experiments on enslaved women in Alabama who were often submitted as guinea pigs by their plantation owners who could not use them for sexual pleasure.
He kept seven women as subjects for four years, but left a trail of death and permanently traumatized black women.
Anarcha was one of the women Sims experimented upon. A detailed history of this monster is in Harriet Washington’s book, Medical Apartheid.
Sims believed that Africans were numb to pain and operated on the women without anesthesia or antiseptic. The procedures usually happened this way.
Black female slaves who were guinea pigs would hold one subject down as Sims performed hysterectomies, tubal ligation, and other procedures to examine various female disorders.
Sims also performed a host of operations on other slave populations. The following excerpt details his “practice” on enslaved infants.
Sims began to exercise his freedom to experiment on his captives. He took custody of slave infants and, with a shoemaker’s awl, tried to pry the bones of their skulls into proper alignment.
You guys should really google him.
(if you click the link, I did it for you)
fucking hell I just nearly got sick.
tumblrs tuaght me so much
I had NO IDEA how SO MANY THINGS we have in modern days was LITERALLY made at the expense of black women. The fact that they skip over this in things like biology classes and stuff like that is disgusting.
This is just
Anyone want to take a guess where this douche bag is from? Yep, it would be my hometown. There is a J.Marion Sims Foundation here in town that “ the foundation awards grants to programs that enhance health and wellness in Lancaster County, and the neighboring communities of Great Falls and Fort Lawn, the hospital’s service area.”
Im really disgusted that they would use his name and claim to help people.
2:53 pm • 5 June 2012 • 4,606 notes
“Uhura” comes from the Swahili word UHURU meaning “freedom”. Uhura was pretty much the first ever black main character on American television who was not a maid or a domestic servant in 1966. TV network NBC refused to let Nichelle Nichols be a regular, claiming Deep South affiliates would be angered, so Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry hired her as a “day worker,” but still included her in almost every episode. She actually made more money than any of the other actors through this workaround, and it was kept secret from the other actors, but it was still a humiliating second-class status. The network people made life hard for Nichols, constantly trying to pare down her screen time, purposefully dropping racist comments in her presence and even withholding her fan mail from her.This deplorable state of affairs led Nichols to make the decision to quit after the 1st season, but then she happened to meet the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. who pleaded with her to stick with the show because as a Black woman she was portraying the first non-stereotypical role on television.
2:28 pm • 5 June 2012 • 37,684 notes
What happened to you Dean Cain? Why am I watching a Lifetime movie on Netflix?
I have no life.
9:23 pm • 3 June 2012 • 2 notes
New stuff in my Etsy shop, black and white pearl necklace
I kinda wish I could keep it, but alas, it is destined for someone else. Maybe you? Or someone you know? Purchasing an item would help me out a lot. And earn you my undying love and affection. :)
8:35 pm • 3 June 2012 • 1 note