Wood Tumblr Themes
Study: Asian cave drawings as old as European ones

archaeologicalnews:

image

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe, according to a new study that shows our ancestors were drawing all over the world 40,000 years ago.

And it hints at an even earlier dawn of creativity in modern humans, going back to Africa,…

Anonymous said: whats the craziest thing youve ever done?

lucashemmingsdimples:

punkcr:

omg okay so one time (i think it was sophomore year) i was sitting in class and my teacher, out of no where, says “i can see your bra strap through your shirt hanna” and i looked down and you literally couldn’t see it unless you were blatantly staring at my chest so i said, “well i can’t” and he says “you need to go change your shirt” and i said i didnt have another shirt so hes like then go home and i had a burning hatred for this teacher i still do because it was like he went out of his way everyday to piss me off so i stood up and took off my bra under my shirt, dropped it on the floor next to my desk and sat down.

i was suspended for a week. 

this is the most amazing thing I have ever read. I swear to god this gives me life.

formlines:

Transforming Raven
Cyril Bennett

formlines:

Transforming Raven

Cyril Bennett

thewalkingmapal:

theanticlimactic:

pencilpaperpassion:

nagaismybff:

manasaysay:

rabbrakha:

Parineeti Chopra responds to a male reporter who claims to know nothing about periods (menstrual cycle). [X]

SO IMPORTANT.

I started my period when I was 10 years old. But we didn’t tell my grandma for three years because she subscribed to the “old traditions”, where a woman on her period could not enter the house, not even to bathe. Where she had to sit outside in front of the house (where the whole village could be witness to her shame and isolation) for the entire duration.

My friend started her period unexpectedly while we were at our local temple (in America) for dance class. Asking around if any of the parents had pads (all of them apologized and acted like adults about it), I thought surely the front office has a first aid kit. Don’t they have pads? When we asked, not only did they not have any, when one of the women gave one from her purse, the head secretary told us “There are men who need to use the first-aid kit, ya? So we don’t keep period things there.” Not even ibuprofen (which has so many more uses than period pain).

There are girls in India and Nepal (and other places, but I just read an in-depth piece about the situations in Nepal) who have to go to the “period hut” when their period comes and not leave until its over. They can’t wash and dry their cloth pads in the daylight, so they do it at night when the pads won’t dry properly before their next use, making them vulnerable to infection.

It is incredibly important, especially in India, to break the taboo surrounding periods. Break the secrecy around an event that happens to almost every woman, every month for literally half of her lifetime. Break the hiding, break the cover-up, break the SHAME.

Just break EVERYTHING. So little girls can go to school every day of every month without feeling ashamed. So women can work every day of every month to provide for their families without being glared at. So single fathers can confidently take care of their daughters’ health. So that women can talk about how terrible their period is or isn’t and give each other advice on how to deal with it without looking around to make sure men aren’t listening.
So that Whisper doesn’t have to be called Whisper, it can be called SHOUT. It can be called PROUD. So that we don’t NEED to fucking WHISPER about our bodies and our health.

PREACH IT

My cousins in Pakistan are 24 and 27 year old men and have no idea what a period is. I was so shocked but their mother forbid me to tell and explain to them what a period is. Amazing.

Holy fucking shit. In America we get chocolate and back rubs when we’re on the rag. We get to pick what to watch and don’t have to do as much because cramps (at least in my experience) like for the most part we get pretty fucking coddled with this shit tbh

I live in the UK and once shared a house with 5 guys and at the very mention of anything period related they’d get grossed out and squirm and tell me not to talk about it. And I mean like… all I said was “tampon”. This shit, across the whole world, needs to stop.

satdeshret:

awwww-cute:

Our puppy Beowulf got tired of waiting at the vet and fell asleep on the counter

NO STOP I CAN’T HANDLE THIS CUTE

Be strong, friend. You must accept the cute into your heart of hearts. Only then will you be a true master.

satdeshret:

awwww-cute:

Our puppy Beowulf got tired of waiting at the vet and fell asleep on the counter

NO STOP I CAN’T HANDLE THIS CUTE

Be strong, friend. You must accept the cute into your heart of hearts. Only then will you be a true master.

awwww-cute:

Our puppy Beowulf got tired of waiting at the vet and fell asleep on the counter

awwww-cute:

Our puppy Beowulf got tired of waiting at the vet and fell asleep on the counter

awwww-cute:

My cats kittens have found a new cozy bed.. In a cup holder

awwww-cute:

My cats kittens have found a new cozy bed.. In a cup holder

mockeryd:

disneyisinmyblood:

tianaofmaldonia:

requested by evngeline

People always forget about this Tiana. Yes she worked hard her entire life for her dream, but when it came to taking the easy way she turned it down because it would hurt people. Nobody remembers that

Of course they don’t. People love to forget to Tiana.

annetdonahue:

The importance of consent: a narrative.

lareinaana:

jcoleknowsbest:

latinosexuality:

jcoleknowsbest:

invisibleblackunicorn:

mimicryisnotmastery:

blackbabesupremacy:

What happened in Puerto Rico

I wanna know what happened in Puerto Rico

It’s too late for me to remember where I put the receipts for this, but IIRC more experiments + forced hysterectomies on women.

^^^ yeap… 

keep in mind Tuskegee happened at a HBCU and lasted 40 years (originally only planned to last 3 months) and the US knew of a ‘cure” penicillin. 

In Puerto Rico: oral birth control pills trials (with not full disclosure given to participants and some deaths during trials) more at PBS “The Puerto Rican Pill Trials" this also happened in Haiti

My testimonio re: not celebrating the pill here. (tw: white folks don’t like my pov just see comments and this article was posted on other sites where white folks didn’t dig it either).

forced sterilization of PR women (we still have the highest rates of sterilization, read more about the 3 generations of sterilization (non-consensual and consensual) in her book, Matters of Choice, Iris Rodriguez who does qualitative work interviewing women in families, she also coined the phrase “agency within constraints” in her texts about this topic. this has happened with various women of color and women with disabilities throughout US history and currently. 

reblogging for info

they have also done a great deal of environmental damage to the caribbean as a whole, in pr in particular it is estimated about 30% of puerto ricans are contaminated with US uranium. this leads to birth defects, cancer in very young adults and children, and an increase in AIDS. in addition, puerto ricans, amongst others, were tortured within US borders, including the Rockefeller in NYC where everyone gets their tourism on; that’s where they tortured and experimented as well.