PLEASE READ, VIRUS GOING AROUND
EDIT: Okay, so this is the 3rd time that I’ve gotten this message. At first I was like “Oh yeah its just someone who’s trying to get themselves promoted or something but then I got this again and it doesn’t seem right because they changed their name to Victoria suddenly??? When I first got it it was Nathaly but this is a virus, no matter what name it says, because they change the names and send it on different blogs please reblog it because I don’t want anyone to get any viruses. HERES A LIST OF ALL VIRUS BLOGS THAT ARE CURRENTLY SPREADING THE VIRUS:
- artwonersloveworldAlso, I’ve noticed that all of the blogs that I’ve gotten this message from has a really cliche title like “beautiful landscapes” or “beautiful tattoos” so please watch out for that too. Do not click it, reblog and spread this as quickly as you can.ALSO IF YOU KNOW OF ANY MORE VIRUS BLOGS PLEASE ADD THEM THANK YOU SO MUCH KEEP THE WORD GOING
can we just take a moment to realize that not only did it paint an elephant it painted it to give the illusion of depth
I love elephants more than anything
#1: read this
#2: stop reblogging this
we need to keep reblogging so people see your comment and know
This is too important for me not to mention.
The book states: "Give 10 licks at a time, more if the child resists. Be careful about using it in front of others — even at church; nosy neighbors might call social workers."
This is literally a how-to manual on how to abuse and beat your children.
OH MY GOD. Okay stop scrolling and look at me. My mother actually used this book. I am a victim of this piece of literary evil, and let me tell you, it has left me with some seriously deep scars. It got to the point that my brother and I couldn’t even laugh. Laughter was considered “foolishness” and we would literally be struck ten times for it if she heard it. Let me reiterate that.
We could not enjoy ourselves or even be happy without being beaten.
One of the “Christian” cult families introduced this to her and yes, it is basically condoning serious child abuse. I actually personally believe in corporal punishment and let me tell you, THIS IS NOT CORPORAL PUNISHMENT. It is heavy abuse and it’s evil, evil, evil. I’m going to go sign that petition, and so help me, if you know of someone using this book, call Child Protective services immediately. The children of that cult family are now actually being rehabilitated because they grew up like robots. It’s a sick fucking book, okay? Sick. Let’s get this thing banned before it ruins anymore lives.
I am the way I am today because of this hideous thing. I cry every time someone even gently reprimands me. I’m afraid of cutting up in public because I think someone is going to hit me. Worst of all: It taught me to tolerate abuse, that I deserved abuse, and that if someone abused me, I was clearly in the wrong. I can’t possibly begin to tell you how dangerous it has been for me. Thanks to people around me who were raised right, I am only now starting to learn to stand up for myself and that, no, I am not an idiot who deserves verbal, physical, emotional, or mental abuse. I am not just a child who will forever be subject to her power-hungry mother.
Most of all… Children are not animals. And really, who the fuck even treats an animal like that??? Please, if you reblog one thing from me, please let it be this. I don’t want anyone else to go through what I did.
Tumblrpro Free is Tumblr’s april fools day joke. Cute, BUT it leads to a video with shaking and flashing lights. For people with epilepsy, photosensitivity or autism it could be painful or even cause a seizure. Please be careful, because tumblr staff apparently forget that disabilities are a thing.
To anthropomorphize your pet is to assign it human personality traits and desires that it doesn’t actually possess. This can be benign (such as imagining that your pet snake likes to wear hats or that it has a favorite color), and, in most cases, is.
However, it can also be problematic. It’s easy to forget that your beloved pet is not a human and doesn’t work the same way humans do. Some body language doesn’t translate—I see people all the time claiming that their lizard is content because it closes its eyes when being petted. This is actually a stress response and indicates an unhappy animal, but since people think the behavior is cute, they don’t interpret their pet’s body language correctly. Another example is that distressing Uromastyx belly-scratching gifset that’s been floating around tumblr for the last few months.
TL;DR animals don’t people the way we do. They people in their own ways and it’s our responsibility as keepers to learn how to interpret the body language of the animals we work with rather than being lazy and presumptive by assuming they act like humans and want/need things humans do. This is especially important with animals like snakes and lizards which have limited capacities for communication—know your animal and educate yourself on the way it behaves in nature. Your pet’s health and contentment is more important than your amusement.
This is very important. A lot of people labour under the impression that their herps are going to behave in ways that they can easily recognise, because our brains are so carefully tuned to mammalian signals. Learning the behaviour of your animals is crucial to their happiness and, in many cases, survival. Chameleons, for instance, have very distinct stress signals (darker or more contrasting skin colour, hissing, body inflation, stiff walking, fast walking, etc.), and if these signals are ignored, they can rapidly deteriorate and die. I have watched a chameleon die from stress over a two hour period. It is not pretty.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of animals in captivity for which very little behavioural information is available. Generalising across reptiles can be difficult, but careful attention should always be paid to indicators like breathing, sounds, and body stiffness. Long term, be aware of the weight of your animal, its food consumption, and any behaviours that are changing.
Take care of your animals. As much as you might like to think of them as friends, they are not people, and deserve to be treated as such.
i hope that someone, somewhere, sees this and is actually affected by it enough to make a change. this is terrible.
If you are or someone you know is in a situation where there is physical or emotional abuse here is a list of numbers and directories so you can get some help/advice for the situation. In an emergency call 911 or your country’s emergency service number if you need immediate assistance or have already been hurt.
In the US: Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE(7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224
Canada: call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-363-9010
UK: call Women’s Aid at 0808 2000 247
Australia: Call 1800RESPECT at 1800 737 732. The website also allows you to chat with a qualified and experienced counsellor
New Zealand: Women’s Refuge - 0800733843
Are You Ok - 0800 456 450 (the website is full of information and support services contacts for families experiencing violence).
Worldwide: Visit International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies for a global lists of helplines, shelters, and crisis centres.
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I’m sorry - not my usual stuff - but this is incredibly important. Please share around. It could save someone’s life.
I DON’T CARE IF THIS DOESN’T SUIT YOUR BLOG TYPE IF YOU DON’T REBLOG THIS I’M JUDGING YOU
i really hate seeing children at gay rallies. in most cases, they don’t understand what they’re doing and what they’re promoting. i think most children are pressured into going to gay rallies by their parents and, therefore, pressured into believing in gay marriage.
i really hate seeing children in churches. in most cases, they don’t understand what they’re doing and what they’re promoting. i think most children are pressured into going to churches by their parents and, therefore, pressured into believing in a magic man in the sky who will send them to hell if they touch themselves or eat shrimp.
Don’t Be That MRA
*don’t be ANY type of MRAThe day I have an exchange of any kind with an MRA where he does not make a disgusting comment about my appearance and/or threaten to rape or beat or kill me I will let you know. It hasn’t happened yet. Not. Once.
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!!
The best lift doors ever…
Snapped at the Technogym Wellness Valley. A message to employees and visitors to take get more active. Gotta love this.
Plus: Other oddities, amusements and fascinating things I’ve stumbled across being a slightly obsessed runner.
To quote an excellent article by Lesley Kinzel:
“[W]hat’s wrong with positively encouraging people to use the three minutes they’d spend in an elevator to exercise instead? Nothing, on the surface. Unfortunately though, these efforts don’t happen in a vacuum — they happen in context with a lot of other, less positive messages. They happen in the same culture that condemns any perceived laziness and less-than-perfect physical condition as moral failures. And that’s where things get a little more complicated.
“While stairs-encouragement may have some positive effects, it has negative ones too. Culturally, it places a heavy value on the ability to climb stairs in the first place, and marks this as both “normal” and the perferred state of things. It reinforces the idea that disabled bodies (or bodies that just aren’t in good enough shape to run up a few floors) are somehow broken, mismanaged or defective, and together with the plethora of other ableist crap we live with every day, this has a powerful and cumulative impact on their quality of life. In a world that sees good physical condition as a signifier of morality and good character, this is a problem.
“Disabled folks’ ability to get around is essentially being sacrificed in favor of feel-good cosmetic changes that let public institutions pat themselves on the back for being so forward-thinking. Ironic.”
So no thanks - The message here isn’t that employees and visitors should get more active, the message is that they should feel guilty for needing or wanting access to mobility aids. That’s not something that I can get behind or support.
there are plenty of social justice causes on Tumblr that I can support, but this one just makes my blood boil each time I see it. Is this seriously a thing? Who’s going to give someone in a wheelchair a hard time about not being able to take the stairs? Is it impossible for someone disabled to see this and simply think “obviously they are not referring to me?” This seems like a major case of making a mountain out of a molehill.
There are lots of people who feel that it is their duty to police wheelchairs, disabilities and medical problems of all kinds. Memes have even been made for the purpose of mocking wheelchair users. Not to mention that many people would rather photograph a disabled person and post it online to laugh about than actually help someone in trouble. We live in a culture that outright doesn’t value people with disabilities, and you really thing that no one would ever make a person feel bad about their mobility aid?
Remember that this isn’t just about people who use wheelchairs - It is about all disabilities and personal situations that may make the stairs an impossibility. When people are explicitly and repeatedly told that they are lazy and that their medical problems are entirely their own fault (or that the problems don’t even exist!), it’s not surprising that they’ll feel hurt by campaigns that outright deny their needs. If this advertisement “obviously” is not “referring to me,” then where is that distinction made? Where are disabilities being taken into account? Where are the campaigns that remind everyone about how elevators are often necessary and good?
Why should the health and accessibility of disabled bodies be pushed aside in order to promote the health of able bodies?
I mean, on the outside I look perfectly healthy-slim and not in a wheelchair. But I do have bad knees, I am quite often in a fair amount of pain and coupled with that I have PTSD, which often leads to debilitating fatigue. So if I take the lift up one floor, there’s probably a good reason.
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