1. perfectvic:

LITERALLY MY FAVORITE

    perfectvic:

    LITERALLY MY FAVORITE

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  3. md-admissions:

    ohscience:

    thescienceofreality:

    #YesAllWomen tweets reveal persistent sexism in science By Fiona MacDonald via ScienceAlert. | Image Credit: First three images via ScienceAlert via Twitter, fourth image via Twitter.

    Reading through the tweets on the #yesallwomen hashtag is heartbreaking, illuminating and frustrating all at the same time. 

    And if you’re a woman, you’ll be nodding along to nine out of 10 of them.

    The hashtag started after it was revealed that 22-year-old Elliot Rodger, lead suspect in the Isla Vista shooting, had shared extremely disturbing and misogynistic views in a video posted shortly before the attack.

    Instead of flooding the internet with Rodger-specific fury, Twitter took the discussion to the next level and remind the world that sexism is still very much present across society, and #YesAllWomen experience it.

    Among those tweets were many honest and confronting admissions of sexism from female scientists, students and communicators.

    This isn’t the first time the issue of misogyny in science has been brought up, but it’s always sad and shocking to see certain opinions persist when females have come such a long way in the field.

    As ScienceAlert is staffed almost entirely by women, we though we’d add a few of our own:

    Because only 44 out of 835 Nobel Prize laureates are women.

    Because senior scientists would still rather hire males, and pay them more.

    Because people are still shocked when we tell them ScienceAlert is run by women.

    Because that last tweet I screenshotted, via Hannah Hart, really hits home for myself and so many women I’ve talked to over the last few days [much less ever] when it comes to pointing out sexism in general, especially within the STEM world. 

    a break from our regular programming for some real important stuff

    this is really fucking important

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  5. backonpointe:

    rachaeldee:

    Yoga for hip openers

    hello friends! ever since these photos of me started making the rounds on tumblr, the most common question i get asked is “what are hip openers?” so i thought i would make my next guide focused on that. hip openers are poses that help to loosen the muscles that connect to the hip joints. remember that these muscles are often very tight and be careful not to overstretch yourself. loosening the hips happens very very gradually. incorporating some of these poses into your yoga practice can help to achieve both front and side splits!

    ps. i tried to put these in a coherent order so that you can flow through them with one leg, then go back and repeat the flow using the opposite leg! 

    • standing wide-legged forward fold - put your feet wider than shoulder width and bend forward while keeping the back as straight and flat as possible. you should feel the stretch in your hamstrings - hold for a few breaths, then rotate around to downward facing dog.
    • lizard pose - start in downward facing dog and raise one leg up behind you, then swing it through to place your foot next to your hand, on the outside. keep your front knee at a 90 degree angle and sink into a deep lunge, with your back knee on the floor and leg extended. you’ll feel this one in your back leg’s hip flexor (along your hip crease) and also deep in your front leg’s hip joint. 
    • pigeon pose - from lizard pose, move your hand to the outside of your front foot, keep the knee bent, and pull your foot across so it’s near the opposite hand. bend the knee as generously as you want - the closer it is to being parallel with your body, the deeper the stretch. rest here, or go down to your elbows, or even lay forward as you advance in the pose. hold for 5 breaths.
    • seated wide-legged forward fold - extend both legs wide as far as is comfortable. rest here, and then bend forward with a straight back. i also like to stretch by reaching toward one foot and then the other.
    • head-to-knee forward bend - extend one leg and bend the other at the knee. gently bring your head to your knee while keeping your back straight and your core engaged. if you can’t get down far, just keep your back straight and hold for 3-5 breaths.
    • wind relieving pose - come on to your back, bend one knee and interlace your fingers on your shin bone, about two inches below the knee. pull gently toward your body, keeping your back flush with the ground and engaging your core. you can also rotate your knee gently here.
    • happy baby pose - bend legs and grab for the inside of your heels, and try to keep your back completely flush with the mat - this will give you the deepest stretch in this pose! you can also roll a bit to massage your lower back. 
    • reclining goddess pose - release legs from happy baby and let them fall open to the floor. try to keep your lower back close to the ground and put arms wherever is comfortable. relax here and appreciate your fantastic body! 

    hopefully this helps to answer some questions about hip openers! these the poses i focused on when i was trying to achieve the splits, but having loose hips can help with all kinds of other yoga poses and can also release a lot of tension from your lower back. happy hip-opening! :)

    mat: Manduka Pro Black Sage

    clothes: sports bra - lululemon flow Y IV, shorts - nike, hoodie - lululemon scuba, socks - smartwool

    Great for dancers and anyone with tight hips!

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  7. ireallyhatecornnuts:

death-limes:

tentacletherapissed:

curiousgeorgiana:

babstheartist:

themindislimitless:

tw: abuse, rape, domestic violence
feministblackboard:

A few weeks ago my mom stapled pages of a story in one of her women’s magazines together and handed it to me. She gave it to me pretty much with the tag lines “for your feminist blog” and “something new to consider.” Indeed it was; she knows me well.
The story is titled “I was forced to be pregnant.” With a title like that, reading it was actually not on the top of my to read list. I thought it was about women not exercising their right to choice. I was very, very wrong on that one.
Have you ever heard of Reproductive coercion? It is a term that was quite recently coined by the advocates against domestic violence to describe a certain type of abuse some women face. It occurs when a man pressures their partner to have kids and/or impregnates them against their will. Reproductive coercion comes in three different types:1. Emotional pressure that turns into verbal and physical abuse.2. Sabotaging birth control3. Marital rapeOver 75% of women 19-49 who reported once experiencing domestic violence also endured some type of reproductive control by men. It’s all about control and domination over a woman’s body.
The first story in the magazine is about a woman who got married around 36 years of age. After a few months of dating her boyfriend talked excitedly about having children. After he proposed he began calling her “The Babymaker.” She then confided with him that one of her fallopian tubes was blocked. He in return insisted she see a fertility doctor. She recounts, “I had finally met a great guy who was eager to start a family with me. What woman wouldn’t fall for that?” Soon after her honeymoon he persisted on in an obsessive manner, but his efforts had to be temporarily halted as she had to get emergency back surgery. Alas, 6 months into recovery he was back to pressuring her again. She was in much pain at the time due to her back, but she agreed to In Vitro Fertilization. She then became pregnant, but soon miscarried. In response, her husband grabbed her by the neck, choking her. He apologized, blaming his outburst on his grief and had her sign up for another round of IVF. And then a third round. She tried to put him off with the excuse that she needed to weigh more before she could take treatments, her husband forced her to get on the scale often and filled the fridge with fattening foods. “It hurt that all I was good for was getting pregnant.” She recounts. At the end, he screamed at her, threatening to replace her with a maid if she couldn’t get pregnant and she told him she no longer wanted to have his child. He destroyed bedroom furniture, pushed her down the stairs and threatened her with a gun. She fled to a domestic violence shelter.
The second story was about a woman who faced marital rape. This woman was 40, had a then boyfriend and two children from a previous marriage. After telling her boyfriend she did not want any more children, her boyfriend refused to wear a condom and began to rape her.  She then became pregnant with her third child. Birth control was never an option for her because she couldn’t hide pills anywhere for he went through all of her belongings. Three months after giving birth, he raped her again, impregnating her with twins. She lost the twins in a physical fight with him, but soon became pregnant again. During her recovery she begged her obstetrician to remove her ovaries and devise a lie to tell him; that she had cancer. After a decade of sexual abuse and violence she was able to get a job that kept her out of the house and often times traveling.
One in four callers to the National Domestic Abuse hotline said that their partners had tried to force them to become pregnant. Why? As one woman stated, “Its like he wants to own me from the inside out.”  Having a baby is the perfect tie that binds. These type of abusers want to create a circumstance in which their partner is dependent on him.
WHAT’S THAT HAVE TO DO WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD?
Many voters never consider how defunding these clinics could hurt victims of domestic violence who turn to them for counseling as well as pregnancy prevention. Abused women will turn to health care providers long before they will turn to domestic abuse hotlines and organizations. Many women in abusive relationships rely on life saving, affordable care programs such as Title X. It is critical that such places are open and operation when women and children need them so desperately. 


holy fuck im crying.

I know I’ve told this story before, but my abusive ex refused to let me take birth control.  I was on the pill until he found them in my purse. 
I went to the Student Health Center—they were completely unhelpful, choosing to lecture me about the importance of safe sex (recommending condoms) instead of actually listening to my problem.
Then I went to Planned Parenthood. The Nurse Practitioner took one look at my fading bruises and stopped the exam. She called in the doctor. The doctor came in and simply asked me: “Are you ready to leave him?” When I denied that I was being abused, she didn’t argue with me. She just asked me what I needed. I said I need a birth control method that my boyfriend couldn’t detect. She recommended a few options and we decided on Depo. 
When I told her that my boyfriend read my emails and listened to my phone messages and was known to follow me, she suggested to do the Depo injections at off hours when the clinic was normally closed. She made a note in my chart and instructed the front desk never to leave messages for me—instead, she programmed her personal cell phone number into my phone under the name “Nora”. She told me she would call me to schedule my appointments; she wouldn’t leave a message, but I should call her back when I was able to.
And that was it. No judgment. No lecture. She walked me to the door and told me to call her day or night if I needed anything. That she lived 5 blocks from campus and would come get me. That I wasn’t alone. That she just wanted me to be safe.
I never called her to come to my rescue. But I have no doubt that she would have come if I had called. She kept me on Depo for a year, giving me those monthly injections in secret, helping me prevent a desperately unwanted pregnancy. 
I cannot thank Planned Parenthood enough for the work they do.

where’s that one post going around that basically says that AMERICAN WOMEN HAVE NO RIGHT TO CLAIM A WAR ON WOMEN????????????????????????????????

i think this is a type of abuse most people just don’t think about

I will reblog this EVERY FUCKING TIME I SEE IT. While I was at Planned Parenthood, getting my IUD out (my old gynecologist wanted $100 to take it out when it needed to come out, because I was uninsured; PP did it for free), there was a woman going through an almost identical situation as described above in the room next to me. I tried really hard not to pay attention to it, and I informed the nurse that I could hear the conversation so they might want to, I dunno, look into better soundproofing, but I was in tears the entire time.
The people with Planned Parenthood are really, truly amazing.

    ireallyhatecornnuts:

    death-limes:

    tentacletherapissed:

    curiousgeorgiana:

    babstheartist:

    themindislimitless:

    tw: abuse, rape, domestic violence

    feministblackboard:

    A few weeks ago my mom stapled pages of a story in one of her women’s magazines together and handed it to me. She gave it to me pretty much with the tag lines “for your feminist blog” and “something new to consider.” Indeed it was; she knows me well.

    The story is titled “I was forced to be pregnant.” With a title like that, reading it was actually not on the top of my to read list. I thought it was about women not exercising their right to choice. I was very, very wrong on that one.

    Have you ever heard of Reproductive coercion? It is a term that was quite recently coined by the advocates against domestic violence to describe a certain type of abuse some women face. It occurs when a man pressures their partner to have kids and/or impregnates them against their will. Reproductive coercion comes in three different types:
    1. Emotional pressure that turns into verbal and physical abuse.
    2. Sabotaging birth control
    3. Marital rape
    Over 75% of women 19-49 who reported once experiencing domestic violence also endured some type of reproductive control by men. It’s all about control and domination over a woman’s body.

    The first story in the magazine is about a woman who got married around 36 years of age. After a few months of dating her boyfriend talked excitedly about having children. After he proposed he began calling her “The Babymaker.” She then confided with him that one of her fallopian tubes was blocked. He in return insisted she see a fertility doctor. She recounts, “I had finally met a great guy who was eager to start a family with me. What woman wouldn’t fall for that?” Soon after her honeymoon he persisted on in an obsessive manner, but his efforts had to be temporarily halted as she had to get emergency back surgery. Alas, 6 months into recovery he was back to pressuring her again. She was in much pain at the time due to her back, but she agreed to In Vitro Fertilization. She then became pregnant, but soon miscarried. In response, her husband grabbed her by the neck, choking her. He apologized, blaming his outburst on his grief and had her sign up for another round of IVF. And then a third round. She tried to put him off with the excuse that she needed to weigh more before she could take treatments, her husband forced her to get on the scale often and filled the fridge with fattening foods. “It hurt that all I was good for was getting pregnant.” She recounts. At the end, he screamed at her, threatening to replace her with a maid if she couldn’t get pregnant and she told him she no longer wanted to have his child. He destroyed bedroom furniture, pushed her down the stairs and threatened her with a gun. She fled to a domestic violence shelter.

    The second story was about a woman who faced marital rape. This woman was 40, had a then boyfriend and two children from a previous marriage. After telling her boyfriend she did not want any more children, her boyfriend refused to wear a condom and began to rape her.  She then became pregnant with her third child. Birth control was never an option for her because she couldn’t hide pills anywhere for he went through all of her belongings. Three months after giving birth, he raped her again, impregnating her with twins. She lost the twins in a physical fight with him, but soon became pregnant again. During her recovery she begged her obstetrician to remove her ovaries and devise a lie to tell him; that she had cancer. After a decade of sexual abuse and violence she was able to get a job that kept her out of the house and often times traveling.

    One in four callers to the National Domestic Abuse hotline said that their partners had tried to force them to become pregnant. Why? As one woman stated, “Its like he wants to own me from the inside out.”  Having a baby is the perfect tie that binds. These type of abusers want to create a circumstance in which their partner is dependent on him.

    WHAT’S THAT HAVE TO DO WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD?

    Many voters never consider how defunding these clinics could hurt victims of domestic violence who turn to them for counseling as well as pregnancy prevention. Abused women will turn to health care providers long before they will turn to domestic abuse hotlines and organizations. Many women in abusive relationships rely on life saving, affordable care programs such as Title X. It is critical that such places are open and operation when women and children need them so desperately.

    holy fuck im crying.

    I know I’ve told this story before, but my abusive ex refused to let me take birth control.  I was on the pill until he found them in my purse. 

    I went to the Student Health Center—they were completely unhelpful, choosing to lecture me about the importance of safe sex (recommending condoms) instead of actually listening to my problem.

    Then I went to Planned Parenthood. The Nurse Practitioner took one look at my fading bruises and stopped the exam. She called in the doctor. The doctor came in and simply asked me: “Are you ready to leave him?” When I denied that I was being abused, she didn’t argue with me. She just asked me what I needed. I said I need a birth control method that my boyfriend couldn’t detect. She recommended a few options and we decided on Depo. 

    When I told her that my boyfriend read my emails and listened to my phone messages and was known to follow me, she suggested to do the Depo injections at off hours when the clinic was normally closed. She made a note in my chart and instructed the front desk never to leave messages for me—instead, she programmed her personal cell phone number into my phone under the name “Nora”. She told me she would call me to schedule my appointments; she wouldn’t leave a message, but I should call her back when I was able to.

    And that was it. No judgment. No lecture. She walked me to the door and told me to call her day or night if I needed anything. That she lived 5 blocks from campus and would come get me. That I wasn’t alone. That she just wanted me to be safe.

    I never called her to come to my rescue. But I have no doubt that she would have come if I had called. She kept me on Depo for a year, giving me those monthly injections in secret, helping me prevent a desperately unwanted pregnancy. 

    I cannot thank Planned Parenthood enough for the work they do.

    where’s that one post going around that basically says that AMERICAN WOMEN HAVE NO RIGHT TO CLAIM A WAR ON WOMEN????????????????????????????????

    i think this is a type of abuse most people just don’t think about

    I will reblog this EVERY FUCKING TIME I SEE IT. While I was at Planned Parenthood, getting my IUD out (my old gynecologist wanted $100 to take it out when it needed to come out, because I was uninsured; PP did it for free), there was a woman going through an almost identical situation as described above in the room next to me. I tried really hard not to pay attention to it, and I informed the nurse that I could hear the conversation so they might want to, I dunno, look into better soundproofing, but I was in tears the entire time.

    The people with Planned Parenthood are really, truly amazing.

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  9. mucholderthen:

    Core Muscles (Human Anatomy)
    Biomedical Illustration for The New York Times Magazine
    Bryan Christie
    ____________________________

    Running Bones (Human Anatomy)
    Biomedical Illustration for Newsweek
    Bryan Christie
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    Cheetah Running
    Biomedical Illustration for National Geographic Magazine
    (Bryan Christie Design)

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  11. mommyslittlemunchkin:

klondikebar123:

deducecanoe:

nudityandnerdery:

rcknrbyn:

calleo:

astharoze:

matchbook-stories:

josiahd:

purplewowies:

prosper-club:

The connection between vaccines and autism.

Oh god. Not this again. *sigh*



"Vaccines don’t cause autism. They cause demyelination, which eats the myelin sheath, paving the way for neural damage. THAT causes autism."
May not be word-for-word, mobile tumblr doesn’t let me look at the OP while typing my caption.

//cracks knuckles alright here we go i’m doing it anywayThis is really long and I apologize.First off, I found out in my Infectious Disease course that the vaccine scare is a Real Thing for a Real Reason (TM). Back in ‘76 there was a flu outbreak in Fort Dix, New Jersey. A few recruits got sick and one recruit died, and after some short investigation they found out it was a new strain of swine flu that was highly infectious. So they made a vaccine. They made a lot of it. And they made it really fast. Flu vaccine is made in eggs. There were bad batches. And lots of people got sick, there were 500 cases of Guillian-Barre syndrome and 25 deaths. Back in 1976. The reason they did everything really fast was because it was election season and it was all televised, so every time they asked a candidate questions, they brought up the Fort Dix outbreak. So the government was put under pressure by the people to do something fast. And they did, for the safety of the American Public. Unfortunately it backfired, and the handling of that disaster was positively awful. So the people raised in that generation became mistrusting of vaccines. And passed that distrust on to their kids. Who are now growing up and having babies. And don’t trust vaccines. Any of them. Ever.Let’s look into some actual scientific studies about the relationship between vaccination and demyelination, as this post claims. Before I crank out sources completely tearing this fun little claim to shreds, let me talk about demyelination.If you’ve ever seen the movie Lorenzo’s Oil, or heard about ALD, you will know what myelin is. It’s a protective sheath around your nerve cells’ axons, or tails. It helps impulses travel faster. Without myelin, the symptoms that crop up are those of diseases like ALD, Guillian-Barre, Multiple Sclerosis, and other leukodystrophies. When myelin is broken down, it hinders motor function. It causes ataxia, types of paralysis, loss of coordination, weakness, and sensation.Some of those things overlap with autism. In children. When children present stereotypy, which is rapid repetitious motion. But children with autism also present in ways that completely contradicts demyelination symptoms, like compulsive behavior, extreme articulation (stacking, lining, ordering objects in ways that young children do not  usually present) and most importantly sensory overload.Sensory overload is important to autistic individuals. They are oversensitive to things that go unnoticed by non-autistic individuals. Like white noise and fluorescent lights and the room temperature. If the CNS or PNS are being broken down due to demyelination, there’s no way that the exact opposite symptoms could possibly occur. This argument is very silly!Moving on, citations that scientists have done investigating ‘vaccines’ in general to the demyelination process….- Rubin, Micheal - Are Vaccines Safe after Guillian-Barre and Chronic INflammatory Demyelinating Neuropathy? — “Although patients with prior GBS or CIDP continue to experience pain and fatigue long after diagnosis, seasonal vaccination of these patients, particularly GBS, appears to carry a low risk of recurrence.”-Karaali-Savrun, F. Et al - Hepatitis B vaccine related myelitis? - “Similar clinical and imaging presentation of myelitis following hepatitis B vaccination within a 1 year period with no other demonstrable clinical and laboratory evidence for any other disorder raise the probability of a causal link between these two events.” There are dozens of studies on the relation of vaccines to demyelinating diseases. You know what they all have in common? They’re studying patients who already have those diseases. They’re neuro-degenerative. They’re seeing if the vaccines cause a flare-up or re-occurrence in a disease they already have by exciting and aggravating the immune system. Not one study shows any connection between getting vaccinated and developing a demyelinating disease.Let’s talk about autism spectrum disorders. Why do parents think that getting vaccinated causes autism? It’s mostly because the presentation of an autistic individual can first be seen right after immunization. A baby gets immunized not right after birth, but a few months later, when their immune system can handle it and has the functionality to learn and develop long-term memory. And that’s around the time a baby starts moving, playing with toys, and reacting to the world around them in a way that adults can recognize. And people think in terms of short time spans, so cause and effect would lead them to believe the two are related when they’re not.There are multiple causes of ASDs that researchers know about, including genetic causes, environmental factors, and prenatal stress. It’s complicated and anyone who has any experience with ASDs know that there is no cut and dry, and it is not a disease, it is not an epidemic, and treating it as such is insulting and frankly uninformed. There are studies investigating the relationship between mercury and aluminum in vaccines, used as preservatives. (Senef, S. Et al, Aluminum and Acetaminophen, Price, C. et al, Thimerosal from Vaccines)   There is a link in animals between ASD-like symptoms and inorganic mercury or aluminum buildup in the CNS. And you know what the vaccine companies did when those studies were created?They created vaccines that don’t include preservatives. At cost to them. That you can opt into if you are informed and concerned.Bottom lines:1. Not getting your kid vaccinated is not only a risk to your kid, but to other kids they interact with and the entire community at large. Kids die from MMR. That’s the reason we have the vaccine. 2. Stop making grandiose claims about disorders that you clearly don’t understand. It’s insulting to people with those disorders, who feel persecuted. It’s insulting to the researchers and vaccine scientists who dedicate their lives and livelihoods to studying these things. And it’s insulting to yourself, because you can’t take the time to look up something you claim to feel so strongly about.Sorry this got long.

TL;DR: VACCINES DON’T CAUSE AUTISM, AND THIS HAS BEEN DEBUNKED FOR MANY YEARS. IF YOU STILL BELIEVE IT, YOU’RE FLAT OUT IGNORANT AND NEED TO STOP TALKING UNTIL YOU LEARN.

The British study that was done that linked vaccines and autism was an ELABORATE FRAUD:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/01/05/autism.vaccines/index.html
"It’s one thing to have a bad study, a study full of error, and for the authors then to admit that they made errors," Fiona Godlee, BMJ’s editor-in-chief, told CNN. “But in this case, we have a very different picture of what seems to be a deliberate attempt to create an impression that there was a link by falsifying the data.” (emphasis added)

It’s extremely appropriate that this post on my dash is followed by a link to this article on the dangerous impact of OP’s anti-vaccine pseudo-science bullshit: “Measles is back. It had help.”

Read the breakdown above. For real. 

I love me some good old science with sources!

Ill just leave this post filled with scientific explanations and sources right here.

    mommyslittlemunchkin:

    klondikebar123:

    deducecanoe:

    nudityandnerdery:

    rcknrbyn:

    calleo:

    astharoze:

    matchbook-stories:

    josiahd:

    purplewowies:

    prosper-club:

    The connection between vaccines and autism.

    Oh god. Not this again. *sigh*

    Wikipedian protestor holding a citation needed sign

    "Vaccines don’t cause autism. They cause demyelination, which eats the myelin sheath, paving the way for neural damage. THAT causes autism."

    May not be word-for-word, mobile tumblr doesn’t let me look at the OP while typing my caption.

    //cracks knuckles alright here we go i’m doing it anyway
    This is really long and I apologize.
    First off, I found out in my Infectious Disease course that the vaccine scare is a Real Thing for a Real Reason (TM). Back in ‘76 there was a flu outbreak in Fort Dix, New Jersey. A few recruits got sick and one recruit died, and after some short investigation they found out it was a new strain of swine flu that was highly infectious. So they made a vaccine. They made a lot of it. And they made it really fast. Flu vaccine is made in eggs. There were bad batches. And lots of people got sick, there were 500 cases of Guillian-Barre syndrome and 25 deaths. Back in 1976

    The reason they did everything really fast was because it was election season and it was all televised, so every time they asked a candidate questions, they brought up the Fort Dix outbreak. So the government was put under pressure by the people to do something fast. And they did, for the safety of the American Public. Unfortunately it backfired, and the handling of that disaster was positively awful. 

    So the people raised in that generation became mistrusting of vaccines. And passed that distrust on to their kids. Who are now growing up and having babies. And don’t trust vaccines. Any of them. Ever.

    Let’s look into some actual scientific studies about the relationship between vaccination and demyelination, as this post claims. Before I crank out sources completely tearing this fun little claim to shreds, let me talk about demyelination.

    If you’ve ever seen the movie Lorenzo’s Oil, or heard about ALD, you will know what myelin is. It’s a protective sheath around your nerve cells’ axons, or tails. It helps impulses travel faster. Without myelin, the symptoms that crop up are those of diseases like ALD, Guillian-Barre, Multiple Sclerosis, and other leukodystrophies. When myelin is broken down, it hinders motor function. It causes ataxia, types of paralysis, loss of coordination, weakness, and sensation.

    Some of those things overlap with autism. In children. When children present stereotypy, which is rapid repetitious motion. But children with autism also present in ways that completely contradicts demyelination symptoms, like compulsive behavior, extreme articulation (stacking, lining, ordering objects in ways that young children do not  usually present) and most importantly sensory overload.

    Sensory overload is important to autistic individuals. They are oversensitive to things that go unnoticed by non-autistic individuals. Like white noise and fluorescent lights and the room temperature. If the CNS or PNS are being broken down due to demyelination, there’s no way that the exact opposite symptoms could possibly occur. This argument is very silly!

    Moving on, citations that scientists have done investigating ‘vaccines’ in general to the demyelination process….
    - Rubin, Micheal - Are Vaccines Safe after Guillian-Barre and Chronic INflammatory Demyelinating Neuropathy? — “Although patients with prior GBS or CIDP continue to experience pain and fatigue long after diagnosis, seasonal vaccination of these patients, particularly GBS, appears to carry a low risk of recurrence.”
    -Karaali-Savrun, F. Et al - Hepatitis B vaccine related myelitis? - “
    Similar clinical and imaging presentation of myelitis following hepatitis B vaccination within a 1 year period with no other demonstrable clinical and laboratory evidence for any other disorder raise the probability of a causal link between these two events.” 

    There are dozens of studies on the relation of vaccines to demyelinating diseases. You know what they all have in common? They’re studying patients who already have those diseases. They’re neuro-degenerative. They’re seeing if the vaccines cause a flare-up or re-occurrence in a disease they already have by exciting and aggravating the immune system. Not one study shows any connection between getting vaccinated and developing a demyelinating disease.

    Let’s talk about autism spectrum disorders. Why do parents think that getting vaccinated causes autism? It’s mostly because the presentation of an autistic individual can first be seen right after immunization. A baby gets immunized not right after birth, but a few months later, when their immune system can handle it and has the functionality to learn and develop long-term memory. And that’s around the time a baby starts moving, playing with toys, and reacting to the world around them in a way that adults can recognize. And people think in terms of short time spans, so cause and effect would lead them to believe the two are related when they’re not.

    There are multiple causes of ASDs that researchers know about, including genetic causes, environmental factors, and prenatal stress. It’s complicated and anyone who has any experience with ASDs know that there is no cut and dry, and it is not a disease, it is not an epidemic, and treating it as such is insulting and frankly uninformed. 

    There are studies investigating the relationship between mercury and aluminum in vaccines, used as preservatives. (Senef, S. Et al, Aluminum and Acetaminophen, Price, C. et al, Thimerosal from Vaccines)   There is a link in animals between ASD-like symptoms and inorganic mercury or aluminum buildup in the CNS. And you know what the vaccine companies did when those studies were created?

    They created vaccines that don’t include preservatives. At cost to them. That you can opt into if you are informed and concerned.

    Bottom lines:
    1. Not getting your kid vaccinated is not only a risk to your kid, but to other kids they interact with and the entire community at large. Kids die from MMR. That’s the reason we have the vaccine. 
    2. Stop making grandiose claims about disorders that you clearly don’t understand. It’s insulting to people with those disorders, who feel persecuted. It’s insulting to the researchers and vaccine scientists who dedicate their lives and livelihoods to studying these things. And it’s insulting to yourself, because you can’t take the time to look up something you claim to feel so strongly about.

    Sorry this got long.

    TL;DR: VACCINES DON’T CAUSE AUTISM, AND THIS HAS BEEN DEBUNKED FOR MANY YEARS. IF YOU STILL BELIEVE IT, YOU’RE FLAT OUT IGNORANT AND NEED TO STOP TALKING UNTIL YOU LEARN.

    The British study that was done that linked vaccines and autism was an ELABORATE FRAUD:

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/01/05/autism.vaccines/index.html

    "It’s one thing to have a bad study, a study full of error, and for the authors then to admit that they made errors," Fiona Godlee, BMJ’s editor-in-chief, told CNN. “But in this case, we have a very different picture of what seems to be a deliberate attempt to create an impression that there was a link by falsifying the data.” (emphasis added)

    It’s extremely appropriate that this post on my dash is followed by a link to this article on the dangerous impact of OP’s anti-vaccine pseudo-science bullshit: “Measles is back. It had help.

    Read the breakdown above. For real. 

    I love me some good old science with sources!

    Ill just leave this post filled with scientific explanations and sources right here.

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  14. my-queeries:

He wanted to hold her hand so badly.Back in October my 7yo Son broke his arm. When the doctor asked him what color cast he wanted , my son proudly pointed to the hot pink one. The Doctor was like are you sure? Pink is a girl color… My little guy looked at the Doc and said “There are no girl colors or boy colors, I want a PINK cast because it’s Breast Cancer Month” The Doc turned red. the Nurse gave my son a kiss and I puffed out like a proud Mama bird.Tonya K.Humans of New YorkLove the cast…

    my-queeries:

    He wanted to hold her hand so badly.

    Back in October my 7yo Son broke his arm. When the doctor asked him what color cast he wanted , my son proudly pointed to the hot pink one. The Doctor was like are you sure? Pink is a girl color… My little guy looked at the Doc and said “There are no girl colors or boy colors, I want a PINK cast because it’s Breast Cancer Month” The Doc turned red. the Nurse gave my son a kiss and I puffed out like a proud Mama bird.

    Tonya K.
    Humans of New York
    Love the cast…

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  16. thechroniclesofnessa:

caliblondenurse:

Wait…define weekend?

Story of my life.

    thechroniclesofnessa:

    caliblondenurse:

    Wait…define weekend?

    Story of my life.

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  18. America’s nurses are the beating heart of our medical system
    — President Barack Obama
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  20. Gathering supplies for your isolation room

    whatweshouldcallnursing2:

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  22. aspiringdoctors:

medicalschool:

The Transparent Woman was made in Cologne, Germany, after 30 years of research. This model has the correct proportions for a woman 5’7 tall. A woman’s body was selected for this exhibit in order to show the organs where conception and birth take place. The skeleton is aluminum, the skin and glands are plastic. Within her are several hundred feet of lighting cable and 30 tiny bulbs, illuminating her organs in anatomically correct position and size. (At the Boston Science Museum, in Boston, MA.)

THIS IS SO NEAT.

    aspiringdoctors:

    medicalschool:

    The Transparent Woman was made in Cologne, Germany, after 30 years of research. This model has the correct proportions for a woman 5’7 tall. A woman’s body was selected for this exhibit in order to show the organs where conception and birth take place. The skeleton is aluminum, the skin and glands are plastic. Within her are several hundred feet of lighting cable and 30 tiny bulbs, illuminating her organs in anatomically correct position and size. (At the Boston Science Museum, in Boston, MA.)

    THIS IS SO NEAT.

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  24. Turkish coffee!! It’s soooo strong!

    Turkish coffee!! It’s soooo strong!

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  26. howigetthrunursingschool:

So true!
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  28. If you played with Barbies,

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    Polly Pockets,

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    Beanie Babies,

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    Tamagotchi,

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    Slip N’ Slide,

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    And Satan Furbies,

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    Listened to the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, NSync and the Spice Girls

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    On Hit Clips, a Boom Box, or a Walkman,

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    Collected and traded Pokemon cards,

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    Wrote with Gel Pens,

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    Wore butterfly clips,

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    And Snap Bracelets,

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    And remember watching these guys:

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    You are a 90s kid.

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    Creys. This is my entire childhood in one post.

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