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A life in Gummi form

We're all stories in the end so lets make this life a good one
Apr 20 '14

tonyeddardstark:

Hello, Cuties~! I recently reached 1500+ followers and to show my appreciation that all of you decided (for whatever misguided reason) that I was worth your attention, I am doing a giveaway! Fuck yeah. 

Prizes:

There will be two (2) winners.

First Place gets your choice of any two (2) pillows from this Marvel’s The Avengers set:


and
Your choice of one Fandom Tea Sampler from Adagio, like this one:

*note: Variety of Samplers Changes Semi-Frequently

Second Place gets Pizzzzzzza~!!

 I will order a one topping pizza in your name on a day of your choosing and have it delivered to your home

or

(If the option is available) I will buy you an e-gift card worth $15 to a Pizza restaurant.

To Enter:

  1. Reblog this
  2. that’s it

Da Rules:

  • You do not have to be following me ( shawarmanatural ) but it would definitely be appreciated. 
  • If you ARE following me and you win: You will get an additional item of my choosing. 
  • Reblog as many times as you want, but be mindful and considerate of your followers
  • Likes do not count as an entry
  • Winner must have their ask box open
  • I’m probably forgetting something vital 
  • Can only ship to areas that are listed by the 
    vendors for the First Place prizes
  • Giveaway Ends April 30th

Good luck!

Apr 20 '14

wonder woman special 01

Definitely need to get a star skirt and red shirt to rock at a con!

(Source: americachavez)

Apr 19 '14

artbymegs:

I feel like this should be pretty self-explanatory. I’m drawing these for a zine at my college (and they have a tumblr! lips-appstate.tumblr.com!), but submissions are due today, so they’re a bit more rushed than I would have liked.

I tried to be inclusive and not-shitty. Hopefully I succeeded at that. There are more of these I’d like to draw, but like I said, time limitations :P

Apr 15 '14

(Source: estyalo)

Apr 15 '14

misandry-mermaid:

totally-stab-caesar:

Forever my fave.

Margaery’s all about that guiltless, shameless sex life.

(Source: haringtonskits)

Apr 15 '14

filmgeekchic:

womaninterrupted:

laughterkey:

saveusalltellmelifeisbeautiful:

#homeboy was literally busting out of that shirt

Chris Evans playing games is the best.

NAME IT, BITCH.

I think we should all take some time out of our day to admire Chris Evans and his magnificent bosoms as a tumblr family.

I hereby dub today Chris Evans Appreciation Day.

Apr 14 '14

It’s the truth more often than not for me

(Source: lanadelcoast)

Apr 14 '14
They are my OTP.

They are my OTP.

Apr 13 '14
songs-of-gallifrey:

houseoftombombadil:

pinkthatfuckingpink:

notanadult:

utterlyfubar:

rcmclachlan:

doodlyood:

spinachandrice:

theonewholovesbooks:

thatfilthyanimal:

fawnthefeminist:

Young women are having difficulty accessing tubal ligation, despite it being a relatively safe (death rate is 1-2 per 100,000) and elective surgery.

There is a waiting period of 30 days for women seeking tubal ligation, yet no waiting period for men seeking vasectomies. 
(Source)


Young women are often discriminated against when seeking sterilization. Many doctors ask offensive questions (“What if you met a billionaire who wanted to have kids with you?”), state categorically that their patients are too young to consider the surgery, and generally act as though, as one woman who tried unsuccessfully to be sterilized at the age of 21 in the U.K. put it, ”just because I was a woman, I’d reach a point where an urge to breed would overcome all rational thought.” (Perhaps unsurprisingly, that woman’s 25-year-old husband faced no such presumptions when he asked his doctor for a vasectomy. The procedure was quickly approved.)
(Source)


Say that at 18 I slap down enough money so I could have my whole body covered head-to-toe in tattoos, piercings all over myself, a mountain of cigarettes, plastic surgery, and plan to have like 20 babies… but if I try at all to safely make it impossible for me to breed for the sake of my health suddenly its like WOAH THERE SLOW DOWN MISSY YOU’RE NOT READY FOR THIS KIND OF COMMITMENT YET

I have stage III Endometriosis, which means I have to get my uterus removed because I literally have terrible cramps ALL THE TIME and not just when I’m on my period. Now, I’ve always said I don’t want any children for personal reasons and I don’t need my uterus, really. I am not worried about that surgery and I don’t feel any kind of nostalgia over an organ I won’t ever use. 
The thing is, my doctor is a ‘man’. This ‘man’ told me I had to get pregnant right now before it’s too late. I told him I didn’t want to get pregnant and explained the multiple reasons but what, do you ask, did my doctor have to say about this? 'Well, better have a kid now because just imagine how depressing it must be being a thirty-something woman without children and a husband?'
I was diagnosed a year ago. I should have gone through surgery six months ago and I still can’t find a doctor that will perform the surgery without trying to force me to have children first. Basically, if you’re a woman you don’t have a say in what can and cannot be done to your body without a shitload of people getting in the way AND I’M FUCKING SICK OF IT.

Women are getting non-consensually sterilized in prison but no doctors in my area while tie my tubes at 24 because I might regret it? Fuck you, doctors. I have more purpose in life than dropping babies. Some of those women in prison are probably great moms and I have no interest in parenting. Let us have a say!

A dear friend of mine wanted to have her tubes tied.  She was about to give birth to twins and the doctors wouldn’t consent because she wasn’t 21 yet.  She had already had children and they still refused to let her have the procedure.

My friend got a vasectomy a week after asking his doctor for one, no problem. He was 25.
Me? I’ve asked 4 different doctors for some kind of permanent sterilisation—tubal ligation or Essure or whatever—and I get a pat on the head and a “You’d regret it if you did.”
Oh, DIDN’T REALIZE YOU HAD A DIRECT LINE TO MY BRAIN.

On the flip side, as a vagina-having person who had her tubes tied at the age of 26 (after having 4 children, however):
MY HUSBAND HAD TO SIGN A CONSENT FORM IN ORDER FOR ME TO HAVE THE PROCEDURE DONE.
How many times have we heard stories about husbands having vasectomies behind their wives backs and never telling them, letting those wives wallow in guilt and misery, thinking it’s their fault that they can’t get pregnant?
And yet I had had to get my husband’s permission to have my tubes tied.
(Obviously this was a decision we’d talked about extensively beforehand, so it’s not like he was about to say no, but we both couldn’t believe the fucking audacity of the hospital, asking HIS permission for ME to do something with MY body.  In fact, he said as much to the nurse that brought in the forms.)

I am 36. I’m single, I don’t have kids and I don’t want kids.
I also had horrendous, frequent periods. When I went to the gynaecologist, she recommended that we try a Mirena. I let her know that I’d had menorrhagia on a previous form of low-dose, oestrogen-only birth control (implanon), and that I was apprehensive that it wouldn’t work.
She said “Well, after that you’re out of options.”
I was incredibly upset. I was willing to try, but what if it didn’t work? Was I literally condemned to a life where I’m bleeding and in pain more often than not and I just have to put up with it?
I rang my parents. My Mum listened to me and said “That doesn’t sound right” and put my Dad (who’s a doctor, and a qualified obstetrician/gynaecologist) on the phone.
Apparently I was not out of options and she shouldn’t have said I was. The next option is a surgical D & C to see if that fixed it, and if that didn’t work, an ablation, which would have left me permanently infertile. If that didn’t work, a hysterectomy (although Dad warned me that I should do what I could to avoid the hysterectomy, it comes with a horde of other side effects.)
I don’t know whether it was fear, I don’t know whether it’s because I was a public patient. I don’t know what it was. But the gynae was so scared of female infertility that she wouldn’t even give me information about treatment options. I had to ask my father.
(FYI, the Mirena worked and I had a shouting row with the gynaecologist where I accused her of having her objectivity and medical judgement biased by the religion of her employers.)

I’m so lucky that my doctor is almost “pushing” sterilization on me. He’s super supportive and knows that I’m done having kids, but still don’t have anything permanent planned. 

When I approached my specialist about permanent forms of birth control, the first thing she said to me was that I was too young (I was 22).  I kept telling her that it was a decision I had made nearly a decade ago because of having Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and now POTS and scoliosis, but she kept trying to convince me that I wasn’t old enough to make that decision.  My decision has been formed because of my poor health and high complications with pregnancy that could be deadly.  My mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother all had complications with birth and miscarriages from EDS, and it’s a miracle that my mother even lived through her miscarriage.  After explaining this, my rheumatologist and EDS specialist finally said that they could get me in contact with an  high-risk OBGYN to see if there are other options for me for having children.  
BUT I DON’T WANT CHILDREN.  I don’t want to pass along these disorders.  I don’t want to be on five months of bed rest.  I don’t want to risk miscarriage after miscarriage or dying during giving birth.  I don’t want to dislocate my hips whilst giving birth.  I don’t want my organs to tear and never heal properly because of EDS.  I don’t want to have to care for another being while I can’t even take care of myself because of the fatigue and pain.  I don’t want to subject a child to have to take care of me as I become more disabled.  I ALREADY HAVE A CAT.  I CANNOT TAKE ON ANOTHER DEPENDENT.
It just infuriates me that between the health risks, family history, and my own decision about my life and body, I am still not taken seriously.  This shouldn’t be a problem!

And don’t even get me started on people who are tokophobic and have a crippling legitimate phobia of pregnancy. I know someone who can’t take birth control and lives in constant fear that every time she has sex with her boyfriend she could get pregnant because condoms aren’t 100% effective even when used perfectly. She can’t even look at pregnant women or hear about them without it triggering severe panic attacks. I took steps to remove her from my Facebook friends so I wouldn’t trigger her during my pregnancy. But no, she’s not allowed to be sterilized until her physical health is impaired by her own reproductive system - never mind her mental health - or after she has a kid and has to be at least 21. Adults expect teenagers to make a decision starting middle school to choose what career they’ll have for the rest of their lives, but they don’t trust teenagers to decide whether they want kids (if you ask me, having kids is a bigger life-changer than a career, and certainly much more permanent). 
I have PCOS, scoliosis and Meniere’s disease, and this pregnancy has been pretty difficult on me. (I’m 32 weeks tomorrow.) I’ve even developed anemia, something I’ve never dealt with before. I decided less than a week after I found out I was pregnant that this was going to be it for me. I wanted to have my tubes cut and burned after my c-section, and because I’m 23 years old and already have one kid my insurance is happy to pay for it. All it took was a simple consent form to get the process started. My husband had nothing to do with it and I think the person above was treated unfairly for having to provide her husband’s consent for sterilization. I think it is extremely unfair that there are so many people out there that are capable of getting pregnant that don’t wish to do so EVER, yet so many doctors won’t take them seriously for it. It really pisses me off. I wanted this procedure done when I had my son when I was 18, but I was ‘too young’. 

I’m raginnnngggg right now! I think this is why I wasn’t able to get an IUD here :/ 

songs-of-gallifrey:

houseoftombombadil:

pinkthatfuckingpink:

notanadult:

utterlyfubar:

rcmclachlan:

doodlyood:

spinachandrice:

theonewholovesbooks:

thatfilthyanimal:

fawnthefeminist:

Young women are having difficulty accessing tubal ligation, despite it being a relatively safe (death rate is 1-2 per 100,000) and elective surgery.

There is a waiting period of 30 days for women seeking tubal ligation, yet no waiting period for men seeking vasectomies. 

(Source)

Young women are often discriminated against when seeking sterilization. Many doctors ask offensive questions (“What if you met a billionaire who wanted to have kids with you?”), state categorically that their patients are too young to consider the surgery, and generally act as though, as one woman who tried unsuccessfully to be sterilized at the age of 21 in the U.K. put it, ”just because I was a woman, I’d reach a point where an urge to breed would overcome all rational thought.” (Perhaps unsurprisingly, that woman’s 25-year-old husband faced no such presumptions when he asked his doctor for a vasectomy. The procedure was quickly approved.)

(Source)

Say that at 18 I slap down enough money so I could have my whole body covered head-to-toe in tattoos, piercings all over myself, a mountain of cigarettes, plastic surgery, and plan to have like 20 babies… but if I try at all to safely make it impossible for me to breed for the sake of my health suddenly its like WOAH THERE SLOW DOWN MISSY YOU’RE NOT READY FOR THIS KIND OF COMMITMENT YET

I have stage III Endometriosis, which means I have to get my uterus removed because I literally have terrible cramps ALL THE TIME and not just when I’m on my period. Now, I’ve always said I don’t want any children for personal reasons and I don’t need my uterus, really. I am not worried about that surgery and I don’t feel any kind of nostalgia over an organ I won’t ever use. 

The thing is, my doctor is a ‘man’. This ‘man’ told me I had to get pregnant right now before it’s too late. I told him I didn’t want to get pregnant and explained the multiple reasons but what, do you ask, did my doctor have to say about this? 'Well, better have a kid now because just imagine how depressing it must be being a thirty-something woman without children and a husband?'

I was diagnosed a year ago. I should have gone through surgery six months ago and I still can’t find a doctor that will perform the surgery without trying to force me to have children first. Basically, if you’re a woman you don’t have a say in what can and cannot be done to your body without a shitload of people getting in the way AND I’M FUCKING SICK OF IT.

Women are getting non-consensually sterilized in prison but no doctors in my area while tie my tubes at 24 because I might regret it? Fuck you, doctors. I have more purpose in life than dropping babies. Some of those women in prison are probably great moms and I have no interest in parenting. Let us have a say!

A dear friend of mine wanted to have her tubes tied.  She was about to give birth to twins and the doctors wouldn’t consent because she wasn’t 21 yet.  She had already had children and they still refused to let her have the procedure.

My friend got a vasectomy a week after asking his doctor for one, no problem. He was 25.

Me? I’ve asked 4 different doctors for some kind of permanent sterilisation—tubal ligation or Essure or whatever—and I get a pat on the head and a “You’d regret it if you did.”

Oh, DIDN’T REALIZE YOU HAD A DIRECT LINE TO MY BRAIN.

On the flip side, as a vagina-having person who had her tubes tied at the age of 26 (after having 4 children, however):

MY HUSBAND HAD TO SIGN A CONSENT FORM IN ORDER FOR ME TO HAVE THE PROCEDURE DONE.

How many times have we heard stories about husbands having vasectomies behind their wives backs and never telling them, letting those wives wallow in guilt and misery, thinking it’s their fault that they can’t get pregnant?

And yet I had had to get my husband’s permission to have my tubes tied.

(Obviously this was a decision we’d talked about extensively beforehand, so it’s not like he was about to say no, but we both couldn’t believe the fucking audacity of the hospital, asking HIS permission for ME to do something with MY body.  In fact, he said as much to the nurse that brought in the forms.)

I am 36. I’m single, I don’t have kids and I don’t want kids.

I also had horrendous, frequent periods. When I went to the gynaecologist, she recommended that we try a Mirena. I let her know that I’d had menorrhagia on a previous form of low-dose, oestrogen-only birth control (implanon), and that I was apprehensive that it wouldn’t work.

She said “Well, after that you’re out of options.”

I was incredibly upset. I was willing to try, but what if it didn’t work? Was I literally condemned to a life where I’m bleeding and in pain more often than not and I just have to put up with it?

I rang my parents. My Mum listened to me and said “That doesn’t sound right” and put my Dad (who’s a doctor, and a qualified obstetrician/gynaecologist) on the phone.

Apparently I was not out of options and she shouldn’t have said I was. The next option is a surgical D & C to see if that fixed it, and if that didn’t work, an ablation, which would have left me permanently infertile. If that didn’t work, a hysterectomy (although Dad warned me that I should do what I could to avoid the hysterectomy, it comes with a horde of other side effects.)

I don’t know whether it was fear, I don’t know whether it’s because I was a public patient. I don’t know what it was. But the gynae was so scared of female infertility that she wouldn’t even give me information about treatment options. I had to ask my father.

(FYI, the Mirena worked and I had a shouting row with the gynaecologist where I accused her of having her objectivity and medical judgement biased by the religion of her employers.)

I’m so lucky that my doctor is almost “pushing” sterilization on me. He’s super supportive and knows that I’m done having kids, but still don’t have anything permanent planned. 

When I approached my specialist about permanent forms of birth control, the first thing she said to me was that I was too young (I was 22).  I kept telling her that it was a decision I had made nearly a decade ago because of having Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and now POTS and scoliosis, but she kept trying to convince me that I wasn’t old enough to make that decision.  My decision has been formed because of my poor health and high complications with pregnancy that could be deadly.  My mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother all had complications with birth and miscarriages from EDS, and it’s a miracle that my mother even lived through her miscarriage.  After explaining this, my rheumatologist and EDS specialist finally said that they could get me in contact with an  high-risk OBGYN to see if there are other options for me for having children.  

BUT I DON’T WANT CHILDREN.  I don’t want to pass along these disorders.  I don’t want to be on five months of bed rest.  I don’t want to risk miscarriage after miscarriage or dying during giving birth.  I don’t want to dislocate my hips whilst giving birth.  I don’t want my organs to tear and never heal properly because of EDS.  I don’t want to have to care for another being while I can’t even take care of myself because of the fatigue and pain.  I don’t want to subject a child to have to take care of me as I become more disabled.  I ALREADY HAVE A CAT.  I CANNOT TAKE ON ANOTHER DEPENDENT.

It just infuriates me that between the health risks, family history, and my own decision about my life and body, I am still not taken seriously.  This shouldn’t be a problem!

And don’t even get me started on people who are tokophobic and have a crippling legitimate phobia of pregnancy. I know someone who can’t take birth control and lives in constant fear that every time she has sex with her boyfriend she could get pregnant because condoms aren’t 100% effective even when used perfectly. She can’t even look at pregnant women or hear about them without it triggering severe panic attacks. I took steps to remove her from my Facebook friends so I wouldn’t trigger her during my pregnancy. But no, she’s not allowed to be sterilized until her physical health is impaired by her own reproductive system - never mind her mental health - or after she has a kid and has to be at least 21. Adults expect teenagers to make a decision starting middle school to choose what career they’ll have for the rest of their lives, but they don’t trust teenagers to decide whether they want kids (if you ask me, having kids is a bigger life-changer than a career, and certainly much more permanent). 

I have PCOS, scoliosis and Meniere’s disease, and this pregnancy has been pretty difficult on me. (I’m 32 weeks tomorrow.) I’ve even developed anemia, something I’ve never dealt with before. I decided less than a week after I found out I was pregnant that this was going to be it for me. I wanted to have my tubes cut and burned after my c-section, and because I’m 23 years old and already have one kid my insurance is happy to pay for it. All it took was a simple consent form to get the process started. My husband had nothing to do with it and I think the person above was treated unfairly for having to provide her husband’s consent for sterilization. I think it is extremely unfair that there are so many people out there that are capable of getting pregnant that don’t wish to do so EVER, yet so many doctors won’t take them seriously for it. It really pisses me off. I wanted this procedure done when I had my son when I was 18, but I was ‘too young’. 

I’m raginnnngggg right now! I think this is why I wasn’t able to get an IUD here :/ 

(Source: redundant-lioness)

Apr 13 '14
Green Day - eye of the tiger (Mikayla Dargin's Album)

superwhovianpotterhead:

thatinvinciblekid:

samifersexual:

wugs:

thisriotsucks:

Green Day’s lovely cover of Eye of the Tiger

Rising up BA NA NA NAAAA
BA NA NA NA NA NA NAAA NAAAA
Went the distance now I’m BA NA NA NAAA
Gotta fight BA DO DOO DO DO DOOO
It’s the Eye of the Tiger it’s the
BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
BA DA DA BOO DOO BOO DOO BA DA BAAAA DAAAAAA
DOO DOO DOOOO
BooDoOoDOooDooDOoodOoo dadAAaaaDA DA
daaa ddaaa ;sldkfls the eye of the
EEEEEYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

i thought you were exaggerating holy crap

image

idek how many times i have reblogged this but it will never not make me laugh omg

(Source: wilde-onexx)