This looks really good; this is how you shed the Disney image, and it totally doesn’t look like Vanessa Hudgens
on midway atoll, a remote cluster of islands more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent, the detritus of our mass consumption surfaces in an astonishing place: inside the stomachs of thousands of dead baby albatrosses. the nesting chicks are fed lethal quantities of plastic by their parents, who mistake the floating trash for food as they forage over the vast polluted pacific ocean.
"for me, kneeling over their carcasses is like looking into a macabre mirror. …like the albatross, we [the consumers and polluters of this world] find ourselves lacking the ability to discern anymore what is nourishing from what is toxic to our lives and souls." - chris jordan
Diane Ravitch on The Daily Show.
Ravitch is the queen. If only the government would listen…
We would also address poverty directly. We would increase the minimum wage and make post-secondary education cheap or free, and we’d improve improve unemployment benefits and offer free job-training to the unemployed.
Poverty is one of the few social ills where throwing money at the problem really does seem to work.
These are not radical, liberal ideas. In fact, in Europe most of them are associated with the more conservative parties, and many of them were associated with the American Republican party in the 80s. But the United States’s political climate is so different from anywhere else in the industrialized world that I fear we will just continue to get farther behind in education (and in % of people living in poverty) until we decide to make some big domestic investments.
Anonymous asked: If HSV isn't a concern when it comes to STD panels because it "isn't a big deal" and if its as normal and common as DRs make it seem why's it a moral obligation to disclose that you have it as if you are "less than"? Just curious to know.
It’s a moral obligation because at the end of the day you’re dealing with someone else’s health. Everyone should have the right to decide what is best for them and their bodies, and taking that away from them because you’re uncomfortable and scared of rejection isn’t fair. At the end of the day, the risk of transmission will always be there and they have a right to know they’re taking that chance, as common as it might be. It feels horrible to receive a diagnosis from someone that wasn’t honest with you, and I’m sure it’s even worse if they knew all along.
Also, if you don’t tell someone you are lying by omission and that’s not a good way to start off a relationship anyway. Trust is important and being cognizant of boundaries is as well.
It’s also technically illegal not to tell a partner before having sex with them and there have been court cases where the plaintiff acquired HSV from a partner that knew but didn’t disclose, and won.
Who said anything about disclosure having anything to do with being “less than” anyone? If you’re sniffly and have been wiping your nose all day, I think it’s polite to tell the guy who wants to shake your hand that you don’t want to give him your cold. If he doesn’t give a shit and wants to shake your hand anyway, great. Give him a nice, firm grip. That doesn’t mean he’s better than you. It just means you have something that you could pass to him through contact and so you let him know because it’s the polite fuckin’ thing to do.
Definitely want to be courteous and honest with a new/potential partner folks.
Is anyone interested in how the boyfriend and I discuss/take on HSV?
An ounce of prevention is worth an pound of cure.
That’s why its important to discuss and communicate now about safe sex, rather than research afterwards.
Note to self: Cheating is not worth it
reblogging for that last picture because i couldn’t’ stop laughing
Just because of the last picture.
I now have a huge celebrity crush on Tom Hiddleston
When I was listing all the negatives of my life
And herpes was definitely not on that list.
Anonymous asked: That's really gross that you have a std
No it’s not. Having an STD doesn’t mean that you are “gross” or “dirty” or anything like that.
Did you know that the worldwide rates of HSV infection – counting both cold sores (HSV-1) and herpes proper (HSV-2) is between 65% and 90%. Does that mean a huge percentage of the world population is “gross”? That means there ARE people who you know who have some form of HSV, does that make them “gross”?
Do you know what I think is gross? People who judge and stigmatise others because they are so shallow and immature they see STD’s as gross or disgusting .
People who think STDs/STIs are gross or disgusting certainly don’t know the reality of sex or relationships in general.
They need a thoroughly reality check.
I don’t know if this puts things in perspective, but if you’ve had sex one time, just once, you’ve put yourself at risk for an std. Even if you used protection. Unless you were both virgins. So don’t be so judgy.
Actually, even if you both are virgins, there is still a chance one of you or both of you may have an STD. More specifically, herpes.
Herpes is commonly spread through kissing among family members. It was considered an STD because it can also be found or active in the genital region.
Either way, calling someone gross because of a condition regardless or origin or region is a big no-no.
When your boyfriend agrees to adopt a cat with you
You know its love.
today imma make an appointment at planned parenthood to get tested for all the std’s. i love safe sex.
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