It's been a shitty few days on reddit (or should I say shittier) but I just saw this on the gifs sub-reddit and it just reminded me of how supportive our wonderful SRSWomen community is...
Corgi giving a massage
Also, I've posted this before so apologies if you've seen it, but I go to this site...alot...and it helps...
21 pictures that will restore your faith in humanity
I had a bit of a breakdown last night. It's tough if all you look at for a couple of hours is that bile that the 'trolls' spew. I forgot to take care of myself.
I would like to pass this on to anyone who needs it - 21 pictures that will restore your faith in humanity. A wonderful SRSter here gave me that link and I bawled and things were okay again. You people are awesome <3
Hugging it out
And this lion hug, because it makes me smile.
Hope you feel better! You're awesome, and don't you forget it!
When you buy something from Amazon, you can exclude that thing from being used for future recommendations. Instructions for that are here.
You also can delete items from your browsing history (just click "Delete This Item" next to the item you want removed) once you're done searching for your toy so Amazon won't use those things for recommendations, either.
It's like a virtual bulletin board. You can either post stuff to your boards or browse other people's boards. A lot of websites have a "Pin it" link next to articles/photos/recipes. You can use that or copy and paste the URL to "pin" a photo to a virtual board, usually with some common theme. You might have a recipe board or a Halloween board or a home furnishing board for stuff you like or want to try/get.
You can also browse categories and search for keywords to see what other people are pinning and "repin" things you like to your own boards. You can also follow cooks to get their recipes.
When you log in you will see the posts of people you follow on the pinterest home page.
I hate my father for the same reasons too! But...am not going to dwell on negatives. You have been shoveling to much poop today so take a look at this. It always makes me feel better when I think this world has become a giant bucket of shit.
My husband and I are finalizing our plans for a trip to Hawaii for February, so I am stoked! It's my favorite place in the world and we'll finally be able to visit it together. He's not yet seen it, and I get to show him that amazing place.
I'm also pretty happy that the media is catching on to demmian and his MRA takeover of r/feminism! That makes me happy on a specifically SRS level. :D
Buzzfeed (I know) says that the chant was by Romney supporters to drown out Ron Paul supporters obnoxiously yelling, "point of order".
Even if that was the case, they chose to do this during a Latin@ politician's speech, literally silencing her with their bullshit instead of restraining themselves like fucking adults and letting security take care of the Paul dipshits.
Does shit like this (or the incident with the camerawoman) ever happen at the Democratic convention? It seems like sketchy crap occurs at every GOP convention.
I just can't bring myself to go into the AskReddit thread...I just can't.
So, I went here instead and I'm all the better for it....
The 50 Cutest Things That Ever Happened
Hope it works for you too!
Aw, legit crying over here! How wonderful, and how sad that this can't happen everywhere. These are pretty feel-inducing, too.
Thanks for this. I woke up this morning and went to vote first thing, and sometimes I forget just how much I take for granted the fact that I'm able to do so. Here are some more that are fun to look at.
Hadn't heard it before either, but Etymonline shows that it's from "Welsh" (as in inhabitants of Wales), and means 'to refuse or avoid payment of money laid as a bet.' So it's kind of like 'gyp,' where the verb refers to the stereotypical action of people of a certain nationality/ethnicity/cultural group.
oh heck, this is me
I added the OP already - well her vegan recipes - but to be warned I pin these days infrequently and I have A LOT of boards created. I've been pinning for my new apartment life because I need new things since I've been house sharing for years.
Well, you can just have mine - I use the same name pretty much everywhere. http://pinterest.com/erisfnord/ was created to house pics that went with an RP I was doing, so you'll find pictures of victorian clothing as well as sea monsters, christina hendricks, and booze.
Aside from that I have no idea.
These kind of posts, usually from Deviantart, show up once a week on Buzzfeed. I liked this one though;)
*I can't spell properly today!
It's not photoshopped, she's just gained a bit of weight. Doesn't even take much weight gain to be really visible when you're 5'2".
Media outlets are reporting on this like it's a thing. Even Huffington Post has (not mentioning the weight gain) but posting the picture of her in the meat outfit like that is the news even though she's worn one all tour. That's almost more annoying.
Basically everything she's been doing lately is a simulation of what a "pop star breakdown" looks like. At her release of her perfume at the Guggenheim, she re-shaved part of her head and got a tattoo. It's supposed to be a reflection of what paps freaked out about Britney doing or Lindsey Lohan doing even though they're all things that are completely normal for her already.
It's supposed to be about the media reaction and I guess that sums up her new era of ARTPOP in general. It's really, really shitty that people are saying this bullshit, but it was anticipated.
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. Science fiction. Main character is young woman of color on a journey to safety in an America recently gone all Mad Max, inventing a new religion/philosophy along the way. Very moving, much food for thought.
In a Lonely Place by Dorothy Hughes. 1940s noir. Story told in first person by a serial killer, suspected only by his friend's wife. Explores the misogyny of the time and place. Chilling and fascinating.
Despite how I look most of the time (baggy t-shirts, sloppy jeans, sneakers, bad hair and no make up) I do love girly things.
I adore Hello Kitty, hot pink, and glitter. Anything with one or more of those things and I'm sold. My mom once got me this tiny little stuffed ice cream Hello Kitty thing and I was like :o
I like doing my make up, I love it big and bright and, well, tacky. The brighter the better. I love(d) dying my hair all kinds of unnatural colors. I've had orange, pink, green, lava red, blue, and a purpley fuchsia hair before. Right now I feel pretty bland because it's brown. Blah. I am trying to grow it out so I can make it really big like those mobster wives in Goodfellas. You know, have it so sprayed up that it could count as a helmet and if someone throws something at it it'll just bounce off.
I like baking. Cooking in general but baking, oh God, every time I get a chance to bake, I have to put aside some for myself because it'll be gone before I get a taste if I don't.
I like dresses and heels. Dresses more because of how easy they are to wear, just throw them on and done! I'm a klutz but I would wear all the heels. All of them. I am obsessed with necklaces too. I have more than I could ever wear but I still buy more. I spent a good bit on this particular necklace. It's my favorite!
GAH I WROTE A TON!
My thoughts exactly - I think it's great that so many people have reacted to this (and of course - another example of Romney digging himself into a deeper hole - mwah haha). And the fact that everyone is reacting with humour is even better because the news spreads faster. In case you haven't seen this - Buzzfeed have created a great summary of some of the gifs so far
A few more things, it is ok if you like your job, but make sure you are valued for your work. Like, next job, make sure you get paid better, leave time for yourself to figure these other things you need to figure out, do not overcommit.
This is not related to questions you asked, it is more something I found very useful for me and you might benefit from it too. Have you heard about Alice Miller and her books? She writes a lot about people who have been stamped out as children like you were so you might learn more about what happened to you and how to reconnect to yourself through her work. She died some years ago but her website is still up. The most useful part are perhaps readers' letters. Her website is not very reliable, but you can find it in archive.org: https://web.archive.org/web/20131104225413/http://alice-miller.com/readersmail_en.php?lang=en&nid=1104&grp=0207
I'm on Pinterest, but I hardly use the social media aspect. I use it as a cute and visual way to organize my bookmarks. I installed a "Pin it" button on my Firefox toolbar (first one here: http://pinterest.com/about/goodies/ just click and drag to your toolbar). When I browse a website and find something worth keeping, I pin it to file it away.
I mostly use it to keep track of recipes, craft projects and inspiration (I sew and quilt), and to prepare travels (I have a growing board of vegetarian restaurants of Tokyo that makes me drool). I also like to check out the boards of people who repinned me, sometimes we're into the same kind of stuff. I basically never look at the default pages.
My friend just got her paragard out after having it a couple years. Her periods got a lot more intense when she got it, and while it let up a little bit after a few months, they never went back to normal.
Do you think if you got the paragard out the excess bleeding would stop? I can't quite tell from your post. Does your doctor know how much you're going through and do they have an opinion on whether you should keep it? Obviously hormonal bc doesn't work for you, but sounds like paragard doesn't either. Unless you think the current bleeding is still a side effect from previous hormonal bc use? Sorry again, I can't quite tell.
If you're interested in looking into a different non-hormonal bc method, I would recommend this book, Taking Charge of Your Fertility. It's amazing (and kind of infuriating after you read the book) how much we're not taught in sex ed, health, and biology class. And even if you don't use it as a method of bc, you might still find charting your cycle interesting or helpful - it's based on taking your (oral! people always ask...) temperature every day. It's not the rhythm method, it's legit. And so cool. Knowing exactly what's going on every day of the month and being able to predict my period or a particular headache or spell of fatigue 14 days in advance makes me feel like some sort of period wizard. However, it doesn't render you infertile like hormonal bc or the paragard. It just tells you when you are fertile. So you just have to abstain, think outside the box (har har), or use physical protection on those days.
Someone else mentioned cloth pads/liners. I've never used them, but I recently found this youtube channel. Very informative.
Anyway, you've definitely got my sympathy. Hope things get better for you.
I went through something somewhat similar and found I had body dysmorphic disorder. I saw someone who specialized in BDD and OCD which helped and taking the right meds really really really helped. The Broken Mirror is also worth reading to better understand BDD.