resist psychic death

public health nerd in portland. interests include: social justice movements, paradigm shifts, fast punk, animal buddies, program evaluation, general spookiness.

July 21, 2014 8:01 pm
fromtheeyesofastargazer:

unholy-majesty:

oxblood:

fattyforever:

madehimsaycomfychairs:

skyremains:

nezua:

queennubian:

boston:

FDA approves pill to prevent HIV infections 
The drug, Truvada, is the first medication intended to prevent HIV infections in people having sex with infected individuals.
(JEFF CHIU/AP) 

IT JUST GOT REAL

What good news for the world.

Remember when this made the news weeks ago and US news outlets didn’t find it worth reporting?

BLESS THIS

This should have like, 1,000% more notes.
This is amazing.

Are you telling me that those Ryan Gosling cupcakes have 45,000 notes and this post hasn’t even reached 5,000?

Relevant.

And it was on this day that this appeared on my dash, and I said “Damn, finally some good news!” and reblogged the hell out of it. 


I’m so excited for PrEP!

fromtheeyesofastargazer:

unholy-majesty:

oxblood:

fattyforever:

madehimsaycomfychairs:

skyremains:

nezua:

queennubian:

boston:

FDA approves pill to prevent HIV infections

The drug, Truvada, is the first medication intended to prevent HIV infections in people having sex with infected individuals.

(JEFF CHIU/AP)

IT JUST GOT REAL

What good news for the world.

Remember when this made the news weeks ago and US news outlets didn’t find it worth reporting?

BLESS THIS

This should have like, 1,000% more notes.

This is amazing.

Are you telling me that those Ryan Gosling cupcakes have 45,000 notes and this post hasn’t even reached 5,000?

Relevant.

And it was on this day that this appeared on my dash, and I said “Damn, finally some good news!” and reblogged the hell out of it. 

I’m so excited for PrEP!

(via brownfatfemme)

July 20, 2014 8:30 pm
So after a few particularly heart wrenching calls on the abortion funding hotline I work on, I decided I wanted to try to raise some more money for folks. This hotline helps people who need abortions but can’t afford them due to the many barriers that are in place. Abortions can be super expensive, and people often incur other financial costs like childcare, taking time off of work, transportation to their appointment that might be hours away, etc. so, I’m selling freezer jam. I can’t ship it, so this is for you if you are in the portland area. They are 8oz jars, and the flavors are raspberry, marionberry, strawberry and blueberry lime. Freezer jam tasted better than regular jam because it isn’t cooked so it tastes like perfect summer fruit. You can keep it in the fridge for up to a month, the freezer for up to a year. These 8oz jars are $10 each. Let me know if you’d like to buy any! My email is khmcguiness at gmail.com. If you want to donate but don’t want jam, the website is www.nroptions.org

So after a few particularly heart wrenching calls on the abortion funding hotline I work on, I decided I wanted to try to raise some more money for folks. This hotline helps people who need abortions but can’t afford them due to the many barriers that are in place. Abortions can be super expensive, and people often incur other financial costs like childcare, taking time off of work, transportation to their appointment that might be hours away, etc. so, I’m selling freezer jam. I can’t ship it, so this is for you if you are in the portland area. They are 8oz jars, and the flavors are raspberry, marionberry, strawberry and blueberry lime. Freezer jam tasted better than regular jam because it isn’t cooked so it tastes like perfect summer fruit. You can keep it in the fridge for up to a month, the freezer for up to a year. These 8oz jars are $10 each. Let me know if you’d like to buy any! My email is khmcguiness at gmail.com. If you want to donate but don’t want jam, the website is www.nroptions.org

8:23 am
alloutorg:

So excited and proud to start the new year sharing space with the Purpose office.. check out our awesome gender-neutral restroom signs.
Download your own here and spread the word!

alloutorg:

So excited and proud to start the new year sharing space with the Purpose office.. check out our awesome gender-neutral restroom signs.

Download your own here and spread the word!

(via heavymuffintop)

7:18 am July 19, 2014 8:56 pm
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A recent study from Duke University’s School of Medicine found that the available HPV vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, don’t prevent the HPV infections common in black women. Gardasil and Cervarix protect against HPV 16, HPV 18, HPV 6 and HPV 11 — strains that are notorious for causing cervical cancers. The only problem? HPV 16 and 18 occur more in white women than black women, who tend to show HPV subtypes 33, 35, 58, and 68. So while white women might also not be protected from all strains by the HPV vaccine, they are certainly in a much safer position than black women.

“HPV 16 and 18 occur less frequently in African-Americans than in whites,” Dr. Cathrine Hoyo, associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Duke University School of Medicine, told Health Day. Duke’s study looked at 600 abnormal pap smears and found that almost 86 percent of the women examined had detectable HPV. Yet, as Hoyo explained, “African-Americans had half the HPV 16 and 18 frequency as whites did.”

As Bustle reported last summer, this disparity may be the reason that African-American women are 20 percent more likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer…It’s upsetting that Gardasil leaves many black women without adequate protection against HPV and cervical cancer. Conflating the healthcare needs of white women with those of black women keeps us from accessing adequate treatment in multiple areas, and this is especially troubling when it comes to HPV. Had there been funding for a vaccine specifically designed for my black, female body, a shot that protects my body as well as it does white women, I might very well be HPV-free today.

"

What It’s Like to Have HPV: How the Vaccine Failed to Protect Me as a Black Woman, by Evette Dionne (via nitanahkohe)

This sucks. A lot. A new ninevalent hpv vaccine is in the works which will protect against an additional 5 strains including 33,35 and 58. Hopefully that starts to remedy the disparity but the fact that this happened in the first place is disgusting

(via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

8:52 pm
WATCH: New Film Aims To Show Truth Of Native American And Trans Experiences

dbeat:

Native trans woman acted, native trans woman directed. Trying to get to one of these screenings.

(via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

4:18 pm
halaalpussy:

kvngabriel:

"In what could be the rarest Selena photo to have ever surface the internet, comes this photo of an elegant and gorgeous Selena posing in a wedding dress.
As everyone knows, Chris and Selena eloped and were married on April 2, 1992. Even though they were already married, Selena always dreamed of a family wedding. That is why she quietly planned a private ceremony at a local hotel. When word got out, she cancelled it but still took photos such as the one posted above.Later in 1994, Selena lent the wedding dress to the actress for the ‘No Me Queda Mas’ music video. Selena is also wearing the same earrings used during her 1994 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert.”


!!!!! 😢😢😢😢

halaalpussy:

kvngabriel:

"In what could be the rarest Selena photo to have ever surface the internet, comes this photo of an elegant and gorgeous Selena posing in a wedding dress.

As everyone knows, Chris and Selena eloped and were married on April 2, 1992. Even though they were already married, Selena always dreamed of a family wedding. That is why she quietly planned a private ceremony at a local hotel. When word got out, she cancelled it but still took photos such as the one posted above.Later in 1994, Selena lent the wedding dress to the actress for the ‘No Me Queda Mas’ music video. Selena is also wearing the same earrings used during her 1994 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert.”

!!!!! 😢😢😢😢

(via covenesque)

12:14 pm
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YouTube comments aren’t “just the Internet.” They’re not the product of a group of otherwise nice guys who suddenly become evil when they wear a veil of anonymity. YouTube comments are actually a nightmarish glimpse into the sexist attitudes that define the fabric of our own existence in the “real world,” a world that, like YouTube, is owned and dominated by men. The most terrifying gift that the Internet has given us is that it’s shown us how men honestly perceive the world: as a place where women exist exclusively for their sexual pleasure.

In the wake of VidCon, and as more and more women start speaking up about the harassment they face online, it’s time to start realizing that our narrative of progress is deeply flawed. Things aren’t getting better for women on the Internet; they’re deteriorating and ignoring the problem amounts to being complicit in it.

"

"For women on the Internet, it doesn’t get better" by Samantha Allen (via nodamncatnodamncradle)

it used to be youtube that got to me and people have fewer boundaries but i can’t read guardian comments anymore on many subjects, or disqus. certainly anything to do with fat, feminism, racism, slavery, colonialism is full of deniers, appolegisers and misogynists. 

anything to do with  vaccination is full of shills and or provax fanatics of the most nasty kind.

it’s not encouraging. 

(via sabelmouse)

(Source: femfreq, via covenesque)

11:46 am
thisisaloveletter:

study babe, summer version. 

thisisaloveletter:

study babe, summer version. 

July 17, 2014 10:01 pm