omg i am laughing so hard at the Miss Universe costume category
you got poland lookin nice
Namibia workin it
Costa Rica goin big, what did you expect
Haiti fuckin rockin it
Great Britain got damn
Switzerland hell yeah
we had to be a fucking transformer
ive never been more proud to be an american tbh
Just in case
I’m actually going to reblog a thing just because this is really important.
As someone who has epilepsy and used to have several grand mal seizures a day, I’d also like to add that “offer help” can range anywhere from keeping the person calm to explaining to them where they are and what they were doing to even just telling them they should sit and rest for a while longer (lack or coordination is common, and it can be hard to walk straight or see clearly).
It’s okay for them to take up to a half hour to fully regain their bearings and sort out what they were doing prior to the seizure. Just answer any questions calmly and be there for support.
If they come around and you start to panic or shake them or ask them what the heck is wrong with them they are going to freak out and panic too.
I cannot stress it enough that this is bad.
If someone has a seizure and they come out of it, please. please stay calm.
They are likely disoriented and confused, even if it’s only for a minute or two, and you don’t want them panicking on top of that because they can have another seizure as a result.
A clothing line offering wearable protection for when things go wrong.
I know a lot of people are going to make fun of this product (and the misleading Reddit title doesn’t help) but at the end of the day, if someone out there feels safer by wearing this, more power to them. Our knee-jerk critical and condescending reaction I think says more about denying and minimizing rape culture than anything else.
This product isn’t saying that you’ll be “rape proof” when wearing this, but if in some way it makes it more difficult, then the shorts have served its purpose. Yes, as people have indicated, the wearer is potentially at some risk by having a frustrated rapist on their hands who can’t pull off/cut/rip the shorts but the thinking is that the wearer would rather have a frustrated/angry rapist than a rapist who “completes” the rape. The bet is that the frustration experienced will cease the sexual assault or provide additional time so that any number of things could happen that would work to the victim’s advantage (a passerby sees you, your roommate finally comes home, etc).
What I find troubling is that some of the tone in the attacks against a product like this seems to be that it goes with a “it’s not going to stop them, so why bother?” attitude. It strikes of “just let it happen, you do more risk by putting up a fight.” And while certainly victims of sexual assault do whatever they can in the moment to stay safe (whether that’s not screaming for help or screaming for help, fighting back or not fighting back), who are we to say that what helps someone feel safer and potentially be safer is wrong?
Happy Halloween! I thought I would share with you my Lawrence of Arabia (film version) costume from ten years ago complete with hilariously terrible Photoshopping skills. I can’t believe I am posting this. If you have a Lawrence-related costume you would like posted on the blog today, send it over and I will post it!
WHAT THE HELL IT LOOKS NICE
oh my god that’s cool
Holy hell this is fabulous.