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I am in desperate, dire, unfettered need of somewhere to find some bras. I am literally down to my last one. Lane Bryant used to make a “back smoothing” that FINALLY worked for me after years and years of bras where the mesh backing would roll up and cause me a great deal of discomfort. But they stopped making those. 

Probably because it was comfortable to fat people with breasts and Lane Bryant is based in pretending to be a fatty’s best good friend but doesn’t seem to understand how to make clothes that actually work with the kind of shape, dimension, and distribution of fat people’s bodies. Because fat shaming is their friend, too. Fat shaming convinces fat people that they must not only be well coiffed just to be worthy of not burning other people’s eyeballs, but that to be considered a good and successful fatty, their fat bodies must mimic skinny bodies as much as is possible until Newtonian physics itself cries, “Nay!” God forbid you’ve got a stomach or butt or thighs that will never, ever look like what thin people have. Then you just try not to let it cause a self-loathing filled mental breakdown as you try on clothes that are clearly not designed by someone who thinks designing for fat people and just upping the dimension on skinny people clothes are the same. 

I digress.

I’ve learned to live with the consequences of underwire, particularly the stabbing pains near the armpit region and in my upper side and also that eventually I will hear the “snap” of the underwire and thus, another bra is gone. Underwire seems to give me enough support that I can walk and do things without my breasts causing aggravating my back and thus the chronic pain I’ve been in. But if other people have suggestions here, lay them on me!

But I do need a bra. Or two or three. So, if any of you have any recommendations for anything that suits someone who is a 44DD (or 46 depending on the bra, really), and is U.S. based that isn’t extremely expensive (holy crap the spanx site has a 72 dollar bra, I can’t afford that shit!), I need to know. I need to KNOW. 

So help a big fat queer lady who needs an over the shoulder boulder holder out? Yeah? Thanks!

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trashmagicxo:

mjolkk:

oh my god i’m at the grocery store and there is a guy in the frozen section who is tweaked off his balls on some kind hallucinatory drug. 

i’m in the next isle meowing softly through the cereal boxes where he can’t see me and he is losing his shit pulling pizza boxes out of the freezers and yelling that he needs to save the popsicle cat 

am i a bad person  

I love you

Don’t fuck with people on drugs. Even shit like this that seems funny can cause a bad trip, and if you’ve never had one you have no idea how awful and scary they are.

Like, that guy sounds like he’s genuinely scared for this cat, and he’s trying to help it, that’s a panicky state to be in anyway… Plus if people don’t realise you’re doing this they could read him as being out of control/mentally ill and he could end up arrested or being kept in hospital.

And please be aware that mentally ill people (especially if the are of color) tend to have very violent, harmful interactions with the police wherein they’re often beaten, abused, and killed. 

So yeah. Don’t do that shit with people.

Also, OP, you are an asshole. One way or the other, you saw a human being in a vulnerable state, less able to fend for themselves on a basic mental level and your first instinct was to FUCK WITH THEM. You are an asshole. Consider not being around other people until you learn to be less of a sociopath, you sadistic fuckwad.

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Especially with the assumption that the ‘trippin’ was INTENTIONAL and not a side-effect of a prescription medication, or an interaction BETWEEN prescription medications. And you’re setting this person up to get in trouble with the store, the police, panicking them, just - go to hell and live there you sadistic fuckazord.

Oh fucking god yes, THIS. Not to mention that not being on medications, even if it’s a controlled, stepped down withdrawal supervised by a psychiatrist/doctor can do this to you depending on what you take and what for. 

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sugaredvenom:

trashmagicxo:

mjolkk:

oh my god i’m at the grocery store and there is a guy in the frozen section who is tweaked off his balls on some kind hallucinatory drug. 

i’m in the next isle meowing softly through the cereal boxes where he can’t see me and he is losing his shit pulling pizza boxes out of the freezers and yelling that he needs to save the popsicle cat 

am i a bad person  

I love you

Don’t fuck with people on drugs. Even shit like this that seems funny can cause a bad trip, and if you’ve never had one you have no idea how awful and scary they are.

Like, that guy sounds like he’s genuinely scared for this cat, and he’s trying to help it, that’s a panicky state to be in anyway… Plus if people don’t realise you’re doing this they could read him as being out of control/mentally ill and he could end up arrested or being kept in hospital.

And please be aware that mentally ill people (especially if the are of color) tend to have very violent, harmful interactions with the police wherein they’re often beaten, abused, and killed. 

So yeah. Don’t do that shit with people.

Also, OP, you are an asshole. One way or the other, you saw a human being in a vulnerable state, less able to fend for themselves on a basic mental level and your first instinct was to FUCK WITH THEM. You are an asshole. Consider not being around other people until you learn to be less of a sociopath, you sadistic fuckwad.

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ifeelbetterer:

sclez:

durendals:

there is literally no difference between academic scholars discussing their interpretations of a text and a bunch of people yelling YOUR HEADCANON IS WRONG at each other

As a Masters student I can vouch for this.

As a published scholar, I can vouch for this too.

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herbackrowkings:

lalondes:

>teenage actress’s private nudes get leaked

>teenage actress is reviled as a slut and a whore and a bad role model

>james franco asks a seventeen-year-old girl if he can meet her in a private hotel room

>james franco gets to go on saturday night live and joke about what a silly doofus he is for soliciting sex from a girl literally half his age

DO NOT DARE OVERLOOK THIS POST

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voyboyfanclub:

so TERF was a term that was obviously coined by trans women and a lot of people know it as meaning “trans exclusionary radical feminist” (and i did too until just recently) but it originally stood for “trans exterminatory radical feminist” and TERFs changed the meaning of it to make it sound less horrible

so in case you needed more reason to hate TERFs there you go have some blatant silencing of trans women

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betterbemeta:

I am just so tired of people treating massive entities like wealthy corporations, nations, structures of power, and institutions of faith as victims meanwhile blaming individuals, the disenfranchised, and the oppressed for what actions they take against injustice.

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"I am under no obligation to make sense to you."

- Neil DeGrasse Tyson  (via jolinxo)

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  • Question: Hi! Just so you know, disabledgirlism has expressed/supported some pretty gross and transphobic attitudes. (I can email you links but can't put them in Ask, since Tumblr forbids it.) - annaham
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    Thank you so much for the heads up! I’m glad to know that and I will be sure not to reblog things from this person in the future. 

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Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It's Not a Democracy

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

dasheenleaves:

i’m so shocked

(lol)

But was the USA EVER a democracy tho?

Nope. It’s always been a republic, on sheerly technical terms IIRC. But yeah, oligarchy. Rule by the rich. 

If you’re surprised by that finding, you’re rich. Just saying.

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disabledgirlism:

it’s pretty common for people discussing rape culture within feminist discourse to conveniently leave out disabled girls, but this is just a casual reminder that disabled women are far more likely to be sexually assaulted, abused or raped than able-bodied women. on top of that, 50% of deaf girls and 54% of deaf boys have been sexually abused or assaulted. so please stop leaving us out of your discussion about rape culture.

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Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine :: USA Today

Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to “register” with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia, according to Ukrainian and Israeli media.

Jews emerging from a synagogue say they were handed leaflets that ordered the city’s Jews to provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee “or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated,” reported Ynet News, Israel’s largest news website.

Donetsk is the site of an “anti-terrorist” operation by the Ukraine government, which has moved military columns into the region to force out militants who are demanding a referendum be held on joining Russia. The news was carried first by the Ukraine’s Donbass news agency.

The leaflets bore the name of Denis Pushilin, who identified himself as chairman of “Donetsk’s temporary government,” and were distributed near the Donetsk synagogue and other areas, according to the reports.

Pushilin acknowledged that fliers were distributed under his organization’s name in Donetsk but denied any connection to them, Ynet reported in Hebrew.

Emanuel Shechter, in Israel, told Ynet his friends in Donetsk sent him a copy of the leaflet through social media.

“They told me that masked men were waiting for Jewish people after the Passover eve prayer, handed them the flier and told them to obey its instructions,” he said.

The leaflet begins, “Dear Ukraine citizens of Jewish nationality,” and states that all people of Jewish descent over 16 years old must report to the Commissioner for Nationalities in the Donetsk Regional Administration building and “register.”

It says the reason is because the leaders of the Jewish community of Ukraine supported Bendery Junta, a reference to Stepan Bandera, the leader of the Ukrainian nationalist movement that fought for Ukrainian independence at the end of World War II, “and oppose the pro-Slavic People’s Republic of Donetsk,” a name adopted by the militant leadership.

The leaflet then described which documents Jews should provide: “ID and passport are required to register your Jewish religion, religious documents of family members, as well as documents establishing the rights to all real estate property that belongs to you, including vehicles.”

Consequences for non-compliance will result in citizenship being revoked “and you will be forced outside the country with a confiscation of property.” A registration fee of $50 would be required, it said.

Olga Reznikova, 32, a Jewish resident of Donetsk, told Ynet she never experienced anti-Semitism in the city until she saw this leaflet.

“We don’t know if these notifications were distributed by pro-Russian activists or someone else, but it’s serious that it exists,” she said. “The text reminds of the fascists in 1941,” she said referring to the Nazis who occupied Ukraine during World War II.

Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, the oldest pro-Israel group in the USA, said the leaflets should be seen in the context of a rising tide of anti-Semitism across Europe and the world, and that it should prompt a strong response from the White House.

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Gabriel García Márquez Dies

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authorsofcolor:

A Latin-American legend is taken from us today!

I am devastated by this.  He inspired all of Latin-America, was one of the first writers I was introduced to as a Spanish speaker after Juan Rulfo.  RIP.

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