EM of the WEST

Decided I’m just gonna post all my inktober things weekly! So here’s week one!

bisexualpiratequeen:

I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.

1. I am glorious above all things
2. Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3. Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4. Show displeasure clearly.
5. NO
6. Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7. If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.

silenceofthevoid:

jayrockin:

Lenten Roses - Onyx Odyssey variety, doubled and undoubled

One of my favorites.

cornerof5thandvermouth:

petitepasserine:

the-hairy-heterophobe:

ablogforemily:

shamelesslyunladylike:

the-hairy-heterophobe:

if anybody asks me why i hate men, i’m just gonna redirect them to this post.

it’s pretty fucking obvious that men only want to invest in breast cancer research to further degrade, objectify, and jerk off to body parts they already feel 100% entitled to. that’s what is at stake for them. 

what about the women whose “tatas” weren’t saved? how must they feel being surrounded by awareness ads that focus more on keeping women’s sexy-sexy-titties-to-continue-titillating-the-males than saving real life human beings and helping survivors? 

If anyone’s wondering, those posts came from here. It’s a forum for breast cancer support. Give it a read, and you’ll see how many women are outright abandoned by their husbands, sometimes after being married for decades, because their “tatas” couldn’t be saved.

This culture of “save the tatas” even goes as far as the doctor’s offices themselves. Most doctors request that the husband be present during surgical consultations, as though he has an equal say in the patient-professional discussion.

If the woman is single, as was my case, doctors have actually recommended postponing surgery until she finds a relationship, because “it could be nearly impossible to find someone who accepts it [your unnatural tatas] in years to come”. 

I’m 15 months post-mastectomy, and the date I had this past week was the first time since then that a guy hadn’t reacted negatively to my scars. The relief was so overwhelming that I was fighting back tears. When I told him —essentially warning him that my body wasn’t what he must be expecting — I felt so guilty; it seemed to have the same weight and shame as telling someone I had some sort of an incurable STI or a felony record.

I shouldn’t have felt that way. I should not be ashamed of choosing to live. 

Thank you for your important commentary! I hope you find someone who can love you for who you are and admire your strength as a survivor.

holy shit this just makes me so immensely disgusted and i actually feel sick to the core??? just. holy shit.

when my mother was getting a surgery consult for the lumpectomy, the surgeon actually insisted i was in the room with her and kept asking my opinion ABOUT MY MOTHER’S BOOB even though we were both visibly uncomfortable with the situation

i mean for fuck’s sake i’m her son, that’s a: awkward as hell and b: it’s just a fucking TIT, who cares if it “looks good” as long as she fucking LIVES, jesus god damn christ, why is it that doctors think a man has to sign off on a fucking tit???

fucking infuriating

anyhow fuck “save the tatas” campaigns

libutron:

Highland Red-belly Swallowtail - Atrophaneura horishana 
This amazing butterfly, also commonly known as Aurora Swallowtail, belongs to the species Atrophaneura horishana (Papilionidae), a large-sized swallowtail with 12-18 cm of wingspan. It is endemic to Taiwan where it is protected.
This species is still fairly common in some areas, but may be threatened by commercial collecting and also by rapid destruction of habitats by overuse of herbicides and road construction in highland of Taiwan.
Reference: [1]
Photo credit: ©Jeff Lin | Locality: Taiwan (2011)

libutron:

Highland Red-belly Swallowtail - Atrophaneura horishana 

This amazing butterfly, also commonly known as Aurora Swallowtail, belongs to the species Atrophaneura horishana (Papilionidae), a large-sized swallowtail with 12-18 cm of wingspan. It is endemic to Taiwan where it is protected.

This species is still fairly common in some areas, but may be threatened by commercial collecting and also by rapid destruction of habitats by overuse of herbicides and road construction in highland of Taiwan.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Jeff Lin | Locality: Taiwan (2011)

paulinaganucheau:

I’ve had a bunch of people request this, so my Magical Arsenal print is now available as a shirt! You can purchase the shirt here here here here!

I’ve mocked up my favorite color options! You can fight so much evil in all those colors. There’s also a hoodie! (Which I’ll probably grab one for myself. Perfect fall hoodie!) 

Pick up your shirts here!

Prints are also still available here!

If anyone has any questions feel free to message me! Love, P 

Me: you can talk to me whenever you feel bad! I'll always be there for you
Me: *bottles up problems* *doesnt talk about it with anyone* *lays in bed instead of trying to solve my own problems*

nowyoukno:

socialjusticekoolaid:

(9.23.14) — Another morning in Amerikkka. Somebody thought it would be fun to desecrate the Mike Brown Memorial early this morning. I… I really can’t even. #staywoke #farfromover

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Here’s a picture of some cops watching the memorial burn although there seemed to be no police at the scene when the fire department arrived.