akrystalkupcake:

firlalaith:

whimsicalspecks:

deadrevolutionaries:

  • Periods aren’t a big deal for some people
  • Periods are extremely disabling for some people
  • Pain is subjective and it’s different for everyone
  • Stop arguing about this

I can’t fathom what’d drive someone with uterus parts to argue about this. These usually have little effect on me overall but I’ll always back up others who have not been so fortunate.

internalized misogyny, maybe.

For me if I look at someone in a less than nice way for expressing their pain from their period it is because the little girl in me came out. The same little girl who suffered invisible illnesses her whole life, including chronic pain, who would hear the girls in her middle school gym class get out of running when they complained about their periods. The same little girl who would frequently go blind while running because of an oxygen deficiency. The same girl that when she got her period (and the pain with it) was able to overcome it easily because it was nothing close to what she was used to. So no, it isn’t internalized misogyny.
I don’t listen to whiners. I am well versed in pain and discomfort. If I see even the slightest hint of pain or discomfort in someone I will instantly move the earth to make their day just a bit easier.

That’s kind of the point, though - you don’t actually know what kind of pain someone else is in. You don’t know what level of pain the girls “whining,” as you say, about their periods are experiencing. You can’t judge, because you’re not in their bodies.

If they decide that gym class - the most useless class in the history of classes, IMO - isn’t where they want to spend their energy, then it’s none of your business, and saying ‘hey, maybe it’s because we’re all taught from a young age that Girl Pain Isn’t Real Pain’ is a legit idea to put forward. 

It doesn’t have to be about you.

(Source: ablogofpurplesummer)

firlalaith:

whimsicalspecks:

deadrevolutionaries:

  • Periods aren’t a big deal for some people
  • Periods are extremely disabling for some people
  • Pain is subjective and it’s different for everyone
  • Stop arguing about this

I can’t fathom what’d drive someone with uterus parts to argue about this. These usually have little effect on me overall but I’ll always back up others who have not been so fortunate.

internalized misogyny, maybe.

(Source: ablogofpurplesummer)

charliexxx:

So. I had no idea about this app until I went into my doctor and he told me about it. 
LISTEN UP. THIS APP. THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE IS SERIOUSLY A BLESSING. ESPECIALLY TO ANYONE WITH FINANCIAL PROBLEMS (which is kind of everyone now). THIS IS NOT INSURANCE THOUGH. BUT IT WILL HELP YOU OUT. DOWNLOAD THIS APP RIGHT NOW. NO. STOP READING. DOWNLOAD IT. 
This app allows you to input the prescription you have, select your dose, and then find a place near you (or your own pharmacy) with the cheapest price. Then you click “get code/coupon/discount card,” show that to the pharmacist, and THERE YOU GO. SAVING YOU SOME CASH TO GET YOURSELF A WELL DESERVED DRINK, CANDY BAR, DATE MONEY, SEX TOY CASH, OR GO BUY YOURSELF A HAMSTER AND NAME HIM STARLORD WITH THE EXTRA MONEY. 
No, but in all seriousness. This app is saving my ass right now. 
I’m Trans* and have Fibromyalgia, and this is really making a difference already. I hope this helps out other people. We all know it fucking sucks to have to pay this much for the medication we need to function in life. 
charliexxx:

So. I had no idea about this app until I went into my doctor and he told me about it. 
LISTEN UP. THIS APP. THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE IS SERIOUSLY A BLESSING. ESPECIALLY TO ANYONE WITH FINANCIAL PROBLEMS (which is kind of everyone now). THIS IS NOT INSURANCE THOUGH. BUT IT WILL HELP YOU OUT. DOWNLOAD THIS APP RIGHT NOW. NO. STOP READING. DOWNLOAD IT. 
This app allows you to input the prescription you have, select your dose, and then find a place near you (or your own pharmacy) with the cheapest price. Then you click “get code/coupon/discount card,” show that to the pharmacist, and THERE YOU GO. SAVING YOU SOME CASH TO GET YOURSELF A WELL DESERVED DRINK, CANDY BAR, DATE MONEY, SEX TOY CASH, OR GO BUY YOURSELF A HAMSTER AND NAME HIM STARLORD WITH THE EXTRA MONEY. 
No, but in all seriousness. This app is saving my ass right now. 
I’m Trans* and have Fibromyalgia, and this is really making a difference already. I hope this helps out other people. We all know it fucking sucks to have to pay this much for the medication we need to function in life. 
charliexxx:

So. I had no idea about this app until I went into my doctor and he told me about it. 
LISTEN UP. THIS APP. THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE IS SERIOUSLY A BLESSING. ESPECIALLY TO ANYONE WITH FINANCIAL PROBLEMS (which is kind of everyone now). THIS IS NOT INSURANCE THOUGH. BUT IT WILL HELP YOU OUT. DOWNLOAD THIS APP RIGHT NOW. NO. STOP READING. DOWNLOAD IT. 
This app allows you to input the prescription you have, select your dose, and then find a place near you (or your own pharmacy) with the cheapest price. Then you click “get code/coupon/discount card,” show that to the pharmacist, and THERE YOU GO. SAVING YOU SOME CASH TO GET YOURSELF A WELL DESERVED DRINK, CANDY BAR, DATE MONEY, SEX TOY CASH, OR GO BUY YOURSELF A HAMSTER AND NAME HIM STARLORD WITH THE EXTRA MONEY. 
No, but in all seriousness. This app is saving my ass right now. 
I’m Trans* and have Fibromyalgia, and this is really making a difference already. I hope this helps out other people. We all know it fucking sucks to have to pay this much for the medication we need to function in life. 

charliexxx:

So. I had no idea about this app until I went into my doctor and he told me about it. 

LISTEN UP. THIS APP. THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE IS SERIOUSLY A BLESSING. ESPECIALLY TO ANYONE WITH FINANCIAL PROBLEMS (which is kind of everyone now). THIS IS NOT INSURANCE THOUGH. BUT IT WILL HELP YOU OUT. DOWNLOAD THIS APP RIGHT NOW. NO. STOP READING. DOWNLOAD IT

This app allows you to input the prescription you have, select your dose, and then find a place near you (or your own pharmacy) with the cheapest price. Then you click “get code/coupon/discount card,” show that to the pharmacist, and THERE YOU GO. SAVING YOU SOME CASH TO GET YOURSELF A WELL DESERVED DRINK, CANDY BAR, DATE MONEY, SEX TOY CASH, OR GO BUY YOURSELF A HAMSTER AND NAME HIM STARLORD WITH THE EXTRA MONEY

No, but in all seriousness. This app is saving my ass right now. 

I’m Trans* and have Fibromyalgia, and this is really making a difference already. I hope this helps out other people. We all know it fucking sucks to have to pay this much for the medication we need to function in life. 

(Source: darkerskies)

"It’s okay, I’m used to it by now." This is the sort of thing we say to each other  when we talk about our chronic conditions. This is the sort of thing that I’m used to saying, that I’m used to hearing from my friends with long-term or chronic health conditions, no matter where they fall on their stages of dealing with the situation and learning to cope, whether they were diagnosed yesterday or ten years ago.

The reason we say these things is because this is what able-bodied people want to hear. Those of sound body and mind want to be reassured. They want us to say: it’s okay, I’ve learned to deal with it. They want us to say this not just because they’re uncomfortable on a deep psychological level with thinking about the state of being chronically ill (which goes so far into the monkeybrain that I can’t even blame anyone for it, it’s terrifying to think about being sick forever - what if a tiger? What if a pack of hyenas? Exactly.), but because it’s a way to end the conversation, and because it’s a way to reassure themselves that if they ever themselves should become one of us, that they, too, would “get used to it.” They want us to tell them that if this ever happened to them, that they’d be fine.

Well. Unfortunately, honey, I have some bad news.

It’s not fine. It is something with which we cope, a situation with which we learn to deal, a change to which we learn to accustom ourselves. That doesn’t mean I don’t look at my (incredibly talented, very able-bodied) sisters kayaking and taking the stage with a band, performing their hearts out, talking about going on a run but being stopped by the rain, and feel a deep, heavy jealousy.

That isn’t my life, and it isn’t ever going to be my life ever again. I will find ways to enjoy nature, but kayaking isn’t in my future for a number of reasons. I will never be a runner. The conditions that prevent me from doing the things they do are permanent and inescapable.

And it’s not okay. And I’m not used to it. 

This is one of the white lies that we tell our friends and family, over and over again. Maybe it’s one of the white lies we even tell ourselves, but it isn’t doing us much good to say it, even if people don’t want to hear “Actually, it really fucking sucks, and I’m really lucky to have a strong support team who help me develop coping mechanisms so that I can get the most out of my life.” That’s the truth, and the people who don’t want to hear you say that are not people you need in your life. 

It’s not okay, I’m not used to it, I never will be, and the people who actually matter will understand this sentence, my need to say it, and my need to be heard when I do.

christianexecration:

Every capitalist ever

christianexecration:

Every capitalist ever

(Source: libertarian-individualism)

sorahshibao:

Please click the link and signal boost! This person is stealing art and claiming it as his own. He profits on people’s hard work and it’s awful. He’s been told to stop and won’t.

"Accepting your illness as a part of you is not giving up; it is merely learning to love the hardest part of yourself to love, and that is true strength."