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"Out of the ash
I rise with my red hair
And I eat men like air."

"Dude, I would follow you into hell, brother."
"I would take you on my shoulders, like, I’d strap you up, and I’d be like, let’s go through hell."


I’m writing my conference paper on witches, magic, & female sexuality in the Renaissance so does anyone have any good witchy music to help put me in the mood? will accept anything from soft grunge to wiccan chants


Earth Day / ərTH dā / 
(n.) an annual day set aside for a bunch of otherwise apathetic humans to regurgitate “green” slogans like “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!” and pat themselves on the back for being such good little environmentalists, while continuing to consume factory farmed animal products and consequentially sustain the #1 known source of greenhouse gas emissions, thus worsening global climate change, while all the vegans internally scream.

Anonymous asked: Shut the fuck up about vaccinations. Not everyone has to have them, not everyone believes in them. Uneducated fuck.






You know, my homie and secret best friend Neil deGrasse Tyson said it best….


This isn’t an issue of belief or should even be up for discussion. It’s not a debate- like gravity or that the Earth revolves around the Sun isn’t up for debate. It’s a fact, whether or not you like it. Sorry bro.

And any ‘educated fuck’ knows that vaccines are necessary and everyone who can have them should have them.

Have a lovely day, sugar. 

Actually there’s a lot of research and knowledge supporting the fact that vaccines are NOT necessary. It is simply another thing that today’s health system is super big on, just like hospital births and c-sections. And a lot of people actually have long term and short term complications from getting vaccines. Ahem.

Dang guys, you thought I didn’t check my activity log every now and then? Because I knew shit like this would pop up. And, I just finished my block exam and am feeling fiesty.

Actually you’re wrong. That ‘research’ is either completely fabricated OR grossly misinterprets the data OR uses shitty research techniques to get the data they want- all which are grossly unethical, in case you’re curious. I’ve got slides from a recent lecture on vaccines (aka why I am so fired up about this nonsense). You can check out the citations on each slide if you don’t believe me… something unsurprisingly missing from literally every anti-vaccine comment I’ve gotten and website that I have visited. Show me your sources, honey, and if you do, I will blow them out of the water because not a single one stands up to current scientific research standards.

There are however tomes and tomes of research for the safety end efficacy of vaccines. Don’t believe me? Look at a simple google scholar search.

So! Here we go! 



Holy shit, it’s almost like vaccines SAVE SOCIETY MONEY. In fact, they give money back to society, along with the other programs indicated by red arrows. Which would be really weird for something that is just a healthcare fad like c-sections and hospital births.

And most people have no complications for getting vaccines, and if they do, most of them are short term. In fact, it is devilishly hard to prove an adverse effect was because of a vaccine. Why? Because it’s how we’re wired. We falsely see connections and causes where there are none (called a type 1 error; you are rejecting a true null hypothesis). People are more likely to attribute an adverse health event to a shot- even if that shot is the placebo and the numbers are just the background rate for whatever health event in the population.


And here is a graph showing the sample sizes necessary to prove that an adverse event is caused or related to a vaccine.


You know what, it was a really good lecture and I’m going to share more more relevant slides in case any one else feels like contradicting me.

These slides show the public health impact of vaccines. Note the differences between the historical peak and post-vaccine era deaths columns. Because saving literally thousands of lives is totally a conspiracy you should beware of.



And this is why herd immunity is so important! See how high it has to be for measles? Guess what we’re seeing outbreaks of thanks to anti-vaxxers? Don’t forget that one of the deadly complications of measles is SSPE.


Look how Hepatitis A infections in older adults when down after kids started getting immunized. Shocking! Could vaccines be… good for …. everyone????



I have that one friend who’s been bringing up the “controversy” of immunization and how unnecessary it is. I might be that jackass who sends her this link. 

I have a shitty immune system and people like me really depend on immunization and everyone else getting immunization because when we get sick, we don’t recover after a week. It sometimes takes me months to get over a stupid virus because it rapidly became bronchitis then other secondary infections. 

So hay, don’t be an asshat, get a fucking shot. 

My parents chose not to vaccinate me or my sisters. I have (and always had) a very strong immune system- I rarely ever get sick and when I do I recover within 3-5 days. I have never had an illness worse than a stomach virus (with the exception of double pneumonia in the 5th grade after breathing in some mold spores). I don’t know if getting vaccinated would have changed things for me or not affected me either way, but when it comes time to choose whether to vaccinate my own children or not (if I ever have children, that is), I do want to be educated so I can make the best choices for my future family. Do I think vaccines are horrible? No. Do I think that they are responsible for [insert ailment here]? I don’t know; doctors don’t even know. Do I think they can help people and have prevented the spread of certain diseases? Certainly. Am I a functioning, healthy non-immunized person? Yes. With that being said, this is a very informative post and I’m going to take some time to study it more closely. But I just wanted to put in my 2 cents as someone who was brought up by people on the other side of this argument.