Announcement

ARGH, Tumblr is being weird and won’t let me change my blog on the ‘customise’ thing (if you know why/can fix it, TELL ME).

But I need to tell you lovely people something.

I’m Alex, I’m transgender (female-to-male) and I intend to start my RLT as soon as possible (ie before I go to university), so male pronouns please.

If you know me IRL then you’re probably already aware of this - if not, not you know.

Thank you :)

imbozman
fuckyeah-nerdery:

awesomeness2:

urrplang:

uh duh

http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/adolescent-health-topics/reproductive-health/states/tx.html
Very good points. Yet if you look at the population division between col and Texas. Texas has 4x the population of colorado. So not really doing that bad. 

Size matters not. Colorado is reducing the number of teen pregnancies and abortions by offering free birth control. Texas, meanwhile, is exacerbating the problem because they think telling teenagers not to screw each other is going to be as effective as a screen door on a submarine.

fuckyeah-nerdery:

awesomeness2:

urrplang:

uh duh

http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/adolescent-health-topics/reproductive-health/states/tx.html

Very good points. Yet if you look at the population division between col and Texas. Texas has 4x the population of colorado. So not really doing that bad. 

Size matters not. Colorado is reducing the number of teen pregnancies and abortions by offering free birth control. Texas, meanwhile, is exacerbating the problem because they think telling teenagers not to screw each other is going to be as effective as a screen door on a submarine.

imbozman
mia-the-wonder-slut:

cakeandrevolution:

pubhealth:

Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes
For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.
It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life.
The maternity package - a gift from the government - is available to all expectant mothers.
It contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products for the baby, as well as nappies, bedding and a small mattress.
With the mattress in the bottom, the box becomes a baby’s first bed. Many children, from all social backgrounds, have their first naps within the safety of the box’s four cardboard walls.
Mothers have a choice between taking the box, or a cash grant, currently set at 140 euros, but 95% opt for the box as it’s worth much more.
The tradition dates back to 1938. To begin with, the scheme was only available to families on low incomes, but that changed in 1949.

(From BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22751415

Socialism at work.

I would rather my tax money pay for this than drone missiles.

mia-the-wonder-slut:

cakeandrevolution:

pubhealth:

Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes

For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.

It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life.

The maternity package - a gift from the government - is available to all expectant mothers.

It contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products for the baby, as well as nappies, bedding and a small mattress.

With the mattress in the bottom, the box becomes a baby’s first bed. Many children, from all social backgrounds, have their first naps within the safety of the box’s four cardboard walls.

Mothers have a choice between taking the box, or a cash grant, currently set at 140 euros, but 95% opt for the box as it’s worth much more.

The tradition dates back to 1938. To begin with, the scheme was only available to families on low incomes, but that changed in 1949.

Infant mortality in Finland

(From BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22751415

Socialism at work.

I would rather my tax money pay for this than drone missiles.

hobbitofthemotherfuckinshire
theabsintheraven:

jackviolet:

ruthlesswoodcarver:

seems-totally-legit:

theprincessofjohndave:


Coraline (2009)

now take a moment to remember that this is all stop-motion animation

now take another moment to remember this was a movie/animation for kids.

Based on a book written for kids.

Not sure what the big deal about that is? It’s only Americans who seem to think kids can’t handle anything slightly unpleasant, and must have everything sanitized for them. Neil Gaiman is British, he knows that kids are not only very capable of dealing with darkness, but live in a world much darker than adults seem to think or remember kids do.
Children’s stories from everywhere else around the world deal with death, and violence, and morbid, scary things, quite frankly.

I agree

theabsintheraven:

jackviolet:

ruthlesswoodcarver:

seems-totally-legit:

theprincessofjohndave:

Coraline (2009)

now take a moment to remember that this is all stop-motion animation

now take another moment to remember this was a movie/animation for kids.

Based on a book written for kids.

Not sure what the big deal about that is? It’s only Americans who seem to think kids can’t handle anything slightly unpleasant, and must have everything sanitized for them. Neil Gaiman is British, he knows that kids are not only very capable of dealing with darkness, but live in a world much darker than adults seem to think or remember kids do.

Children’s stories from everywhere else around the world deal with death, and violence, and morbid, scary things, quite frankly.

I agree