bad plumber’s mate is my favorite Mario character now
A lot of articles have been floating around about date rape drug detecting products. These are really misleading and inaccurate. Here’s a statement by my school’s Assistant Dean for Sexual Assault Prevention & Response, Rowan Frost:
I have seen coasters, swizzle sticks, and straws—and now nail polish—that purport to detect “date rape drugs.” I looked into them when I started doing a bar safety project about 5 years ago; it sounded like such a cool idea! But I quickly realized there is no way any of them will ever work (and none have ever come to the market). Here are some reasons why.
1. They never publish independent laboratory confirmation that they’re accurate, reliable or valid at all, much less what the false positive & negative rates are. I have seen data for only one study that concluded that a straw would work for one drug IF the drug was placed in water AND in sufficient concentration for the chemical to respond—a concentration much higher than in the real world. They also pointed out that the color change would be hard to distinguish in most drinking environments, where visibility tends to be low. See also http://jat.oxfordjournals.org/content/24/4/296.full.pdf
2. If the test is accurate for, say GHB, what about rohypnol, visine (see (http://www.wired.com/2013/03/just-an-eye-drop-of-poison), ecstasy, etc.? You need a different assay for each.
3. Think of all the things that can be mixed with alcohol (not to mention all the ways alcohol can be made; how could any test reliably differentiate metabolites from background noise?
4. Most importantly, in 90% of all incapacitated rapes for which we have data, alcohol was the only or primary drug used. Victims were unknowingly administered a drug in less than 1% of cases. There is no “date-rape” drug epidemic, unless you count alcohol; and even then, 60% of rapists vs. 40% of victims were intoxicated.
5. Finally, whenever the articles are published, the companies mentioned are always seeking investors.
THERE IT IS AGAIN! THERE IT FUCKING IS! i’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS PHOTO FOR YEARS AND NEVER COULD FIND IT!! THE LAN PARTY WITH THE GUY DUCT-TAPED TO THE CEILING!! BACK IN ANCIENT TIMES WHEN PEOPLE STILL USED CATHODE MONITORS AND WHEN COUNTERSTRIKE WAS THE NEW THING. THIS SHIT IS REAL. THIS IS REAL SHIT. SHIT THAT HAPPENED.
this guy was watching the vmas with me and now he’s educating himself how precious is that
he keeps asking me all these questions about aspects of feminism and he’s like “so basically it’s about letting women do what they want without being judged for it” and I was like yea and he was like “oh okay that’s so simple why isn’t everyone a feminist” it’s precious
update: I banged him
Liberal feminism: man googles the word feminism after seeing it on television, I am so impressed by this that I must fuck him + blog about it
So what if half the people doing the ice bucket challenge dont actually “know” what it’s about? If one person who sees their videos investigates it and decides to donate, isn’t that still positive at the end of the day? Y’all need to chill.
people are actually saying shit like “some teenagers are just doing the ice bucket challenge to have fun!” as if making charity fun means it’s not working. people will say anything to feel superior to millenials, with our viral videos raising millions of dollars for a charity that most people hadn’t heard of this time last year. “the internet is making people less social!” they cry as everyone comes together to support a single cause.
Let us be vividly clear about this.
What the New York Times did to Michael Brown today was not merely slander. It wasn’t a case of a lack of journalistic integrity.
Highlighting that a black teenager was “no angel” on the day he is being laid to rest after being hunted and killed by racist vigilante forces is not an unfortunate coincidence.
The New York Times deliberately played into an archaic American tradition in devaluing both the merit of black life and the tragedy of black death.
They chose the day of his funeral, as his family, friends and activists everywhere have to grapple with a human being lost to pontificate about how he was “no angel”. Michael Brown was many things to many people; a son, a brother, a cousin, a nephew and another black causality of murderous police institutions and today, amidst all the racist violence he, his loved ones and community have had to endure, he was going to finally receive the respect and moment of honor he deserved and NYT decided today, of all days, to tune in their audience onto wholly irrelevant facts about his life - that in turn, transform the very injustice surrounding his death and the following police violence that plagued Ferguson into a national panel about whether or not his death is actually worth mourning and their language suggested that to them, it indeed is not.
This was hardly an accident or mistake. This is the perpetual hostility that is met against black life in America. The consensus is that black people deserve no respect and for black life to be legitimized and honored, we must meet a list of prerequisites. Subsequently, if black people aren’t valued, neither are our deaths understood as tragic or murders seen as criminal action.
This has been the atmosphere of America since its inception and much has not improved.
Tuesday afternoon, Ferguson protesters march in downtown St. Louis, from City Hall to the US Courthouse.
This is super important
Cat waiting patiently for cuddles
Cat fed up waiting for cuddles; took my spot
Cat waiting patiently for cuddles
Why do people wear bandeaus? Its not like it covers any more skin than a bra. Just wear a cute bra.
did I ever tell you guys how the band KoЯn is from my hometown and we have a street in downtown called KoЯn Street and KoЯn is written in the band’s logo font on all the street signs
correction: the street is named KoЯn Row
i need this candle for my apartment
I look fuckin good today but tumblr isn’t posting my photo because the app is the worst so uh hang tight i guess guys, there’s a good’un on the way :/
This website contains a wealth of useful information on ways to help the people in Ferguson, how you can organize and participate locally, and helps to spread the word and keep the message strong.