Made these for dinner (and many lunches) without the super-paleo replacements (so just normal flour and soy sauce) - it’s a really tasty base recipe, and I’ll probably play around with it again in the future. Really interested to see how it reheats.
Things I Have Accomplished Today
- Laundry (three loads, including towels and sheets, washed dried and put away goddammit)
- Remake bed with clean sheets
- De-scuzz kitchen faucet - apparently it had accumulated a lot of sand and rust and that’s why almost nothing was coming out of it, but it also needed a good vinegar soak for de-scaling
- Sink full of dishes (oops)
- Blocked most recent knitting FO
- Finished Gladiator (which I had never seen before)
Yet to do:
- Eat food that is not ice cream
- Put on actual “I can go outside in this” clothing
- Work on teaching portfolio for job application
- Probably some research stuff too guhhhhh
Depression is weird. I can totally do the household chores thing because that affects my roommate and our living environment; I’m not doing so well at the for-my-benefit things (hence the inclusion of items 5-7 in the accomplishments list, because emphasizing “I did a thing for me” is important right now).
Can daylight savings time mess up the effectiveness of my birth control pills?
Someone asked us:
I have been on the pill for two years now, but I never thought about the effect of daylight savings. I was on my reminder pills when the time changed. Then I started my new pack I took the pill late because of the time change. I also had unprotected sex. Was I protected? or can starting a new pack an hour late affect me?
If you were really only off by one hour, you’re fine. While it’s better to take your birth control pills at the same time every day, daylight savings doesn’t present a problem. (Otherwise we’d see a spike in unintended pregnancies at the same times every year!)
But the type of birth control you’re using and how late you took your pill does matter. If you’re on a combination pill (contains both estrogen and progestin), screwing it up by a few hours isn’t a big deal as long as you take it within that day.
If you’re on a progestin-only pill (often called mini-pills), you have less wiggle room. Taking a progestin-only pill more than 3 hours past your usual time puts you at risk for pregnancy, so if that happens use a back-up method (like condoms) for the following 48 hours (2 days). You can also use emergency contraception as a back-up if you had unprotected sex after missing a pill. So for the hour change for daylight savings, you’re still in the safe window.
If you’re ever worried about messing up the timing of your pills, you can always contact your nurse or doctor for instructions on what to do if you miss a pill, and use a back-up method (like condoms) in the meantime.
-Kendall at Planned Parenthood
Oh man, yet another thing I don’t have to even think about now that I’m IUD’d. I remember trying to figure out how this was going to work when I travelled out of my time zone, too; so confusing.
destroy the idea that clothing has gender
As a cisman who has no interest in clothes that are coded feminine, I’m interested in seeing someone elaborate on the motive for this. I respect that it exists and is presumably valid, but I also see eliminating gender connotations in clothing as potentially reducing some people’s ability to express their identities.
Is it okay for clothing to encode other group labels, like “goth”, or “Buddhist”? If so, what’s the difference between there being clothes that encode gender and there being clothes that encode subcultural identity or religion?
If I were philosophising in a vacuum, and had to take a guess, I’d say it’s probably that gender inequalities are historically encoded into gender-norm clothing, and that those inequalities can never be truly banished unless their products, such as fashion expectations, are also dispelled.
That category of argument is compelling for destroying our specific ideas about gender in clothing, but not necessarily for destroying the underlying concept that gender can be conveyed through fashion choices. So, in addition to the above questions, I’d like to pose a thought experiment. In one millenium, when the Earth has been rendered uninhabitable and we all live in space stations, a fashion convention has emerged where men wear a vertical stripe running down from their left shoulder, women wear a stripe down their right, and gender-non-binary individuals wear various diagonals, horizontals, or curves. The only difference between articles of clothing for different genders is cosmetic, not functional. Is that an okay trend?
I agree. I think the original statement would be better worded as “destroy the idea that feminine clothing is somehow shameful compared to masculine clothing”.
Whether they know it or not, white women who practice belly dance are engaging in appropriation.
Predictably, the comments are full of (presumably) white people essentially going NUH UH, so before I send you over to read the article, here’s what I’d like you to keep in mind.
There are a lot of forms of dance. A lot of them have very specific roots, and these roots are important to learn about when you’re learning the dance. I don’t think this writer is objecting to white typically-women doing belly dance in the abstract - I think the writer is objecting to white people using the culture from which belly dance comes as a costume.
You can do ballet in jeans and a t-shirt without changing your name to Iliya Sarakova; you learn about the French and Russian schools of dance and the etymology of the movement names. You can twerk without putting on blackface; you learn about the history of Black dance in the US. That means you can do Raqs Sharqi without the outfit and the makeup and the stage name, too; you learn about the history of dance in the Middle East, and appreciate it without taking it for your own.
(Comments and discussion welcome! I know I have some followers who very much enjoy belly dancing and are sensitive to cultural appropriation, and I’d like to hear your take.)
Welcome to Cosplaying While Trans
Recently, I decided to try to find a blog that showcased cosplays that were done by trans women only, hoping I could find some sort of inspiration for me, a trans woman who hasn’t done a cosplay since 2010 and wants to get back into it. I found none. I then tried to find a blog showing off cosplays done by trans people in general, yet found none. This is going to be that blog.
We welcome all trans people, including trans women, trans men, non-binary people, and genderqueer individuals to submit their cosplays from their favorite media! These can be cosplays can be of characters with your gender or any other gender, including the gender you were assigned at birth, so don’t be shy!
Reblogging for my trans and nonbinary friends :)
I still can’t figure out which one is my favorite
omg EMMA WHEN DID YOU DO THIS SHOOT?
Imma let you finish but…
Nothing tops Sigourney. Nothing.
Oh my god oh my god oh my god
I love Scarlett Johansson so much. I could actually see her getting sufficiently fed up with Hollywood’s bullshit that she just says fuck it and starts wearing suits to everything.
Some meta about sexual violence in Supernatural I just read
Just read these, and found them interesting. Some bits I really agreed with, others not so much. Michael as a representation of rape culture was an intriguing idea I hadn’t thought of before. So yea, if this is the kind of meta you find interesting, I think these are worth a gander. They don’t account for Season 8 or 9 though (some only go through Season 5). Just FYI.
Welp this unfortunately has convinced me not to even attempt watching SPN. Sorry, guys, this is just a thing I can’t handle (and is why I stopped watching BSG); there are plenty of shows out there for the watching that don’t do sexual violence.
MY FRIEND KEEPS THESE IN HER WALLET IM CRYING
CAN SHE SELL THESE?? I WILL BUY A PACK
I need these.
These are excellent, but I think they’re assuming the person who said the thing was unaware of the fact that their comment was offensive. Most of the shit I hear is, honestly, Absolutely 100% Intentionally Offensive.