why do people say “don’t be a pussy” when talking about weakness more like “don’t be a man’s ego” because you know there isn’t nothing more fragile than that
because “pussy” is the shortened form of the word “pusillanimous”, which means “timid, cowardly”
and not the slang word for the female genital region?
literally no one else knows this. nobody.
People say it’s unprofessional to have piercings and tattoos. I think it’s unprofessional to judge people by their personal decisions.
GODDAMN IT TUMBLR, CAN YOU AT LEAST GIVE US THEIR NAMES?!?!?
- Ching Shih was a prominent pirate in middle Qing China, who terrorized the China Sea in the early 19th century. She commanded over 300 junks manned by 20,000 to 40,000 pirates another estimate has Cheng’s fleet at 1800 and crew at about 80,000— men, women, and even children. She challenged the empires of the time, such as the British, Portuguese and the Qing dynasty. Undefeated, she would become one of China and Asia’s strongest pirates, and one of world history’s most powerful pirates. She was also one of the few pirate captains to retire from piracy.
- Nancy Wake (one of the few white women on this list; of course you put her name on the graphic…)
- Lyudmila Pavlichenko
- Rukhsana Kausar
- The Gulabi gang (gulabi is Hindi for “pink”) was founded by Sampat Pal Devi, a mother of five and former government health worker (as well as a former child bride), as a response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women.Gulabis visit abusive husbands and threaten to beat them with laathis (sticks) unless they stop abusing their wives. Al Jazeera reports there are 400,000 members across Northern India.
- Neejra Bhanot was just 22 when terrorists from the Abu Nidal Organization hijacked Pan Am Flight 73, where she was the senior flight purser. After 17 hours (and yes, hiding American passports to protect those passengers), when the hijackers opened fire and set off explosives, Bhanot opened the emergency door and helped a number of passengers escape. She could have been the first to jump out when she opened the door but she decided not and was shot while shielding three children from a hail of bullets. Bhanot was recognized internationally as “the heroine of the hijack” and is the youngest recipient of the Ashok Chakra Award, India’s most prestigious gallantry award for bravery during peace time.
- Zainab Bibi, 42, allegedly told authorities she killed her husband Ahmad Abbas because he tried to sexually assault her 17-year-old daughter from another marriage.
- In September 2006, Susan Kuhnhausen found an intruder in her southeast Portland, OR home. “I saw a man step out of the shadows and he began to hit me in the head and the face with a hammer,” said Kuhnhausen. “I got the hammer and started hitting him with the hammer several times. My father, the carpenter, always taught me a hammer could be used for self defense — the claw end would work the best,” said Kuhnhausen. Kuhnhausen’s husband, Michael, had hired Ed Haffey to kill his wife.
- Seriously, fuck this one. The photo is of Parinya Chareonphol or Nong Thoom who is a kathoey, which many Thai believe to be a third gender (as opposed to the Western idea of ‘transgender’.) After a short time as a Buddhist monk, she took up Muy Thai kickboxing to support her parents and make enough money to pay for her sex-reassignment surgery, and basically kicked ass at it for several years. She was not “constantly made fun of before fights;” the Muy Thai community embraced her and her presence greatly revitalized both media and public interest in the sport, as shown by increased ticket sales and stadium revenue. The movie Beautiful Boxer was made about her, and she has recently acted in Mercury Man as well as continuing to kickbox. So yeah, fuck this one hard.
- Juliane Diller née Koepcke was the only survivor of the LANSA Flight 508 crash in 1971. Despite sustaining a broken collar bone, a deep gash to her right arm, a concussion and an eye injury in the fall, she was able to trek through the dense Amazon jungle for 10 days, until she was rescued by local lumbermen, who subsequently took her by canoe back to civilization. It was later discovered that as many as 14 other passengers also survived the initial fall from the disintegrated plane but were unable to seek help and died while awaiting rescue.
Seriously, guys, this took me like 20 minutes using Google and Wikipedia. These women are real people with real names and real stories. Please don’t reduce them to a picture (most of which came from Wikipedia in the first place oh my god i know you were there) and an “uplifting” story.
Look at these kickass women, and remember their names!!
They are so damn raw
I feel kind of bad because I’ve been thinking about how this guy at the grocery store looked at me earlier tonight. He looked at me like he’d do anything to talk to me and get to know me, get to know me and also rip my clothes off. I’ve been thinking about that a lot because I don’t remember the last time Arash looked at me like that and I wish he would. And it’s not like we had that when we first started dating and it went away over time, it wasn’t there to begin with. It comes with him since he’s such a kind, gentle guy. I don’t know, I guess I just want some spark, some fire.
Two other women, also breast cancer survivors, said their husbands left them after they were diagnosed. Both had to have mastectomies (in case anyone doesn’t know, this is the surgical operation to remove one or both breasts).
The first woman said her husband told her that he would rather see her dead than see her lose her breasts. The second woman had her operation and waited all day to be picked up by her husband, who never arrived. By nightfall, one of the nurses offered to give her a ride, and she came home to find the house empty.
Obviously, these are extreme cases of a man’s reaction to his wife’s breast cancer, but this is what I see when I see the “I ♥ Boobies” bracelets. I see love of the body parts, not the person being treated—not the patient, not the victim, not the survivor.
Aiya Van Kooten everyone
When Aiya Van Kooten stood face-to-face with a burglar in her bedroom, her left eye twitched, then she went into “predator mode”.
“I screamed at him… jumped off my chair, leaped over my bed and sprinted after him down the stairs,” she said.
This is the best story of my life
“Although she was the only one home, Van Kooten said she had no regard for her safety - instead, she said she was just overwhelmed with “rage“….. ummmmm Hero!!!
Haha, badass Muslim woman. Love it!!!
This lady is so awesome. She lives with her grandma and was studying and had a towel on her head and no shoes but she chased them out of her garden, kicked one up the arse as he climbed a fence, they dropped a camera and laptop, she flagged down a passing driver to help her continue the pursuit, and it turned out he was ex-military, and they finally caught one of them in a park and pinned him as the police arrived. Now she’s going to visit the burglar in prison for the next few months to help with his rehabilitation.
So in summary:
This lady doesn’t just defend her home and loved ones, she will hunt you down, team up with other skilled individuals, get you put away, and then teach you the consequences of your actions until you’re a valuable member of society once more.
Seriously she’s a frigging superhero.
I find it interesting how society doesn’t care when the media sexualizes women, when men sexualize women, or when school and the government sexualize women. But the second a woman is in control, and sexualizes herself willingly, it’s wrong and disgusting.
Extraordinary Brain: Woman’s Missing Cerebellum Went Unnoticed for 24 Years
Doctors in China were surprised to find that a young woman who had lived a normal life for more than two decades was actually missing an important part of her brain, according to a new report of her case.
The 24-year-old’s strange condition was discovered when she went to doctors because of a month long bout of nausea and vomiting. The patient told the doctors she had also experienced dizziness her entire life. She didn’t start walking until she was four and had never been able to walk steadily.
When the doctors scanned the woman’s brain, they found she had no cerebellum, a region of the brain thought to be crucial for walking and other movements. Instead, the scans showed a large hole filled with cerebrospinal fluid.
"CT and MRI scans revealed no remnants of any cerebellar tissues, verifying complete absence of the cerebellum," the doctors wrote in the report, published Aug. 22 in the journal Brain.
The cerebellum, which means “little brain” in Latin, is responsible for coordination and fine movements, such as the movements of the mouth and tongue needed for producing speech. People with damage to this brain area typically experience debilitating motor difficulties. Yet contrary to the doctors’ expectations, the Chinese woman’s absence of the cerebellum resulted in only mild to moderate motor problems and slightly slurred pronunciation, according to the researchers. “This surprising phenomenon,” demonstrates the plasticity of the brain early in life, they wrote.
"It shows that the young brain tends to be much more flexible or adaptable to abnormalities," said Dr. Raj Narayan, a professor of neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital in New York who wasn’t involved with the woman’s case. "When a person is either born with an abnormality or at a very young age loses a particular part of the brain, the rest of the brain tries to reconnect and to compensate for that loss or absence," Narayan said.
This remarkable ability of the brain is thought to decline with age. “As we get older, the ability of the brain to tolerate damage is much more limited,” Narayan said. “So, for example, in a 60-year-old person, if I took the cerebellum out, they would be severely impaired.”
This is not the first case of a person found to be missing the cerebellum. In fact, there have been eight other similar cases reported, the researchers said. However, most cases involved infants or children who also showed severe mental impairment, epilepsy and large structural abnormalities in their brains, and most did not survive the condition.
It is possible that more people are affected by this rare condition but they don’t get diagnosed or reported, Narayan said. “In the future, it may become more recognized because of brain imaging,” he added.
Originally published on Live Science.
Article written by Bahar Gholipour; follow her @alterwired. Follow Live Science @livescience
I am three classes from graduating with my two bachelors but my dad can’t help me out with the portion of tuition he normally does.
He let me know today. Today as in 13 days from when the bill is due.
Three classes away and I won’t be attending UCSC in the fall. What the fuck am I supposed to do with that?
A new class of compounds has now been shown to protect brain cells from the type of damage caused by blast-mediated traumatic brain injury (TBI). Mice that were treated with these compounds 24-36 hours after experiencing TBI from a blast injury were protected from the harmful effects of TBI, including problems with learning, memory, and movement.
Traumatic brain injury caused by blast injury has emerged as a common health problem among U.S. servicemen and women, with an estimated 10 to 20 percent of the more than 2 million U.S. soldiers deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan having experienced TBI. The condition is associated with many neurological complications, including cognitive and motor decline, as well as acquisition of psychiatric symptoms like anxiety and depression, and brain tissue abnormalities that resemble Alzheimer’s disease.
"The lack of neuroprotective treatments for traumatic brain injury is a serious problem in our society," says Andrew Pieper, senior study author and associate professor of psychiatry, neurology, and radiation oncology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. “Everyone involved in this work is motivated to find a way to offer hope for patients, which today include both military personnel and civilians, by establishing a basis for a new treatment to combat the deleterious neuropsychiatric outcomes after blast injury.”
It is known that TBI, as well as certain neurodegenerative diseases, damages axons—the tendril-like fibers that sprout from brains cells (neurons) and form the connections called synapses. In TBI, axon damage is followed by death of the neuron. The new study, published Sept. 11 in the journal Cell Reports, shows that a group of compounds, called the P7C3 series, blocks axon damage and preserves normal brain function following TBI.
Pieper led the team of scientists that discovered the P7C3 compound several years ago at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Subsequent studies showed that the root compound and its active analogs protect newborn neurons from cell death and also protect mature neurons in animal models of neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The researchers have also previously shown efficacy of P7C3 molecules in brain injury due to concussion, and plan to investigate whether these compounds might be applicable in stroke as well, given that there appear to be common factors mediating neuronal cell death in these conditions.
By tweaking the structure of the original P7C3 compound, Pieper and his colleagues Joseph Ready and Steven McKnight, at UT Southwestern Medical Center, have further improved its potency and drug-like properties. In the latest study, Pieper’s team at the UI Carver College of Medicine, including co-first authors graduate student Terry Yin, senior technician Jeremy Britt, and graduate student Hector De Jesus-Cortes, tested the neuroprotective effects of the newest version, (-)-P7C3-S243, which can be given orally, in mice with blast-induced TBI.
In the study, blast-induced TBI caused learning, memory, and movement problems in the mice, which resemble the problems experienced by people affected by TBI. The researchers found that (-)-P7C3-S243 prevented acute memory and learning impairment caused by TBI. The compound also prevented TBI-associated balance and coordination problems in mice exposed to blast-injury. By examining the brain tissue at a cellular level, the team also found that the protection afforded to brain functions after injury was matched by preservation of normal neuronal axon structure and synaptic neurotransmission.
Importantly, the compound still produced its protective effects even when treatment was delayed until 24 to 36 hours after the blast injury.
"Seeing protection even when the compound was given this long after injury was important because it represents a liberal window of time within which almost all patients would be expected to be able to access treatment after injury," Pieper says.
The team also found that learning, memory, and coordination problems caused by the TBI persisted in untreated mice at least eight months after the single injury occurred, suggesting that the compound actually prevented these problems rather simply speeding up a normal recovery process.
In a separate study led by Pieper’s colleagues McKnight and Ready at UT Southwestern, and also published on Sept. 11 in the journal Cell, the team has identified the biological mechanism by which P7C3 compounds act in the brain. The compounds activate the molecular pathway that preserves neuronal levels of an energy molecule known as nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD).
"Based on the well-established role of NAD in axonal degeneration, the ability of (-)-P7C3-S243 to protect mice after blast-mediated traumatic brain injury is likely related to preservation of NAD levels," Pieper explains. "Now that we understand the mechanism of action of the P7C3 class of compounds, we can see why they should have therapeutic utility in an unusually broad spectrum of neurodegenerative conditions, without impeding any of a number of other normal forms of cell death.
"Our ultimate goal is to facilitate development of a new class of neuroprotective drugs with wide applicability to treating patients with TBI and other currently untreatable forms of neurodegeneration," he adds.