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'if it's about survival, isn't a little agony worth it?'


Claire, 15, female, Australia. This blog is dedicated, but not limited to reblogging SuperWhoLock, Avatar: the Last Airbender and Korra, Merlin, Marvel & DC, Social Justice, Disney, LoTR, PLL, the Mortal Instruments, the Hunger Games, Once Upon a Time, Game of Thrones, Paramore, Danisnotonfire, AmazingPhil, awesome actor people... I had to shorten this list quite a lot so don't be surprised if I blog about something completely unrelated. On this day, the 10/9/13, Teen Wolf has claimed yet another fan by luring her in with ironic intentions.


for friendship, perhaps.

(happy early valentine’s day.)

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What If The Male Avengers Were Posed Like The Female One?

Can’t decide if I find the hulk’s pose funnier than Cap’s.

My teacher showed this in class and all the guys were super uncomfortable. It was beautiful.

Avengers ASSemble

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Avengers #26

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Daenerys Targaryen costumes: (seasons 1-3)

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I feel like this should be pretty self-explanatory. I’m drawing these for a zine at my college (and they have a tumblr! lips-appstate.tumblr.com!), but submissions are due today, so they’re a bit more rushed than I would have liked.

I tried to be inclusive and not-shitty. Hopefully I succeeded at that. There are more of these I’d like to draw, but like I said, time limitations :P

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cosima teaching sarah how to act like her
cosima: sarah that's a horrible impersination of me
sarah: [flails hands]
cosima: sarah i do not-
sarah: [flails hands faster]
cosima: sarah-
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Young women are having difficulty accessing tubal ligation, despite it being a relatively safe (death rate is 1-2 per 100,000) and elective surgery.

There is a waiting period of 30 days for women seeking tubal ligation, yet no waiting period for men seeking vasectomies. 


Young women are often discriminated against when seeking sterilization. Many doctors ask offensive questions (“What if you met a billionaire who wanted to have kids with you?”), state categorically that their patients are too young to consider the surgery, and generally act as though, as one woman who tried unsuccessfully to be sterilized at the age of 21 in the U.K. put it, ”just because I was a woman, I’d reach a point where an urge to breed would overcome all rational thought.” (Perhaps unsurprisingly, that woman’s 25-year-old husband faced no such presumptions when he asked his doctor for a vasectomy. The procedure was quickly approved.)


Say that at 18 I slap down enough money so I could have my whole body covered head-to-toe in tattoos, piercings all over myself, a mountain of cigarettes, plastic surgery, and plan to have like 20 babies… but if I try at all to safely make it impossible for me to breed for the sake of my health suddenly its like WOAH THERE SLOW DOWN MISSY YOU’RE NOT READY FOR THIS KIND OF COMMITMENT YET

I have stage III Endometriosis, which means I have to get my uterus removed because I literally have terrible cramps ALL THE TIME and not just when I’m on my period. Now, I’ve always said I don’t want any children for personal reasons and I don’t need my uterus, really. I am not worried about that surgery and I don’t feel any kind of nostalgia over an organ I won’t ever use. 

The thing is, my doctor is a ‘man’. This ‘man’ told me I had to get pregnant right now before it’s too late. I told him I didn’t want to get pregnant and explained the multiple reasons but what, do you ask, did my doctor have to say about this? 'Well, better have a kid now because just imagine how depressing it must be being a thirty-something woman without children and a husband?'

I was diagnosed a year ago. I should have gone through surgery six months ago and I still can’t find a doctor that will perform the surgery without trying to force me to have children first. Basically, if you’re a woman you don’t have a say in what can and cannot be done to your body without a shitload of people getting in the way AND I’M FUCKING SICK OF IT.

Women are getting non-consensually sterilized in prison but no doctors in my area while tie my tubes at 24 because I might regret it? Fuck you, doctors. I have more purpose in life than dropping babies. Some of those women in prison are probably great moms and I have no interest in parenting. Let us have a say!

A dear friend of mine wanted to have her tubes tied.  She was about to give birth to twins and the doctors wouldn’t consent because she wasn’t 21 yet.  She had already had children and they still refused to let her have the procedure.

My friend got a vasectomy a week after asking his doctor for one, no problem. He was 25.

Me? I’ve asked 4 different doctors for some kind of permanent sterilisation—tubal ligation or Essure or whatever—and I get a pat on the head and a “You’d regret it if you did.”


On the flip side, as a vagina-having person who had her tubes tied at the age of 26 (after having 4 children, however):


How many times have we heard stories about husbands having vasectomies behind their wives backs and never telling them, letting those wives wallow in guilt and misery, thinking it’s their fault that they can’t get pregnant?

And yet I had had to get my husband’s permission to have my tubes tied.

(Obviously this was a decision we’d talked about extensively beforehand, so it’s not like he was about to say no, but we both couldn’t believe the fucking audacity of the hospital, asking HIS permission for ME to do something with MY body.  In fact, he said as much to the nurse that brought in the forms.)

I am 36. I’m single, I don’t have kids and I don’t want kids.

I also had horrendous, frequent periods. When I went to the gynaecologist, she recommended that we try a Mirena. I let her know that I’d had menorrhagia on a previous form of low-dose, oestrogen-only birth control (implanon), and that I was apprehensive that it wouldn’t work.

She said “Well, after that you’re out of options.”

I was incredibly upset. I was willing to try, but what if it didn’t work? Was I literally condemned to a life where I’m bleeding and in pain more often than not and I just have to put up with it?

I rang my parents. My Mum listened to me and said “That doesn’t sound right” and put my Dad (who’s a doctor, and a qualified obstetrician/gynaecologist) on the phone.

Apparently I was not out of options and she shouldn’t have said I was. The next option is a surgical D & C to see if that fixed it, and if that didn’t work, an ablation, which would have left me permanently infertile. If that didn’t work, a hysterectomy (although Dad warned me that I should do what I could to avoid the hysterectomy, it comes with a horde of other side effects.)

I don’t know whether it was fear, I don’t know whether it’s because I was a public patient. I don’t know what it was. But the gynae was so scared of female infertility that she wouldn’t even give me information about treatment options. I had to ask my father.

(FYI, the Mirena worked and I had a shouting row with the gynaecologist where I accused her of having her objectivity and medical judgement biased by the religion of her employers.)

I’m so lucky that my doctor is almost “pushing” sterilization on me. He’s super supportive and knows that I’m done having kids, but still don’t have anything permanent planned. 

HEY YEAH sorry guys I’m jumping in here while in art block, but this is something that really fucking bugs me. People are like: What if you change your mind? WHAT IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND? BUT WHAT IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND.(I mean Doctors and all.) They also promote birth control, which would be fine, if I could take it without adverse effects because any change in my hormones means my depression gets FUCKED UP. So birth control is no option for me.

The point for me has never been whether or not I change my mind. It’s that I’m incapable of being able to raise a child. I can hardly look after myself! Sometimes I make irrational decisions: What if I DID change my mind? And got pregnant, despite being aware, that it could literally kill me to have a child?

I want to do the right thing, and become sterile, because I know my limitations, and a baby would actually probably kill me. And I probably couldn’t have an abortion. (Not to bring this into the debate, but if I was pregnant, I just feel in my gut there’s no way I could abort.)

So, this is just a huge fuck you to the doctors who have basically made one more complication in my life.

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we are a broken fandom






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Some women are
lost in the fire.
Some women are
built from it. x

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sarah as cosima just kills me because she’s trying to do the hand things and the voice thing and the loose posture thing and she just looks so fucking uncomfortable it’s amazing

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"Edward… everyone’s gone, aren’t they? Mary. Rackham. Thatch. And all the Rest. I miss them so, rough as they were. Do you feel that too? All empty Inside, like."

"I do. Devil curse me, I do."
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