Esmé
Pronunciation /ˈɛmeɪ/, /ˈɛzmeɪ/ or /ˈɛzmiː/
Gender male or female
Origin French esmé (feminine esmée), "esteemed", past participle of esmer, "to esteem"
Meaning 1. French: "beloved", "esteemed" 2. Short for Esméralda

smartassjen:

(via FB) Dear fellow genuinely concerned, heart-in-the-right-place, loudmouth white people (such as myself): now is the time to listen, read, learn, and amplify the voices on the ground, seek out new sources for our news, understand the wider context of these issues, and step back and cede…

fuckyeahsexeducation:

fauxnadian:

fuckyeahsexeducation:

fauxnadian:

fuckyeahsexeducation:

fauxnadian:

steroid-induced-eczema:

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Product recommendations are always products I have found that have helped me reclaim back the areas my life that eczema controls or affects immensely. This product is obviously only for those who experience the lovely thing that is the menstrual cycle. It is…

Okay, you have to rinse the cup. I have two issues with this:

1. What is stopping me from bleeding all over the place while I stand, rinsing out this cup?

2. How is it even possible to change a cup in a public restroom? Not only would you bleed on yourself while rinsing, but you’re in public. And yummy… Rinsing vag blood out in a public sink.

This just doesn’t sound like a solid idea unless you have two cups, and/or you don’t bleed a shit ton like I do and therefore can wait until you’re back home to empty the cup.

I’m all for eco-friendliness and saving money, but that’s a huge problem I’m already seeing for this that wasn’t even covered in such a long review.

Because the cup lasts a lot longer than a tampon or pad, you can usually schedule so you don’t have to rinse it in public (like rinsing it out right before you leave and right after you get home). If you do have to rinse in public what is really helpful is keeping a bottle of water with you. While you’re on the toilet  just scootch back or stand up and rinse it out over the toilet. Then pop it back in and bam, good to go. 

That seems kind of inconvenient, having to keep a bottle of water in my purse. And for a person who goes through a super plus tampon and over night pad, worn at the same time, that would normally last 16 hours, in literally just 15 minutes? I’m not sure the cup can handle all that.

Thanks for answering but it just seems annoying having to keep bottled water in my little purse the whole time, at home and while out, just to rinse it off. And what to do when you forget the bottle?

I guess I shouldn’t really care though, lunette isn’t sold in my country anyway, it seems. If it works for other people, cool, but the problem of rinsing it out is kind of a deal breaker for me. At least it has a lot of cool benefits for the trouble and isn’t so bad if you don’t have an inhumanly heavy flow?

(side note: the name is weird to me because I keep reading it as the French word for glasses.)

Kind of off topic, but if you’re bleeding that much (especially if you feel any dizziness, pain, or sick feeling when you’re on your period) you may want to talk to your doctor. Bleeding that much can be caused by a health problem. 

However, Lunette can hold twice as much as a super absorbency tampon. There are also a lot of menstrual cups available, you may want to see if one is available in your area.

Of course the menstrual cup isn’t for everyone, I’m a cloth pad person myself. I do suggest trying it out if you have difficult periods though. It can decrease cramping and you have to change it less. 

I guess it’s worth a shot. How’re the reusables going? I contemplated using those as well. My fiance said gross, but I don’t give a flying mouse fart. It’s cheaper and helps lower our trash weight.

Side note: I’m thinking with eczema, bottled water availability is a much easier thing to worry about than skin irritation.

Side side note: I’m going to be put on the pill once I’m able, which might assist blood loss and prevent anemia. Til then, it’s going to be a hassle. Especially concerning laundry. So lame.

I love cloth pads. I have really sensitive skin and switching made me a lot more comfortable. Also, less cramping. With a lot of them you can add and take away padding for heavier days or lighter days. I used to always have leaking, but not anymore. You can also wear thin ones with cups if you’re worried about leaking. 

A few people have commented on these posts saying that they had heavier periods and the cups worked fine and a few said they didn’t rinse them out while they were out, just dumped them and wiped with toilet paper, and would rinse them out in the shower when they were home. That’s definitely an option! Hope you’re able to get on the pill soon, it helped a lot with my period symptoms.

tarkovskologist:

Malcolm X (1992) dir. by Spike Lee

Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) (19 May 1925 – 21 February 1965 )

Happy Birthday Brother Malcolm!

No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid

—Lupita Nyong’o (via guerrillafeminism)

(Source: newwavefeminism)

animalstalkinginallcaps:

DAMN IT, BETH, ARE YOU BLATANTLY PRACTICING THE DARK ARTS  IN PLAIN VIEW OF THE NEIGHBORS? DO YOU WANT TO HAVE TO MOVE AGAIN? 
NO, HONEY. THIS IS JUST YOGA.
THAT’S NOT YOGA, BETH. I KNOW WHAT YOGA LOOKS LIKE.
ASHTANGA, MAYBE, OR HATHA, BUT THIS IS ADVANCED IYENGAR. MY CHAKRAS ARE WIDE OPEN OR WHATEVER.
YOU’RE LEVITATING, BETH, AND THERE ARE OBVIOUS SIGNS OF RITUAL SACRIFICE IN THE GARAGE.
SHHHHHH, HONEY. YOU’RE DISRUPTING MY CHI FLOW.

animalstalkinginallcaps:

DAMN IT, BETH, ARE YOU BLATANTLY PRACTICING THE DARK ARTS  IN PLAIN VIEW OF THE NEIGHBORS? DO YOU WANT TO HAVE TO MOVE AGAIN? 

NO, HONEY. THIS IS JUST YOGA.

THAT’S NOT YOGA, BETH. I KNOW WHAT YOGA LOOKS LIKE.

ASHTANGA, MAYBE, OR HATHA, BUT THIS IS ADVANCED IYENGAR. MY CHAKRAS ARE WIDE OPEN OR WHATEVER.

YOU’RE LEVITATING, BETH, AND THERE ARE OBVIOUS SIGNS OF RITUAL SACRIFICE IN THE GARAGE.

SHHHHHH, HONEY. YOU’RE DISRUPTING MY CHI FLOW.

The black man never will get anybody’s respect until he first learns to respect his own women.

—Malcolm X (via specialnights)

thesassyblacknerd:

jadaphibeta:

Ahem. He’s 50.

I want to look this good at 50.

Yes, indeed.

(Source: can-we-get-much-higher)

comedycentral:

Click the gif to watch Jon Stewart react to Fox News’s declaration that Santa Claus is white from last night’s Daily Show.

comedycentral:

Click the gif to watch Jon Stewart react to Fox News’s declaration that Santa Claus is white from last night’s Daily Show.

18mr:

"We’re going to fight racism not with racism, but we’re going to fight with solidarity." - Fred Hampton
Today we remember Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, who were killed on this day in 1969 by police in Chicago on an alleged weapons raid. Both worked with the NAACP when they were in high school, and Fred was active with the Black Panther Party. 
They were 21 and 22 years old, respectively. They were shot in their beds in their Chicago apartment. Rest in power.

18mr:

"We’re going to fight racism not with racism, but we’re going to fight with solidarity." - Fred Hampton

Today we remember Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, who were killed on this day in 1969 by police in Chicago on an alleged weapons raid. Both worked with the NAACP when they were in high school, and Fred was active with the Black Panther Party.

They were 21 and 22 years old, respectively. They were shot in their beds in their Chicago apartment. Rest in power.

And here’s the thing, HERE’S THE THING

heathyr:

swallowvalleymall:

Over 50% of the American population believes it should be illegal for women to keep their own name on marriage

ILLEGAL. Not just that you “should” change your name. But that it should be ILLEGAL for you not to do so.

“Innocent tradition” my ass. No social pressure my ass.

what the fuck

Right.

smutblog:

The more you know !

smutblog:

The more you know !

The mainstream media is ripe with oversexualized images of women of color, and policy often stigmatized and shames this same group of people. Women of color and poor women are blamed for their inability to keep their legs closed and for having too many children. For marginalized groups of women, sex is not linked to pleasure and freedom; it is demonized and used as an example of all the ways in which these women lack self-control. As a result, a lot of conversation around sexual freedom discount the experience of people of color, failing to take into account how much sexual freedom is assumed to hinge on a woman’s privilege—be it because of her race, economic status, or social standing. Of course, not all women of color are sexualized in the same way. For example, while black women are considered lascivious, always consenting and out of control, Latina[s] are considered exotic or overly sensual and Asian women are considered childish and prude. These particular stereotypes are reinforced through popular culture and pornography (just Google respectively “Asian women,” “black women,” or “Latina women” and then “women” and see what comes up). The common thread here is that nonwhite women’s sexuality is seen as outside the norm of white heterosexuality. It’s therefore something to uniquely desired, manipulated, exploited or controlled.