yosuke-rolling-in-a-trash-can:

rainamermaid:

memewhore:

sean3116:

sixpenceee:

As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.

Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.

Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.

In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding.

Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis.

These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.

While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.

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HOLY STEAMING SHITFUCKS

WHY IS EVERYONE NOT LOSING THEIR SHIT ABOUT THIS

What a fucking nightmare, just kill me.

I know a girl who was hit by a drunk driver and in that state for a year. When she woke up the first thing she did was tell off the doctor who tried to convince her mom to pull the plug. She heard *everything* while being called brain dead.

OH MY FUCK

betterbemeta:

edensmachine:

seriouslyamerica:

stfusexists:

myphoria:

Check out the contrast between these search results. Not a single “loser”, “easy”, “desperate”, “stupid”, “scum” or similar insult in the search results for fathers.

Why, society, are single fathers so often seen with sympathy and admiration, yet single mothers are painted as a washed-up, disgusting strain on the system?

This is fucked.

I know this is rhetorical, but we know the reason.
Motherhood is not valued in this country, it’s demanded. We have people fighting tooth and nail against abortion, birth control, and then any social program that helps poor mothers. If the world sees you as a woman, you are expected to desire, birth, and raise children, and if you don’t do that, or you do it while poor, or single, or not white, you’re not only failing as a woman but as a mother.
But men, they don’t get defined by their reproductive abilities! They get to be multi-dimensional! And if they spare an occasional thought for the children they brought into the world, it’s a cherry on top of their identity as a person.
Women don’t get the luxury of existing as people outside of parenting, even in 2013. And until we do, this is the shit we’ll be dealing with.

"Motherhood is not valued in this country, it’s demanded."


And black and yellow and brown motherhood is even more spat on. Tiger mothers anyone? 

There’s also the perception that a mother’s duties are just a part of her “function” but a dad doesn’t have to do anything to be a dad if a mom’s around— so when single dads do the work the men get kudos for doing “all that extra work” and actually being nice to the kids rather than just letting the mom raise the kids and only being around to provide “strong male role model” crap for any possible sons, or to gatekeep/ be a threat to other men in a daughter’s dating life.

Straight (white?) men in relationships have, at least in my culture, a comfort zone in being underfunctioning; they tend to (but not all the time, or in all cases) let their wives do their “feeling work” for them and won’t do as much important emotional or personal labor in parenting, as if their financial contribution is the most important element to raising the kid. This “absence” is what our culture likes to focus on as the crux of “daddy issues” or “no strong male role model” as a way to blame kids (esp. women) but not the men they’re implying didn’t invest enough parental labor in their kids. It’s also expected and normal; if dad leaves, he’s just being a shady man we shouldn’t blame him, but if mom leaves, she’s giving up her biological destiny and that’s unforgivable.

(and I shouldn’t have to explain why that’s gross)

And men of color, because their masculinity is deemed either lesser or threatening, may not enjoy this “underfunctioning is normal and okay” privilege. And women of color, who are further not seen as people by society, are made into the stereotypes as edensmachine mentions (tiger mother, welfare queen, etc.)

Basically if you’re white and male and you’re a parent you get all of these praises and medals for doing shit you should be doing anyway, and in a single parent situation one has no choice but to do those things. But if you’re not white you don’t get these medals because you don’t enjoy the default expectations that not doing anything for your kids is okay or normal. And if you’re not male, literally everything about your life is construed in some way to relate to straight and monogamous motherhood and kids so not having a husband makes those kids “wrong” or “a drain on society” without a man to validate you with his financial contribution— even if your own is sufficient. And if you’re neither white nor male you’re the “wrong” person to raise kids at all.

pastar0ni:

IS THIS SOME KIND OF SICK JOKE

pastar0ni:

IS THIS SOME KIND OF SICK JOKE

rnackenzie:

i wanna respect everybodys opinion but some peoples opinions are just so terrible

kiingpaark:

being an unattractive horny teenager is actually so hard i want to cry 

J: So what were we doing there?
S: Oh, just passing the time. And proving a point.
J: What point?
S:
You.

tehrisa:

meatbicyclevevo:

oate:

audidas:

7 million people in the earth. 0 messages in my Inbox

7 million

in the earth

free them

safety-officer-barto:

badsciencejokes:

There’s a fine line between a numerator and a denominator.

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