It is illegal for someone to do that.. And admittedly it does happen occasionally in my job that people hit on you or touch you, and that’s when the boss should make the changes to remove you from the situation. My boss didn’t. Also illegal. Ugh. It was a shitty night.

It is illegal for someone to do that.. And admittedly it does happen occasionally in my job that people hit on you or touch you, and that’s when the boss should make the changes to remove you from the situation. My boss didn’t. Also illegal. Ugh. It was a shitty night.

I need feminism because…

-I work as a waiter.
-tonight the pants I was wearing had no pockets so I tucked my pen into my cleavage/bra.
-I was harassed by a table of men:
-one asks if I have a pen he can borrow, I pull it out and hand it too him. He proceeds to caress his friends face saying “oh yeah isn’t that a nice pen” then they return it to me.
-I pass this off as drunken idiots being cheeky.
-I go to take food out to the table again, as I lean over to put it down one of the men gropes my breast. I say “I hope that was an accident!” To which he replies “I was just trying to borrow your pen again.” I walk off.
-I tell my boss who tells me to just ignore them. I ask not to have to serve that table any more and he says I have to keep going there because “it’s busy and they’re spending lots of money”
-I begrudgingly keep going out to the table.
-the first time I go back out they make comments about “how great that pen was/it was such a big pen/etc”
-the second time I go back and I get spanked on the butt and a guy attempted to feel me up.
-I told my boss again and he again does nothing. He gets angry at me for refusing to go to that table any more.

So, I need feminism because my boss cares more about keeping his own workload down and about making money than he does about providing a safe environment for female staff… Because, in his words, “it’s just an expectation of the job that this will happen.”

progressiveauspol:

The cost of keeping 157 Tamil refugees for a month at sea cost $12 million. This is $76,433 per person for only 4 weeks.  A refugee who is taken onshore, given a bridging visa while their claim is processed will only cost us  $13,260 per year per person ( the cost of welfare as refugees are unable to work on a bridging visa while their application is assessed). Our refugee policy is not only cruel but also economically stupid.

Bella Ciao

paratodostodozap:

Bella Ciao (en español) | Manu Chao

Será la flor, de un guerrillero,
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao, ciao, ciao.
Será la flor, de un guerrillero,
muerto por la libertad.

Its in spanish but I don’t even care.

I got tagged by lombiegee

Alright! Lets get things started…

You can tell a lot about someone by the type of music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your iPod, Phone, iTune, Media Player etc. and write down the first 10 songs. Then pass this on to 10 people. One rule: no skipping.

  1. First cut is the deepest - Cat Stevens
  2. Δημητρούλα - Δόμνα Σαμίου (Dimitroula - Domna Samiou)**
  3. Schiere invitte, non tardate (Agostino Steffani) - Cecilia Bartoli e I Barocchisti
  4. Here comes the sun - Nina Simone
  5. Recorder Concerto in G minor RV439 “La Notte” (Vivaldi)**
  6. White boys, Black boys (from Hair)^
  7. Oi Baglamades - Kiria Koula ^
  8. I zoi en tafo - Nikos Xilouris and Manolis Mitsias
  9. 'o matrimonio d' o guarracino - Concetta Barra
  10. τα καβουράκια - Τσιτσάνη, Μαρίκα Νίνου

I’m tagging: glitt3rfarts, solipsistictendencies, queenmisanthropy + whoever?

* I have a different recording, but you get the idea

^ Erm… sorry this is a terrible song :P

beta-blockerss:

post-it-note-medicine:

Descending tracts in the spinal cord. Descending tracts are generally motor, and are divided into pyramidal tracts (cotricospinal and corticobulbar - i.e. the voluntary ones) and extra-pyramidal (all the others). 
Corticospinal tract: carries motor fibres. Has an anterior (15%) and a lateral (85%) branch. Anterior controls the axial muscles while the lateral controls limbs and skilled movements. They decussate in slightly different places, with the LCS crossing in the lower medullary pyramids, and the ACS at the spinal level they exit through. 
Corticobulbar: not seen on this diagram because it doesn’t actually make it into the spinal cord. It terminates on cranial nerve motor nuclei to deal with motor functions of cranial nerves: facial expression, extra-ocular, etc.
Vestibulospinal: controls balance. It is special because it remains ipsilateral. Someone with a lesion of the vestibulospinal tract will fall (due to loss of balance control) towards the side of the lesion. 
Reticulospinal: deals with reflexes. Has two branches, the pontine branch does extensor reflexes exclusively, while the medullary does both extensor and flexor. It also stays ipsilateral.
Tectospinal: another reflex type tract, that responds to visual and auditory stimuli. It is the reason that blind people can sometimes turn their head towards a flashing light without seeing it, but sensing it. Spooky. 
Rubrospinal: bit vestigial in humans to be honest, most of its functions have been superseded by the corticospinal tract with which it joins in the lateral column of the spinal cord. 

Oh good good

beta-blockerss:

post-it-note-medicine:

Descending tracts in the spinal cord. Descending tracts are generally motor, and are divided into pyramidal tracts (cotricospinal and corticobulbar - i.e. the voluntary ones) and extra-pyramidal (all the others). 

Corticospinal tract: carries motor fibres. Has an anterior (15%) and a lateral (85%) branch. Anterior controls the axial muscles while the lateral controls limbs and skilled movements. They decussate in slightly different places, with the LCS crossing in the lower medullary pyramids, and the ACS at the spinal level they exit through. 

Corticobulbar: not seen on this diagram because it doesn’t actually make it into the spinal cord. It terminates on cranial nerve motor nuclei to deal with motor functions of cranial nerves: facial expression, extra-ocular, etc.

Vestibulospinal: controls balance. It is special because it remains ipsilateral. Someone with a lesion of the vestibulospinal tract will fall (due to loss of balance control) towards the side of the lesion. 

Reticulospinal: deals with reflexes. Has two branches, the pontine branch does extensor reflexes exclusively, while the medullary does both extensor and flexor. It also stays ipsilateral.

Tectospinal: another reflex type tract, that responds to visual and auditory stimuli. It is the reason that blind people can sometimes turn their head towards a flashing light without seeing it, but sensing it. Spooky. 

Rubrospinal: bit vestigial in humans to be honest, most of its functions have been superseded by the corticospinal tract with which it joins in the lateral column of the spinal cord. 

Oh good good

One day I’m going to show this photo to my grand kids and they will go “woooow, look how big that computer is!” Not realising that it’s the monitor and the computer was almost as big, and that this was top of the range and amazing at the time.

One day I’m going to show this photo to my grand kids and they will go “woooow, look how big that computer is!” Not realising that it’s the monitor and the computer was almost as big, and that this was top of the range and amazing at the time.

Presenting a speech on the effects of smoking on public health and on fetal development to 100 or so people today. Wearing my lucky tshirt at least.