Portrait of Silvia Elena - an installation by Swoon
Follow me down the rabbit hole for a second:
I’ve long wondered if this - that women don’t recognize the symptoms of a heart attack in themselves, and consequently don’t get the fast care that is vital for heart attack survival - is the reason heart disease is the #1 killer in women. Women statistically take better care of themselves health-wise, than men do. Women see doctors more frequently and are more likely to follow those doctors’ recommendations closely. Why would both men and women have the same most common cause of death?
Heart attack symptoms in men are well known. We all know what it means when a guy on TV clutches his chest or left arm and falls over. This scene is often followed by a rush to the emergency room in an ambulance, and a shirtless guy being shocked back to sinus rhythm with the electric paddles. “CLEAR!” Right? Everyone knows that’s what a heart attack looks like. Because of TV.
Except you can’t show a topless woman on TV - and you can’t defibrillate a woman in a bra. So victims of heart attacks on TV are *always* male. Did you know that a woman having a heart attack is more likely to have back or jaw pain than chest or left arm pain? I didn’t - because I’ve never seen a woman having a heart attack. I’ve been trained in CPR and Advanced First Aid by the Red Cross over 15 times in my life, the videos and booklets always have a guy and say the same thing about clutching his chest and/or bicep.
And people laugh when I tell them women are still invisible in this world.
HOLY SHIT I DIDN’T KNOW THIS
“For Augustine, rape was God-sent, and thus he opposed a woman’s suicide after rape because suicide would not give her the spiritual benefits of the God-sent rape. The benefits, as Augustine saw it, where that the rape would coach a woman to move away from future sinning.”
Almost two thousand years on and society is still blaming women for rape. Augustine blamed women for their sins and today society blames women for their clothes and their behaviour.
It hasn’t even changed that much - very recently, Rick Santorum said women who become pregnant from rape should consider the pregnancy “a gift from God.” :/
A lot of different factors go into determining whether or not you’re a good person. Your sexual activity is not one of those factors.
Cramp is fucking awesome: the poster.
I SHOULD MAKE PRINTS
A lot of different factors go into determining whether or not you’re a good person.
Your sexual activity is not one of those factors.
WOW FOX NEWS, I DIDN’T REALIZE I NEEDED SOMEONE TO TELL ME WHAT I REALLY MEANT WHEN I SAY ALL THOSE THINGS. YEAH, GUYS SHOULD JUST DO SHIT WITHOUT ME WANTING THEM TO, THAT SOUNDS GOOD.
I fucking hate Fox News.
Also, I love how it’s only women or men. And by ‘love,’ I mean hate.
Ugh, christ, I have seen this article floating around and it’s ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING. Gives me the heebie-jeebies.