thefingerfuckingfemalefury
thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

thehappysorceress:

evilsupplyco:

Happy birthday Cassandra Peterson! Atticus and crew will be celebrating your glamorous career as “Elvira” by watching a few episodes of your Movie Macabre.

I adore this woman.
A couple of years ago, a friend was at a convention and got her to sign a photo to Turhan’s Bey Company and me. Love it.
Also, Elvira’s Haunted Hills is a fantastic film that everyone should watch and own.

ADORE this woman! <3

63 years old, and looking better than ever. :)

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

thehappysorceress:

evilsupplyco:

Happy birthday Cassandra Peterson! Atticus and crew will be celebrating your glamorous career as “Elvira” by watching a few episodes of your Movie Macabre.

I adore this woman.

A couple of years ago, a friend was at a convention and got her to sign a photo to Turhan’s Bey Company and me. Love it.

Also, Elvira’s Haunted Hills is a fantastic film that everyone should watch and own.

ADORE this woman! <3

63 years old, and looking better than ever. :)

moon-crater
crazywolfchick:

building-an-unstoppable-fist:

hapkidogirl:

smaugmcgann:

likealittlechild:

spectacularuniverse:

I’ve seen this photograph very frequently on tumblr and Facebook, always with the simple caption, “Ghost Heart”. What exactly is a ghost heart?
More than 3,200 people are on the waiting list for a heart transplant in the United States. Some won’t survive the wait. Last year, 340 died before a new heart was found.The solution: Take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you’re left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.Then inject that ghost heart, as it’s called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor - a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it - and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, has been working on this— first using rat hearts, then pig hearts and human hearts - for years.The process is called decellularization and it is a tissue engineering technique designed to strip out the cells from a donor organ, leaving nothing but connective tissue that used to hold the cells in place. This scaffold of connective tissue - called a “ghost organ” for its pale and almost translucent appearance - can then be reseeded with a patient’s own cells, with the goal of regenerating an organ that can be transplanted into the patient without fear of tissue rejection.This ghost heart is ready to be injected with a transplant recipient’s stem cells so a new heart - one that won’t be rejected - can be grown.(Source)

Excuse me but we can’t just kill pigs to save human lives. That is wrong.

Found the vegan

"soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoos" What the fuck am I putting in my hair?!

^ hahahaha, yes. this is a good point.

You… You people care about pigs and your hair when the key to SIMPLIFYING ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION HAS BEEN HANDED TO US?
I’M FUCKING DONE RIGHT NOW.
I KNOW NO LESS THAN SEVEN CHILDREN WHO DIDN’T LIVE TO SEE THIRTEEN WHO COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED BY SOMETHING LIKE THIS.
AND YOU’RE CONCERNED ABOUT FUCKING PIGS AND HAIR.

crazywolfchick:

building-an-unstoppable-fist:

hapkidogirl:

smaugmcgann:

likealittlechild:

spectacularuniverse:

I’ve seen this photograph very frequently on tumblr and Facebook, always with the simple caption, “Ghost Heart”. What exactly is a ghost heart?

More than 3,200 people are on the waiting list for a heart transplant in the United States. Some won’t survive the wait. Last year, 340 died before a new heart was found.

The solution: Take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you’re left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.

Then inject that ghost heart, as it’s called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor - a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it - and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.

Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, has been working on this— first using rat hearts, then pig hearts and human hearts - for years.

The process is called decellularization and it is a tissue engineering technique designed to strip out the cells from a donor organ, leaving nothing but connective tissue that used to hold the cells in place. 

This scaffold of connective tissue - called a “ghost organ” for its pale and almost translucent appearance - can then be reseeded with a patient’s own cells, with the goal of regenerating an organ that can be transplanted into the patient without fear of tissue rejection.

This ghost heart is ready to be injected with a transplant recipient’s stem cells so a new heart - one that won’t be rejected - can be grown.


(Source)

Excuse me but we can’t just kill pigs to save human lives. That is wrong.

Found the vegan

"soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoos" What the fuck am I putting in my hair?!

^ hahahaha, yes. this is a good point.

You… You people care about pigs and your hair when the key to SIMPLIFYING ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION HAS BEEN HANDED TO US?

I’M FUCKING DONE RIGHT NOW.

I KNOW NO LESS THAN SEVEN CHILDREN WHO DIDN’T LIVE TO SEE THIRTEEN WHO COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED BY SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

AND YOU’RE CONCERNED ABOUT FUCKING PIGS AND HAIR.

emmabailey
In the 1890s, when Freud was in the dawn of his career, he was struck by how many of his female patients were revealing childhood [sexual] victimization to him. Freud concluded that child sexual abuse was one of the major causes of emotional disturbances in adult women and wrote a brilliant and humane paper called “The Aetiology of Hysteria.” However, rather than receiving acclaim from his colleagues for his ground-breaking insights, Freud met with scorn. He was ridiculed for believing that men of excellent reputation (most of his patients came from upstanding homes) could be perpetrators of incest.
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men.

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Anonymous asked:

Shut the fuck up about vaccinations. Not everyone has to have them, not everyone believes in them. Uneducated fuck.

aspiringdoctors answered:

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You know, my homie and secret best friend Neil deGrasse Tyson said it best….

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This isn’t an issue of belief or should even be up for discussion. It’s not a debate- like gravity or that the Earth revolves around the Sun isn’t up for debate. It’s a fact, whether or not you like it. Sorry bro.

And any ‘educated fuck’ knows that vaccines are necessary and everyone who can have them should have them.

Have a lovely day, sugar. 

alchemyprime:

natalieford:

aspiringdoctors:

restless-wafarer:

Actually there’s a lot of research and knowledge supporting the fact that vaccines are NOT necessary. It is simply another thing that today’s health system is super big on, just like hospital births and c-sections. And a lot of people actually have long term and short term complications from getting vaccines. Ahem.

Dang guys, you thought I didn’t check my activity log every now and then? Because I knew shit like this would pop up. And, I just finished my block exam and am feeling fiesty.

Actually you’re wrong. That ‘research’ is either completely fabricated OR grossly misinterprets the data OR uses shitty research techniques to get the data they want- all which are grossly unethical, in case you’re curious. I’ve got slides from a recent lecture on vaccines (aka why I am so fired up about this nonsense). You can check out the citations on each slide if you don’t believe me… something unsurprisingly missing from literally every anti-vaccine comment I’ve gotten and website that I have visited. Show me your sources, honey, and if you do, I will blow them out of the water because not a single one stands up to current scientific research standards.

There are however tomes and tomes of research for the safety end efficacy of vaccines. Don’t believe me? Look at a simple google scholar search.

So! Here we go! 

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Holy shit, it’s almost like vaccines SAVE SOCIETY MONEY. In fact, they give money back to society, along with the other programs indicated by red arrows. Which would be really weird for something that is just a healthcare fad like c-sections and hospital births.

And most people have no complications for getting vaccines, and if they do, most of them are short term. In fact, it is devilishly hard to prove an adverse effect was because of a vaccine. Why? Because it’s how we’re wired. We falsely see connections and causes where there are none (called a type 1 error; you are rejecting a true null hypothesis). People are more likely to attribute an adverse health event to a shot- even if that shot is the placebo and the numbers are just the background rate for whatever health event in the population.

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And here is a graph showing the sample sizes necessary to prove that an adverse event is caused or related to a vaccine.

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You know what, it was a really good lecture and I’m going to share more more relevant slides in case any one else feels like contradicting me.

These slides show the public health impact of vaccines. Note the differences between the historical peak and post-vaccine era deaths columns. Because saving literally thousands of lives is totally a conspiracy you should beware of.

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And this is why herd immunity is so important! See how high it has to be for measles? Guess what we’re seeing outbreaks of thanks to anti-vaxxers? Don’t forget that one of the deadly complications of measles is SSPE.

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Look how Hepatitis A infections in older adults when down after kids started getting immunized. Shocking! Could vaccines be… good for …. everyone????

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Ahem.

Problem is, ani-vacsers will probably just scroll past the science…

If you don’t believe in vaccinations, you’re bad, and you should feel bad.
You know why vaccines are good if everyone has them? Because not everyone can. 
I have multiple friends and relatives who are immuno-compromised. If they can’t get a vaccine, but everyone who can does, then they can’t get the disease.
We can wipe out diseases that have harmed so many before us. Mumps, which can render you sterile. Measles, which can cause brain damage. 
Polio, which crippled people for so long.
Even if you assume they cause autism (though mercury would actually cause de-mylanization which is the opposite symptoms), what’s worse? 
You child having a somewhat harder time talking to people, or a much harder time breathing? 
Your child having obsessions with things and always wanting to carry around their favorite things (I keep Transformers in my pockets myself) or your child having to use crutches because Mommy(s) and/or Daddy(s) didn’t give them a shot?

What looks better to you - 
this? 

or this?

This?

or this?

Number 1?

Or number 2?

Vaccines save lives. Vaccines save people from a world of pain. Vaccines save brains and joints and organs.
Yes, it’s hard to see them shove a needle into baby’s arm.
But know how much harder it will be to see baby hurt for the rest of their days because you were a little afraid of autism (probably spurred on by a  certain Eugenics organization we all know). 

Vaccinate your kids.