March stands for National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month. There are more than 100 different types of autoimmune disorders including Addison’s Disease, Amyloidosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Behcet’s Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Endometriosis, Fibromyalgia, Graves Disease, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Juvenile Diabetes, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Vasculitis and more.
Did you know that autoimmune diseases target women 75 percent more often than men; and combined, autoimmune diseases are one of the top ten killers of women under the age of 65. Awareness is vital. Learn more at http://www.aarda.org/.
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"Trans rights are human rights." This moving video features 21 transgender people in Asia and across the Pacific sharing their experiences with their families, healthcare providers, government entities and more, and how those experiences were shaped by their trans status.
Together with UNAIDS, the Asia-Pacific Transgender Network released the video for special recognition today, Zero Discrimination Day, which is “a day to celebrate everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity no matter what they look like, where they come from or who they love.” (via Gay Star News)
"Here is why we need sex education: we need sex education because (some) men are asking for anal sex on the first date. This is fact. If you do not believe it, then I’m afraid, you simply haven’t spoken to enough women in their 20s. We need sex education, because (some) men seem to think sex ends with him ejaculating on your breasts, or in your hair, or in your face. We need sex education because of a practice called ‘seagulling’, a boarding school import (what else?) that has spread to some university halls of residence. It involves a group of guys standing outside a mate’s door while he has sex with a girl, and then bursting in and ejaculating over her, all at once. We need sex education because women are telling me they’re fed up of being told they’re a ‘bitch’ or a ‘dirty little whore’ or a ‘slut’ in bed. That they need to be ‘violated’ or ‘ruined’. We need sex education because I have lost count of the number of times that young women have told me that their boyfriend or sex partner has placed his hands around their neck and tried to choke them during sex. […]
Sex education is not simply about teaching women how to say “no” when men are taught to say “yes”, it’s about showing both genders what a healthy relationship looks like. It’s about teaching them how to recognise consent, and that consent can be withdrawn at any time, and that it is not, always, verbal. Some interviews with young men have revealed much confusion on this point – porn has taught some of them that resistance is a kind of foreplay: it isn’t. Good sex education means having someone explain this to them without blushing or stuttering, in language that they understand, without the need for a cartoon of a dancing condom. Good sex education does not stop at the mechanics.
Porn in and of itself is not the problem; after all, it’s just people, having sex, on a screen, sometimes not especially convincingly. No, porn is not the problem: it’s the complete and utter absence of any other narrative…”
I think they believes that an ED is something driven by changing you appearance but in my experience as well as several of my friends it’s more about gaining control of the one thing you can, your body.