Share Sexplanations

Posted by jbc on January 31st, 2015 at 11:57 pm

Share Sexplanations:

echojardini:

lies:

echojardini:

tumblingdoe:

I’d really love it if you shared Sexplanations with someone you care about. I think more people can benefit from it and I’m always hearing “I wish I had known about this channel when I was younger.” Please spread the Sexplanations. http://ift.tt/1iP3uwI

I have issues with her promotion of homeopathic treatment for medical conditions. More here, and apologies for my having employed what I suspect you’ll consider to be an ableist slur when I wrote that.

I’m not saying that Linsey Doe is not problematic, in fact, I find many things about her videos problematic. I have not heard of the issue with homeopathy, though. (which I don’t consider ableist? probably because I’ve never heard of it before. but from what I read in these few ten minutes, the act of using it on patients would be ableist but not the word itself. it is the procedure which has been used to harm ill people, not the word. ableist language includes words that have been used to categorize, dehumanize, or generally portray disability in a negative light; and this doesn’t appear to be that. unless you’re referring to something else???)

Some of the things that I have seen as problematic are: her interview with a trans man makes me very uncomfortable (if I remember correctly because he was rather binarist). Also, she is a dyadic, cisgender, heterosexual who often explains issues about intersex, transness, and queer sexualities, so there are bound to be problems there. Also, things like including sapiosexual on a list of identities. I’m sure the list could go on and on.

My general stance with encountering problematic media is to critique it, not ignore it, unless it actively causes me harm (and yes, there are some episodes of sexplanations that make me so uncomfortable I cannot watch them). However, despite it’s problems, this show has taught me so many things that were excluded from my sex education. It has allowed me to come to a greater understanding of my body and the way it interacts with my sexuality, and this is why I recommend it to people.

Also, I want to try to give lenience to people who have different points of view and are generally earnest and have good intentions. Because life is better if I try to exercise compassion with others and myself.

The ableist slur I was referring to was when I wrote that homeopathy was “obviously bonkers”. That’s a term I’ve used in the past but try these days not to use, based in large part on your own effort to explain to me how language that treats mental illness lightly for disparaging/humorous effect can be hurtful. So thank you for helping me understand that.

I believe you when you say her show has been educational and helpful. But I wish she was more scrupulous about not promoting homeopathy, even if only as an alternative treatment, for actual medical conditions.

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“Homeopathy? Shame on you Lindsey. Well now, this is uncomfortable. I’ve essentially been told you’re…”

Posted by jbc on January 31st, 2015 at 11:25 pm

Homeopathy? Shame on you Lindsey. Well now, this is uncomfortable. I’ve essentially been told you’re going to harass me until I respond to this. Don’t do that. Let’s remember, if I’m not responding, it’s because I haven’t gotten to your message yet. Remember, thousands of messages! Or, I’ve given your answer already, or someone has made a rude comment related to the topic and I need space.

This is an example of a homeopathic remedy for cold sores. Not your thing? That’s okay. Two Nobel peace prize winners, a professor of emeritus at Cambridge University, the National Institute of Health, Web MD, my local grocery store and the Food & Drug Association do not discount homeopathy. Please quit bullying me, not cool. We could all be wrong, but there’s still no shame in that. I just like giving people choices!



Dr. Lindsey Doe, Sexplanations

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Share Sexplanations

Posted by jbc on January 31st, 2015 at 10:39 pm

Share Sexplanations:

echojardini:

tumblingdoe:

I’d really love it if you shared Sexplanations with someone you care about. I think more people can benefit from it and I’m always hearing “I wish I had known about this channel when I was younger.” Please spread the Sexplanations. http://ift.tt/1iP3uwI

I have issues with her promotion of homeopathic treatment for medical conditions. More here, and apologies for my having employed what I suspect you’ll consider to be an ableist slur when I wrote that.

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rmangi: washingtonpost:Man down. They seriously have Palin on…

Posted by jbc on January 31st, 2015 at 10:24 pm



rmangi:

washingtonpost:

Man down.

They seriously have Palin on the top of that list?

Well, that they have Bolton just below her seems indicative that this is a special sort of list. Like: Who would be the most hilariously awesome person to have as the Republican nominee?

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Chickens!

Posted by jbc on January 31st, 2015 at 10:08 pm



Chickens!

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gandalf1202: Caspar David Friedrich – The Monk by the Sea…

Posted by jbc on January 31st, 2015 at 6:11 pm



gandalf1202:

Caspar David Friedrich – The Monk by the Sea [1808-10] on Flickr.

A single figure, dressed in a long garment and with his chin on one hand, stands on a low dune sprinkled with grass. The figure, usually identified as a monk, has turned almost completely away from the viewer and surveys a rough sea and a grey, blank sky that takes up about three quarters of the picture. It is unclear whether he is standing on a high rock or only on a gentle slope to the sea. The dune forms an inexpressive triangle in the composition, at the farthest point of which is the figure. Contrasting with the dark ocean there are several whitecaps of waves sometimes mistaken for seagulls.


Although Friedrich’s paintings are landscapes, he designed and painted them in his studio, using freely drawn plain air sketches, from which he chose the most evocative elements to integrate into an expressive composition. The composition of The Monk by the Sea shows evidence of this reductive process, as Friedrich removed elements from the canvas after they were painted. Recent scientific investigations have revealed that he had initially painted two small sailing ships on the horizon, which he later removed. Friedrich continued to modify the details of the painting right up to its exhibition, to the sky’s grey was added blue, with stars and a moon, but the basic composition always stayed the same.


[Alte und Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin – Oil on canvas, 100 x 171.5 cm]

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The people I follow on tumblr are, as a rule, incredible people.

Posted by jbc on January 31st, 2015 at 5:09 pm

The people I follow on tumblr are, as a rule, incredible people.

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sylvia-morris:yulinisworking:thinking out loud | Week 2 | hours…

Posted by jbc on January 31st, 2015 at 2:57 pm



sylvia-morris:

yulinisworking:

thinking out loud | Week 2 | hours in a police station

Footage from this week was a bit shakier and less pretty than usual, it was a stressful situation.

THINKING OUT LOUD is a new series project attempting to capture weekly visual snippets of what’s on my mind for a full year.

I should be back on schedule next Thursday with a very Sundance-centric episode!

Much love,

Yulin Kuang
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At the end of high school I deleted a diary I’d kept a few years before. I’m glad I did, because I needed to stop dwelling on those emotions. But by doing so I know I have chosen to remember that time incorrectly. 

I tell stories loosely. I am never too worried about getting the details right, so long as I convey the essence. Each time I tell a story of my past I rewrite it in my brain, just a little further from the facts.  Even when I’m just telling the story to myself.

And I wonder how many things have been edited and rewritten. Lines given to people they didn’t belong to. Backstories made up to suit myself. Events reordered so they would flow better. Emotions simplified. Self justified.

If someone told me the facts now, I probably wouldn’t believe them. Brains are scary.

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the-eldest-woman-on: I love living in a major city, but damn, I…

Posted by jbc on January 31st, 2015 at 1:06 pm



the-eldest-woman-on:

I love living in a major city, but damn, I miss being exposed to the dark sky sites as a kid. It kills me how little of our universe I can see in Philly; every major astrological event I miss. I believe all those freezing summer night watching the celestial rotation and observing my insignificance forged a fundamental aspect of my psyche which my kid will never have. 

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Video

Posted by jbc on January 30th, 2015 at 11:59 pm



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seanpersaud: #tbt when we met Internet Super-Celebrity…

Posted by jbc on January 30th, 2015 at 10:58 pm



seanpersaud:

#tbt when we met Internet Super-Celebrity @ryanbailey25 at Sundance. “Starstruck” doesn’t begin to cover it.

When worlds collide.

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unhistorical: Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6,…

Posted by jbc on January 30th, 2015 at 6:29 pm



















unhistorical:

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918)

I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too. But I’m not certain of whether it’s true. 

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don’t be an accelerant

Posted by jbc on January 30th, 2015 at 5:27 pm

don’t be an accelerant:

So this is deeply related to the post yesterday, but it reflects on the online version of things. It’s complex and so I have to write at length, so if you don’t feel like reading a couple thousand …

I liked his commentary on the taxonomy of online socially progressive anger.

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First Look at Sophie in Season 5 of Game of Thrones

Posted by jbc on January 30th, 2015 at 3:15 pm






First Look at Sophie in Season 5 of Game of Thrones

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distant-traveller: Orion Nebula and Reflection Nebula The…

Posted by jbc on January 30th, 2015 at 1:10 pm



distant-traveller:

Orion Nebula and Reflection Nebula
The Orion Nebula (also known as M42) is a diffuse nebula situated south of Orion’s Belt in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. The nebula Messier 78 (also known as M78 or NGC 2068) is a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion. This image was taken in Mersing, Malaysia with a total exposure time of 2 hours. Ha images were taken to boost the HII region around the nebulae.
Image credit & copyright: Justin Ng

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Some people have it, some people don’t.

Posted by jbc on January 30th, 2015 at 11:56 am





Some people have it, some people don’t.

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gandalf1202: Camille Pissarro – The Louvre Under Snow [1902] on…

Posted by jbc on January 30th, 2015 at 8:07 am



gandalf1202:

Camille Pissarro – The Louvre Under Snow [1902] on Flickr.

This is one of a series of views painted by Pissarro from the apartment he took in 1900 at 28 Place Dauphine on the Ile-de-la-Cité in Paris. Here he is looking west along the River Seine. The Pont-des-Arts and the Louvre are seen in the distance. The railings and steps on the left enclose the 19th-century statue of Henri IV.


[National Gallery, London – Oil on canvas, 65.4 x 87.3 cm]

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Video

Posted by jbc on January 30th, 2015 at 12:11 am



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April and Andy (Behind the Scenes)

Posted by jbc on January 29th, 2015 at 9:48 pm









April and Andy (Behind the Scenes)

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I couldn’t decide which I liked better: The sunset, or the…

Posted by jbc on January 29th, 2015 at 6:06 pm





I couldn’t decide which I liked better: The sunset, or the virga and rainbow over the mountains on the other side.

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