Tracy Lewis, firefighter.
"Of the roughly 11,500 firefighters in New York City, only 31 are women. My first year, I ran up 13 flights of stairs wondering how I’d get to the top. But I made sure I stayed right behind the officer, while the other guys straggled behind. Now, six years later, I’m the only woman in my firehouse, along with 11 men. My team carries the hoses: When a 50-foot-long hose is filled with water, it can be extremely heavy.
Fifty percent of my job is muscular strength; the rest is cardiovascular endurance and technique. Firefighting is about practice and training. I knew a guy from the military who thought he would ace the physical test just because he had huge muscles-and he had to retake it twice! The first thing female recruits say is that they’re not strong enough to be firefighters. But how do they know? We train for three months, working as hard as our male counterparts. If the men do 30 push-ups, we do them, too. My position wasn’t handed to me; I worked for it. When I look at my body, I see years of training.”
This map should be included in every history book.
You know, it really scares me when we get these stories about nt parents killing or trying to kill their autistic sons and daughters and other “autism parents” jump in saying things like “don’t judge unless you’ve tried to raise an autistic child; I have an autistic son and you don’t know how hard it is” because like… Shouldn’t it be the opposite reaction??
If you have someone you love who’s autistic shouldn’t you be DISGUSTED by this kind of thing, moreso than other NTs? If you have an autistic daughter and you hear about another autistic girl being murdered, don’t you get scared for your own kid?? Don’t you feel extra hard-hit by the reminder that this world is full of people who think your kid/sibling/niece/student doesn’t deserve to live, when you KNOW that’s not true because you KNOW that autistic person and you know all the good in them and you know you couldn’t bear losing them… And doesn’t it shake you to know that other people don’t know that, that they think this person and others like them are better off dead?
Because if you truly love that autistic person in your care, that’s where your thoughts should be. Your empathy should lie with the helpless innocent kid, who was attacked by the person they trusted - the person who was supposed to protect them.
But instead of thinking of that kid, you think of yourself, you think of how hard YOU have it, and you save all your compassion for the MURDERER.
Anyone with that kind of mentality shouldn’t even have kids and yet these people are the ones raising autistic/special needs kids…. And that’s terrifying to me.
i don’t get how a woman can “invade” a space meant for women.
I want a Coca Cola ad featuring towns where there is structural damage to buildings and sinkholes in the ground due to over-extraction of the water table to make soft drinks.
I want a Coca Cola ad featuring political corruption and illegal activity to prevent unionization and keep factories open.
I want a Coca Cola ad about how people in countries throughout Latin America are more likely to have access to Coca Cola than to school, clean water, basic emergency health care, or even homes and food.
"Well how about a giant sign that says ‘Don’t.’ You could hit people with it."
Image is a sign that says “DON’T” lying on some rocks, with a pop-up box saying that it does 15 damage, has weight 12, and has value 45. I assume this is from some sort of game.
Now HE is a role-model
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
they criticize him because they aren’t brave enough to emulate him.
Wow, this is awesome!
So, you know, you mention the Tupamaros as a “robin hood organization” and don’t mention that they were a Marxist group, because that word is scary to liberals.
And the post kinda glosses over that the country was at the time, under a military Junta.
Jose Mujica is so much better than this photoset
Re-reblogging for the above.
Real leadership, comrades.
Image Text: Stimming is an adaptive behavior which can help an Autistic person focus, cope, engage, etc.
Asking an Autistic person not to stim can be more distracting than the stim, itself.
Waiting on releases.
Max Cape is possible this month!! All depends on my work/study-free time balance. Going to try my hardest though!!
So just a few days after posting 2 can be crossed off :)
50m cash pile.
and here I am going “So maybe I’ll get 90 smithing? And I guess 60 agility would be nice.”
9/10 doctors agree that playing the Silent Lord in the Song of the Twelve is likely to cause acute Ed’rashtekerasket Mastication Syndrome.