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Reblogging again for the fuckboy who ignored it the first time
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT
*slow clap for australia* shit mates. Wow.
I will probably reblog this once a day
Reblog. Always reblog.
This is what we mean when we talk about gendered socialization. Wonderful to see an entire government standing up and talking about it.
siri how do i express nervousness about a vaccine being developed at light speed by a private company on a tight deadline funded by the trump administration without in any way sounding like an anti-vaxxer
sawbones just did an episode on this very topic, and it soothed a lot of my own fears
if you don’t have time to listen, the watered down gist is a lot of the companies are 1 partially funded by an organization that gave them money in return for rights to distribute the vaccine (for free iirc, feel free to correct me) when it was finished, 2 there are a bunch of new methods for vaccine development being used in this case that are both safer and faster than normal.
Sydnee expresses her own concerns about the vaccine and everything that’s happening, but if a real life doctor says there’s hope I will believe her.
i’m ten minutes into the podcast and if i weren’t on mobile i would edit that one meme so it says “why don’t you [listen to sydnee mcelroy talk about how your fears are understandable because the trump administration and capitalism have both undermined the public’s trust in the new vaccine but really it’s going to be safe and effective despite all those things] and maybe then you’ll calm down”
i got u
What I will say, and I know it’s cold comfort, is that everyone in photos like these has an incredible case against these PDs because the rounds they’re firing say right on the casing that they’re not to be fired except by properly trained users in appropriate ways so either this is a trained person who ignored the training and can be held liable or this is an untrained person whose department should be held liable
Your buddy from the ammo industry here.
1) these are absolutely not supposed to be fired directly at people, they are supposed to be fired indirectly.
2) they can kill and seriously injure people
YOURE TELLING ME THIS IS WHAT THEY’VE BEEN SHOOTING PROTESTERS WITH????
YEP! These are meant to be skipped into the ground and then spin into people’s legs and dissuade people from advancing or move them away. FIRING THEM AT PEOPLE’S HEADS IS 100% AGAINST THE PROPER USE.
AND THEY ARE SHOOTING THESE AT MEDICS. DOCTORS, EMTS, AND NURSES. AT CLOSE RANGE.
THESE CAN BREAK YOUR SKULL. THEY ARE NOT A JOKE.
THIS IS LESS LETHAL LIKE A BASEBALL BAT IS LESS LETHAL THAN A SWORD. BOTH STILL CAN KILL.
I only found out today they’re meant to be fired at the ground to bounce back at protesters… I don’t think I’ve ever seen the cops use them that way
They’re also often actually metal with a thin coating of rubber.
3) this type of “rubber bullet” (often called a “foam baton” or “rubber baton” round) is a lightweight projectile that will nonetheless fuck you up. I’ve loaded and worked with foam batons and rubber shot for a long time and in all the time I’ve worked with people who were loading and firing rubber bullets with police departments I’ve never encountered any version of a 37 or 40mm baton round that has a “thin layer of rubber over a metal core,” which is a description I’ve seen a lot of in the last few days and wanted to correct.
They 100% know this is not how these are supposed to be used and they are intentionally misusing them in ways they are aware make the weapons more lethal and will later claim they didn’t know better. They’re lying, and everyone should know they’re lying.
“In a study of children aged 2-5, parents interrupted their daughters more than their sons, and fathers were more likely to talk simultaneously with their children than mothers were. Jennifer Coates says: “It seems that fathers try to control conversation more than mothers… and both parents try to control conversation more with daughters than with sons. The implicit message to girls is that they are more interruptible and that their right to speak is less than that of boys.” Girls and boys’ differing understanding of when to talk, when to be quiet, what is polite and so on, has a visible impact on the dynamics of the classroom. Just as men dominate the floor in business meetings, academic conferences and so on, so little boys dominate in the classroom - and little girls let them.”
Y'all this is BAD
Wow this is a really elegant way of describing why falling populations result in a narrow and incomplete picture of the actual species