This is why it’s so important for parents to support their trans kids.
If I don’t reblog this, then I’m dead.
Um no wtf. Some people have pre-existing conditions that make it difficult to breathe with a mask on. E.g. anxiety, asthma, COPD. Mind your own business.
Actually I have anxiety, claustrophobia, sensory issues, & severe asthma, yet I still wear at least one if not two masks in public.
“mind your own business,” it becomes my business if it’s possibly harmful to me or the people around me
Yes, some people have pre-existing conditions that can make wearing masks difficult, the solution is going out in public as little as possible or finding alternative face coverings. (I’m sure there’s more safe solutions out there that other people have figured out)
I have no solutions for an alternative face covering that would work for someone w/copd, but someone with copd probably wouldn’t want to be in public rn b/c they’re very high risk?!? (Please someone correct me if I’m wrong on any of this I do not have copd)
Also asthmatics and other high risk people should wear masks to protect ourselves if we can? Having a few asthma attacks or panic attacks is so much better than me or someone else dying from covid19.
Stop using my conditions and disabilities as an excuse for pushing harmful ideology.
first of all, anxiety is NOT a condition that necessitates not wearing a face mask, even the slightest bit. if you think it is, you’re an idiot.
for people with actual breathing conditions (such as copd or severe asthma), or anyone else who doesn’t want to wear a mask, face shields exist and are extremely cheap (you can get a 6-pack for 5 bucks):
the solution to “i can’t wear a mask because i have a breathing condition” is not “i can go out without a facial covering and endanger the lives of others”. it is either find an alternative face covering like a face shield, or don’t go out at all.
I have both asthma and anxiety, and I also wear glasses so wearing a mask is EXTREMELY difficult. I still do, because guess what? The virus stays in the air for a few HOURS after someone infected sneezes or coughs.
Face shields are nice but are ineffective if worn alone - they only protect from direct sneezing/coughing and saliva particles (mostly from getting in your eyes), but the air is still contaminated (yes, even if the contaminated person is wearing a fabric/simple mask! It’s more difficult but it can happen!)
I’ve recently had an appointment with a pneumologist and he INSISTED I wore two masks (a reusable N95 called “duck beak” and a fabric one on top of it) every time I got out of my house, my husband should do it as well. I’m part of the risk group, I can NOT afford not to wear a mask, even if it means I have an asthma attack.
“Is it possible to turn things around by 2050? The answer is absolutely yes,” says Kai Chan, a professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia.
Many scientists have been telling us how the world will look like, if we don’t act now. However, others, like Chan, are tracking what success might look like.
They are not simply day-dreamers either. They aren’t being too optimistic. They are putting together road maps for how to safely get to the planet envisioned in the 2015 Paris Agreement, where temperatures hold at 1.5 degrees Celsius higher than before we started burning fossil fuels, this article from July states.
“Three decades is enough to do a lot of important things. In the next few years—if we get started on them—they will pay dividends in the coming decades,” says Chan, the lead author of the chapter on achieving a sustainable future in a recent UN report that predicted the possible extinction of a million species.
Making these changes won’t mean years of being poor, cold and hungry before things get comfortable again, the scientists insist. They say that if we start acting seriously NOW, we stand a decent chance of transforming society without huge disruption.
No doubt, it will take a massive switch in society’s energy use. But without us noticing, that’s already happening. Not fast enough, maybe, but it is. Solar panels and offshore wind power plummet in price. Iceland and Paraguay have stripped the carbon from their grids, according to a new energy outlook report from Bloomberg. Europe is on track to be 90 per cent carbon-free by 2040. And Ottawa says that Canada is already at 81 per cent, thanks to hydro, nuclear, wind and solar.
Decarbonizing the whole economy is within grasp. We can do this.
“If we have five years of really sustained efforts, making sure we reorient our businesses and our governments toward sustainability, then from that point on, this transition will seem quite seamless. Because it will just be this gradual reshaping of options,” Chan says, adding: “All these things seem very natural when the system is changing around you.”
Hoping people with more relevant knowledge and science parsing skills than I do might comment on this …
I think it is absolutely vital that people be able to picture The Healed World. Honestly I think it’s one of the most important things we can do.
Look at how many different apocalypses people can visualise. Our brains can freely feast on unlimited scenes of scarcity, competition and fear. Everywhere we turn we can consume endless content about killing our neighbors for scraps, about hurting children, about bleak planets and extinction, and lots and lots of guns. It is easy, accessible and cheap. Our minds gobble up as much of this content as the market generates and the market gleefully generates more. We feed and feed upon a future of suffering and loss. We feast on images of brown children being hurt, unnecessarily, and say smugly that “that’s just what humanity is like.” Our brains are programmed away from the natural human responses to crises (fix it, help each other, rebuild and hope) and TOWARDS the mindsets of fictional apocalypse (cause it, turn on each other [it’s just what humans do! We’ve all seen the same stories!], collapse, fight each other for crumbs, the world is doomed anyway.)
It’s pretty unnecessary. And frankly pretty cringe. Imagine being part of some of the most prosperous, empowered, educated, connected group of humans to ever exist, and having a brain that can only picture the future as apocalypse-movie.
And where is the food of abundance, equality, beauty, hope, diversity? Where is the actual food of the future? Oh. It’s in, like, three solarpunk anthologies, huh?
Anyway not to get all Amitav Ghosh on main but we have GOT to address this unnecessary and EMBARRASSING failure of imagination. Because we are the generation currently failing in our responsibilities as caretakers of the earth, because of this deranged inability to picture the world as being a real place, and the future being a place where people will live.
So, basically, yes, let’s just say it and start saying it regularly. The work is now and we have to do it. It isn’t impossible. Yes there is hope. Yes it can all be done. Yes there is a future for fucksake. It’s within our grasp. that is what futures are.
sometimes i just want to laugh at how absurd everything is. like, jeff bezos has enough money to literally end the war in yemen. he could literally end it. nearly any celebrity in the world has the money to fix the flint water crisis. like there is a handful of rich people who, if they just put their money where their fucking mouths were, could solve so many problems. but they dont!!! they just buy another house, or a car, or a company where they don’t pay their workers fair wages so they can get richer. it’s just!!!!!!! sometimes i want to laugh bc it’s so absurd and this is why we say eat the rich.
I hate weight loss adds
I have no issue body image wise with with being fat or gaining weight… I’ve worked really long and hard to overcome that.
One issue I do have is brittle bones, I develop stress fractures really easily, so the heavier I am the more at risk I am.
I’ve been doing some research into strategies to help me reduce my intake in a healthy way so I can maintain my current weight, until I can get an appointment with a dietician and take up swimming again. My goal is to ultimately get to a safer weight for my bones. Quarantine has meant that what little exercise disabled old me was getting, just disappeared and I’m really feeling the extra weight in my joints… and its agony.
Well the algorithm has picked up on this research and has started recommending me the most awful weightloss ads… just disgusting body shaming and dangerous goals even for healthy able bodied people. Awful stuff.
Be kind to your bodies folks. Fat is beautiful, it doesn’t matter your gender. Body shape and type doesn’t define your worth. You be kind to you.
If anybody recommends weightloss tips/plans to me or uses the word ketosis, I will eat your spine for calcium.
I’ll represent you in court :)
Isn’t it consensual when she gave him the photos when they were together 🔚
From a lawyer: “The photos were consensual. But she did not consent to distribution “
He really thought he did something with that comment and his lil stank emoji at the end lol
Reblog to save a LIFE dat shit is not ok
for the ladies, and even gentlemen, who follow me and find themselves in this situation.
Same goes for you Men. If your ex leaks photos of your dick or any videos you sent her, you can sue too. Yea, giving the photos with consent is Aight, but spreading them around and “exposing” Ain’t it chief
A hero emerges.
YOU KNOW HOW BIG THAT IS?
Its as if he took away a chunk of the internet AS BIG AS TWO TIMES THE ENTIRE GOOGLE SEARCH LIBRARY
HOOOOLY SHIT DUDE
HOLY SHIT WE STAN
How big is the dark web, though, really? I mean, 20% of 100 Skittles is 20 Skittles.
To answer your question, really fucking big. The normal web, which most people use, is TINY compared to the dark web.
Hundreds of thousands of websites wiped from the earth. This fucker did more to shut down sex trafficking networks than most federal governments:
“20% of 100 skittles is 20 skittles”
Okay. Let’s imagine that the dark web is tiny. 100 web sites, so ‘all’ they did was take down 20 sites peddling women and children as sex slaves.
Even if that was true wouldn’t that be amazing?
And keeping in mind that all those skittles aren’t the same skittles, he just focused on the one type and honestly that is an amazing statistic.
Not all heroes wear capes
Hey I wanna introduce y'all to an amazing technique called CLICK THE LINK IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS. The linked article says on the first line that they took down estimated 10,000 websites.
The article also says that what they did was, they went after a single dark hosting service which claimed to be against child porn, realized that about half of the sites hosted on their servers were in fact child porn, and decided to take down the whole service as punishment. So we can expect about 5,000 child porn site were shut down, along with 5,000 miscelaneous sites. That is, if the anonimous estimate was correct. According to Anonimous message, they were also kinda pissed at other bad practices of the hosting server such as scamming people to fund their servers.
All that said, can you pay a little attention to how you talk about the “Dark Web”? By definition, Dark Web is any website whose origin can’t be easily traced by an IP adress detector. If I make a website in my computer at home and serv it through a series of proxys like a TOR network, it is untraceable, and thus, part of the Dark Web. It’s popular among criminals because it makes it a lot harder for the cops to find you, but it’s also popular for activist and specially hacktivist groups who need to remain anonymous, because hacktivism is a crime.
Here’s a sinple definition but please look for more info:
Definition - What does Dark Web mean?
The dark Web is comprised of websites that are visible to the public, but their IP address details are intentionally hidden. These websites can be visited by anyone on Internet, but it is not easy to find the server details on which the corresponding site is running, and it is difficult to track the one hosting the site.
The dark Web concept is achievable with the help of anonymity tools. Some popular tools are Tor and I2P. The dark Web is popular for both black market and user protection, so it has both positive and negative aspects.
here’s a site where you can donate to native Hawaiians. let me know if this is the wrong organization or if there are better ones i can link.
TIL that between 1921 - 1976, Sweden sterilized up to 63,000 people. Teenagers as young as 15 were sterilized for inadequacies as trivial as shortsightedness or because they allegedly lacked judgment or had “no obvious concept of ethics”.
The term used here is “people”, which is true but non-specific. The vast majority of those sterilised under the race hygiene programme were women (the last woman sterilised, in fact, in 1976, was sterilised because, during the course if her university career, she slept with five different men), and indigenous Sàmi, Finnish and Romani women were massively overrepresented in comparison to population size.
@superblyannoyingtheorist-bl-blog very correctly points out something that I was amiss to not mention. Keeping this law was the chief concession that the Christian Democratic Party managed to get out of being a part of the governing coalition between 2004-2012 (it was changed when they were kicked out of power, almost immediately). Untold numbers of trans people were sterilised for absolutely no reason other than transphobic hate in the meantime, and trans healthcare in Sweden is still an absolute disgrace - not quite “forced sterilisation”-level disgrace, now rather “impossible waiting times, huge lists of demands, need for psychological vertification” with a laundry list of other near-impossible requirements to access gender-confirming treatment, whether that be hormones or surgery.
“Jonathan Irons has been incarcerated since 1997 for a crime that he did not commit. He was just 16 years old at the time and arrested for the non-fatal shooting of a homeowner during a burglary – even though no DNA evidence, fingerprints, physical evidence, or footprint evidence collected ever linked Jonathan to the crime.
I’ve known Jonathan for over a decade, and I’m fighting to make sure his case gets a fair review and calling attention to the prosecutorial misconduct that I believe resulted in Jonathan being wrongfully sent to prison for 50 years as a teenager.
Will you stand with me and demand new evidence be considered?
Jonathan’s conviction was based solely on unreliable eyewitness testimony. Credible witnesses who could have provided testimony to Jonathan’s whereabouts during the time of the crime were never brought to court to testify, and Jonathan was interrogated by authorities without a guardian or attorney present, even though he was a minor.
Moreover, when the shooting victim indicated that he couldn’t identify his shooter, police officers told him to give his “best guess” which led to his guess of Jonathan.Jonathan has now been in prison for 22 years, for a crime I know and thousands of others know he didn’t commit. I met Jonathan through a family member’s prison ministry program when I was 18.
I was shocked and horrified to discover that this was happening to someone who was only a couple years younger than I was at the time of his arrest. I was even more shocked to learn that over 10,000 people may be wrongfully convicted of serious crimes each year and that prosecutorial misconduct is rampant in communities across the United States.I’m dedicating my life to freeing Jonathan the same way I dedicated myself to each game in the WNBA.
And it’s why I need your help today. I urge you to join me in asking Judge Daniel Green and Missouri Assistant Attorney General Patrick J. Logang, the Office of the Missouri State Attorney General and the Office of the District Attorney of Saint Charles County to take into account the undeniable facts of Jonathan’s case, and provide justice for Jonathan Irons once and for all.”
My stage career began when I was a little under two months old, when I took the spotlight as Baby Jesus in a Christmas pageant. I’m told that I did a wonderful job and slept calmly through the whole thing, which can only speak to my talents as an actress, because I was 1. the wrong gender 2. a colicky screaming demon of a baby and 3. about as far from divine as it’s possible for an allegedly-human child to be.
I continued to be actively involved in theater as a kid (and frequently played roles of various small animals, because I was tiny for my age). Around the age of ten, I was cast as the lead character in a musical about cowboys that I no longer remember the name of. It was my first real lead role, and I took it very, very seriously. And because I am myself, that means I maaaaybe went…a little overboard.
My character’s introduction was early in the play, accompanied by the crack of a bullwhip. This was more-or-less pre internet (or, at least, our director was not tech-savvy enough to find sound effects online) and we didn’t have a sound effect track for that noise. There were plans to acquire the appropriate sound effect before opening night, but I rapidly tired of making my entrance during rehearsals to the sound of someone yelling “BULLWHIP NOISE!”
This, I thought to myself, is a problem I can solve.
I learned early in life that it’s good to be friends with people who have skills; they always come in handy eventually. After rehearsals one day, I put on my cowboy boots and biked a couple miles over to my friend Grace’s house. I went down to their basement and knocked on her older brother’s door.
“Hello,” I said. “I need to learn how to use a bullwhip.”
“….Okay,” he said. It did not seem to occur to him that he might ask further questions about why I, a tiny horrible munchkin composed exclusively of rage and pointy elbows, needed to be weaponized any further. Clearly, I had come to the right person.
My friend’s older brother would have been an SCA nerd, if SCA was a thing where we were. Instead, he was one of those unsupervised 4H kids with weird hobbies, largely oriented around ancient forms of combat. He was somewhere in his late teens at this time, and he liked to make stuff. It was an urge I, even at age ten, could sympathize with. His name was Aron.
Aron got out his bullwhip (which I had noticed hanging on his wall on a prior visit, and had filed away mentally under a for future use tab) and we went to the backyard.
“Step one of using a bullwhip,” Aron began, “Swinging the bullwhip.”
We rapidly discovered that since I was god’s tiniest, angriest creation, a full-size bullwhip was way too long for me to use. Aron’s shins suffered for my attempt.
“…Step one of using a bullwhip,” Aron said, “Making a bullwhip.”
So we went back inside, found a tanned cowhide (that he just…had? I don’t remember if there was a reason for this.) and some razor blades, and I learned how to cut and braid a bullwhip. It took a few tries, and I wound up coming back for a while, because I kept getting frustrated with the bullwhip-braiding process and Aron kept distracting me with bait like: “Hey kid, wanna learn to make some chainmail?” and “Hey kid, wanna fletch some arrows?” and “Hey kid, wanna try doing horseback archery?”
Obviously the answer to these questions was “BOY, WOULD I EVER!” Some delays are necessary to the artistic process.
(At one point my mom asked me “Hellen, what are you doing over at Grace’s house all the time?” And I, perfectly innocent, said, “Making weapons!” and my mother, who never understood why I was like this, but accepted that a girl has needs and those needs occasionally involve stocking a personal armory, said “Okay! Have fun!”)
Soon, the bullwhip, size extra small, was finished. The lessons on actual bullwhip use commenced.
It should be noted that Aron was self-taught, and really had no idea what to do, so this was mostly an exercise in the two of us standing twenty feet apart and flailing wildly with our respective whips until snapping noises happened. And then we figured out what we’d done to make the snapping noises. And then we kept doing that. Extremely vigorously. So vigorously that at one point one of the bullwhips launched into the air and caught on a tree branch and we hand to drag the trampoline over so Aron could bounce me high enough to grab it. But we persisted!
Eventually we reached a point where we could line up pop cans on a fence rail and hit them off three times out of five.
Feeling extremely accomplished and like I finally understood method acting, I packed my bullwhip into my backpack for the next play rehearsal. Soon enough, it was time for me to make my entrance.
I leaped on stage in my cowboy boots and cracked the bullwhip as hard as I could, immediately launching into the song despite the fact that the sound of five feet of braided leather breaking sound barrier had startled the accompanist so badly she’d keysmashed on the piano.
The director shouted something she probably shouldn’t have shouted in a room full of small children, and then demanded, “WHERE DID YOU GET THAT!”
“I made it!” I declared proudly. “I’m a cowgirl! I can make my own bullwhip noise!”
“Yes! Because we needed a bullwhip sound effect. And bullwhips are where bullwhip sound effects come from!”
This was, of course, impeccable logic.
It is apparently difficult to argue with a gleeful ten year old who happens to be armed with a bullwhip longer than she is tall. After some negotiation, the director agreed that I could use my bullwhip for my opening song, provided that I didn’t pop it while anyone was anywhere near me on stage and I didn’t let anyone else play with it. These terms were acceptable to me.
Somehow, no one was injured and the play went off without a hitch. We can only chalk up these things to the magic of the theatre.
Nearly a decade later, an unsuspecting college classmate asked me, “Hellen, wanna take a class on bullwhip combat with me?”
And obviously I answered, “BOY, WOULD I EVER!”
“She said protesters took her to hospital after the police shot her, giving her medical supplies and acting as her eyes after her own became bloodied and swollen.”
Emphasis mine, in case anyone needs reminding on who the villains are
This is terrorism
This reporter was shot in the eye and permanently blinded. By the cops.
Actually this is Louisville KY. Wave 3 is a local news station that covers Kentucky and Indiana and the people there are protesting the death of Breonna Taylor. I know that us Kentuckians might be small compared to Minneapolis, but please don’t forget Breonna or the seven people who were shot the other night during protest, one in critical condition. You may not hear as much about Kentucky, but when the news station literally says Louisville, this is just lazy.
The 2015 Hamilton discourse got the point of one healthy able-bodied white american girl pretending to be a disabled middle eastern lesbian couple with HIV so that she could write a modern AU of Hamilton about HIV, who was then caught in the act by another fic writer who had a grudge against her because she’d attacked them for writing a Hamilton AU where the founding fathers are cannibalistic mermaids, and the reason she had attacked them for it was because somehow that was cultural appropriation.
Seriously. Whatever hot take you have about Hamilton, I promise you several dozen people already said it years ago, and if I have to see this shit again I’m going to throw myself into the fucking sun
we did all of this hamilton discourse in 2015!!!!!!! if you weren’t around for it then just know it happened and every take possible was had!!!!! go get some juice and log off
There is no shared white history. Europeans all hated each other from the first settlers up until the 1500s. No Italian has even fucking heard the word “Odin” until long after (”white”) christian missionaries nearly eradicated that religion. If you and I are both white than our ancestors probably fucking hated each other. Hell, if you’re a white mutt like me, various roots of your own family tree fucking hated each other and considered each other foreign savage barbarians. The only thing that unifies the white race is skin color and privilege, and neither of those things fill me with any kind of pride.
In Europe itself Europeans STILL hate each other tbh. Ever heard Northern Europeans or Western Europeans talk about Southern or Eastern Europeans? Jokes about lazy Greeks “taking” all of the EUs money or “criminal” Poles stealing jobs if not bikes or cars? Which isn’t even getting into what happened in the Balkan in the 90s or the way Irish people were regarded up until very recently.
This is why pride in a specific European heritage can also be an indicator of far right attitudes, because white nationalism in an European context is always centered around the specific national ethnicity.
I can confirm that Italians within the country all also hate each other. All of Europe is just increasingly minute groups of people hating each other.
Colonialism is not a concept of a bygone era.
It is a time to listen to native folx rn, partly as this isn’t being widely broadcast, because their voices are being shut down and shouted out, but also because the very laws that were agreed in term of what post colonial America decided was reasonable to place, is being violated. For capitalism and racism. Listen and support southern natives right now, and don’t think the American gov won’t trample on human rights and sacred places the minute it’s inconvenient for them not to.
The incidents took many by surprise. But as a K-pop reporter who has covered the industry for two years, I am delighted to witness the world finally recognize fans of K-pop artists for who they are: a social-media-savvy and politically aware group of people who should not be underestimated.
Armed with sarcasm, wit and masterful use of social media — more than 6 billion tweets were about K-pop in 2019 — they have become a formidable force that can quickly and capably mobilize online. For example, at the height of the #MatchAMillion project, the Twitter account that led much of the charge was run by four people from Brazil, Germany, Saudi Arabia and Sweden, who joined forces to manage the campaign round the clock.
This, however, isn’t the first time the K-pop fandom has rallied around a political issue. When the death of two students in Bangladesh sparked protests calling for safer roads in 2018, fans from the country began sharing the news with the hashtag #WeWantJustice, and others from around the world came together to help spread the word globally on Twitter.
The following year, the Chilean government issued a report in which fans of K-pop were blamed in part for anti-government protests, accusing them for being critical of the country’s police force.
And earlier this year, Thai K-pop fans trended the hashtag #Dispatch, the name of a local celebrity news outlet, following its critical coverage of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who faced criticism for staying in a luxury hotel in southern Germany as novel coronavirus cases rose back home.
if you don’t already know (and i haven’t seen any major news coverage), indigenous land defenders have been protesting Trump’s visit to Mount Rushmore. at least 12 were arrested yesterday (3 July) and a number of their cars and trucks were impounded.
the land that’s been carved into, called the Black Hills or, in Lakota, Pahá Sápa, is sacred to a number of indigenous peoples, particularly the Lakota, from whom the land was stolen originally. the faces engraved on this ancestral land belong to presidents with documented histories of white supremacism–and the carving itself was done by a member of the KKK.
learn more + donate to the black hills legal defense fund HERE
- video coverage via Indigenous Rising HERE
- Layli Long Soldier’s poems on “Ȟe Sápa” are good reading on the Black Hills
- there are many places to learn about the actions of Roosevelt, Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln, but for Lincoln in particular (who I think still often gets taught as a white savior), I’d also recommend Long Soldier’s “38″ and LeAnne Howe’s Savage Conversations.
- you can also donate to the Lakota Law Project HERE.
don’t blame women for the fact that someone they trusted betrayed them in such an intimate way
solidarity with my ladies
for real i’m so sick of everyone blaming women when their asshole partners share their PRIVATE, CONSENSUAL pictures with the public
THIS IS FOR EVERY GENDER
one of the most amazing things that has been said to me in therapy is that self esteem doesn’t exist.
and that floored people and the psych went onto say that what she meant was that self esteem is a concept that actually includes a vast array of things and labelling them all as one thing is really limiting and prevents actual improvement
you could have real strong pride in the things you create and hate your body
you could hate your creations but also want to share them with people
you could not hate yourself at all but not take care of yourself, engage in reckless self endangerment
thats all bundled under ‘self esteem’ but saying ‘i need better self esteem’ doesn’t mean anything
whereas if you say ‘i need to work on ways to keeping myself safe, refusing to act on destructive urges’ or ‘i want to be in a place where i believe compliments trusted people give me’
thats concrete, thats a goal.
having it said in therapy helped a lot of people in my group stop saying ‘i have low self esteem’ and start specifying about the actual issue they have
Wow, that is so, so helpful.
This is important hello (x)
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.
So I’m a bit of a clean freak, it happens when you’ve got an allergic autoimmune problem and dust exposure can send you into anaphylaxis.
I’ve got a stronk robot daughter to help me keep on top of things, and a fancy ass Dyson that a family member gifted to us when we first moved in. Except I’ve never been all that impressed with the Dyson. For the price tag it should be able to sing and dance while also keeping my floors and upholstery free of dust and dust mites. But instead all I get is an asthma attack and hives from using it.
So I decided to buy a new vacuum cleaner with a hepa filter that I could move around easily for the jobs Oppy (that’s the robot daughter) couldn’t do. I honestly wasn’t expecting much for something half the price of a Dyson, in fact I was kinda worried I was throwing my money away.
I am no longer worried.
Id: a picture of a clear vacuum container with a mound of dust in it.
That right there? That’s the dust from just the arm of the couch that the new vacuum extracted using the upholstery brush. And that’s AFTER it’s been vacuumed by the Dyson. And I vacuum this couch A LOT.
So yeah, that might explain why sitting in this couch makes me itchy. Cause the Dyson I’ve been using to clean it apparently isn’t worth shit. Good to know. I’m off to take an antihistamine now and clean my whole house. See you on the other side.
Edit: the new model is a cordless Tineco A11 hero. I can’t speak to the longevity of it as I’ve literally only had it an hour, but it feels sturdy and is lightweight enough I was able to lift it over my head for short periods of time to get the curtains done. It also keeps pulling up giant dust balls from the rugs and upholstery, despite the fact that I literally vacuumed last night with the wired Dyson. So, so far I’m impressed with the amount of power it offers, especially for being cordless. Not gonna lie, kinda shook right now. I thought I was on top of my dust control game but maybe all this time my “unknown” reactions have been dust exposure I didn’t even realize was dust cause I was trusting the Dyson to work. Guess not though.
And just cause people always ask when I post products, no nothing here is sponsored. If it were I’d be required by law to tell you. This is just me hugging my new vacuum because it might actually help my breathing issues. God I hope so.