The New York Police Department is investigating, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine exact cause of death
god damn it.
I can’t believe it :(
Inflating a set of cat lungs
Lungs are by most accounts mundane. Everybody has them, few give it much thought. But sequestered within darkness of the chest cavity, enveloping the fluttering heart, there’s a incredible wonder to this oddly inflatable organ.
Dissection is a destructive process. Rudely excised from membranous mooring and nourishing vessels, the deflated lungs appear little more than bloodied meat; amorphous and exposed…….until a breath of air unfurls its secret glory.
Here, a set of cat lungs is inflated with a straw. Comprised of hundreds of millions of microscopic air sacks called aveoli, Mammalian lungs harbor air capacity that is difficult to believe unless seen. The color of the entire organ lightens into a soft pink, as each microscopic sac fills with air.
A debt of gratitude is owed to cyborgraptor for her assistance in creating these gifs, as well as the students that help me film this demo.
Public service announcement: You essentially have balloons inside your chest. There’s some really great anatomy GIFs and images on that blog, too.
The more I learn of how we we function, the more amazed that we do at all.
This. This. This.
I loathe the stereotype that being feminist means you hate men, because most feminists don’t, they hate the patriarchy and the two are not the same thing. It’s entirely possible to hate and want to change the system without hating the people who benefit most from it.
Can I also point out: “A lot of women consume written porn, both original content and fandom made, and draw a lot of their own porn, produce and shoot their own porn.” - youtube comment.
If you had a friend dealing with the same things, you wouldn’t berate that person, say, ‘You’re not working hard enough,’ ‘You suck,’ or ‘You’re not as good as [whomever].’ You’d offer your friend encouragement, you’d try to point out all the things your friend did right, and how much progress your friend had made.
You should do no less for yourself.Be very careful how you talk to yourself. Because you are listening.
Why are we so ashamed of periods? … Women’s bodies are incredibly sexualized in our media and in our every day experiences. So much so that even mentioning menstruation sends a lot of people into kindergarten levels of EW. And why? Because for a moment, you have broken the spell. And suddenly, you are no longer a magical mannequin unicorn fairy existing purely for the sexual fantasy of other people. Suddenly, you’re a human being! (X)
I’ve gotten THE MOST misogynist hate messages from talking about this stuff on Tumblr, because she’s exactly right.
Same with pooping. I still know males who are caught saying “girls don’t poop”
Lol I used to write about pooping constantly on my LJ blog. And guess what, I still ended up marrying the hot guy that followed me on there so BOOM! Poop on ladies, poop it up.