So I usually answer these kinds of questions privately, but I’ve been getting them more often lately so I hope you guys don’t mind me answering this publicly! (Names removed for confidentiality) o (◡‿◡✿)
The three main places I would recommend to buy binders from are lesloveboat, underworks, and t-kingdom! I’ve actually been working on a HUGE binder review post the past month full of personal reviews and photos of all the binders Frecklez and I have tried that I’m hoping to have up by next week (I have a lot of binders holy shit), but as a personal recommendation for smaller chest sizes (C and below) I think the sports pullover binder from love boat is FANTASTIC. Comfiest binder I own I have fallen asleep in that thing. A little on the pricey side but well worth it!
I have two like srsly shit is comfy as hell.
For my bustier friends, I’d recommend either the super strength velcro binder from love boat which has a wider coverage, or the tri-top from underworks! (i know for facts the latter can slap down most DDs no problem). The Double Front compression shirt from Underworks is also good for bigger chests as you can fold it over for extra strength! (though that requires some rigging to keep it from rolling back down south)
Hope this was helpful, feel free to shoot me more questions if you have any!
Oh man, quality info for my crossplaying and trans friends alike!
New Photos from my Witch Cosplay Aniba (Spirited Away)
Photos & Edit by FrauDoku
aaa Mero that’s amazing! *U* <3
I ACTUALLY gasped out loud when I saw this. Absolutely STUNNING.
Via Hogwarts robes in TARDIS blue
you know what i love
i love when you find that one character. that character that is your absolute favorite. the character that, just by thinking of them, makes you incredibly emotional. you know that character is the one for you. they’re your number one. and you know you will never love another more
Anyone who doesn’t know which character this is for me hasn’t been paying attention.
(I literally typed “doesn’t know who this is” at first like the character is a real person)
I was…er…watching CHICAGO and I felt like drawing Rose
….with octopus tentacles
….yeah I need to stop watching CHICAGO
I don’t Hamsteak but this is everything I want in postcard-print art.
American workers are more likely to be killed by their boss than a terrorist.–
Every day, workers are forced to minimize safety in order to keep their jobs. The vast majority of American workers have no unions to defend their right to workplace safety. The U.S. Department of Labor and other federal agencies do not protect workers from being killed on the job.
The explosion in West, Texas was as big as the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing by Timothy McVeigh, yet there will be no war on this kind of terrorism. This is because the prevailing philosophy is profit before people.
American workers are more likely to be killed by their boss than a terrorist. Last year, approximately 5,000 workers were killed at work by unsafe conditions.
Kevin Harrington, New York City
Congress has been doing its best to gut OSHA for a long, long time now: fines have not risen in ages (big companies can absorb the “you willfully killed an employee” fine without blinking), and OSHA has had a shit of a time promulgating new regulations. Most OSHA regs date back to ANSI standards of the late 60s, and iirc, the last big update of chemical standards was in the mid-80s. (One of the last reg updates — hexavalent chrome, the same chemical that the Julia Roberts film was about — only happened because a union had sued for AN ETERNITY to get it. They won several times running — once to say, yes, you shall have your regulation; again to say, what, you mean you wanted it in a timely manner??; and again to say, what, when you said “timely manner” you meant timely-timely and not just whenever?? — before the courts finally told Congress to BACK THE FUCK OFF and let OSHA make their reg already.)
…do I need to tell you how much manufacturing has changed since 1969? How about the chemical industry? SO MANY NEW CHEMICALS SINCE THE 1980s.
Hell, it’s gotten so bad, that the chemists (industrial hygienists, they’re called) employed by OSHA and NIOSH formed their own professional organization (the NCGIH), which publishes a book every year of what the regulations WOULD be if they got to have their say. And employers-of-conscience use THAT book in addition to the OSHA regs. But then a bunch of industry lobbyists up and sued NCGIH, trying to force them to stop publishing that book, because the book was making them look bad and sometimes helping employees win employer-negligence lawsuits.
(this is my bitter laugh)
And mind you, this all is far, far worse when viewed from an intersectionality perspective. F’rinstance, immigrants are FAR more likely to be killed on the job than other workers: some of that roots in language or culture (not knowing they have rights to a safer workplace than they’ve got, or not believing in those rights, once told; or alternatively, not being able to communicate with coworkers/employers well enough to understand what is or is not a dangerous way to do something), some of it is being in such an economically precarious position that they can’t afford to take the risk of trusting in whistleblower protections (which are far, far from perfect), and some of it is living in dead fear of *other* branches of the federal government (ICE!) and thus being justifiably unwilling to cooperate with *any* government inspectors. (In Oregon, there is a law expressly forbidding OR-OSHA inspectors from sharing info with immigration or police, to help back the “no really, you can trust me, I won’t turn you in, even if I *wanted* to the law forbids me from doing so, just tell me, IS YOUR EMPLOYER TRING TO KILL YOU?” Some white people are as mad as hell about that law and want it gutted, as you might imagine. God forbid that undocumented workers should have any kind of protection from their employers!)
The situation is a long, long way from how it was supposed to work, back when it was all set up in 1971. And yes, union-busting is part of the reason for that.
…and y’know, I’m just going to stop talking now, because I could go on about this for a long, long time.
But in summation: you should be able to go to work and come home with as many body parts as you left with, and you should be able to come home with them all in good working order, too. You really, really fucking should.
(Source: socialistworker.org)Via Why We Can't Have Nice Things
so I’m gonna take all the training in culinary school and use it to make a food safe mold of one of my dildos
cause I really want a giant chocolate dong
this is the best use of tertiary education ive ever seen.
oh god I’m so glad someone else thought this was a good idea XD cause I was afraid I was the only one who wanted an edible dick
Don’t be stupid Killian I want one
Imagine person A of your otp being arrested for a minor crime, and when they meet their cellmate it’s person B, who’s been arrested for murder and is serving life. They begin a romance for the ages, but it is fleeting. Person A is released, but still comes back every day to visit person B.
A = Naruto, B = Sasuke, can I yes?
Today’s Style: It’s Raining <Army> Men!
CHINHANDS. I CANNOT. GORGEOUS.
Via It's my Addiction
Privilege Denying Dude:
[Picture: Background: 8 piece pie style color split with red and teal alternating. Foreground: White guy with glasses and light shadow wearing a sweat shirt over a button down and short black hair. Has a smug, arrogant facial expression and crossed arms.
Top text: “ [People with learning disabilities] ” Bottom text: “ [should be paid less than minimum wage] ”]
I don’t think this needs a trigger warning but unfortunatly,this is a political view here in England. http://www.communitycare.co.uk/blogs/adult-care-blog/2011/06/tory-mp-let-disabled-work-below-minimum-wage-to-gain-jobs.html I’m not even joking, I wish I was. The link contains the “logic” behind this including quotes from the original claims made by a conservative MP (our prime minister is conservative) that people, like myself, are “less productive” and therefore should be paid less in order to “help us”.
I don’t think I even need to point out everything that is wrong with this, the exploitation that will result is apparent even to my less productive brain.
This is a UK story, and what is called learning disabilities in the UK covers at least intellectual disability and possibly some other disabilities in the USA.
This exists in the USA already in the form of sheltered workshops and has for years.
Also the bolded.
this is terrifying and disgusting wow
Yep. I really am surprised more people don’t know or care. Like, great, boycott the Salvation Army because they’re cissexist and heterosexist. Yes, do! But don’t you dare say Goodwill is a good company/ a good alternative when they pay disabled workers just PENNIES per hour. Don’t you fucking DARE.
It has been legal to pay people with disabilities subminimum wages since the passage of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in 1938. Specifically, for more than seventy years Section 14(c) of the FLSA has allowed the secretary of labor to grant special wage certificates to entities that provide employment to workers with disabilities, permitting them to pay their disabled workers at rates that are lower than the federal minimum wage and excluding people with disabilities from the workforce protection of the federal minimum wage enjoyed by all other Americans.
Employed in a publicly funded sheltered workshop in Beaverton, Ore., Paula Lane has earned as little as 40 cents an hour. Lane, who has autism and an anxiety disorder, works with 100 other people with mental and physical disabilities.
Sheltered workshops hire people with disabilities to do simple labor, such as folding bags, packaging gloves, and shredding paper. The only nondisabled people the workers interact with are staff and managers. Their jobs don’t offer training for advancement, and environments can be noisy, crowded, and hazardous.
While promoted as stepping stones to mainstream employment, these ghettoized workplaces are often nothing more than sweatshops. The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) published a scathing critique, called “Segregated and Exploited: the Failure of the Disability Service System to Provide Quality Work.” The report said that these job sites “have replaced institutions in many states as the new warehousing system,” one that “keeps people with disabilities in the shadows.”
Reblogging for the story as well as the bold and the above comments; this kind of thing isn’t new in the US. Being someone with a disability I had a job for a few months at a workshop exactly matching the above description, that was the only place who would hire me, and I made on average about $2.50 an hour. It was supposed to be a sliding rate based on how much work you got done but it was a regular occurrence for them to chastise us for “working too fast”, take away our working materials, and make everyone sit out the clock for up to hours at a time doing nothing even when there was still a long list of work to be done.
I almost ended up homeless recently in fact, because the landlord of the apartment I was living in at the time raised my rent by more than I was actually making even working full time, because, well, I had a full time job so I must have been making enough. And when I went to the town’s (notoriously ableist, of all the irony) caseworker about it and expressed wanting to quit, I was condescended to about how I clearly just don’t want to work and that by wanting to quit I’m just showing that I’ll never be ready for real employment because I’m cheating myself of all the program has to offer in “job skills training” (which was completely nonexistent). It was like pulling teeth to get him to have any communication at all with my psychiatric folks or my landlord or my boss or anything else and I’m fairly certain he had a coke problem. When I finally did quit he was nasty and insulting as hell and put down that they fired me for just not showing up for the following two weeks without any notice, rather than formally resigned with acknowledgement from the workshop, and refused to change it so that my state records don’t say I deserted.
There was a lot of talk from the managers and higher-ups and caseworkers about how the entire point of the program is to help people find and prepare for better jobs and all that they might entail, but then when you go in they put you to work doing manual labor or boxing up packs of screws or putting assembly touches on industrial clamps or what have you and afterwards there’s little to no interaction with people who aren’t fellow employees. They teach you how to do those specific assembly jobs and that’s about it. On top of that, at least half of the people there (possibly more) had been there for a period of years without ever having anything change. It smells like something alright.
My point is, these places aren’t what they seem and as long as people keep giving them the right-on because they think they’re making vast improvements to people’s lives, nothing is going to change and these folks will continue to step on the disabled. And since a lot of therapists and psychiatrists do a whole lot of referrals to these places without knowing how they operate, something needs to be done.