12:30 am • 22 October 2014 • 91,583 notes
mens rights activist are such jokes
- Child dies in hospital after circumcision
- Baby dies after going unconscious during circumcision
- Healthy newborn dies after circumcision
- Newborn bleeds to death after circumcision
- 9 day old bleeds to death from circumcision
- Baby dies from herpes contracted from circumcision
- Brooklyn infant dies from complications with circumcision
- Nigerian baby bleeds to death after circumcision
- Infant in England bleeds to death after circumcision
Is that enough for you to realize that circumcision can and does kill? For fucks sake it kills more babies than car accidents or SIDS. But no, you sit there in your little fantasy world where no one has lost their child to circumcision. What. The. Fuck. Is. Wrong. With. You.
I find it amazing that if a line of cribs causes one accidental death, the whole line gets recalled. Circumcision kills more than 117 babies a year and it it’s somehow still legal.
But for the record no one is saying it’s worse. They are saying it should be illegal for the same god damned reasons FGM is. It’s brutal. It kills. It has no benefits. It is a violation of basic human rights not to decide what happens to your own fucking body.
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.
Darek Fidyka, 40, from Poland, was paralysed after being stabbed repeatedly in the back in the 2010 attack.
He said walking again - with the support of a frame - was “an incredible feeling”, adding: “When you can’t feel almost half your body, you are helpless, but when it starts coming back it’s like you were born again.”
The treatment used olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) - specialist cells that form part of the sense of smell. These act as pathway cells that enable nerve fibres in the olfactory system to be continually renewed.
In the first of two operations, surgeons removed one of the patient’s olfactory bulbs and grew the cells in culture. Two weeks later they transplanted the OECs into the spinal cord, which had been cut through in the knife attack apart from a thin strip of scar tissue on the right. They had just a drop of material to work with - about 500,000 cells.
About 100 micro-injections of OECs were made above and below the injury. Four thin strips of nerve tissue were taken from the patient’s ankle and placed across an 8mm (0.3in) gap on the left side of the cord. The scientists believe the OECs provided a pathway to enable fibres above and below the injury to reconnect, using the nerve grafts to bridge the gap in the cord.
Before the treatment, Mr Fidyka had been paralysed for nearly two years and had shown no sign of recovery despite many months of intensive physiotherapy.
Since the transplant, he undergoes a new programme of exercise- five hours per day, five days a week - has continued at the Akson Neuro-Rehabilitation Center in Wroclaw.
Six months after surgery, Mr Fidyka was able to take his first tentative steps along parallel bars, using leg braces and the support of a physiotherapist.
Two years after the treatment, he can now walk outside the rehabilitation centre using a frame.
Mr Fidyka still tires quickly when walking, but said: “I think it’s realistic that one day I will become independent. What I have learned is that you must never give up but keep fighting, because some door will open in life.” x
Charles ‘Actual-Human-Being’ Dance
my first tumblr meet-up
That’s it. That’s the show.
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some of the digimon I did today
Feminists should be able to see that prison policies, divorce and custody court discrimination, and erasure of rape and abuse victims are major issues that men face
MRAs should be able to see that sexual assault, employment discrimination, and lack of reproductive rights are major issues that women face
I don’t see why this has to be a competition. These groups act like democrats and republicans in congress right now. A feminist could say “water is wet” and receive death threats from MRAs and vice versa
Why can’t everyone just focus on their own issues without being toxic cocksuckers and turning oppression into a fucking contest