It's not your fault.
Let's see how a dudebro show managed to send a good message. And I have some resources for domestic abusers who realize they have a problem, realize it's on them to fix it, and want to get help.
<<Let's talk about blame.
Content note: interpersonal violence, domestic abuse, suicide
That's pretty much what Supernatural's "Bloody Mary" is about. You've got a ghost in a mirror going after people who've done bad things, or think they've done things. There's the guy who either killed his wife or drove her to OD on sleeping pills. There's the teenage girl who killed a young boy in a hit and run. There's Sam, who blames himself for Jessica's death because he didn't take his prophetic dreams seriously or tell her he'd been a hunter. And then there's Charlie, who blames herself for shit her abuser did.
Charlie is pretty much the poster child for girls who've been socialized to blame themselves for the toxic behavior of the men in their lives.>>
I especially want to see our awesome women of the geoblogsphere engaging in some shameless self promotion. I know you write great stuff, and I know you're also often reluctant to shout out how amazing you are. So I'm specifically asking you to shout. Send me your links!
Why am I not telling men the same thing? Because they generally have no problem getting over their shyness and sending me their stuff. But for the shy guys in the audience: send me your links!
That goes triple for any non-binary bloggers that may be out there, FYI.
All right? All right. Here's May:
"Yes, replied Dad. "Even the Bible, in Jeremiah 5:22, describes the awesome sea waves, 'Fear ye not me? saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves... yet can they not pass over it?"
Let us pause here and contemplate the ways in which Ace's description of the ocean's behavior directly contradicts what God says the sea is able to do. I mean, for fuck's sake, Ace literally just got done telling Dad about waves jumping out of the sea all over land, and Dad thinks this is a great moment to remind him how God says you should totally fear him because he made the beaches a boundary the sea can't cross no matter how hard it tries? Seriously?!
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<<Chemists have discovered that the properties, or characteristics, of an element depend largely on the number of electrons contained in its outer shell.>>
So far, so good. That looks fine. But then:
<<Even though some shells can hold more than 8 electrons, in practice the very last shell never holds more than 8. This holds true even for elements whose next to the last shell is not completely full and can hold more than 8 electrons. All atoms seek to have 8 electrons in their outermost shell; an atom with less than 8 electrons in its outer shell seeks to combine with other atoms to give its outer shell a total of 8 electrons.>>
Is that true? I mean, I know that atoms with room for more electrons happily share electrons with other atoms, but is that whole thing about 8 in the outer shell at all accurate? It just seems... way off. And none of the reading I've done clears it up for me.
Thanks for your help!
Content Note: Life-threatening pregnancy complications, medical neglect, spousal abuse, child abuse and neglect, spiritual abuse.
Carolyn is pregnant with her fifth child. She experiences what seems to be menstrual bleeding, which Shirley, the nurse practitioner at the clinic, says isn't that abnormal. The baby's heartbeat is fine, so they don't start truly worrying until Carolyn wakes up in a pool of blood two nights later. Most people would have gone straight to the hospital, but this is the FLDS, where pregnant women are taught to suck it up and deal with whatever God hands out. Carolyn takes a shower, the bleeding stops, and she basically shrugs it off, figuring she's miscarried. She doesn't even take the following day off work. The only reason she goes back to the clinic a week later is because she's still experiencing her horrible morning sickness.
Shirley does an ultrasound, and discovers Carolyn has a placental abruption. This is one of those complications you absolutely do not fuck around with. It can easily kill your fetus, and could also kill you. You could go into shock from blood loss. You could end up with clotting problems. Your kidneys and even other organs could fail. You don't leave this shit untreated. The standard of care is to be hospitalized. Fluids need to be replaced. There might be a need for a blood transfusion. The fetus needs to be closely monitored, and the uterus watched for contractions. Prenatal vitamins, iron supplements, and possibly stool softeners (only to be used under close supervision!) are needed. And the patient may end up needing heparin to prevent blood clots. The only time a patient should be sent home on bed rest is if the abruption is minimal, and if they have been stabilized in the hospital.
Carolyn has a 50% abruption at week 13, and all they do is send her home, telling her to stay in bed for the rest of her pregnancy...
Thank you to everyone who does it.
They're already in our professional spaces, earning the credibility and vocabulary they need in order to shit all over the natural sciences and convince people who don't know any better that they're the real deal. Imagine how well it will go for the USGS and various state geological surveys when the creationists have enough politicians snowed, and have convinced enough people they're legitimate scientists.
And they're raising millions of kids, the future of our nation, to be pig-ignorant of real geology. I've got the books to prove it.
<<Do you not fear me? says the Lord;
Do you not tremble before me?
I placed the sand as a boundary for the sea,
a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass;
though the waves toss, they cannot prevail,
though they roar, they cannot pass over it.>>
Does A, B, C, or D flip God the biggest middle finger?
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