Except you can’t show a topless woman on TV - and you can’t defibrillate a woman in a bra. So victims of heart attacks on TV are always male. Did you know that a woman having a heart attack is more likely to have back or jaw pain than chest or left arm pain? I didn’t - because I’ve never seen a woman having a heart attack. I’ve been trained in CPR and Advanced First Aid by the Red Cross over 15 times in my life, the videos and booklets always have a guy and say the same thing about clutching his chest and/or bicep.

And people laugh when I tell them women are still invisible in this world.

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re: feministing - for women, heart attacks look different

Things I did not know, but should.

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This is a post that might save a life. 

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My mom worked for 25 years as an ER nurse and is convinced that a lot of women die simply because folks only know heart attack symptoms that occur in males. 

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Society thinks our bodies are so scandalous that it’s better to put our lives at risk than to show us how to stay safe

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Again: i have to teach this Every Semester. Right next to the Geena Davis stats about women in and making films.

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Some of the opinions I get about my life = The FREE U2 album that appeared on my iPhone last week. 

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Today, Ferguson is prepared to “keep it moving.”

September 28th

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jackanthonyfernandez:

softboycollective:

meanwhile the police fill the block with tear gas. who’s protecting and serving here

This is really important

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HELP.

Hello folks!

So I just moved to Cambridge/Boston, MA. and I need y’all to help me connect. 

Let me know if you live around.

If your folks live around.

Cool events to go to.

Free stuff. 

Places. 

Suggestions.

The Bostonian way of surviving.

Or just say hi. 

400,000 beautiful folks marched in New York today for Climate Justice. I want to know how many big international media houses covered it.  

Dear lovelies,
March happy. 
Love and Solidarity,
Kathmandu, Nepal

Dear lovelies,

March happy. 

Love and Solidarity,

Kathmandu, Nepal

We will meet again
in the lake
you as water
I as lotus blossom


You will carry me
I will drink you

— Rose Ausländer, Love VI (translated by Vincent Homolka)

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