(pup/pupself pronouns preferred, otherwise they/them)
such social justice
- If you are HIV-negative, PEP and PrEP can help you stay that way.
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And we are not wives.
We sell our skills, not our bodies.
We create another secret world, a place only of beauty.
The very word “geisha” means artist and to be a geisha is to be judged as a moving work of art.
Sugar babies are and can be geishas too. (via sugaralibi)
First and foremost if you’re not Japanese you shouldn’t be calling yourself a geisha because of the fact some old guy gives you money.
Geishas trained their entire LIVES on proper etiquette, and in the arts such as dancing, singing, and playing instruments. Sometimes they did have sex with their customers, yes. But in actuality geisha’s were even more accessible to the public than their predecessor, the Oirans, who practiced more ancient arts, were much more expensive, and yes had sex with their clients but were considered above prostitutes.
There’s been courtesans and concubines all throughout history. Look at Madame Pompadour!
Or even the golden age of courtesans during the late 19th and early 20th century France. Really if you want to compare yourself to any one in history, look to them. Many were dancers of some sort, or actresses, but would receive sums that would be in the millions today (like Mata Hari for instance), even from royalty. Really, the lives they lived were quite inspiring because usually it was rags to riches, and many didn’t really have any actual skills, as in they hadn’t been training their entire lives in these things.
Seriously though, it’s not cute to equate what you do to geishas. Yes, they could be considered sex workers in a broad sense, kind of like how sugar babies are, but it’s pretty racist to be reblogging this because Japanese women are fetishized all the time, equated to being a “sexy little geisha” ect, and it’s fucked up.
You know what? I actually really love the movie Memoirs of a Geisha, I do. But let’s not forget it is a fictionalized account written by a western white male. Because wow, courtesans aren’t just the same as more straight to the point pay for play historically, look at Veronica Franco, she was renowned for her skill in poetry as well as you know, being a courtesan.
If you want to know the two sides of being a geisha (hint, one was fucking survival sex work) check out these two;
Geisha; A Life Much more glamorous, focuses on the art, insists she never had sex with customers (though this was the 70’s, not old times)
Autobiography of a Geisha Hot Springs resort geisha, she faced many hardships and had to have sex with all customers pretty much. It was more like a brothel and after their debt was paid off, they had no where to go. This takes place in the 40’s.
tl;dr, you should aspire to be more like a courtesan, and you’re not creating a “secret world of beauty” like the best I can equate that to I guess is a strip club.
ugh. but either way don’t call yourself a geisha, that’s really appropriative and gross. Study about courtesans and concubines in Japan and China because it’s fucking fascinating, study all about these different types of work in the industry throughout time. But like don’t call yourself a modern geisha, unless you’re Japanese.
Besides that it’s just pretentious that any of you can equate yourselves with that. I didn’t know all of you sb’s spent your life studying traditional performing arts and etiquette. But hey maybe I was wrong. I didn’t know all you sugar babies were artists, silly me!
All of that but also, the path of a geisha is so fucking hard. They have to leave their family and get bonded to an okiya. They have to repay their debt from training over time. She cannot move out of the okiya until her debt has been paid in full.
Their makeup and dress are something almost unimaginable in real life. I have seen one with my own eyes and she was truly a work of art. It is so difficult to walk in a regular kimono and they are tighter than a corset. Yet these ladies have to dance, perform, etc. in these elaborate kimonos.
Female BAMFs Throughout History
I am really, really angry that the majority of these women don’t even get their name attached to their accomplishments.
OK I’m just going to fix it because I can’t stand this.
The first woman is Ching Shih who took over her pirate husband’s role after his death in 1807
The next three women, Nancy Wake, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, and Rukhsana Kauser are already named.
Heres the website for the Gublabi Gang.
If you want to talk about how strong women are how about you include their fucking names
Ryumako + tumblr posts
I like this. This is cool.
Suddenly her mom’s silence matched Jackie’s own. “Oh, my God,” she murmured in disbelief. “Are you gay?”
"Yeah," Jackie forced herself to say.
After what felt like an eternity, her mom finally responded. “I don’t know what we could have done for God to have given us a fag as a child,” she said before hanging up.
She got a call from her older brother. “He said, ‘Mom and Dad don’t want to talk to you, but I’m supposed to tell you what’s going to happen,’” Jackie recalls. “And he’s like, ‘All your cards are going to be shut off, and Mom and Dad want you to take the car and drop it off at this specific location. Your phone’s going to last for this much longer. They don’t want you coming to the house, and you’re not to contact them. You’re not going to get any money from them. Nothing. And if you don’t return the car, they’re going to report it stolen.’ And I’m just bawling. I hung up on him because I couldn’t handle it.” Her brother was so firm, so matter-of-fact, it was as if they already weren’t family.
The Utonagan is a breed of dog that resembles a wolf, but in fact is a mix of three breeds of domestic dog: Alaskan Malamute, German Shepherd, and Siberian Husky.
The Black Dragonfish(Idiacanthus atlanticus) of the Stomiidae family.
I love how this is like a creature from hell but it has like little pink cheeks
deep sea anime blush stickers
fun fact those pink cheeks glow to attract unsuspecting prey
fashionable and functional with a dash of abject terror
This fish is actually SUPER COOL because it has the advantage of having evolved photophores that are able to produce blue-green light (what most other glowy creatures use) AND red light. Most deep sea fish can only produce one or the other and most of the dragonfish’s prey can’t even SEE red light. So while its chin dangle can act as a lure with blue light, its facial headlights (and other parts of its upper and lower body) can make a light that isn’t even perceivable by the other fish, allowing it to hunt invisibly.
It’s like a fucking xenomorph eel and it’s AWESOME AS SHIT.
Winter sore throat “tea”- In a jar combine lemon slices, organic honey and sliced ginger. Close jar and put it in the fridge, it will form into a “jelly”. To serve- spoon jelly into mug and pour boiling water over it. Store in fridge 2-3 months.
Reblogging this in case any of you little jelly beans get sick (◡‿◡✿)
Stave off those winter and fall colds!