Riccardo Tisci and Joan Smalls, by Inez and Vinoodh, for US Vogue (Feb. 2014).
Previous research on racial disparities has revealed that when white people see someone experiencing physical pain, they sweat more if the person is white than if the person is black.
In fact, one alarming study found that some doctors prescribe better pain medication for their white patients than black patients.
But when does this bias start? Psychologists at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville surveyed a sample of mostly white children at age five, seven, and 10. The children rated how much pain they expected two other children — one black and one white — would feel in certain situations, like biting their tongue, or hitting their head.
The five-year-olds reported that the two children would feel about the same amount of pain. But a weak racial bias emerged in the seven-year-olds, and by age 10, the children showed a “strong and reliable racial bias" in that the white child would feel more pain than the black child.
I have endometriosis, a condition that causes ridiculously painful periods, cysts, and other horrible painful side affects. Because of this I am prescribed narcotics for the pain. Or I should be.
I’d like to think the reason my PCP suddenly stopped asking if i wanted a script for Vicodin is because of the rise of prescription drug abuse.
However it’s on my chart that I NEED to have a pain medicine more power than an anti inflamatory.
That said, if I go to my gyno they give it to me without question or hesitation.
This is incredibly important.
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I’m in disbelief. I can’t believe how much I’ve accomplished in 3 months.
Fabulous looks by celebrity Black women who attended The 86th Academy Awards. Lupita Nyong’o (who won the Oscar for Best Actress In A Supporting role for 12 Years A Slave, which also won Best Picture), Kerry Washington, Alfre Woodard, Viola Davis, Gabourey Sidibe, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Whoopi Goldberg and her daughter Alex Martin, Cheryl Boone-Isaacs (President of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) and journalists Robin Roberts and Shaun Robinson. They all looked AMAZING!
My favorite dress is Lupita’s. Love the way it flows. My second fav is Alfre’s. She looked exquisite and the sheer neckline is everything. I love the colours of Gabourey’s and Robin’s dresses, and all of the others are so lovely. ❤
Yaaaaaaas Gabby! You be slaying WAY more than people give you credit for.
Nobody loves being told that they are screwing up, obviously, but if you don’t have the ability to ever take any negative feedback along the lines of “Hey, could you not do that one thing anymore, thanks?” from a friend, YOU are the problem. When told that they are stepping on someone’s foot, good adult people will apologize and get off the foot and not perpetuate a FEELINGSDUMP about their need to really stand on feet sometimes. Communicating “Hey, that’s where my boundary is, thanks” IS KINDNESS. It is giving the other person the tools they need to be in a good relationship with you.
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Let me tell you a story. Once at a party, I had all the little girls sitting around me and I was asking them about their favorite parts of all the…
Mikhail Baryshnikov - Cups Variation - Don Quixote
My sister and I obsess over him and this allll the time… she’s always like PUT ON BARYSHNIKOV’S CUP VARIATIONNNNN. Epic.
OMG YES LOVE THIS SOLO FOREVER AND EVER 5EVER
“I’m not fat, and I’m not skinny. I’m normal! We all have fat, and we all have skin, but that doesn’t mean we need to stereotype anyone. I wanna try something…The next time you want to label someone ‘fat’ or ‘thin,’ just say whoever it is, is beautifully made. But this isn’t just for me, it’s for you girls too. Just saying it once to yourself every morning, ‘I am beautifully made’ can change how we feel about ourselves.”
This. This. This.