"Oh captain, my captain."
Male maleficent : D and here’s some progress shots.
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i’ve seen a lot of ridiculous and embarrassing posts, but this one takes the fucking cake.
So let me tell you why this is bullshit.
That “cure” everyone is talking about? It isn’t a cure. It’s a drug that hadn’t even been tested on humans before we gave it to those two Americans (who were white, yes, but were also in a missionary group trying to improve the lives of African children it’s not like they were fucking tourists or something). They could have both fucking died on the spot. The only reason they even gave this unfinished, untested drug to them is because the mortality rate for ebola is like 90% anyway so they thought why the fuck not.
Now let’s have a little thought experiment for you dipshits who seriously don’t understand the situation. Imagine we gave this “cure” to every single person in Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia (yeah, it’s pretty fucking ignorant to just call them all “Africans”) infected with ebola (getting around the fact that it would be just about impossible to diagnose and treat every single one of them in time)… and they all died anyway. The “cure” didn’t work.
You same fuckwads would lose your shit over that. “AMERICAN DRUG KILLS AFRICANS”, you would say. It would be all over Tumblr: “WHY DIDN’T THEY TEST THIS MORE BEFORE GIVING IT OUT OMG” and “USING AFRICANS AS TEST RATS FOR EBOLA DRUG SO WHITE PEOPLE DONT HAVE TO #RACISM”.
You can’t really be so ignorant that you seriously think it would be a good idea to ship crates of this hitherto-unknown, untested drug to West Africa and just hope for the best.
The ignorance on the part of the original poster is staggering. Their argument is incorrect even in its basics: the two people flown back to the United States are not the first ‘white people’ to contract the disease. Not even close. Actually, they deserve a lot of praise—as does EVERYONE who works on Ebola—because they were working to help people suffering from a disease with a 90% fatality rate that kills you in an incredibly nasty way. Original Poster has no goddamn idea of how much grant money’s gone into Ebola research, not just because of its implications for bioterrorism, but also precisely because it is incurable, and it is an unspeakably nasty way to die. That is what matters to the medical community. Not the color of someone’s skin.
The new drug is totally untested, and totally new. The patients in question are medical personnel, who understand the risks of taking this treatment in a way that you or I do not have the background to understand. They didn’t know if the treatment might have a catastrophic result in humans. They didn’t know if the treatment might actually kill the patients. They needed patients who would go into that knowing the risks and still fully consenting. (BTW, the fatality rate for this outbreak is 55%, which is on the waay low end for Ebola—so taking the drug was actually a considerable risk).
TL;DR: Get your pat ‘Social Justice’ (because this sort of ignorant self-congratulatory shit is not social justice not at all) one-liners the fuck out of my field of research. It dismisses the hard work of many very brave (because even working in a BSL-4 Lab in the US is a fucking terrifying thing) people as racism. And it displays your horrifying ignorance of biology and BASIC SCIENTIFIC AND MEDICAL ETHICS.
Imagine Person A of your OTP/3 only able to communicate with Person B (and C) through trashy pop songs for a few days. (Bonus: They’re terrible singers. Bonus 2: They try multiple times to seduce the other/s with sex songs.)
I think photoshop needs to take a restraining order against me
I told my librarian (she’s awesome) that Optimus Prime was a librarian before he was Prime. Her reaction, as you can see, was glorious.
I hope this goes up in our teen space.
*nearby lesbian laughter*
*muffled asexual snickering*
*conflicted pansexual noises*
*moderately panicked bisexual muttering*
HETEROSEXUAL SCREAMING IN ANGUISH
Laughter from anyone who realises condoms are not the only form of birth control.
Louder laughter from those that remember that STDs and STIs are an actual thing that happen whether one is on the pill or not.Laughter stops as people remember that STDs and STIs are an actual thing that happen whether one is on the pill or not.
Literally everyone, regardless of orientation, mutters awkwardly and shuffles away as they remember that STDs and STIs are an actual thing that can happen to anyone who is sexually active, and not just heterosexual people.
*asexual snickering increases in volume*