dichotomized:

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She registered under the gender-neutral name of “K.V. Switzer”. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” however, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire Marathon. These photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.

dichotomized:

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She registered under the gender-neutral name of “K.V. Switzer”. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” however, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire Marathon. These photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.

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Cousins from Melbourne visiting Perth. Bonding with my female cousin while the boys play Grand Theft Auto.

Cousins from Melbourne visiting Perth. Bonding with my female cousin while the boys play Grand Theft Auto.

Working alone in the office on a Friday evening. TGIF.  At least I got to play #DrunkInLove loudly.

Working alone in the office on a Friday evening. TGIF. At least I got to play #DrunkInLove loudly.

Happy 80th birthday grandpa!

I will never be able to achieve even half of the things that you have accomplished in your life.

Thank you for your everlasting love and for being a true role model that I look up to.

heykarli:

My friends mom is 4’9 and her dad is 6’5. Whenever she is mad at him, she grabs a chair to yell in his face. Everytime that happens, he’s laughing too hard for her to stay mad. They say it’s the only way they’ve been married for so long.

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Anglo-indian crab curry. Yummm I haven’t had this in so long!

Anglo-indian crab curry. Yummm I haven’t had this in so long!

The years between eighteen and twenty-eight are the hardest, psychologically. It’s then you realize this is make or break, you no longer have the excuse of youth, and it is time to become an adult – but you are not ready.

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All these gaysians in Thailand for Songkran.

So jealous.

kenyaosuna:

A parents sacrifice.

kenyaosuna:

A parents sacrifice.

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PSA

swimrun:

Just a friendly reminder to my tumblr followers to get tested regularly if you are sexually active. Not just for HIV, but for other STIs as well.

The most common STIs out there (chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes) might not even show you symptoms. A large chunk of the population experience no symptoms whatsoever, which help spread the infection. That’s why it’s important to get tested regularly. You might not even know that you have it, but it may cause complications down the line in terms of pregnancy complications and infertility—not to mention make you more susceptible to contracting HIV.

In the case of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis—they are highly treatable with antibiotics. Herpes (being a viral infection), has medicine to relieve symptoms and prevent outbreaks but cannot be completely treated.

There are free testing facilities in many places all over the U.S. (check at your local County’s Public Health website), and they may even provide you with free medication (or highly subsidized) as well if you do discover that you have contracted an STI.

Have fun, be safe. :)

And many places in Australia offer free testing facilities as well. 

In Western Australia, free and confidential testing is available at:

  • the B2 clinic, Fremantle Hospital - 9431 2149
  • Ainsley House, Royal Perth Hospital - 9224 2178
  • Quarry Health Centre, for Under 25s - 9227 1444
  • the M Clinic, for men who have sex with men - 9227 0734

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At the Law Graduation and the Health Science awards night at my university. I caught up with some of my fag hags but I had to leave quickly because I had to register for the awards night. It’s a shame that I didn’t get to catch up with all of them.

Farewell University of Western Australia. It was a beautiful 6 years that I spent here. I have learnt a lot about myself and about life (both academically and about the big world out there). And the greatest gift was making some life long friends along the way.

Also, congrats to the mystery Tumblr follower (who revealed himself at the end of the night and was sitting right next to me) for winning an award.