The oops: having a brain fart and miscounting the weights I put on the bar
The woot! barely doing a single rep before realizing I accidentally set a new personal single-rep record for myself!
190 in plates instead of 170, so assuming a 10 pound bar I managed to bench press 200 pounds (my approximate body weight), which is a nice goal to hit. Now I have to improve by losing some of that extra body weight… XD
If I’m feeling brave I’ll post a progress pic, but under a cut to save your eyes from a photo of me XD
Yeah, read this, promptly threw-up in my mouth a little bit.
I don’t usually like to post politics on here, seeing as it’s a cosplay blog and all, but I will point out this because it’s particularly poignant to me:
In early modern Europe (more commonly known as the Renaissance), it was a belief that an orgasm was absolutely necessary for a woman to “release a seed” (as it was believed back then) and fall pregnant. Ergo, if a woman was raped and fell pregnant, it signaled she enjoyed it and therefore was not actually raped. Being pregnant was proof of an orgasm, whether or not a woman had orgasmed at all. At the time, it was believed that the female sexual organs were virtually identical to male sexual organs, only they were “inside out”; instead of a vagina, a human female had an interior penis, for example. Modern terminology and understanding of female sexual organs didn’t come about until the Enlightenment a few hundred years later.
So with that in mind, just let me just put this in perspective for you: there are American politicians who are still (more or less) operating under ideas about biology, rape and sex from the fucking 16th century and earlier. That’s the fucking 1500s. Forget all ideas about Republicans wanting to take the United States back to the 50s, because some of them are going hundreds of years further.
And because I hate source information, have some sources:
Baldasar Heseler, Andreas Veralius’ First Public Anatomy at Bologna, 1540: An Eyewitness Report, ed Ruben Eriksson (Uppsala, Almqvist and Wiksells, 1959), p. 181
Wiesner, Merry E., Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, Cambridge University Press, 1993, p. 47.
Was going to post up a link to this myself, someone saved me the trouble. And the sad part is he has an 8 point lead in the election right now. Though no polls have been done in reaction to this, it’s rather depressing that someone like this can be the overwhelming favorite in the first place.
Was kinda fun though? But I did feel a bit like an idiot since I wasnt sure what I was doing. A lab coworker invited me to go along with her so that was really nice of her. Already my new lab is SO much nicer than my old one. This one actually socializes and talks rather than being silent. Or…
Hey, they have a fencing club… and the buildings there make a much better background for swordplay :P