Except you can’t show a topless woman on TV - and you can’t defibrillate a woman in a bra. So victims of heart attacks on TV are always male. Did you know that a woman having a heart attack is more likely to have back or jaw pain than chest or left arm pain? I didn’t - because I’ve never seen a woman having a heart attack. I’ve been trained in CPR and Advanced First Aid by the Red Cross over 15 times in my life, the videos and booklets always have a guy and say the same thing about clutching his chest and/or bicep.

And people laugh when I tell them women are still invisible in this world.



re: feministing - for women, heart attacks look different

Things I did not know, but should.

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This is a post that might save a life. 

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My mom worked for 25 years as an ER nurse and is convinced that a lot of women die simply because folks only know heart attack symptoms that occur in males. 

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Society thinks our bodies are so scandalous that it’s better to put our lives at risk than to show us how to stay safe

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Again: i have to teach this Every Semester. Right next to the Geena Davis stats about women in and making films.

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" Commit to loving yourself completely. It’s the most radical thing you will do in your lifetime. "
by Andrea Gibson, in Hooligan Magazine (via murmurrs)

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be careful who you share your dreams/ambitions/goals with. 






gotta better myself, my body, my skin and my bank account

I will reblog until it comes to fruition

speak it into existence

This this this fucking this

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" If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward you are always in the same place. "
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