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Cosplaying while black: are we making our communities unsafe for nonwhite members?
It's all fun and games. Until it's not. I've mentioned Marvel's race problem before, but the truth is the problem is everywhere. There are very few positive representations of people of color in the media today. Some of this is because those in charge of casting, writing, and producing the media we love are almost all white. There are about three nonwhite people in America for every nonwhite character we see on screen, and of those characters, how many of them get screentime or character arcs that don't pidgeonhole them in a stereotype? If you don't think there's a problem, you might want to look again. These problems are psrt of fandom too. Since the media we're celebrating is flawed, it's extremely difficult for us to avoid internlizing the harmful messages that we consume. It's not somehing that can be done passively- it takes real work. Chaka Cumberbatch has been a cosplayer for years, and has been the target of harassment because she cosplays as characters that aren't black like- she is. It's not like she has a lot of options- how many black female characters can you name off the top of your head? Storm, Princess Tiana- she's built some amazing costumes for these characters. But why should Hollywood's diversity problem be hers? The underlying message feels very much like: "This isn't for you, you're not welcome here". Why would anyone want to send that kind of message to a fellow fan? In an interview with HaveYouNerd, she mentioned that even people who didn't overtly exclude her could sometimes make her feel like she didn't belong: "Sometimes, you’ll run into some tokenism, or people will start to get a little too comfortable with you – and it’s always painfully awkward because then it’s like you’re forced to walk this tightrope between sticking up for yourself and forcing the group to have an uncomfortable conversation about race, stereotypes, and why the things they’re saying are problematic. I’ve had times when I was hanging out with a group that was predominately male, that I was accused of “playing the race card,” “overreacting” or “taking things too seriously...” Fandom, we need to do better than this. We need to make our fellow fans of color feel like they're in a safe environment, where they can voice their discomfort and not have their feelings dismissed. Where they can come out and have fun and not worry about being tokenized or harassed. We get so enthusiastic over every new trailer release- why can't we show cosplayers of color the same enthusiasm? We freak out every time nerds are misrepresented in the media, but we can't be bothered to stand up for our fellows when they feel attacked or hurt? And before you say that it's "just about hurt feelings" (like feelings don't matter!?), consider this... On September 10th, 2014, Darren Hunt was shot and killed by the police. While the initial report suggested he had been "lunging towards officers", witnesses and the autopsy confirmed that he had in fact been going in the opposite direction. He was shot in the back. Furthermore,, he was still in costume from a character cosplay. He had a toy sword with him. The police shot an unarmed black man, and they blamed their mistake on his cosplay. Part of making our communities safer needs to include effort to make the WORLD we live in a safer place. It should never be acceptable for the police to recklessly commit homicide like this, but we've seen this story repeating over and over again. Darren Hunt was a fellow fan, but the silence from fan communities was deafening. We're fans. We love heroes in capes that swoop in to save the day when all hope is lost. It's an escape. The thing about escaping into fantasies (like we do with films and comics and tv shows), is that all the problems of the real world follow us there. As nerds and as fans, we have no excuse when we ignore the very real problems our fellows face because of their race (or their gender, their sexuality, or the size of their bodies). Silently ignoring the problem, or taking a "neutral" stance does nothing to help the people endangered by racism. All it does is give more power to those whose actions are deliberately harmful. We as fans need to do so much more to make our communities safer. We need to educate ourselves. We need to demand more diverse guests and panels at our conventions, vocalize your support for fans of color (not talking over them, but listening to their needs and adding your voice to theirs), support writers that are diversifying their work, and advocating for change when the systems that are supposed to be protecting us are applying uneven, brutal force against people of color. We need to listen. If you're still scratching your head, just ask yourself: what would my favorite hero do?
CBD for Sleep, CBD Benefits, Side Effects, and Treatment
People have long used the cannabis plant for medicinal and recreational purposes. Compounds called cannabinoids in the plant are responsible for the effects on the brain, and the two most abundant of these are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). People use CBD for a variety of reasons, including reducing seizures, anxiety, and pain. Some studies have demonstrated that CBD may also be a sleep aid. In this article, we look at whether it works and any associated risks. What the research says In the last decade, growing public interest in the benefits of marijuana, and CBD in particular, has encouraged researchers to study its effects. Early studies indicate that high dosages of CBD may support sleep. One investigation found that, compared with a placebo, a CBD dosage of 160 milligrams (mg) increased sleep duration. The researchers also concluded that the placebo, 5 mg of the insomnia drug nitrazepam, and 40, 80, and 160 mg of CBD helped the participants fall asleep. The stress hormone levels of cortisol are typically peak in the morning, but people with insomnia may have high cortisol levels at night. Independent of insomnia, having high cortisol levels at night is associated with an increased nighttime awakening. In one study on the effects of CBD, researchers found that cortisol levels decreased more significantly when participants took 300 or 600 mg of CBD oil. These results suggest that CBD affects the release of cortisol, possibly acting as a sedative. A more recent analysis of CBD and sleep recruited 103 participants who had anxiety or poor sleep. The researchers studied the effects of CBD combined with those of other prescribed medications. The CBD dosages ranged from 25–175 mg. The researchers found that 25 mg was the most effective dosage for anxiety and that addressing troubled sleep required higher dosages. During the 3-month study, the investigators followed up with the participants monthly. At the first follow-up, 66.7% reported an improvement in sleep, but 25% had worsened sleep. 56.1% of the participants reported improved sleep at the second, but 26.8% had worsened sleep. The researchers conclude that although CBD might help people sleep in the short term, the effects may not be sustained. Side effects and other risks of CBD Overall, the available evidence suggests that CBD is well-tolerated. Some people report fatigue and mental sedation with CBD use, but researchers believe this may be related to the dosage. Taking 10–400 mg of CBD per day for an extended period and by different routes did not have a toxic effect on participants in a large retrospective study. Even dosages of up to 1,500 mg per day were well-tolerated, other researchers report. However, determining whether there are long-term risks of CBD use will require further studies. So far, no reports of lethal CBD overdoses exist. Some researchers may be concerned about CBD abuse, but information on significant complications is limited. One study indicates that dosages of 400–700 mg of CBD, which is considered high, can aggravate cognitive deficits in people with schizophrenia. Combining CBD and THC may, however, improve cognition. Researchers do report that CBD may cause other adverse effects, including: alterations of cell viability in studies conducted in cell cultures decreased fertilization capacity inhibition of drug metabolism in the liver reduced activity of P-glycoprotein and other drug transporters If these effects on drug metabolism and transportation are confirmed, it would indicate that CBD interferes with other medications. Overall, more research is necessary. Still, it is suitable for anyone who wants to use CBD to speak with a healthcare provider first. Check out the best CBD for sleep at Sweet Dream Beauty website.
What Do The Protests in Seoul Look Like Now?
This past Friday the Korean Constitutional Court (think of it as the US Supreme Court) ruled unanimously that Park Geun Hye should be officially impeached. Since most of the country wanted this (at her lowest I think she has a 10% approval rating) there were massive celebrations in the streets. There were musicians, free food stalls, and fireworks. Now of course there are plenty of (mostly elderly) people rioting and claiming that this is the end of democracy (when really its just an example of democracy working...) but they are in contained areas surrounded by police. As far as I know 2 people died and many more are injured but its been due to violence by the pro-Park side (for example, the rioters were trying to flip over a police bus and knocked over a speaker which fell and killed an elderly man who was part of the riot...) I walked through the celebration area the day after the announcement if you'd like to take a look and hear the sounds. Skip to 4:20 unless you want to see my friends new cafe opening party haha :) If you could all do me a really big favor: Please give this video a thumbs up on YouTube here. People have been leaving incredibly nasty comments targeting myself and my family (I have deleted and blocked most of them) and this video now has some of the most down-votes I've ever had on a video :/ That would really mean a lot! Thank you ㅠㅠ Korea now has to vote for a new president so that will be starting as we speak :)
Thợ sửa cửa kính quận Phú Nhuận tại nhà giá tốt
Nhu cầu sửa cửa kính quận Phú Nhuận tại nhà hiện nay rất cao. Bởi sau 1 thời gian dùng thì mẫu cửa kính cường lực của chúng ta sẽ gặp những sự cố không mong muốn xảy ra. Có những lối nghiêm trọng hay cần chuyên môn cao thì phải cần tới thợ sửa cửa kính quận Phú Nhuận chuyên nghiệp, có thương hiệu để khắc phục. nếu bạn đang quan tâm tới vấn đề này thì hãy gọi ngay 0938.778.373 để được khắc phục mau lẹ, chính xác các lỗi mà cửa kính của bạn gặp phải có giá siêu phải chăng nhé. Sửa cửa kính quận Phú Nhuận là gì? Sửa cửa kính quận Phú Nhuận là dịch vụ mà nhà sản xuất giúp quý khách giải quyết những lỗi hư hỏng trong giai đoạn vận hành đóng/mở cửa kính như bị xê, bị kêu, bị lệch, bị kẹt,.. Tại nhà theo đề nghị. -Với nhà cung cấp này các bạn chỉ cần gọi đến doanh nghiệp cung cấp thợ sửa cửa kính quận Phú Nhuận là sẽ có thợ sửa chữa cửa kính tới tận nhà của quý bạn để tiến hành rà soát và đưa ra phương án khắc phục thích hợp, hiệu quả nhất. Lúc nào cần đến dịch vụ sửa cửa kính quận Phú Nhuận? -Cửa kính dùng một thời kì dài sẽ xuất hiện những trắc trở dị kì khiến mẫu cửa sẽ không còn hoạt động tiện dụng, an toàn như bình thường. Ấy có thể là nguyên tố chủ quan từ người dùng cửa hay do nhân tố tác động từ bên ngoài( ngoại cảnh). Dưới đây là một số dấu hiện mà bạn nên sắm đến tổ chức sản xuất nhà cung cấp sửa cửa kính quận Phú Nhuận uy tín để giải quyết. • Mặt kính gắn cửa bị nứt nẻ, bị vỡ lẽ 1 góc rộng do lực va chạm vượt ngưỡng khả năng chịu lực của kính. Lúc đó, giả dụ vẫn để thế mà vận hành cửa thì sẽ rất hiểm nguy cho khách hàng bởi kính trên toàn bộ cánh cửa bị tan vỡ mang thể sẽ tan vỡ hoàn toàn bất cứ khi nào. Lúc đấy hãy gọi ngay thợ sửa cửa kính quận Phú Nhuận nhiều năm kinh nghiệm để được thay kính cửa bạn nhé. • mang các môi trường mang tần suất vận hành đóng/mở cửa liên tục như tiệm trà sửa, cửa hàng bắt mắt, trung tâm thương nghiệp, nhà băng, showroow,.. Thì cửa kính sau một thời kì lâu ngày sử dụng sẽ mang dấu hiệu bị xệ cánh, xộc xệch,... Đóng/mở không như ý muốn hoặc phát ra âm lạnh lạ, tiếng kêu lớn gây kho chịu cho người dùng. Khi ấy cần thợ sửa cửa kính quận Phú Nhuận để thay bản lề cửa, nâng cao chỉnh tốc độ mở cửa,.. Để cửa hoạt động bình thường • tuy nhiên, những phụ kiện đi kèm của cửa kính cường lực chốt, ổ khóa, tay nắm, bản lề,... Sau 1 thời kì sử dụng với thể bị gỉ sét, hư hỏng hay hao mòn... Khi ấy cần thay mới để cửa hoạt động ổn định. Quy trính sửa cửa kính quận Phú Nhuận uy tín B1: Ghi nhận lại thông báo buộc phải cần sửa cửa kính tận chỗ với giá phải chăng từ người mua thông qua SĐT holine, ZALO,.. B2:Cử viên chức tôn tạo đến tận nơi, tận liên hệ khách hàng buộc phải để tiến hành kiếm tra tình trạng cửa B3: Xác định rõ nguyên do, đưa ra hướng khắc phục tối ưu và báo giá giá bán sửa chữa B4: Tiến hành công tác sửa cửa kính quận Phú Nhuận nếu các bạn đồng ý mức giá đưa ra B5: Cùng người dùng kiểm tra hoạt động cửa và bàn giao lại cửa cho các bạn B6: trao đổi rõ với người dùng về chính sách bảo hành cụ thể B7: Thu tiền khách hàng đúng theo giá quận Phú Nhuận đã báo ở trên và chào giã từ ra về Xem thêm dịch vụ sửa cửa nhôm kính giá rẻ tại nhà tại TPHCM. Lý do nên sửa cửa kính quận Phú Nhuận của chúng tôi? • nhà sản xuất tu bổ cửa kính tại nhà nhanh chóng, chuyên nghiệp • Hiệu quả sửa cửa kính cực cao, sở hữu tầm giá tốt • Thợ tôn tạo cửa kính mang tay nghề, kinh nghiệm lâu năm • chuyên dụng cho khắc phục sự cố nhắc cả chủ nhật, ngày lễ • Bảo hành cực thấp, lâu dài sau giải quyết theo quy định cho từng hạng mục cụ thể Nhà sản xuất sửa cửa kính quận Phú Nhuận nhiều năm kinh nghiệm nhất ngày nay Dịch vụ phân phối thợ tu tạo cửa kính quận Phú Nhuận tại nhà của hạ tầng nhôm kính Việt Đức luôn được người mua Đánh giá tốt về chất lượng và thái độ dùng trong phổ quát nhiều năm nay. Vì thế, bất nói lúc nào cửa kính bị hư thì hãy gọi ngay cho chúng tôi bạn nhé. Chúng tôi đảm bảo sẽ làm hài lòng và giúp chiếc cửa bạn vận hành tốt trở lại.
Amniotic Products Market - Anticipated To Witness High Growth In The Near Future
According to the new market research report “Amniotic Products Market by Type (Amniotic Membranes (Cryopreserved Amniotic Membranes, Dehydrated Amniotic Membranes), Amniotic Suspensions), Application (Wound Care, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics), End User (Hospitals, ASCs) – Global Forecast to 2026″, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the global amniotic membranes market is projected to USD 1.0 billion by 2026 from USD 0.7 billion in 2021, at a CAGR of 8.2% during the forecast period. Browse in-depth TOC on”Amniotic Products Market” 191 – Tables 37 – Figures 205 – Pages Download PDF Brochure: https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownloadNew.asp?id=191575976 The growth in amniotic membranes market can be attributed to the growth in the target patient population, rising incidence of burn injuries, awareness programs for wound care treatment and management, rising venture capital investments and government funding, increasing number of traumatic wounds, growing number of amniotic membrane transplantations, and the increasing number of ophthalmology, cosmetic, and orthopedic surgeries. Emerging economies, implementation of the 21st-century cures act, and increasing demand for stem cell research and regenerative medicine are expected to offer strong growth opportunities for players in the market. In contrast, the complications and limitation associated with the use of amniotv membrane may challenge market growth to a certain extent. The amniotic products market is segmented based on type, application, end user, and region. The amniotic membrane segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period and iodinated contrast media accounted for the largest share in 2020. Based on type, the amniotic products market is segmented into amniotic membranes and amniotic suspensions. Amniotic membrane account for the largest share of the market. The large share of this segment can be attributed to the increased use in a number of procedures. Moreover, amniotic membranes are more effective than amniotic suspensions. Request Sample Pages: https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/requestsampleNew.asp?id=191575976 North America was the largest regional market for the amniotic products market in 2020 The amniotic membranes market is segmented into five major regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa (MEA). North America was the largest regional market for market in 2020. North America is expected to hold the largest market share and highest market growth during the forecast period. The large share of the North American market can be attributed to high prevalence of target diseases, increasing geriatric population, rising awareness about advanced treatment options, and the strong presence of key market players in the region. The global amniotic products market is consolidated. The prominent players operating in this market include MiMedx (US), Smith & Nephew (UK), Organogenesis Inc. (US), Integra LifeSciences (US), Stryker (US), Applied Biologics (US), Celularity, Inc. (US), Katena Products, Inc. (US), Lucina Biosciences (US), Skye Biologics Holdings, LLC (US), Surgenex (US), TissueTech, Inc. (US), and Ventris Medical, LLC (US). Speak to Analyst: https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/speaktoanalystNew.asp?id=191575976