biomedicalephemera:

softlysexy:

biomedicalephemera:

The relation between the pelvis and the pelvic organs of the female
With so many sex ed textbooks and encyclopedias giving the standard “vertical cross section” view of the pelvis, or showing the organs without any context, it can be difficult to see in the mind exactly where everything lays.
In this diagram, "P" indicates the part of the sacrum that is both at its top, and farthest “forward” in the body. Below that point, it curves backwards. "S" is the pubic symphysis, which is the joint that brings together the two sides of the pelvis. It’s largely immobile, but very slightly stretchable with trauma or childbirth. "F" is the fundus of the uterus - a fundus is the part of a hollow organ that is farthest from its opening. "O" is the ovary, embraced (but not touched) by the fallopian tubes."R" is the rectum, the lowest section of the intestine, which travels behind the reproductive organs."B" is the bladder, which lays in front of the reproductive organs.
There are two primary parts to the pelvis: the pelvic spine, which includes the sacrum and coccyx; and the pelvic girdle, which is probably what you associate with “pelvis” - this is the two “pelvic bones”, the hip bones or coxal bones. 
As children, we have six hip bones - three on each side. The ilium (the big “wing” part, where the abdominal muscles attach), the pubis (that upper part of the “eyes” in the pelvis), and the ischium (the lower bit of the “eyes”, the “sit bone”). By age 25, all three sections have fused together, leaving us with just two hip bones.
An American Text-Book of Obstetrics for Practitioners and Students. Edited by Richard C. Norris, 1895.

random fact: the uterus and the fallopian tubes look nothing like this “rendition” at all, the fallopian tubes are long and thinner than angel hair pasta, and the uterus is also quite tiny.

True! However, the uterus in this rendition is WAY smaller than the vast majority of contemporary illustrations. It’s much closer to what a non-pregnant woman would look like than most illustrators put.
But yeah, the ovaries are surprisingly far-yet-not-far from the fallopian tubes, which are tiny little things with spindly little fingers at the end. In living women, standing up, the uterus is usually not even visible from the front, if they’re not pregnant. The size increase of the uterus from implantation to parturition is amazing and almost terrifying (okay, at least to me). However, the fallopian tubes remain basically the same throughout the entire life, unless they’re “tied” or removed.

biomedicalephemera:

softlysexy:

biomedicalephemera:

The relation between the pelvis and the pelvic organs of the female

With so many sex ed textbooks and encyclopedias giving the standard “vertical cross section” view of the pelvis, or showing the organs without any context, it can be difficult to see in the mind exactly where everything lays.

In this diagram, "P" indicates the part of the sacrum that is both at its top, and farthest “forward” in the body. Below that point, it curves backwards.
"S" is the pubic symphysis, which is the joint that brings together the two sides of the pelvis. It’s largely immobile, but very slightly stretchable with trauma or childbirth.
"F" is the fundus of the uterus - a fundus is the part of a hollow organ that is farthest from its opening.
"O" is the ovary, embraced (but not touched) by the fallopian tubes.
"R" is the rectum, the lowest section of the intestine, which travels behind the reproductive organs.
"B" is the bladder, which lays in front of the reproductive organs.

There are two primary parts to the pelvis: the pelvic spine, which includes the sacrum and coccyx; and the pelvic girdle, which is probably what you associate with “pelvis” - this is the two “pelvic bones”, the hip bones or coxal bones.

As children, we have six hip bones - three on each side. The ilium (the big “wing” part, where the abdominal muscles attach), the pubis (that upper part of the “eyes” in the pelvis), and the ischium (the lower bit of the “eyes”, the “sit bone”). By age 25, all three sections have fused together, leaving us with just two hip bones.

An American Text-Book of Obstetrics for Practitioners and Students. Edited by Richard C. Norris, 1895.

random fact: the uterus and the fallopian tubes look nothing like this “rendition” at all, the fallopian tubes are long and thinner than angel hair pasta, and the uterus is also quite tiny.

True! However, the uterus in this rendition is WAY smaller than the vast majority of contemporary illustrations. It’s much closer to what a non-pregnant woman would look like than most illustrators put.

But yeah, the ovaries are surprisingly far-yet-not-far from the fallopian tubes, which are tiny little things with spindly little fingers at the end. In living women, standing up, the uterus is usually not even visible from the front, if they’re not pregnant. The size increase of the uterus from implantation to parturition is amazing and almost terrifying (okay, at least to me). However, the fallopian tubes remain basically the same throughout the entire life, unless they’re “tied” or removed.

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did-you-kno:

All those light and fluffy-looking clouds you see in the sky actually weigh millions of pounds. The water droplets inside can weigh more than 500 tons, but they’re able to float because the air below them is even heavier.   Source

did-you-kno:

All those light and fluffy-looking clouds you see in the sky actually weigh millions of pounds. The water droplets inside can weigh more than 500 tons, but they’re able to float because the air below them is even heavier. Source

queerboochananbarnes:

boosexualavenger:

Every time a cis person reblogs a gender of the day a fairy dies

srsly cis friends

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it’s in their FAQ stating specifically for you not to reblog the gender of the day. genderoftheday is a blog for non-cis people, their posts are for non-cis people. please respect that.

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My friend Quinn told me about a folder on her computer called, “The Ones We’ve Lost.” They are the letters she’s gotten from young girls who dream of being game developers, but are terrified of the environment they see. I nearly broke into tears as I told her I had a folder filled with the same. The truth is, even if we stopped Gamergate tomorrow, it will have already come at too high a cost.

bitchenwitch asked:

I go to the school the girl sued for affirmative action ACTUALLY sued over was an applications process that requires our admissions office to take into account that personal suffering has a negative effect on grades. And when her case was dismissed because she had absolutely no leg to stand on, her supporters began to call for the elimination of our ethnic studies departments which are some of the best in the country. It was never about fairness, it was about fucking over students of color.

ask-an-mra-anything:

Oh, and the “proof” she provided? She claimed her classmates were “stupider” than her and got in because they were of color, but they got in because they had better SAT scores, better TAKS scores (which is the standardized tests Texas used at the time), better entrance essays, better extracurriculars, and better volunteer work than she did. She just couldn’t fathom the idea that a person of color could do better than her.
White supremacy means even when you’re NOT better than a POC you still assume you are because the alternative is unfathomable. That’s why so many people ALWAYS assume affirmative action means the more qualified person isn’t getting the job. Surely the white person is more qualified! That’s why they’re more represented in these jobs and schools to begin with right???