Don your most festive Diva Cups, ladies, because America is all about periods right now.
That's according to this Flavorwire piece, which suggests that last week's aggressive period-trolling on Reddit
is actually unusual, and suddenly, menstrual talk has become weirdly
normal. It's persuasive and supported by a whole raft of persuasive
examples, like Tacocat's period anthem, Lily Allen's "Sheezus" period-referencing and BuzzFeed's How Metal Is Your Period quiz.
And once you start thinking about it, there's more where that came
from, like the sudden proliferation of period-panty brands and tech bros
attempting to build tricked-out period apps.
"Free bleeding" hoaxes notwithstanding, we've obviously come a long way from the days of "out of sight, out of mind."
Ditto the late 90s—I vividly remember reading a some teen magazine's
list of stupid code names about visiting cousins and painters, as though
menstruation were a John le Carré novel.
Women of the world, you probably know this moment, too: You ask the
polite shoe salesman to bring you that snakeskin lace-up stiletto or
navy ballet flat in a 9 or 7 or whatever, and he brings a shoe that's
two sizes too small, purring a coy, "It's the only size left, do you
want to just trrrrrry it?" It's a valiant effort, but inevitably you
gawk, like what, am I supposed to just cut off my toes to fit into that?
Now, as The New York Timesreports today,
these operations are apparently more popular than ever, so if you
thought women's vanity was limited to our faces, chests, and love
handles, well, you're wrong. Plastic surgery is now a lucrative head,
shoulders, knees and toes game - emphasis on the toes.
She has courted international controversy by turning herself into a human doll using plastic surgery and thick layers of dramatic make-up, confessing she wishes to be considered 'the most perfect woman on the internet'.
With her pinched waist, skeletal arms, enormous colored contact lenses and vacant expression, Ukraine's Valeria Lukyanova, 23, believes she has become a living, breathing Barbie, something she sees as the ultimate embodiment of perfection. But how well do we really know her?
Valeria has visited a psychiatrist about the 'voices in my head'.
Valeria says she's an 'energy vampire' and aggravates online trolls.
I am not human: Valeria believes she is from another planet - possibly Venus, but she isn't sure - and so isn't actually human.
Valeria Lukyanova claimed she is converting to Breatharianism in her bid to resemble a real-life doll.
Viking folk lore predicts Ragnarök will usher in the apocalypse on 22 February.
Jorvik Viking Festival in York; England started on the 15th of February and will end on the 23rd of
Notice the similarities between the two top images!
The failure to light up all five Olympic rings, was most likely not a failure, but planned. The "failed" ring could symbolize the Sun and the other four rings makes up a the number 88. "Modern Nazis use the number 88 as an abbreviation for the salute Heil Hitler. The letter H is eighth in the English alphabet, whereby 88 becomes HH." (Wikipedia) The 88 is also representative of an 88-word passage from Hitler's Mein Kampf,
Coincidentally, The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics started on the 7 Feb 2014 and will end on the 23 Feb 2014.
Will the World as we know it end on that day? I think not! Any prophecy with a date attached to it raises my eyebrows, but these are two big events taking place on the World stage simultaneously and nothing is happenstance in the grand scheme of things.
On stage one we are witnessing a battle to win Olympic golds, to become Olympic gods/goddesses and on stage two there will be "a great battle foretold to
ultimately result in the death of a number of major gods (including the gods Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki), the occurrence of various natural disasters, and the subsequent submersion of the world in water. Afterward, the world will resurface anew and fertile, the surviving and returning gods will meet, and the world will be repopulated by two human survivors." (Wikipedia)
Ragnarok, Apocalypse and End of the World memes are mostly fear porn, but it is important to keep an "Odin's eye" on World events, to see what story is playing out and try to connect the dots.
Italian brand ‘Blood Concept,’ has launched a provocative fragrance line based on the four major human blood types: A, B, AB and O.
Filled with legends and meanings, blood is soaked with mystery‚ fascination and respect. it’s the most tested and studied part of human body and it guards a multitude of secrets that reveals our inner and unique way of being.
BLOOD CONCEPT is a private celebration of the vivid and fascinating liquid that flows in our veins. Because blood is actually the river of life.
Our four fragrances, A, B, AB, O, retrace the evolution of manhood through time and its record of information, history and mutation, so well kept in the vital flushing of blood.
BLOOD CONCEPT is a mystic ritual with no flowers to be found: deep as primeval Africa in 0, aromatic as the scent of familiar land in A, bold as unpredictable itineraries in B, sharp and freezing as a metropolitan skyline in AB.