Life, Mansplained: Why You Need Salt When It’s Hot

When it’s hot outside, you need to drink more water because water keeps your body cool.  And probably everybody and his brother has told you that eating salt is bad for you.

But when it gets really, really hot outside, sometimes you can get very sick from the heat.  And if the ambulance men come to help you, the first thing they’ll do is put a needle of something called “saline solution” into your arm.  “Saline solution” is just a fancy man-word for salt water.

See, too much salt is bad for you.  But when it’s very, very hot outside, you need a little bit of salt in your body to help you keep water in your body.  Salt is very good at helping the body hold on to water.  Why?

You’ve heard of strong worker men pouring salt on the roads when it’s icy or snowing and that’s because water loves salt.  As soon as water touches salt, it goes right into the salt crystals like magic.  With your body, it’s kinda the same.  If your body has a good amount of salt in it, the water in your body will say, “hey, I’m not leaving this body!  There’s salt in here and salt is my friend!”  So the salt tells the water to stay in your body and you don’t get sick.

So if it’s very hot outside and you don’t have air conditioning, or if you’re at the water park in your cute little bikini on a very hot day, be sure to eat some saltine crackers.  Drink lots of water, too!  Together, salt and water will make sure you don’t get sick.

See?  Simple enough for even a girl to understand.

-VIS

So You Want To Build A Better Society?

It doesn’t take much.  Just a simple question to yourself:

“How does this affect others?”

If everyone asked themselves this question every time they did something, this is what would happen:

– you wouldn’t find an abandoned grocery cart in the middle of an aisle

– you wouldn’t be stuck behind someone in the passing lane who is obviously not passing anyone

– you would never find a car parked across two parking spaces

– you would find you’re a kinder, gentler person because everyone else is.

So instead of waiting for everyone else to make the first move, start asking the question of yourself – “how does what I’m doing negatively affect others?”

It’s that simple.  You improve society when you lead by example.

-VIS

moderndayhousewifevibes:

when i was a social justice warrior i felt like i was in a cult. there i said it lmao

It IS a cult.  They have their deity (”The Cause”), they have their priests (Linda Sarsour, etc.), they have laypeople (people in the cult), and they take their “offerings” from the taxpayer.  If you try to leave, they shame you, just like cults do.  If you speak evil of The Cause, they will tell you that you don’t have enough faith or that you’re not trying hard enough.

If it’s not a cult, it’s definitely a full-blown religion.

-VIS

“I Need Your Advice” = “Please Decide For Me.”

lovingbrat94:

vintageinstepford:

If she asks your advice, what she really means is, “please decide for me.”

It’s not easy for anyone to ask another to make a decision.  But when she asks your advice, what she’s really asking is that you take control.

And that’s okay.  It makes her feel safe and it makes you feel needed.

Sometimes I have to preface a conversation with Daddy with “I just need to complain about something…” and then launch into whatever it is. Otherwise, he tries to give me advice on how to fix the problem and being a good girl I then have to at least try to follow his advice.

It’s sweet and I love how he instinctually wants to manage and lead even in he parts of my life that he isn’t directly involved. But sometimes… a girl just needs to vent lol

Men are problem solvers.  We inherently don’t understand (or can’t understand) how “venting” does anything to alleviate the negative feelings associated with a problem.  Conversely, women are “venters”; just talking about a problem can make it feel better.

This is the huge difference between men and women that makes us think, “he/she doesn’t understand me” and it’s very simply this: men do things, women feel things. That is not to say men don’t feel things and women don’t do things, but when it comes to problems, men seek to immediately solve any given situation believing the emotions can be processed later.   Women, on the other hand, seek to immediately process the emotions involved in any given situation believing the situation can be resolved later.  Neither approach is right or wrong, they’re just different.  Men are inherently warriors and view “counter-attack” as the immediate conclusion to a problem.  Women are inherently nurturers and view internal or external “dialogue” as the immediate conclusion to the same problem.

It is vital that we all understand the critical differences between the male and female psyches if we’re ever to stop the blame game.

The approach by @lovingbrat94 and her Daddy is excellent.  A girl should begin a venting session with her man by saying, “I just need to vent” so that men know their position in the car – normally, men are the drivers, using knowledge of the highways of life to avoid a disaster.  But when a girl needs to vent, it’s important that she tell her man her intentions so that he knows to sit in the back seat for a few minutes.

When she eventually says, “I need your advice,” that is the moment when she is ready for a solution and she needs the man to become the driver again.

As with most things in a relationship, there are only 3 critical components: communication, communication, and communication.

-VIS

Happy Birthday To My Cat!

Many moons ago, there were a lot of fans of my cat, Brigitte, who regularly asked how she was doing.

I never told the story of how she got her name.

When I got her from the SPCA, she was named Carla and I despised the name.  The second day in my home, she stretched out in the sunshine and curled her back in a beautiful, curving arch.

I have long been a fan of Brigitte Bardot, not only for her sexiness back in the day, but because of her struggle for animal rights.  And my cat’s arching stretch immediately reminded me of some of Bardot’s pictorials.

So Carla became “Brigitte.”

According to Brigitte’s papers, today is her 10th birthday.  She’s still happy and healthy.  Her latest vet visit said she was a little overweight, so I’ve cut down her food and am picking up the laser pointer more often.  She sleeps in my bed, often flopping down with her back on my chest expecting me to scratch her belly.  She falls asleep like that, sometimes for hours.

She’s well trained.  She knows her basic commands (sit, stay, come, lie down), she’s an amazing mouser, and she’s so spoiled that she drinks her water out of an antique Pinwheel crystal candy bowl.

This is a picture of her I took today.  Happy 10th Birthday, Brigitte!

Confession:In four days, the living arrangements I made for a temporary solution from homelessness will end. By Friday, my daughter and I will be in a shelter. She is 3 years old. I have been trying to find a job, filling out applications in the hundreds. Only a few interviews, and no job quite yet. Those who live here think I’m not putting enough effort out into this, but finding work is hard. I’m scared. Terrified. And distraught. I can’t stop crying, even though I knew this was temporary.

I understand why you’re scared.

But there’s still 4 days.  I’m sure you’re putting in enough effort, but in the next 4 days, you’re going to have to double it at any cost.

You can do this.  Be strong for her.

-VIS

Confession: I am hopelessly, tragically in love with someone I can never have. I’ve never connected with anyone else this way before, and he’s said the same. That was months ago and I don’t know if it’s still true, but all I can do is hold on to that. It’s destroying me every single day and it’ll continue to destroy me until there’s nothing left of me.

vintageinstepford:

There’s a song in there somewhere.  In fact, I’m sure I’ve heard a song in the past about that very situation.

My deepest condolences.

-VIS

One other thing …

Hold on to it.  If he said he has never connected to anyone like he connected to you, you need to believe it.

If you’re that connected, he would never lie to you about that.

-VIS

Confession: I am hopelessly, tragically in love with someone I can never have. I’ve never connected with anyone else this way before, and he’s said the same. That was months ago and I don’t know if it’s still true, but all I can do is hold on to that. It’s destroying me every single day and it’ll continue to destroy me until there’s nothing left of me.

There’s a song in there somewhere.  In fact, I’m sure I’ve heard a song in the past about that very situation.

My deepest condolences.

-VIS

kale-kiwi:

bowing2males:

lord-michael:

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Men First movement.

-VIS

Ladies …

When a man tells you you’ve got a nice ass, that’s not sexual harassment, that’s him being nice.  If you don’t like it, tell him to stop.

When a man tells you that you should wear tighter clothing, that’s not sexual assault, that’s advice.  If you don’t like it, tell him to stop.

When a man says he’d like to fuck you, that’s not attempted rape, that’s him expressing his feelings.  If you don’t like it, tell him to stop.

Stop invalidating women who are truly harassed, assaulted, and raped just because you want to play the victim card and can’t find your tongue.

Your need for false sympathy is costing real victims their credibility which is costing them their dignity.

If you give a fast damn about female dignity, stop making rape accusations every time you feel uncomfortable.

No wonder men question women when they make rape accusations.  No wonder men don’t take women seriously.  

No wonder men treat women like tantrum-throwing toddlers.  

When they behave like this, they shouldn’t be treated any other way.

-VIS

Life, Mansplained – North Korea

Once upon a time, Korea was one country, but after a war many years ago, it got split into 2 countries.

Now some men are trying to make it one country again.  There’s lot of little details to work out so they have to talk and talk and meet and meet to see if they can figure out how to put Korea together again.

It’s kind of like the story of Humpty Dumpty, except all the kings horses and all the kings men have thermonuclear weapons and an itchy trigger finger.

-VIS