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okay now nobody ever buy anything from our shop, ever again. 

j/k. 

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There’s a new zine up in our store! Created in just 18 hours, for the Milquetoast Haus 24hr Zine Challenge!

Check it out!

(posted by Dandy)

Anonymous asked: Hi, I bought a skirt from you today at the Onanole market. It's too small, is it possible to exchange it?

Hey!  Yep, we’ll be there again tomorrow if the weather’s good, and if not, next weekend.  Does that work for you? 

HELP OUT PIONEERS PRESS

these folks are the best.   if you wanna get books n zines from anyone, get ‘em here.   if you’ve been wanting to get a few new things to read, now would be very timely. ;) 

wearepioneerspress:

Thanks for the note of support, Simon! We owe you an email. Coming soon!

smoo:

Awesome as anything, hard-working, farm running, book publishing, zine distributing outfit Pioneers Press need some help. A long running and thorny legal problem is threatening to undermine their activities…

timemachineyeah:

huntokar:

pardonmewhileipanic:

jackpowerx:

hellhound-gytrash:

letshaveapantsoffdanceoff:

motivationforfitness:

r-dart:

My Dad isn’t a bad person, he’s just… old fashioned.

This is so much the outlook by many men on a woman’s hormonal fluctuation. As if there is no control. No matter what, women cannot have control of their bodies.

Your dad tells the fucking truth. The last thing America needs is a woman in charge.

Sorry ladies, I’m just saying what we’re all thinking. Women are cuntwaffles during their period.

I’m willing to bet that most people who are irritable are so because they’re uncomfortable or in pain - it’s really hard to be level-headed when you’re in gut-tearing amounts of pain.

The hormonal argument is the biggest load of crap - as if males don’t have hormones or don’t have a hormonal cycle. Actually, male hormone cycles are more frequent and less predictable.

http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/male-hormonal-cycles-andropause-1009127

I’m not putting this out there to put one sex above the other but rather to point out that “hur hur hormones!!!” is a really ridiculous reason to discredit and entire group of people, especially when we all have hormones and hormonal cycles.

So we shouldn’t allow a woman president because she supposedly loses her shit and becomes hyperaggressive once a month, but we regularly give power to men who lose their shit and become hyperaggressive whenever a woman rejects their advances.

Seems legit.

I’m not trying to be sexist, but let me use this super archaic view on hormones, coupled with sexist slurs meant to oppress women, all in defense of not giving them power

hurr hurr we’re all thinking it tho amirite

EAT. MY. SHIT.

We can’t let women have power because once a month they turn into TOTAL… dudes.

I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again - 

Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone. 

Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.

If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time. 

And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office. 

the above post nails it.  

my take:  if i get pissy about something you’ve done while i’m “PMS”ing, you should take a moment to appreciate how fucking well i put up with your bullshit the whole rest of the month, rather than writing my opinions off as irrational.  hormonal shit does not make me irrational, it just makes me less of a patient saint than i usually am.    :D

(via nomorebuttsecks)

The Flammarion Engraving was originally made in (probably) the 1800s, by an unknown artist.  It’s a representation of medieval cosmology, or maybe the quest for knowledge, or, in my opinion, the magic (barely) hidden behind daily life.   I thought it would make a nice patch, and here it is, hand-printed, 7 x 8 inches. 
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/187859505/flammarion-hand-printed-patch?

The Flammarion Engraving was originally made in (probably) the 1800s, by an unknown artist.  It’s a representation of medieval cosmology, or maybe the quest for knowledge, or, in my opinion, the magic (barely) hidden behind daily life.   I thought it would make a nice patch, and here it is, hand-printed, 7 x 8 inches. 

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/187859505/flammarion-hand-printed-patch?

Oh, and if you wanna know what drying fifty freshly printed Country Grind tees in a tiny house looks like, here’s a few ideas..  

Whoever said you need a big fancy studio to make shit?  :D

Anonymous asked: About those floral pads, how often do you have to wash them? And is that buttons on the "wings"? How do you make it stay where it should be? :)

Hey Anonymous!!  

If yr not a super heavy bleeder, you probably need to change them about as often as a disposable pad.   If you’re bleeding heavier, you might bleed through the pad a bit..  Personally i just wear old underwear and er, ha ha, go with the flow, when that happens.   You can also get thicker washable pads that are more designed for heavy bleeding. 

When i first switched from disposables to washables i discovered that my washable pads tend to smell *less* gross than the disposable ones.  I don’t know why..  maybe because you’re bleeding on something that can breathe, instead of on a stagnant, non-air-flow-friendly plastic thing?  

When i’m done with a washable pad, I usually throw it in a bucket of water as soon as i reasonably can (a tall yogurt container will do the job nicely), and then wash them in a machine or by hand when i’m ready.  The soaking helps them get clean.  Also, you then have a nice container of period-water to feed your garden or houseplants, they love that stuff! 

In terms of pads staying where they’re supposed to, wearing comfortable, snug cotton underwear helps.  I’m a small person, and i like wearing boys’ briefs for this purpose.  They hold a pad in place much better than skinny lacy lady-things.   The snap does help hold it on.  Sometimes if i do a lot of walking the pad will sort of end up a little bit forwards or backwards from where i put it originally, but it doesn’t actually escape or anything like that. 

Finally, there are lots of patterns for making yr own pads on the webs, it’s a pretty easy project and you can do it without a sewing machine if you don’t have one. :D

Dear Joan and Greg: Thanks for the mail.  Even the box is greatly appreciated.  

If anyone’s wondering what it looks like when you print five dozen patches for The Country Grind Quarterly in a Very Small House, here’s a rough idea. 

Oh, and i just got new photo emulsion so i’m gonna be making a shit-ton of new Of Course You Can! patches.  (oh but first i’ll be printing amazing, epic t-shirts for The Grind.)  So excited. 

digitaldenial:

Did you know that there is a new issue of The Country Grind Quarterly out, as of just a couple of weeks ago? 

The Country Grind, if you don’t know, is a sweet magazine my friends put out, for and by rural punx! It’s got comix and articles and art and all sorts of great stuff. There’s even a photo of mine in there! 

And if that isn’t enough, if you order the newest issue, there’s a good chance our cat will have sat on your copy! Look for the long grey hairs.

It’s free if you live rurally, and pretty darn cheap if yer a city folx. 

Check it out!

oh look! mr minou and i!

knittinginhalifax:

inspired by digital denial i ordered this zine and one other from a small press that was new to me. they included free pins and a patch and a hand written thank you note from the author of the DIY guide to fighting the big motherfuckin big sad:)

hooray!  i’m also enjoying my copy :D

knittinginhalifax:

inspired by digital denial i ordered this zine and one other from a small press that was new to me. they included free pins and a patch and a hand written thank you note from the author of the DIY guide to fighting the big motherfuckin big sad:)

hooray!  i’m also enjoying my copy :D