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Self defence sprays that are legal to carry and use in the United Kingdom

Image 1: Farbgel
Image 2: StoppaRed

I’ve seen a lot of people (mostly women, for reasons which may be obvious) speaking about being worried when going out, be it alone or even with friends, both in the day and at night. I know that a lot of female friends of mine carry around a can of antiperspirant or a pot of pepper to use if they’re ever attacked. What I know a lot of people don’t realise is that there are products out there which work in a violent situation and help in catching the assailant for the best part of a week afterwards.

Known as ‘criminal identifiers’, these sprays are brightly coloured dyes which can be sprayed in the face of an attacker. Unlike things such as CS or Pepper sprays, criminal identifier sprays are legal in the UK.

There’s a few available on the market, with farbgel and Mace’s Stoppared being the mostly highly recommended.

What these sprays do is release a sticky, brightly coloured dye. It’s difficult to wipe away and stains the skin a bright red colour. No matter how hard an attacker might try to remove it from their skin and clothing, the staining typically lasts for around a week and doesn’t even start to fade until after a few days have passed.

Unlike CS and Pepper sprays (which, again, aren’t legal in the UK) criminal identifier sprays don’t cause irritation or pain to an attacker. Instead, they expand and clog up the area sprayed with a kind of sticky foam that’s difficult to wipe away. It should give you enough time to escape and report someone whose face resembles a baboon’s arse to the police.

Each can of the sprays costs around £10 each, though it may be cheaper when buying multiple canisters and if you shop around.

FarbGel 

StoppaRed UV Personal Attack Self-Defence Spray by Mace

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It should give you enough time to escape and report someone whose face resembles a baboon’s arse to the police.

That’s brilliant

omg yes!

dis-pandaemonium

karirod:

thedragonflywarrior:

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monicalewinsky1996:

whitegirlsaintshit:

thewritingwriter4:

Heads up guys.  Body shaming doesn’t just happen to women.  Recently, baseball player Prince Fielder stripped down for ESPN’s Body issue and here are the comments that accompanied.  Now, I will acknowledge that these are all male contributes, but it’s still shining a light on fat shaming for men, and how athletes (and anyone who poses nude) are socially expected to be perfect.

I’m not going to downplay the amount of shit women get on their bodies, but I would like to point out that this made news today.

i’m tryna fuck…

/^^

People need to learn that athletes care about performance & abs are no indication of health, fitness, or performance. none. zero. In some sports having abs is not a great thing - it can be a sign of an athlete not eating enough to sustain performance, strength and recovery.

Fuck these assclowns for shaming a god damned athlete.

it reminds me of people fat shaming swimmers at london. swimmers who are doing super human feats in the pool. who are OLYMPIC athletes.

Fucking fitness industry twisting the perception of what fit looks like.

(Reblogging for the commentary on athletes and fat shaming, but this also speaks volumes for how sexist culture and the patriarchal power structure hurts men too, not just women.)

i’ve been going to the gym and seeing guys with this build…..these guys are lifting fucking 230lbs up into the damn air like it’s nothing. Not 

thepureskin
tlcrmt:

Hey T,
A couple of furry friends getting ready to cuddle after a very tiring weekend. Although she isn’t my favourite pet, she is always there to cuddle with me after a long day. Being single does suck sometimes, but when you have little friends waiting to cuddle 24/7, life is still pretty great.
Hope you have a great day :)
BHM 

— Oh, my dear Mr. Moose! This is such a wonderful capture. You make me want to head over and climb in bed with you and your little friends. I hope your pets keep you company until your human cuddle buddy finds you. Happy Body Positivity Monday.
Xoxo, T.

tlcrmt:

Hey T,

A couple of furry friends getting ready to cuddle after a very tiring weekend. Although she isn’t my favourite pet, she is always there to cuddle with me after a long day. Being single does suck sometimes, but when you have little friends waiting to cuddle 24/7, life is still pretty great.

Hope you have a great day :)

BHM 

— Oh, my dear Mr. Moose! This is such a wonderful capture. You make me want to head over and climb in bed with you and your little friends. I hope your pets keep you company until your human cuddle buddy finds you. Happy Body Positivity Monday. Xoxo, T.
thepureskin
tlcrmt:

Hey T,
A couple of furry friends getting ready to cuddle after a very tiring weekend. Although she isn’t my favourite pet, she is always there to cuddle with me after a long day. Being single does suck sometimes, but when you have little friends waiting to cuddle 24/7, life is still pretty great.
Hope you have a great day :)
BHM 

— Oh, my dear Mr. Moose! This is such a wonderful capture. You make me want to head over and climb in bed with you and your little friends. I hope your pets keep you company until your human cuddle buddy finds you. Happy Body Positivity Monday.
Xoxo, T.

tlcrmt:

Hey T,

A couple of furry friends getting ready to cuddle after a very tiring weekend. Although she isn’t my favourite pet, she is always there to cuddle with me after a long day. Being single does suck sometimes, but when you have little friends waiting to cuddle 24/7, life is still pretty great.

Hope you have a great day :)

BHM 

— Oh, my dear Mr. Moose! This is such a wonderful capture. You make me want to head over and climb in bed with you and your little friends. I hope your pets keep you company until your human cuddle buddy finds you. Happy Body Positivity Monday. Xoxo, T.