Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion:
White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!
Impressive example of Pneumococcal meningitis!
Meningitis is a clinical syndrome characterized by inflammation of the meninges, the 3 layers of membranes that enclose the brain and spinal cord. These layers consist of the following:
Dura - A tough outer membrane
Arachnoid - A lacy, weblike middle membrane
Subarachnoid space - A delicate, fibrous inner layer that contains many of the blood vessels that feed the brain and spinal cord
The inflammation may be caused by infection with viruses, bacteria, or other microorganisms.
Meningitis can be life-threatening because of the inflammation’s proximity to the brain and spinal cord; therefore, the condition is classified as a medical emergency.
Pneumococcal meningitis occurs when the bacteria that have invaded the bloodstream move across to infect the meninges.
The meninges are filled with a liquid called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which is there to bathe the brain and cushion it against physical damage.
Bacteria can multiply freely in CSF, and there they release poisons, causing inflammation and swelling in the meninges and the brain tissue itself.
This increases pressure on the brain, producing symptoms of meningitis such as headache, stiff neck and dislike of bright lights.
Risk factors: -Extremes of age (< 5 or >60 years)
-Diabetes mellitus, renal or adrenal insufficiency, hypoparathyroidism, or cystic fibrosis
-Splenectomy and sickle cell disease
-Alcoholism and cirrhosis
-Recent exposure to others with meningitis
-Contiguous infection (eg, sinusitis)
-Intravenous (IV) drug abuse
-Some cranial congenital deformities
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Photo credits: Dr. Edwin P. Ewing, Jr.
The Sleeping Baby and the Sleeping Dog