Mendy's Musings

A little of this, A little of that.

SAHM, foodie, knitter, doula, Pagan.



The first two illustrations are mere speculation of the position of a tightlacer’s organs, drawn by an artist who only had a basic knowledge of anatomy, during a time when Germ Theory was not even widely accepted.

The second two photos are real MRI scans of modern tightlacer Eden Berlin, in a non-ferrous corset made by TO.mTO, presented by Dr. Eckhart von Hirschhausen. Liver and stomach are slightly shifted above the waist, and the morphology of the liver is barely changed. Kidneys and lungs show no notable change either. The most affected organ is the large intestine, which by nature is flexible and easily flattens/ moves aside - otherwise peristalsis, pregnancy, yoga or basic twisting or movement of the torso would be impossible.

For more info, I’ve written a post about it on my website here.

It’s time to stop perpetuating baseless myths about how corsets affect your internal organs and look to modern science.

This is probably the most important thing I’ve reblogged all year.  I’d like to think this will stir more modern scientific demonstrations on the subject!

Source: lucy-corsetry



Dress ca. 1865

From the Kent State University Museum Pinterest

I would absolutely wear this.

Source: fripperiesandfobs

With Woman: A Call to Tennessee Midwives →


It is Passover: a holiday I never fully understood growing up as a cafeteria Catholic in the Southwest. I have since come to appreciate the festival, when Jews commemorate the exodus from Egypt, as a celebration of resistance and resilience.

If you don’t know the story, it begins with an act of…

DO IT NOW: Guide to Proper Bra Fit and Measuring because Victoria Secret and La Senza and whatever are full of shit and you are definitely wearing the wrong size ok? ok →


Hi guys I’m obsessed with this shit lately because I don’t want anyone to have unhappy, unsupported boobs like I did. Even if you think your boobs and bras are fine, try it. It will make a big difference in comfort, support, and shape, even if you have small boobs or big boobs. A proper fitting…

Paul Dini Tells Kevin Smith about Hollywood’s Fear of Girl Cooties


And to think just earlier this week you had the New York Times calling Hollywood about their long time claims about not being able to lead movies. And now you have a big name comic and animated creator telling us exactly what Hollywood thinks of girls when it comes to shows targeted at kids.

Paul Dini is interviewed on Kevin Smith’s Fatman on Batman podcast this week and during it he explains from personal experience how Hollywood devalues female viewers and female characters. Dini was, of course one of the creators on Batman: The Animated Series. He has also written and produced a number of other animated shows including Batman Beyond in addition to writing comics. The Emmy award-winning creator also had a live-action show targeted to younger viewers call Tower Prep.

In the interview, transcribed by Agelfeygelach Dini talks about the change in how Hollywood views the audience for animation (this starts around 41:00.- bold is mine)

But then, there’s been this weird—there’s been a, a sudden trend in animation, with super-heroes. Like, ‘it’s too old. It’s too old for our audience, and it has to be younger. It has to be funnier.’ And that’s when I watch the first couple of episodes of Teen Titans Go!, it’s like those are the wacky moments in the Teen Titans cartoon, without any of the more serious moments. ‘Let’s just do them all fighting over pizza, or running around crazy and everything, ’cause our audience—the audience we wanna go after, is not the Young Justice audience any more. We wanna go after little kids, who are into—boys who are into goofy humor, goofy random humor, like on Adventure Time or Regular Show. We wanna do that goofy, that sense of humor, that’s where we’re going for.’”

Okay, so they want younger kids. But wait, it gets worse.

Dini talks a bit about Young Justice and how it had a sophisticated mythology (he calls them “Buffy style stories) but now they have to be, based on his interactions and observations, funny and … NOT FOR GIRLS… (warning f bombs ahoy!)

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I made a handy guide to skeleton warriors so you know what you are up against when you find one in the wild!


I made a handy guide to skeleton warriors so you know what you are up against when you find one in the wild!

Source: gothic-culture

This is a Woman: zerust: Can we please take a moment to acknowledge that Wendy Davis... →


Can we please take a moment to acknowledge that Wendy Davis and Leticia Van De Putte on this day attended a special texas senate meeting to address an anti-abortion bill.

Wendy Davis filibustered for a goal of 13 hours, and was stopped just short of that in debate over whether…

Source: zerust


They’re going to hound her about rules for 13 hours but then break the rules when it’s beneficial to themselves?! It’s fucking bullshit.

If you still think this is only about abortion you need to wake the fuck up.

Source: syrupie




if you arent in the Pandom, I’m judging you.

Ahhhh, these made me love Peter more than I ever have ;w; He’s so sweet and amazing! 

Why did you have to go an make me cry? Whoever is playing Peter Pan deserves some kinda medal!  Never been to a Disney park, but I might go now just to see this Peter Pan 

Source: xxbecstarrittaxx