July 24th, 2014 around 1:54am
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Originally, in the 20s and 30s, the stereotype of someone who was schizophrenic was the housewife who was sad and withdrawn, and would not do her duties as a housewife; would not do the housework. This was the typical case of schizophrenia. And then, in the 60s, something shifted. The actual criteria for schizophrenia shifted. A lot of psychiatrists and hospitals and police were encountering young, angry black men who were part of the civil rights movement. Who were part of the riots – the uprisings – in the Black Power movement. Who were angry. Who were perceiving a conspiracy of power against them, that was called paranoia. They would see it is white privilege, but it was called paranoia. And so we actually see the diagnositc criteria for schizophrenia change. So now you have anger and paranoia and hostility being included as criteria, whereas 30 years before they hadn’t been. Because the stereotype has changed. So there’s a way in which the DSM and the perspectives of the psychiatrists and the doctors who were giving these diagnoses is thoroughly politically constructed, and thoroughly dependent on the culture and context that they’re within.
source:

Will Hall at Unitarian Church Vancouver Canada March 2012 - Transcript | Madness Radio (via blinko)

for anyone interested in reading more about how schizophrenia moved from being a diagnosis assigned to white, middle-class women to one used to pathologize and institutionalize noncompliant black men in the 1960s, jonathan metzl’s the protest psychosis: how schizophrenia became a black disease is a good place to start. i have a PDF scan of it, too — just ask.

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around 12:51am
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We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.

This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.

source:

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

The whole article sadly hits very close to home.

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July 23rd, 2014 around 1:25pm
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fartgallery:

4/20? You mean 1/5 reduce your fractions did you even learn math

around 10:25am
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crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom
around 10:09am
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minimoonstar:

snowshoe:

shananaomi:

dynastylnoire:

hikergirl:

Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.

h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.

boooooooooooooooooost

did this today. you can let them know how much you can afford to help, any amount. pass it on.

i can only afford to pitch in a very very little but it still let me sign up so!

I’m not sure this would work for potential donors outside the US, but signal boost for the moment.

minimoonstar:

snowshoe:

shananaomi:

dynastylnoire:

hikergirl:

Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.
h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.

boooooooooooooooooost

did this today. you can let them know how much you can afford to help, any amount. pass it on.


i can only afford to pitch in a very very little but it still let me sign up so!

I’m not sure this would work for potential donors outside the US, but signal boost for the moment.
around 9:45am
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  • 15-year-old me:: MOM I'm practically an ADULT ugggh you never let me do ANYTHING in olden times i could get MARRIED *eye roll into another dimension*
  • me now:: for my birthday i want food and to stay on your health insurance
July 22nd, 2014 around 10:32am
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thecheshirekitteh:

bleaksadrave:

sikssaapo-p:

lastrealindians:

HELP A NATIVE AMERICAN FAMILY THAT IS BEING SUED BY THEIR CHILD’S SCHOOL FOR QUESTIONING CULTURALLY OFFENSIVE THANKSGIVING CURRICULUM

The Eagle Bull- Oxendine family is being sued by their child’s school for defamation, because they asked the school to permanently change their offensive and culturally insensitive Thanksgiving curriculum and to honor a two-year scholarship taken from their daughter after they voiced their concern over Native appropriation there. The school was having children make feathered headbands and literally play Indian. When the Native parents expressed disapproval over it, rather than address this racially sensitive issue, the school told them to keep their children home from class.

This case is moving forward and they need to raise funds to defray mounting legal expenses. Please share this link and donate what you can. If they lose, we all lose. This case has the potential to set dangerous precedent where Natives are effectively gagged from speaking out against redface, appropriation and the abuse of our culture and sacred ways by mainstream society. This is legal conquest. We can’t allow them to play Indian and hide behind judicial robes to do it. Thank you.

Contribute here: http://www.gofundme.com/8f3z30

Dashcon can raise $17,000, but a Native family cannot raise money to pay legal fees without some dicks asking for proof.

^

sounds like some people need an extra hour in the ball pit

seriously though, please assist this family/cause!

around 10:28am
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awkwardvagina:

a girl i go to university with goes to house parties once everyones drunk and takes toilet paper so she never had to buy her own

around 10:26am
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hate:

17 years old and i still don’t know how to properly respond to “whats up?” 

still relevant

July 21st, 2014 around 10:26pm
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mxtori:

businessinsider:

7 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK AT THE END OF EVERY JOB INTERVIEW.

Click here to find out why these questions help you.

This is so important!

I never know what to ask and end up looking like a fool cause I don’t have a question prepared.

Don’t be me.

around 8:35pm
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(Source: get-educated)

around 8:25pm
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College be like

vavavante:

ntbx:

Housing: $2,980
Meal plan: $1,457
Books: $1,429
Enrollment: $983
Air: $3,274
Grass: $4,284
Sidewalk: $5,284
The sun: $3,381

FASFA BE LIKE : $14.78

around 1:20am
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carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

when u try to caffeinate yourself and just end up increasing ur heart rate with no discernible changes in levels of exhaustion  

image

around 1:19am
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thatfunnyblog:

complete panic in one screenshot

(Source: proudlyinsane)

thatfunnyblog:

complete panic in one screenshot