i am a broken machine. when the machine is broken, i am ready.
“I would like a SMASHSMASHSMASHSMASHSMASHSMASH grape juice, sure.”
cambridge university students were asked on campus why they needed feminism. here are 60 answers. click the link for over about 600 more.
This is amazing
I love how diverse the messages AND the people are in this
I’m kinda embarrassed but the JK Rowling thing is kinda true for me, I got the first book as much for the cover as I did for the cool sounding author’s name.
I have feminism because while looking at this, I spent most of the time reading the signs, not looking at the people.
…or maybe I’m a visual learner and reading is fun, I dunno.
It’s been a good day.
"When you are born into a history as loaded as the South’s, when you carry in your bones the incontrovertible knowledge of man’s violence and limitations, daring to stay sweet is about the most radical thing you can do."
Allison Glock Southern Women Garden & Gun
this quote is so beautiful, and the article is technically well-written, but everything about it just makes me feel horrible about myself in the way that spending time with my extended family always used to make me feel horrible about myself
someone else please read it and give me your thoughts?
I agree with the first paragraph (except for the misplaced racist jab against the Irish), but that’s about all.
I feel like during the Civil War and especially in the post-Civil War South, Southern women were required to put on more of a show. There are stories of daughters of former plantation owners being forced to dine with the Northern invaders - men who had just killed their brothers, their uncles, their betrothed - and being expected to do so with smiles on their faces. Some of that residual “putting on airs” has surely been passed down throughout the years (in my experience, Southern women are far more likely to be polite on entirely superficial levels), but I don’t feel as though it defines us as women and especially not as Southern women.
The article seems to presume that we’ve kept the quintessential 50s house-wife trope alive and well - further, that we somehow revel in it. That it somehow defines us and our feminism. Maybe that’s how the Southern aristocracy did things in the past, but that’s just not who we are now.
And that’s what I think of that.
It’s a bit unfair to compare something life threatening to something not immediately life threatening.
Also, psychiatric care is really just a nice way of saying, “mind-altering drugs”.
Not life threatening? You’ve clearly never experienced or known someone with a severe mental illness. Up to 90% of people who commit suicide have a mental illness.
Eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety and self harm have many life threatening effects on the body, e.g. malnutrition, gastrointestinal complications, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, risk of wounds becoming infected, nerve damage. People struggling to get the mental health care they need find themselves in ER’s, jail cells and psychiatric hospitals for their immediate safety.
The risk of this can be minimised with proper treatment, which can consist of medication but also includes psychotherapy, occupational and social work, emergency care and other treatments as appropriate for each patient.
Kidney patients can be kept alive on dialysis for years while awaiting a transplant.
Also, your “mind-altering drugs”? These are part of why I can go to school, have an internship, maintain friendships, and be a reasonably responsible family member. Meds are a complement to therapy and make it work better. Honestly, if I were not taking prescribed medication, I would probably be taking some “mind-altering drugs” that had worse side effects than dry mouth.
Mental illness is in part both caused and reflected by physical/chemical disturbances in the brain. In physical illness, medication is often used to aleviate symptoms or address causes. Psychotropic drugs do the same thing. They are a medical response to a medical problem.
People need to stop thinking mental illness isn’t serious
They also need to stop thinking psychiatric drugs are all useless.
what the actual fuck is wrong with psychiatric meds being “mind-altering”???
when i am unmedicated, my mind tells me i cannot leave the house or i will die, that i should lay on the floor for days on end and not eat, that i should hurt myself and/or others.
WHY WOULD ANYONE NOT WANT THAT TO BE ALTERED.
PLEASE ALTER MY MIND. IT IS WRONG ON ITS OWN.
PLEASE ALTER MY MIND. IT IS WRONG ON ITS OWN.
i personally very much appreciate my mind being altered. i would be much less alive without them
Performance titled, ‘Euonia’ - a Greek word that can be translated as ‘beautiful thinking’. Park’s uses an EEG headset which monitors various brainwaves and eye movements. The resulting information is translated into sound directed to one of five speakers. A shallow pan of water sits on each speaker, vibrating and shimmering with each of Park’s various thoughts.
Click the source link to hear her thoughts.