breakfastattameras:

Amazing OITNB illustrations by starfleetbabe

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susanivanovas:

true friendship is willfully making someone’s emotional devastation over fictional characters worse

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#HI LUKE 

"Originally, in the 20s and 30s, the stereotype of someone who was schizophrenic was the housewife who was sad and withdrawn, and would not do her duties as a housewife; would not do the housework.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."

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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#stop trying to fuck the dsm and start listening to yourself when you talk about neuroatypical people 
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1109-83:

Jonathan Callan


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qarcon:

1109-83:

Jonathan Callan

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#ohhhh man 

jesuisperdu:

Dear White People

official trailer HD; in theaters oct. 17

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#HOORAY #:D 
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historyofhyrule:

neurosciencenews:

New Device Allows Brain to Bypass Spinal Cord and Move Paralyzed Limbs
Read the full article New Device Allows Brain to Bypass Spinal Cord and Move Paralyzed Limbs at NeuroscienceNews.com.
For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to an innovative partnership between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Battelle.
Image: Researchers hope the technology may one day help patients affected by various brain and spinal cord injuries such as strokes and traumatic brain injury. Credit Ohio State University.

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WHAT THE FUCK WHY ISN’T THIS IN EVERY SINGLE NEWS SITE AND SHOW ON THE PLANET WE’RE LITERALLY CURING SPINAL PARALYSIS

getoutofmyheadcharles:

historyofhyrule:

neurosciencenews:

New Device Allows Brain to Bypass Spinal Cord and Move Paralyzed Limbs

Read the full article New Device Allows Brain to Bypass Spinal Cord and Move Paralyzed Limbs at NeuroscienceNews.com.

For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to an innovative partnership between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Battelle.

Image: Researchers hope the technology may one day help patients affected by various brain and spinal cord injuries such as strokes and traumatic brain injury. Credit Ohio State University.

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WHAT THE FUCK WHY ISN’T THIS IN EVERY SINGLE NEWS SITE AND SHOW ON THE PLANET WE’RE LITERALLY CURING SPINAL PARALYSIS

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timeshaiku:

A haiku from the article:  Fluffy. Tasty. Tricky.

timeshaiku:

A haiku from the article: Fluffy. Tasty. Tricky.

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sernacht:

So, I was in the car today and saw someone with the license plate “X0DUS3 5”, so I thought it was like Exodus 3:5 and I looked it up, and do you know what it said?

"Do not come any closer"

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15-Year-Old African Kid Tells Madonna To Go ‘Have Sex’ with Herself 

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Dakarai Molokomme, a 15-year-old starving child from a small village in Zimbabwe, has just told , one of the most famous pop stars in the world, to  and f*** , the local media are reporting exclusively.

“Yes, it’s true, I told Madonna to go f*** herself. Do you want to know why?” Dakarai asked. “It’s the same thing every time with these snobby rich Americans. Every once in a while they come to show us their support for the so-called eradication of poverty by adopting a child from a starving family, but they actually do more harm than good. Transracial international adoptions are part of the white savior industrial complex,” Dakarai explained.

In further discussions with journalists from the media, the  stated that “none of the children here actually want to be taken away from their family and friends so they can be displayed as some kind of trophy in the homes of self-righteous singers or actors who want to score some points with the media and Oprah.”

“If they really want to help us, they should get Big Pharma to ship us some anti-retroviral drugs for the AIDS epidemic, or build schools and hospitals. If they don’t want to do that, then they can all go f** themselves!” the child told reporters.

The 15-year-old also stated that he would say the same thing to any one of those American or European “faux humanitarian posers”, except for Bono, whom he said he would also kick in the groin.

“Bono’s efforts to save the African savage from itself prove that the colonial imperative is alive and well,” Dakarai said as he walked with other village children collecting sticks to build a tree fort.

THIS IS THE RAWEST 15 YEAR OLD ALIVE

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My mother once told me that trauma is like Lord of the Rings. You go through this crazy, life-altering thing that almost kills you (like say having to drop the one ring into Mount Doom), and that thing by definition cannot possibly be understood by someone who hasn’t gone through it. They can sympathize sure, but they’ll never really know, and more than likely they’ll expect you to move on from the thing fairly quickly. And they can’t be blamed, people are just like that, but that’s not how it works.

Some lucky people are like Sam. They can go straight home, get married, have a whole bunch of curly headed Hobbit babies and pick up their gardening right where they left off, content to forget the whole thing and live out their days in peace. Lots of people however, are like Frodo, and they don’t come home the same person they were when they left, and everything is more horrible and more hard then it ever was before. The old wounds sting and the ghost of the weight of the one ring still weighs heavy on their minds, and they don’t fit in at home anymore, so they get on boats go sailing away to the Undying West to look for the sort of peace that can only come from within. Frodos can’t cope, and most of us are Frodos when we start out.

But if we move past the urge to hide or lash out, my mother always told me, we can become Pippin and Merry. They never ignored what had happened to them, but they were malleable and receptive to change. They became civic leaders and great storytellers; they we able to turn all that fear and anger and grief into narratives that others could delight in and learn from, and they used the skills they had learned in battle to protect their homeland. They were fortified by what had happened to them, they wore it like armor and used it to their advantage.

It is our trauma that turns us into guardians, my mother told me, it is suffering that strengthens our skin and softens our hearts, and if we learn to live with the ghosts of what had been done to us, we just may be able to save others from the same fate.

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First time I’ve ever heard the advice, “be more like Pippin.”

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LotR was meant as an analogy for what it was like to go through war and come home, so this metaphor was absolutely intentional on the author’s part.

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#SLAM SLAM SLAM REBLOG #OKAY THERE IS A REASON WHY LOrD OF THE RINGS IS SO SOS OS OOOO FUCKING IMPORTANT TO ME AND IT'S THIS #ITS THE FUCKEN FIRST PARAGRAPH OF THIS #BECAUSE THE SHIRE WAS SAVED #BUT NOT FOR ME #BECAUSE I RELATE TO FRODO SOOOOOO MUCHHHHH #AND IT HURTS AND IT MATTERS #GOD DAMMIT #WORD STUFF