Shut up, Dean!!
We had a lot of trouble with western mental health workers who came here immediately after the genocide and we had to ask some of them to leave.
They came and their practice did not involve being outside in the sun where you begin to feel better. There was no music or drumming to get your blood flowing again. There was no sense that everyone had taken the day off so that the entire community could come together to try to lift you up and bring you back to joy. There was no acknowledgement of the depression as something invasive and external that could actually be cast out again.
Instead they would take people one at a time into these dingy little rooms and have them sit around for an hour or so and talk about bad things that had happened to them. We had to ask them to leave.
~A Rwandan talking to a western writer, Andrew Solomon, about his experience with western mental health and depression.
From The Moth podcast, ‘Notes on an Exorcism’. (via jacobwren)
This is so important.(via beenworkingonacocktail)
|—||Peter Pattakos, a 36-year-old attorney living in Cleveland, who visited a local bridal shop on the same day as one of the Dallas nurses infected with Ebola. (via micdotcom)|
Why do people like this A) exist? B) watch a Shonda Rhimes show? and C) think saying these things to her will change anything?
Goodbye. She doesn’t want you watching her shows. She’s spoken to your kind.
Chris Kluwe played in the NFL for eight years, but he’s been a gamer for 26 — and he’s tired of the misogyny in today’s …
i am not usually one to pat dudes on the back for saying feminist friendly things
but Chris Kluwe has such a way with swear words that it makes me swoon and i may want to marry him
These paint-huffing shitgoblins think they’re “gamers,” and it pisses me the fuck off.
marry me so we can join forces and destroy these fucktrucks together
i’ve never read anything so beautiful before in my life
My favorite takeaway from this is “slopebrowed weaseldicks.”
I’ve been flying the flag of Kluwe for a long long time, and I will continue to do so.
Just this morning I was listening to people debate whether or not modern people had lost the gift for ingenious insults. I think Kluwe stands as Exhibit A that we have not.
The Doctor Who Fandom
The NFL doesn’t seem to understand why a zero-tolerance approach to domestic violence matters. Unfortunately, they’re not the only ones, as evidenced by what is most likely the most disgusting Halloween costume of the year.
|—||Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events audio commentary (via themaraudersaredead)|
Cecilos~ (pictures not mine, they belong to littleulvar and omg their drawing style is just too beautiful, okay?)
Intersex people are not rare, just invisible.
Unfortunately, there’s a lot of shame and secrecy within our communities, perpetuating the invisibility. I’ve had doctors tell me over and over again that I’d never meet anyone else like me. (Thankfully, that was not the case.) So many intersex people like me have been instructed by our doctors, parents, and friends not to tell anyone about our conditions, which makes us feel shameful and unworthy.
I’ve been poked, prodded, and gawked at by so many doctors, it’s enough to make anyone feel like a science experiment. They say how excited they are to meet someone like you, they’ll “never meet another person like this, ever.” But when they say that to you as a kid, all you hear is “you’re a freak.”
Emily Quinn, “I’m Emily Quinn and I’m Intersex”
This is an awesome article and you are amazing for sharing your story!(via fuckyeahsexeducation)