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"You may be a delicate flower but, hey, so is Belladonna and it can still kill people."

- My boss, in what is probably the most inspiring thing I’ve ever heard. (via heloisedevillefort)

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Graffiti outside the Balenciaga show.

They went off!

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Graffiti outside the Balenciaga show.

They went off!

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Firendly reminder that the Susan G Komen Foundation has tried and succeeded in suing other, smaller charities for using the color 'pink' and the word 'cure'.

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And those charities were forced to shut down. Don’t even start me on their campaign against Planned Parenthood.

There’s a reason why some people won’t wear pink in…

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So apparently I didn’t hit save to my paper before I last edited it.

That means last night I submitted a paper with 2 identical paragraphs and missing half the shit.

woops

My final paper was really good too but this professor is not the understanding type.

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I’m cool with communists and the idea of communism but if you seriously don’t believe that every communist government has been a bat shit crazy oppressive dictatorship then I doubt your intelligence.

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raptorific:

so much happening here:
Feels a lot like you’re saying all of those things are supposed to be synonyms for “crazy” and “insane,” which is honestly more hurtful to me as a mentally ill person than being called “crazy” or “insane.”
Thanks for starring out the letter A there. If I see those words entirely intact, I’ll probably spin into a manic rage and poop on the floor like a wild animal! Thanks for removing literally one letter so I only have to see 85% of the word, now I don’t have to start foaming at the mouth!
The words “crazy” and “insane” are actually really important words for a lot of mentally ill people, who use it as a necessary shorthand to express concern that our illnesses might be skewing our perceptions of reality. For example, “is it crazy that I’m so worried about this?” is a much more effective thing to say than “is this a legitimate concern, or am I just projecting my own anxieties and paranoia onto the world around me?” Treating “crazy” as an inherently hurtful slur in all contexts (even “just saying it with no context so people know which word you’re talking about” as above) takes away a “real or not real” shorthand from us. 
Seriously this kind of post is so patronizing people stop doing them

I’m convinced that the whole “crazy/psycho/insane is ableist” thing is just a game made up for tumblr points. nobody actually cares about people with mental illness, they just want to be the ~*~MOST PC~*~ and “call you out” for your “ableism.” it’s a superiority thing.

All of the above.
People don’t really give a shit about those of us that live with mental health conditions.  I don’t think I’ve ever heard any of us say that they have issues with those words.  The only time I ever take issue, at all is when someone uses those words against me/to describe me - like when arseholes make a giant list of all the words they believe are synonymous with me.
I can and will call myself ‘crazy’, ‘nuts’, ‘paranoid’, ‘stupid’, ‘pathetic’ etc. because believe it or not, it’s me that gets to describe my mental health, my experiences and my life.

lesbian-lily:

radicalmayhem:

raptorific:

so much happening here:

  1. Feels a lot like you’re saying all of those things are supposed to be synonyms for “crazy” and “insane,” which is honestly more hurtful to me as a mentally ill person than being called “crazy” or “insane.”
  2. Thanks for starring out the letter A there. If I see those words entirely intact, I’ll probably spin into a manic rage and poop on the floor like a wild animal! Thanks for removing literally one letter so I only have to see 85% of the word, now I don’t have to start foaming at the mouth!
  3. The words “crazy” and “insane” are actually really important words for a lot of mentally ill people, who use it as a necessary shorthand to express concern that our illnesses might be skewing our perceptions of reality. For example, “is it crazy that I’m so worried about this?” is a much more effective thing to say than “is this a legitimate concern, or am I just projecting my own anxieties and paranoia onto the world around me?” Treating “crazy” as an inherently hurtful slur in all contexts (even “just saying it with no context so people know which word you’re talking about” as above) takes away a “real or not real” shorthand from us. 
  4. Seriously this kind of post is so patronizing people stop doing them

I’m convinced that the whole “crazy/psycho/insane is ableist” thing is just a game made up for tumblr points. nobody actually cares about people with mental illness, they just want to be the ~*~MOST PC~*~ and “call you out” for your “ableism.” it’s a superiority thing.

All of the above.

People don’t really give a shit about those of us that live with mental health conditions.  I don’t think I’ve ever heard any of us say that they have issues with those words.  The only time I ever take issue, at all is when someone uses those words against me/to describe me - like when arseholes make a giant list of all the words they believe are synonymous with me.

I can and will call myself ‘crazy’, ‘nuts’, ‘paranoid’, ‘stupid’, ‘pathetic’ etc. because believe it or not, it’s me that gets to describe my mental health, my experiences and my life.

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Hands up if large groups of aggressively loud white boys in your vicinity freak you out

One of the things that bonds women, POC, and LGBTQA+ together: The fear of white men in numbers.

Did you mean: Congress?

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#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

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#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.

The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.

Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.

It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

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I’m really weird about things meant to “humanize” sex workers like “yeah, she’s a stripper, but she’s also a med student with a 4.0 GPA so don’t judge her” like, okay, so, and there’s someone in that same club who dropped out of high school and is a teenage mom, does that mean she’s lesser?

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