Oh so many reasons.
1) it equates the anger of the oppressed to the hate of their oppressors.
2) it blames oppressed groups for their oppression. Bigotry doesn’t exist because people hate bigots. It exists because oppressed people oppose it. It exists because of bigots and because of privileged folks being complicit or tacitly condoning systems of oppression.
3) it’s fundamentally untrue. Hatred of oppression doesn’t lead to more hatred; it leads to progress.
4) it is used to attack any attempt by oppressed people to obtain liberation. Point out that something or someone is repulsively racist and all of a sudden you’re “breeding more hate”.
It’s a fundamental misrepresentation of reality that blames victims and excuses fucked up behavior.
- Don’t be angry at yourself when anxiety/depression flares up. It isn’t your fault and no one blames you and if they do they’re pieces of shit.
- Don’t orbit around your perceived value so much. You’re not the sum total of what you produce.
- Don’t let yourself wonder why people love you. That’s not how it works. There are not stark, individual reasons that a person can enumerate about why they love you. It’s the entire, unique combination of what and who you are.
*strums guitar* i feel excluded from everything but it’s mostly my fault because i distance myself because i think i’m annoying *strums guitar*
i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BRING YOUR GUN TO THE GROCERY STORE
how does america even function like it sounds like a video game or something. grand theft freedom.
?????? Is… is that really a thing americans need telling????
(OMG I’m so fucking scared of americans rn, I know not all of you are like that but wtf even????)
Lucy is waiting for belly-rubs.
Animal Place, Grass Valley, CA.
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alright, exciting news! A small wip preview of my contribution to a fairytale anthology about brave girls, baby’s first anthology! It’s a retelling of the fairytale “Prince Lindworm”, it’s a really fun tale and one of my favorites. The anthology is being put together by secondlina and is featuring a bunch of really cool artists.
There’s going to be a kickstarter for it around the end of the summer so please look forward to it!
Ok so I’m not an expert but Charlotte is really into researching this stuff so if she’s around later she might add onto this.
From The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook: “Fragment - A part of the self that lacks the emotional range or life history of an alter. Some fragments exist for very special purposes or roles and do not operate beyond the scope of these roles.” -Deborah Bray Haddock M.Ed.
From Sidran: “Within the personality system of a person who has a dissociative disorder, a fragment is a dissociated part of that person which has limited function and is less distinct or developed than a personality state. Usually a fragment has a consistent emotional and behavioral response to specific situations. For example, a fragment may handle the expression of feelings through drawing. The term “special purpose fragment” refers to a part with an even more narrowly defined function.”
Basically, while alters in a DID system are basically fully developed people (have their own preferences, ambitions, etc), fragments are basically a less-developed alter often characterized by one specific feeling or mood. While in a lot of systems, many alters have a job that they will come out to perform, fully developed alters typically have a life beyond or outside of this job.
As an example, Alice in our system started out as a fragment. She was basically an alter with no feelings whatsoever and came out when the host was feeling overwhelmed and couldn’t handle things. Alice would continue doing whatever the body needed to do but without feelings. She had no desires of her own, no preferences, no ambition, no drive to do anything for herself. However, eventually she developed preferences, feelings, a wide emotional range. She made friends, got a boyfriend, love butterflies and singing, and though she still comes out to do “her job”, she also comes out for other reasons, including socialization. She grew from a fragment to a fully developed alter.
Does that make sense?
liberal feminism more like “capitalism: it’s not just for boys”
Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”
I would love to know what this means.
I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.
I may tweak this a bit, but I think this is finished enough for posting here. :)
THIS IS SO AWESOME.
….I want this inked on me.
Oooh. Pretty snake.
fun fact about being gay: you do all that high school emotional shit in your twenties because you didn’t get to do it in your teens