Wilcox County Students Fight Segregated Prom
Yes, it is April 2013 and yes, segregation still exists in the United States.
Court: 'Irresistible' Workers Can Be Fired
This is rape culture in action. He was afraid he’d try to have an affair with her so he fired her instead of getting his shit together. And the court (all male) cosigned him blaming her for being in her body & not taking any responsibility for his actions. His wife & his pastor were on board with this shit too. Amazing.
Apparently being ‘Too hot’ can now get you fired
So basically the Iowa Supreme Court Justices are Claude Frollo?
Not until he starts burning Iowa hunting her down, but he’s still an an ass.
This is one of the dumbest rulings I have ever heard of.
You know what really fucking bothers me?
The superiority complex of people with depression and other ‘simple’ disorders when it comes to mental illness.
I have complex mental issues that are often hard to untangle, and they make me act sick and illogical. I hallucinate. I act, legitimately, ‘crazy’. And I’m really sick of people with depression and other simple disorders delegitimizing the needs of those with more complex mental illnesses in order to get their needs attended to.
I’ve seen it so often. People with depression will go, “It’s not like I’m insane, I just have depression!” or “It’s not like I’m psychotic!” Villainizing those who are really psychotic (like me) or who act illogically (like me) or who may hurt themselves or others during an active bout of mental illness (like me). The amount of times that I’ve been called disgusting names, called inhuman, or so on by people with depression or simple mental illnesses is absurd.
It’s like we’re all on the same team … as long as folks with depression and more straightforward mental illnesses are centered and given the most talking space. That those of us who have more complex issues, who may be fighting multiple mental illnesses at once are marginalized and shut out of conversation. All I hear about is depression, depression, depression, and that’s great and I’m glad that we’re starting the conversation about mental illness, but there is more to mental illness than just depression. The rest of us exist.
This! Lotta folks would do well to read, remember and really take this to heart.
Yes. We are all on the same team and we should have at least a rudimentary understanding that what each of us battles with, suffers from, fights against, is no better, for lack of a more appropriate term, than what another of us struggles with as a mood or personality disorder. Better and worse in terms of symptoms and even treatment, but not as a measure of a person.
We really don’t need a class bias when it comes to mental disorders.