I have no idea how old your post about PSDS is but I'd recommend please dont pet me. The actual site forum is decent and I've met some nice SD handlers there :)
This is a Venn diagram.
OH LOOK THERE’S NO OVERLAP
wtf for lots of people there is tons of overlap of different ones of these things
it would look different for lots of people
i don’t think this is very meaningfully expressed as a Venn diagram
like what are the UNITS being categorized?
this is not a Venn diagram it is a LIST expressed as bubbles
"A 15 year old child with autism was tasered by police in the state of Iowa in Johnston. The police used a stun gun several times against the child. Use of tasers against people with developmental disabilities or people with forms of mental illnesses is actually common. After a year-long investigation of the Portland police department, it was found that tasers are often times used and abused, in particular against people with developmental disabilities or people with mental illness. The Seattle Times stated, ‘The investigation singled out stun-gun use, saying officers frequently discharged them without justification or used them too many times on a given suspect.’"
Disabilities most likely to suffer police violence (WOO I’M ONE OF THE 6! Do I get a cookie?)
R.L. Burnside (Died today in 2005) will be featured on my show tonight as well as Linda Ronstadt (who can no longer sing because of her Parkinson’s), geek music (for Dragon Con), and labour music (b/c the Industrial Workers of the World’s General Assembly is this weekend). SHEESH! It’s gonna be a damn busy show tonight!
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Jeez, people with jobs, why you keep demanding money and stuff?!
so many reviews complain that it’s too depressing and you can’t like Christina Ricci’s character.
For an example taken from Rotten Tomatoes, Variety’s review by Todd McCarthy:
“The self-centered brat at the center of Prozac Nation spends most of her time making life miserable for everyone around her, but there’s little reason the public should have to pay for the same privilege.”
Or AV Club’s Scott Tobias:
There’s really no reservoir of sympathy deep enough to support a whiny, navel-gazing Harvard student who turns her depression into a show-stopping spectacle.
These are the general opinions about depression, that it’s all a spectacle for sympathy. It reflects a culture that doesn’t believe that depression and mental illness is a serious issue that can’t just be cured instantly. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I can tell you that I have been told so many times that my self-hatred is unwarranted, my anxiety is unnecessary and fluctuations in emotions are wrong.
okay personal rant, delete for reblogs or whatever;
I have been told that I am just whiny and self-centered because I am sad. It’s the feeling like you’re spreading the disease and everyone is trying to sanitize you and protect themselves from infection by belittling the larger issues at hand. It’s an expectation to be a tragic hero, doomed to only evoke pity from others because of a curse that of fate bestowed upon an otherwise normal person, but people are too afraid to admit that it’s something uncontrollable and that the person needs to overcome the obstacles and are failures if not. Surviving is difficult enough when Aristotle isn’t involved. It’s attacking the victim of a disease, whether you see that as medically or symbolically doesn’t matter, without addressing the disease itself. Why would someone feel this way when they shouldn’t because of x, y, and z? Well, if there were a simple answer to that, it wouldn’t be so fucking difficult to empathize with those who fate’s dealt a bad hand to or are in situations that feel inescapable. I mean, depression doesn’t excuse everything, mental illness isn’t a free-for-all type deal, but fuck, devaluing a person’s feelings, invalidating someone’s thoughts because they don’t fit the accepted status quo of happy for them, well, that doesn’t help. Don’t just let someone drown because they don’t know how to swim. Why can I only think in mixed cliché metaphors?
It’s called depression fuckwads, and it’s a REAL THING so stop being so judgmental. This is what it looks like and this is what happens to an estimated 1 in 10 Americans at least one point in their lives.
SLOWLY CLOSES IT
Oh shit you can see me.
I wasn’t doing anything, I swear.
Poor poor personal account. I never use you anymore. I have so many RP blogs it’s just ridiculous, and I’m always behind on them (which makes me happy b/c I love RPing).
One day I will delight in this dashboard of feminism and disability rights and all the lovely geeky posts that my firends make. One day. But not today. Today I am going to the doggie park and then knit night. Where I’m actually going to work on beading for my c. late 800s norse viking gown. (They go between my WOLF broaches on my apron dress)