1. aburningforge said: What does your plan for talking people you don't know look like? My go-to is introductions then 'so what do you do with yourself?' and hoping I think of something based off that.

    I guess I try to work out what we’re likely to have in common based on the context. Like, if we’re at someone’s party I ask how they know the host etc and if it’s a uni thing I ask what they’re studying idk.

    i’m not great at talking to new people unless there’s a couple of other people I know there, although I am trying to get better at it. 

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  3. and get rid of the blahs

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  6. This is what happens whenever there’s a cute hat around Sasha

    This is what happens whenever there’s a cute hat around Sasha

  8. Originally, in the 20s and 30s, the stereotype of someone who was schizophrenic was the housewife who was sad and withdrawn, and would not do her duties as a housewife; would not do the housework. This was the typical case of schizophrenia. And then, in the 60s, something shifted. The actual criteria for schizophrenia shifted. A lot of psychiatrists and hospitals and police were encountering young, angry black men who were part of the civil rights movement. Who were part of the riots – the uprisings – in the Black Power movement. Who were angry. Who were perceiving a conspiracy of power against them, that was called paranoia. They would see it is white privilege, but it was called paranoia. And so we actually see the diagnositc criteria for schizophrenia change. So now you have anger and paranoia and hostility being included as criteria, whereas 30 years before they hadn’t been. Because the stereotype has changed. So there’s a way in which the DSM and the perspectives of the psychiatrists and the doctors who were giving these diagnoses is thoroughly politically constructed, and thoroughly dependent on the culture and context that they’re within.

    Will Hall at Unitarian Church Vancouver Canada March 2012 - Transcript | Madness Radio (via blinko)

    for anyone interested in reading more about how schizophrenia moved from being a diagnosis assigned to white, middle-class women to one used to pathologize and institutionalize noncompliant black men in the 1960s, jonathan metzl’s the protest psychosis: how schizophrenia became a black disease is a good place to start. i have a PDF scan of it, too — just ask.

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Cute thing




    Cute thing


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    very sick, probably dying

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  14. you know that genre of tumblr photo that’s just white people kissing?

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    i am so scared of the generation of young boys fed on a steady diet of violent internet porn growing up and becoming influential and prevalent

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