randomlottery: “When children experience love as conditional or unreliable or manipulative, this causes a knot of fear to form in the heart, for they can only conclude, “I am not truly loved.” This creates a state of panic or “freak-out” that causes the body and mind to freeze up. This basic love trauma is known as “narcissistic injury” in the language of psychotherapy, because it damages our...
It’s a sad irony that we promote self-defense classes as a way of combating...– The Trans Women’s Anti-Violence Project: Self-Defense and the Criminalization of Survival (via queenartemis)
tinydragongina: If you laugh at jokes about raping people I will laugh at my fist punching your throat because sure it’s violent and demeaning but I think it’s funny so why aren’t you laughing get off the floor and stop whining I am trying to assert that my desire to make a joke out of your traumatic experience is more important than your pain it’s called Freedom of Speech read a book.
…I have long supported efforts in Congress to advocate federal policies that...– Nancy Pelosi Responds to Pot Club Crackdown - Pulse of the Bay - The Bay Citizen Thanks, Nancy! (via sylviac)
“Electric like Dick Hyman”: 170 Beastie Boys... →
sarahspy: A glossary of terms deployed in the Beastie Boys’ lyrics, researched and compiled by the Onion AV Club
Are you fucking 6 years old? Do you still think mom made you clean up your room...– On rich people acting as if higher taxes is punishing them. Read the whole post. (via sodisarmingdarling)
I haven’t read “The Waste Land” for a year, and I never did bother to check all...– Young Barack Obama in Love: A Girlfriend’s Secret Diary | Politics | Vanity Fair The President of the United States wrote this. Seriously. Intelligence matters when you pick someone to run the country. (via skybarn) this shit is true also (via oldtobegin)
The disallowed grief
gillianmae: “81,542 people have died of AIDS in New York City as of August 16, 2008. These people, our friends, are rarely mentioned. Their absence is not computed and the meaning of their loss is not considered. 2,752 people died in New York City on 9/11. These human beings have been highly individuated. The recognition of their loss and suffering is a national ritual, and the consequences of...
False notions of love teach us that it is the place where we will feel no pain,...– bell hooks, All About Love (via antiboy)