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"Don’t romanticize your disability/illness," often seems to mean, "Be properly ashamed of yourself, lie and suppress, it can’t possibly be doing more damage bottled up inside, don’t make me think about what you go through."

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"2 million."

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That’s how many lives could be saved by lifting the ban on gay blood donors (via micdotcom)

Since 1977, the FDA has banned all men who have ever had sex with another man from ever donating blood. But in recent years, countries like the U.K. and Canada have lifted similar bans, recognizing the inherent and unfounded homophobic stereotypes of these laws. And based on the new research findings, it’s time for the U.S. to do the same. 

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"But what if gay dudes have really awful diseases?!" Um… you do know that they screen every unit of donated blood for every kind of disease regardless of the source, right?

"What if it turns people gay?!" Right, just like getting a blood donation from a woman turns you into a girl, or how people kept turning into sheep and dogs in the 1600’s when transfusions were still experimental. I mean you do know that borrowing blood from someone doesn’t change the basic genetics you were born with, right? Because near as we can tell, sexuality is the result of genetics. You cannot “catch” a sexuality, gay, straight, or otherwise, for the same reason you can’t catch someone’s skin, hair, or eye colour.

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tehhufflepuffcompanion:

Spoiler alert: adulthood is 96% of you going “well, I hope this is how it works and I’ll keep doing it till someone yells at me”

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gingersnapwolves:

litahalford:

it infuriates me when people tell me “lifes too short to not forgive people!” like NO lifes too short for me to continually allow abusive and manipulative behavior in my life and live in a constant state of anxiety bc I want to be “nice” or whatever

There’s such a big difference between moving past what someone did to you, and forgiving someone for it. I’ve never understood why people think the latter is necessary in order to do the former.

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"On one occasion with a dear friend and fellow actor in Seattle (who happens to be white), I was sharing my perspective about race in the theatre and explaining some of the privileges afforded to him because he was a white actor.

"One example of these recurrent advantages is being seen as “race-neutral”. In theatre, it’s an advantage to be white not because casting directors are racist, but because they’re human. Humans see color, whether they admit it to themselves or not. And in the absence of color, humans are more open to a first impression that isn’t tainted by their perception of a particular racial identity.

"Just the thought of my friend having a tangible and unfair advantage over me because of his whiteness drove his sense of ideological stability into disarray. Suddenly, I was being made to feel as if I had inflicted harm on him by having an honest conversation. Simply making him aware of observable fact had caused perceived mental harm, and real psychological stress."

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nextyearsgirl:

“Agree to disagree” is white guy speak for “I understand you have an opinion but unfortunately, me.”

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The “it’s not a choice” dynamic is useful for trying to get the people in your life to accept you with gross misunderstandings of how the world works.

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dannykat replied to your post: “I’m so angry right now. And I know I’m talking to an almost empty room…”:

It probably won’t help much, but I won’t be buying anything else from Greg Rucka after reading that interview. It truly is sad how little he knows.

Thanks. I like his writing but now I realize that every. Single. One. Of his protags. Are “sane.” Like, saner than rocks level sanity.

And then there’s “Alice”, Batwoman’s Joker. Spoilers: she was manipulated into insanity, and all her actions thence forth are to blow up Gotham on her own call. Why? More or less because it’s just something crazy people do. All the more damning when you realize who Alice is.

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dannykat replied to your post: “I’m so angry right now. And I know I’m talking to an almost empty room…”:

It probably won’t help much, but I won’t be buying anything else from Greg Rucka after reading that interview. It truly is sad how little he knows.

Thanks. I like his writing but now I realize that every. Single. One. Of his protags. Are “sane.” Like, saner than rocks level sanity.

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crystal-celeste:

Please reblog. Protect our indigenous sisters.

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I’m so angry right now. And I know I’m talking to an almost empty room when it comes to mental-illness-doesn’t-make-you-evil-not-even-psychosis. That makes me angrier, because of how futile it all is.

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partysoft:

lately i have seen multiple ppl pop up defining lesbianism as “non-men interested in non-men” and just now literally saw a post arguing that all lesbians are non-binary bc womanhood is essentially tied to heterosexuality and i am so so so so so uncomfortable with these things

it is v important to me that lesbianism is a woman-centric identity :/

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giallothekitten:

shit I dont like: the fact that romantic relationships are status symbols

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If the only way you can write a character who suffers from psychosis is as a villain, you are pathetic.

I want to see a protagonist, straight up hero, none of this anti-hero bullshit, who suffers from psychosis and still heroes on.

Because the world isn’t divided into “those psychos” and everyone else. Because having a mental illness doesn’t automatically make you evil. No, not even psychosis. Look it the fuck up some time instead of relying on the definition the mainstream’s prejudice has given to you.

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"You get into questions about vanity and ego that I think are dangerous because those ultimately lead to the very popular argument from the Tim Burton era, which is that Batman’s crazy. But he can’t be, because if he’s crazy then he’s not a hero. And he has to be a hero."

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Greg Rucka, interview

I am highly disappointed. The “if a hero is crazy they aren’t a hero” argument/status quo is a stupid, horrible, awful thing. There are so many ways to be “crazy”, from having PTSD, to having psychosis. But nothing in this range inherently condemns people from being heroes, much less condemns them to villainy. 

Vilifying mental illness is one of the greatest harms comics ever did, and continue to do, just bigger and broader and across your movie screen.