( Sleeping beauty has called off negotiations. )
I know the pieces fit …’cause I watched them fall away…
And he said to me
" I hate it when people refer to someone as their disease. Nobody is their disease. You don’t say - oh he’s a BPD or she’s Lupus."
And I felt ashamed for a moment. How could I explain it to someone? I wouldn’t want to be called EDS…but to deny that it shapes my life in every possible way would be a lie. To say that I am not my disease is to erase over half of me. I am as much my disease as I am my soul. I am crippled penguin walking. I am gastrointestinal hell at 3 am. I am mindblowing migraine. I am constant pain and bendy arms and camel knees.
I never wanted to have to stare my own ugly in the face again and say - come on, motherfucker…let’s do this.
But five in the morning, bent over on my broken knees with my face on the floor, saying grace to the gods of pain…
I look up and see my reflection.
Reblogged from p0okie
Like this is really why I don’t fuck with mainstream “body positivity” anymore- it’s so erasing of disabled folx and people with chronic illness(es). We are going to find it so much harder to love our bodies when they can be so fucking treacherous and let us down. Many of us spend a lot of time creating a schism between our bodies and our minds in order to escape pain and horrible feelings in our body. This often leads to disassociation between brain and body that no amount of “body love” is going to heal.
Sometimes bodies are terrifying and painful places to inhabit. We are allowed to hate and fear them for reasons that have nothing to do with how they look.
Boy would I like a schism right now.
Make it two, please.
Reblogged from effervescentsky
Okay, this is actually what you do if you’re being sexually harassed in any kind of public space. Draw attention to it, preferably pull away and let EVERYONE know that someone is touching you. This will not only get him to get off you but he’ll definitely think about this situation next time he wants to do something like this.
Spreading the word.
My mom and I were talking about this today after hearing about a woman who was molested on a plane who said nothing until she was picked up at the airport by her parents. My mom looked at me and asked what I would do in that situation and I looked her dead in the eye and I told her “it would take me .02 seconds to realize what was going on and yell angrily, and then I would be straight on to bitch slapping him so hard he wouldn’t be able to see the punch I’d throw with the opposite hand”.
She nodded and accepted my salty language like a seasoned sailor.
I’ve had experience with this before, in Prague a group of five girls and I were followed by three men at night. After a while they started yelling at us, the most common being “how much?” Meaning how much we “cost” as prostitutes. Seeing as they weren’t going to stop, I turned on my heel, faced them (which surprised them), spat at their feet and responded with “You couldn’t afford me.” This prompted the other girls to start yelling back at them as well, starting with our spitfire Czech friend to start slinging curses in Czech as she and the rest of the girls came up beside me. Needless to say the men backed off and pretty much fled. They weren’t expecting a fight. It empowered me and encouraged the rest of the girls to yell back too.
I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t know what to do in this situation because they’ve been taught all their lives to be polite and non-aggressive. Keep your heads down or whatever.
Keep in mind that studies have shown that rapists look for victims who won’t fight back.
Remember that nobody has the right to touch you without your consent or harass you, and you have all the right to make the biggest fuss about it that you can possibly make.
Get angry. Be in command.
It’s a common theme across the majority of cultures that protecting ones ‘face’ (not your actual face, but your self as in how you’re viewed) is one of our highest subconscious priorities.
Calling someone out in public for bad behaviour is the quickest way to nip 9/10 situations in the bud. Most people will be mortified, they’ll be embarrassed, they’ll be panicked because they probably weren’t expecting anything other than quiet submission.
Be bold and be brave, because we live in a world where most people don’t expect it ergo we can take advantage of it.
/POWER IN TALK, 3RD YEAR LINGUISTICS MODULE
Reblogged from turntablesinhereyes
If teenage boys are “blameless” for acting on their natural hormones like wild animals, then we should lock them up until they either become domesticated or put them down. If you’re going to act like a rabid dog you get treated like a rabid dog.
this really is my favorite post on this whole website
Reblogged from ghosttrickofficial
americans seem to think there are two accents in england
- tally ho old chum cheerio yes yes wot wot
- YOU AIGHT M8 I’LL FUCK YA UP FOR LOOKIN AT MY TELLY
which is 100% true
actually everyone thinks that
but english people seem to think americans have two accents
- well hidey ho thare I was just goin to round up them there horses
- woah gnarly waves dude lets go eat a hamburger and smoke some weed
This is also 100% true.