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Originally, in the 20s and 30s, the stereotype of someone who was schizophrenic was the housewife who was sad and withdrawn, and would not do her duties as a housewife; would not do the housework.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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moody-booty:

every day putting on my makeup

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returnthegayze:

@DarkMatterRage #TwitterPoetry: LOST IN (TRANS)LATION

I went home to my family of origin this past week and found every interaction seasoned with politics. I decided to write some short #TwitterPoetry to capture those every day moments of intimacy that often go unnoticed but mean so much for us as queers going home.

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isohels:

Why is body hair only unhygienic when its on a woman’s body?

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Claiming there is no other life in the universe is like scooping up some water, looking at the cup and claiming there are no whales in the ocean. Neil deGrasse Tyson in response to “Aliens can’t exist because we haven’t found them yet” (via splitterherzen)

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korra:

people talking about how all modern art looks the same as if every portrait of a chunky white colonial person hanging in the met doesnt look the same too

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"A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know." - Diane Arbus

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every episode of scooby doo
  • guy: something spooky's happening
  • fred: k we'll come check it out
  • fred: daphne, velma come with me
  • daphne: lol okei
  • shaggy: but scooby and i are terrified of everything why do you always fucking send us off alone
  • velma: shut up you two
  • shaggy and scooby: *run into monster*
  • scooby: RAGGY
  • shaggy: *oblivious to everything*
  • scooy: RAAAAGGGGGY
  • shaggy: zoinks!
  • *the monster chases them accompanied by fun music: part 1*
  • shaggy and scooby: *meet up with fred, velma, and daphne*
  • fred: what happened?
  • shaggy: M-M-MONSTER
  • velma: uh oh
  • monster: boo
  • all: AAAAH
  • *the monster chases them accompanied by fun music: part 2*
  • *they run into one room and come out of another one, i don't fucking know how that's possible*
  • velma: my glasses! i lost my glasses!
  • monster: *picks up velma's glasses and hands them to her*
  • velma: thanks. ....JINKIES!
  • *the monster chases them accompanied by fun music: part 3*
  • monster: whoops i tripped
  • scooby: i captured you
  • *they pull the monster's mask off*
  • fred: oh look it's the suspicious guy we met at the beginning of the episode who was super suspicious and greedy and he wanted money
  • suspicious guy: and i would've gotten away with it too if it weren't for you meddling kids and your dumb dog
  • scooby: ROOBY ROOBY ROO
  • all: *laugh*
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huffpostbooks:

What’s Your Book Shelfie Style?

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haveyouseenmysocks:

Sometimes i thought that i dont really have an otp but then i started rereading the princess diaries and my mia x michael feels are exploding

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mysharona1987:

A batch of wonderful book dedications.

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