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thefeministpress:

NYT Columnist Charles M. Blow pointing out the targeted and specified fear of people angry with racism, even though tempers inevitably flair across all demographic groups.

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awkwardkris:

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chescaleigh:

Robin Williams Is NOT Free (via Phoebe Gavin)

Did you know that suicide is contagious?
Yep. A great deal of research has been done on cases spanning the last three hundred years the show that suicide rates spike after a highly publicized suicide – especially when it’s a celebrity suicide.
Does that mean we shouldn’t talk about suicide or Robin Williams? No. It means we should talk about suicide and Robin Williams responsibly.
From the CDC: ASPECTS OF NEWS COVERAGE THAT CAN PROMOTE SUICIDE CONTAGION
  • Presenting simplistic explanations for suicide
  • Engaging in repetitive, ongoing, or excessive reporting of suicide in the news
  • Providing sensational coverage of suicide
  • Reporting “how-to” descriptions of suicide
  • Presenting suicide as a tool for accomplishing certain ends
  • Glorifying suicide or persons who commit suicide
  • Focusing on the suicide completer’s positive characteristics
"But Phoebe, they’re basically saying don’t talk about suicide."
No, they’re saying is don’t make it sound attractive. 

An example of what not to do: 

Robin Williams is NOT free.

Please watch this. 

This is very important. As someone who has been suicidal in the past, please know that it can get better. But it doesn’t happen like a switch- you don’t just press a button and never feel depressed again. It’s a lifelong process, pushing back the dark thoughts and choosing the light. There are good days and bad. But when you consider the altnerative, that suicide is the end of all days, the closing of all chapters, it’s worth every moment. Choose life.

As someone who suffers from severe bipolar II and is regularly suicidal, I’ve never actually really looked at it this way. From the perspective of someone who HAS fantasized about suicide, I’ve always liked the “free” theme that many people seem to flock to when they mourn a loss. But I’m part of the group who is prone to suicidal thoughts and tendencies. I’m the one who is being put in danger when these kinds of thoughts are perpetuated.
I now understand that for those who do not consider suicide, for those attempting to prevent it, it is not and should never be treated as an escape. Because it’s not. Permanent solution to a temporary problem. I appreciate this discussion and the desire to change the collective mindset. If these conversations don’t keep going, someone vulnerable - like me - may fall prey to the suicide contagion.

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chelseamourning:

chubbythecorgi:

My friend sent me this amazing corgi comic! (originals found here)

THIS IS THE CUTEST THING EVER

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downzeealleyway:

It’s 2014 and racism is alive and well everyone…

WOOOOOOOOOW. WHAT THE ENTIRE F*CK?!?!?!?!

notice theyre not being tear gased tho

I have tears in my eyes man. I’m not even there and I am so freaking tired of this.

i hate white people

Literally you might as well just say I hate countries. Such a wide variety of people, you can’t generalise white people. It’s idiotic.

i love how you see the klu klux klan in a photo disturbing a peaceful protest for a slain boy but the fact that i said i hate white people is what’s making you upset. white people in a nutshell. lacking the basic empathy needed to understand why black people hate our oppressors. and, on the note of generalizing: when white people are generalized, it keeps black people safe from potentially violent racists. when black people are generalized, we’re deemed worthless and our murdered bodies don’t mean a damn thing to the majority of white people. but, please. let me know how i’ve hurt your feelings for simply hating the way me and my people are treated.

but you know… it’s not about race

No one said anything about generalizing black people. Many do, many don’t. But generalizing black people, or white people, or Asian people, or Hispanic people, or anything, doesn’t solve anything, and if you’re generalizing because people generalize you, then you’re becoming part of the problem and stooping down to the level you say you hate.

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maxeth:

what the fuck is going on

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gyarados:

"You can’t pay $60,000 a year? Sorry, you can’t go to college."

"You dropped out of school to earn money and now you’re at a dead-end job? Why didn’t you just go to college?"

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"I’m used to it"

- The saddest thing you can hear someone say. (via bl-ossomed)

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poopflow:

it should be a high school requirement to work in food and retail for at least 6 months a piece so everyone can understand not to be assholes to employees who are just doing their jobs 

and so we actually have some work experience to put on resumes

that’s actually a really good idea

You guys don’t have work experience???? Like the week where you go off working instead of school??????

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my-stereo-heart-beats-for-you:

The fear of progression since the dawn of man

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