Eventually whenever Pavlov heard a bell ring he had an uncontrollable urge to feed a dog.
My suffering doesn’t need to be respectable to be valid.
My suffering does not have to be savored sober and quiet.
I’m going to scream and laugh and cry about it, and
if I want to bathe in smoke and fucking drown it
that does not make me weak. Remember that
my pain is not
something elegant and poetic for me to
mount on my shoulders,
to sew into my spine.
You can’t glorify the martyr you helped up the pyre,
don’t cry for me while you’re lighting the match.
You’re harvesting my tears and complaining of their bitterness,
but my skin and bones
are listening to you tell me
that there’s something wrong with
the way I survive.
you’re offering me my ashes
and telling me to be grateful.
This weekend, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that prohibits “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses from being used to escape murder charges.
All over the country, murder charges can sometimes be downgraded to manslaughter when a person claims they acted out of panic after finding out a person was gay or trans. (It’s especially common around the murders of trans women.) It perpetuates the idea that LGBT people are “lying” about who they are if they aren’t out to everyone, it attempts to justify murder, and it says that LGBT lives aren’t as important as others.
The American Bar Association has urged governments to end panic defenses, but with this legislation, California becomes the first state ever to outlaw them.
Current state law allows murder charges to be reduced to manslaughter if the killings happened in a sudden quarrel or in the heat of passion.
But under the bill, approved by the Assembly last month, defendants would be barred from using their victims’ sexual orientation or gender identity to support such a defense.
Read that again: California is the first state ever to say that a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity is no excuse for murdering them. The first state ever. Wow, have we got a ton of work to do.
white guy I had a thing with last year is now refusing to wash or brush his hair and calling it “free form dreads”
I saw him today and omg it looks sooo awful. his hair used to be so pretty, this is literally the worst thing he could have done to it like dude justfucking shave your head
The “you need allies to survive” is an explicit threat and a pretty good sign someone isn’t an ally. They’re basically threatening to withdraw their support for your basic humanity and survival if you don’t lick their boots.
Something to keep in mind.
Living with mental illness means that on some days it will be even harder to cope and you might not be able to explain why. It could be because you havent slept enough, because a smell reminded you of feeling sad, or for no reason at all.
This is a reminder that we dont have to justify our feelings or abilities to anyone, just do whats needed to make it to the next day.
honestly my favorite thing ive ever made in photoshop is catloaf
my graphic arts teacher hung it on the wall in the ga computer lab