"One year my colleagues David and Carole were preparing a skit on abuse for a conference, and they decided to perform a rehearsal for their abuser group. Afterward, the group members rapid-fired their suggestions for improving the skit, directing them mostly at David: “No, no, you don’t make excuses for why you’re home late, that puts you on the defensive, you’ve got to turn it around on her, tell her you know she’s cheating on you….. You’re staying too far away from her, David. Take a couple of steps toward her, so she’ll know that you mean business…. You’re letting her say too much. You’ve got to cut her off and stick to your points.” The counselors were struck by how aware the clients were of the kinds of tactics they use, and why they use them: In the excitement of giving feedback on the skit, the men let down their facade as “out-of-control abuser who doesn’t realize what he’s doing."

“Why Does He Do That” by Lundy Bancroft (via bajo-el-mar)

I really need to read this, Jesus.

(via selfcareafterrape)

queenfattyoftherollpalace:

"fatphobic doctors don’t exist"

like

do you think doctors exist in a reality outside of our own?

where they are raised away from fatphobic influences?

then when they finish medical school they just pop on over to our reality????

or when they get their degree their mind is magically wiped of all bias???

HOW DO YOU THINK THIS WORKS, PLEASE EXPLAIN???

blackfashion:

Irene; dress thrifted
Binta; handmade wrapper and gele
Zeena; dress thrifted
shoes, clutches, and accessories from Zara
U.S.A
Age: 23, 21, 22.
no matter the shade of your fine blackness, we are all bold, beautiful and strong black women!
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blackfashion:

Irene; dress thrifted

Binta; handmade wrapper and gele

Zeena; dress thrifted

shoes, clutches, and accessories from Zara

U.S.A

Age: 23, 21, 22.

no matter the shade of your fine blackness, we are all bold, beautiful and strong black women!

submitted by: possibleimpossible.tumblr.com

recoverykitty:

These links work as of 5/7/13.  
None of the links require downloads, plug in installs, or signing up for anything of ANY KIND. Those are just ads, click out of them and press play. If you’re struggling, this chrome plug in will make your life easier. 
Subbed = speaking in japanese with english subtitles
Dubbed = speaking in english (usually with no subtitles)
The Cat Returns: subbed | dubbed
Grave of the Fireflies: subbed | dubbed
Horus: Prince of the Sun: subbed | x
Howl’s Moving Castle: subbed | dubbed
Kiki’s Delivery Service:  subbed | dubbed
Laputa: Castle in the Sky: subbed | dubbed
My Neighbor Totoro:  subbed | dubbed
My Neighbors the Yamadas:  subbed | dubbed
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind: subbed | dubbed
Only Yesterday: subbed | x
Panda! Go Panda!: subbed | x
Pom Poko: subbed | dubbed
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea: subbed | dubbed 
Porco Rosso: subbed | dubbed
Princess Mononoke: subbed | dubbed
The Secret World of Arrietty: subbed | dubbed
Spirited Away: subbed | dubbed
Tales from Earthsea: subbed | dubbed
Whisper of the Heart: subbed | dubbed

recoverykitty:

These links work as of 5/7/13.  

None of the links require downloads, plug in installs, or signing up for anything of ANY KIND. Those are just ads, click out of them and press play. If you’re struggling, this chrome plug in will make your life easier. 

Subbed = speaking in japanese with english subtitles

Dubbed = speaking in english (usually with no subtitles)

"

As progressives descend on Detroit this week for the ninth annual Netroots Nation, those who want to tune into local issues can learn about the mass shutoff of water to thousands of local residents or about how the city’s bankruptcy is leaving retirees without their hard-earned pensions. Another good way visitors can orient themselves to this post-industrial city of 700,000 people is to read a recent Detroit News article reporting that women there die from pregnancy-related causes at three times the national average.

The numbers make sense given the racial disparity in maternal mortality. Black women nationwide are at three to four times greater risk than white women. And since Detroit’s population is 83 percent African-American and more than four in ten of its residents live under the poverty line, it’s no wonder that the chance that pregnancy or childbirth will result in death is so high—higher than in Libya, Uruguay or Vietnam, the article reports.

Blame it on the prevalence of chronic health issues likely to put a new or birthing mother’s life at risk, namely diabetes, hypertension, obesity and heart disease. Black women are also twice as likely as white women to receive no prenatal care, or to receive it only in the third trimester.

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