some peoples blogs are so good i just want to reblog their blog
- upset stomach and vomiting
- muscle aches
- chronic fatigue
- hormonal problems
- irregular menstrual cycles
- lowered immune system
- shortness of breath
- heart palpitations
it is a lot more than just “feeling anxious “
So today I spoke to a bunch of grade 11 and 12 art students. Part of what we did was watch an Anita Sarkeesian video (Ms. Male Character). We were watching it less to look at WHAT she was presenting and more of HOW she presented it. We did talk about that, but I was taken by how many of the students wanted to discuss sexism and how it effects their lives. The room was majority girls, but the boys had many constructive things to add to the discussion. Many of them expressed how pervasive sexism is, and how they feel it is so ingrained that it goes completely unquestioned. There was not a single “not all men” or “ew feminists” the entire hour and a half I spoke with them. We discussed the ideas of privilege and ‘default’ people, as well as perceptions of equality and the wage gap.
It really warmed the cockles of my little heart.
See also: punk and politically radical spaces.
If I’ve learnt anything from my contact with the bdsm community, the poly community, the geek community and the atheist community is that any social group who claims to “not to be like other groups” and to be”accepting and safe for all” is going to spend a lot of energy hiding the predators within the community and silencing abuse survivors.
The medical community needs to let go of this idea that good bedside manners consists mostly or entirely of merely politeness. It’s meant to be about respecting your patient’s autonomy and instincts about their own body. If you can’t do that, then your postgraduate degrees aren’t worth shit. (I do mean that quite literally)