Mad Pride / Folles et fous MTL

mushroomkisser:

It’s important to talk about how vaccines don’t cause autism, but can we please also talk about how much people must hate autism if they’d rather expose their child to polio, measles and chickenpox than autism?

You can’t say “I don’t do politics”, because silence is a political statement.
Tariq Ramadan (via posheedgi)
People are targets more for structural than personal reasons. There are lots of reasons that people don’t have the tools to set boundaries and have them respected. A lot, but not all, of these things have to do with the categories of “man” and “woman,” and the social constructs around them, but there are others. People are raped because they’re vulnerable due to incarceration or other institutional confinement; because they have a disability and the culture around disability means people feel free to violate them and others don’t listen to them about violation; because their social position is such that they will be blamed and rebuked instead of defended if they report a violation — how many trans women think that going to the cops after being raped will go well for them? How many trans men, how many non-binary identified folks, think they could go to the cops? I expect they’re right about that. These are not my experiences; all I can do is boost the signal on what other people have told me about their experiences.

Rapists look for the spots where boundaries cannot or will not be enforced. They don’t really care why. They are opportunists. They do what works. They can’t be changed. And we sure can’t wait around for the people who can’t defend their boundaries to change it; they’re doing what they can with what they have where they are. More than that, the boundary violations tend to work by degrees, so that the little ones build the foundation for the big ones, and by the time the rape happens the rapist stands on a stepladder of disempowerment. What we as a wider community need to do, if we care about solving the problem, is to take down the ladder. We need to look for the places where boundaries can’t and won’t be enforced … and fix them. We can’t start when and where the rapes happen. We have to start at the beginning. We have to believe that bodily autonomy is a human right, and that the little violations matter. If the whole culture believed that, it might not end all rape, but it would end a culture where rape is normalized and generally unpunished.
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Moving from silence into speech is for the oppressed, the colonized, the exploited, and those who stand and struggle side by side a gesture of defiance that heals, that makes new life and new growth possible. It is that act of speech, of ‘talking back’, that is no mere gesture of empty words, that is the expression of our movement from object to subject - the liberated voice.
bell hooks (via kawrage)

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blissandzen:

Patients taking the antidepressant Effexor (venlafaxine) should be aware that the drug manufacturer Pfizer has issued a recall of one lot of the medications after they discovered one bottle contained a heart drug used to treat atrial fibrillation.

The medication found is Tikosyn that was discovered in one bottle of Effexor XR. The heart medication could cause abnormal heartbeat that could cause symptoms of dizziness, sweating, pallor and fainting.

Patients should check their antidepressant for lot numbers 130142 and V130140, with expiration date of October 2015. Also recalled is Effexor XR with Greenstone lot number V130014, which expires in August 2015.

The antidepressant recall includes two lots of Effexor XR® 150 Mg Extended-Release Capsules and one lot of Greenstone’s Venlafaxine HCl 150 Mg Extended-Release Capsules.

The FDA warns the interaction between the heart drug Tikosyn and venlafaxine “could be fatal”.

Hi friends - if you know anyone who might use the medication, please reblog/signal boost

well fuck i’ll have to check mine when i get home

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silversarcasm:

It’s International Women’s Day here now so I want to give a shout out to all my disabled sisters

to the self diagnosed girls and the 10-drug-rounds-a-day girls

to the loud disabled girls and the girls who don’t verbalise

to the girls in recovery and the stimming girls

to the signing girls and the girls in hospital

to the girls in wheelchairs and the little girls

to the girls who stay in bed and the ticcing girls

to every disabled and ill girl

your experiences are valid, your words, however you express them, are important and you are absolutely fantastic

Allowances

arsenalhearted:

  • I am allowed to be vocal about my pain if it helps me heal
  • I am allowed to be sad in places other than my own head
  • I am allowed to express my anger/sadness/hurt in ways that do not hurt other people, whether that is in writing or speaking to friends
  • I am allowed to speak my truth even when it makes others uncomfortable
  • I am allowed to take care of myself, even if it makes people who hurt me uncomfortable
  • I am allowed to create my own rules for self-care

I DON’T THINK YOU REALLLLY HAVE THAT MENTAL ILLNESS YOU’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT AS ASHAMED OF HAVING IT AS I WOULD BE!!!
sane people (via toopunktofuck)

Javon Johnson & Terisa Siagatonu - “PTSD”