without the bee.
id prefer to be without the sting.
but ill take the humming of a hive in my chest.
if u can coax out
faihfeihaoicnvaiviahfeh he just blew mine more than it was already blown
ugh you already know
nah, man, YOU ALREADY KNOW.
oh, and then he threw in some “reverse racist” shit
my face, shelly, MY FACE.
Awww, no! Here, have a puppy: screen.yahoo.com/puppy-w
OH MY GOD LOOK AT THE PUPPYYYYYYYYYYYYY
ok so 3 people messaged me asking what munchkin cats look like.
Lana Parrilla being her flawless self: Appreciation Post
Updates to the recently released DSM-5 could potentially transform how race-based traumas are diagnosed in ethnic minorities.
finally we are seeing PTSD in the context of everyday life. not everyone is a soldier, so basing all research around vets is not useful to most of the population, tho this is how PTSD is almost always talked about. and as this article makes clear (and what many of us already knew), trauma in this culture needs no bombs to scar you. this is a promising sign, because of that.
unfortunately it means if a new category or criteria are codified in the treatment field via DSM, you’ll be medicated and such, if diagnosed. not society. you will carry the stigma of what others have done to you through their own racism with another (or first) diagnosis); the doctor is NOT going to go out and diagnose society and make it change. which is what would really help.
on the other hand, if you need treatment for PTSD and have had a hard time convincing the therapist of why, this will give some added data to support you. so it’s a tiny step, but a good one.
yes. finally. oh god. i know the dsm is bullshit, but this makes me want to cry almost.
Done by JB at White Lotus in New Brunswick.
Yes, I do understand the workings of the DSM; I remember its inception (which was very controversial, as essentially it was a collusion with doctors and insurance companies to provide structure to most efficiently diagnose, treat, and BILL (a greater amount of) people), and being familiar with these topics was an important part of my schooling, and later practice. First in clinics as an intern, and then as someone employed as a counselor, where I’d have to be ready to understand and deal with the various types of people who were on my caseload.
Most younger people or laypeople today talk about “Personality Disorders” as if they are gospel. The notion as we understand it today, as well as all accompanying criteria, are recent. And, as I said, controversial. Though as time goes by, of course, the idea becomes near ubiquitous, and soon people are thinking and acting as if this is the only way we can think of people.
So, in the DSM, a personality disorder will be presented as a collection of traits and behaviors. And to be diagnosed, you need to meet some not all of them. It can be a grab bag. But it tells us nothing about anything, really. Why are you acting that way? Why do you feel that way? Is it your diet? Is it your environment? Is sociopathy, for example, biological? Are you born with it? Can you develop it from, say, too much insulation from humans? Or is it more fixed? Are you in so much physical pain over something else that you are acting a certain way?
The DSM will not help you there. Research still goes on to get answers. Personal relationships between client and therapist seek answers. The DSM is not an answer book. It is more like a recipe book. And many people are able to “ID” as one or more of these by bypassing a closer look (doctor) altogether and read the criteria list like its a quiz online. So part of what happens is the labeling opens up wider and wider. But what is that labeling telling us, really?
(Oh, and to respond to your statement: if someone “IDs” as a sociopath, you’d be a fool to feel safe around them. That you do not simply means you are being wise.)
Despite how much stock I do or do not put into these phenomena, or what my thoughts and feelings might be on observing the ever-increasing numbers of people diagnosed under these (controversial) criteria, as well as self diagnosing/ID’ing as you pointed out…let me move away from the specialized talk and return to the immediate: my original comment that started this entire bizarre interaction (I mostly mean with another person, not you).
Hateful people get online and attack me and my friends (people of color) for standing up against bias, environmental destruction, theft of indigenous resources, misogyny, vilification in the media of people like us and our parents and grandparents, racism, and so on. So, PoC, when just talking about our lives and how our families and ourselves have been and are currently affected—and actually trying to push toward a just society (aka Social Justice), are smeared, slurred, swarmed on, and otherwise attacked online….by people who deride the idea of “social justice.” They sneer and drip derision on the term. (It seems perverse, no? To sneer at a just society? A fair society? Who would do this?? But it is an idea that would make perfect sense to a sociopathic mind.)
I was pushing back.
So in jumping in and pushing back on my comments by citing the rights of sociopaths not to be talked about thusly, your actions as well as this other person’s are…what? Serving what? To side with the ubiquitous racist attacks against PoC and our idea of how a better world would look in order to…what? To do what? To stand up for sociopaths.
I mean, if that’s what y’all wanna do, okay. Seems a bit odd to me, but that’s okay. We all make our decisions, priorities, choose sides.
one more small thing: i wish people would stop misusing the word “community.” it does not just mean “group of people.”