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Barnes and Noble is selling books on their website/in their stores such as “A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality” and “Stop Autism Now! A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Reversing Autism Spectrum Disorders” and I am pissed. Not only are these books scientifically inaccurate, but using “parenting guides” as a way to masquerade around behind the scenes with hate and bigotry is absolutely disgusting. Children of parents who read these books and employ their methodology will be at risk for a host of mental illnesses, not to mention drug use and suicidal tendencies. I will (sadly, bc I love books a lot) be boycotting Barnes and Noble until these books are pulled from their inventories, and would appriciate it if y'all would share/do the same. This hatred needs to be stopped.

This is why idols are so afraid to say anything.

They can’t talk about their relationships.

They can’t use any means to find relief.

They can’t combat netizens and media.

They can’t come out if they are LGBT.

They can’t speak about their illnesses.

They can’t talk about anything.

They can’t get support from the law.

and apparently not even from some of their fans.

So, thanks to those people, if anyone had any shred of confidence to talk…they might not now.

TOP deserves better. Idols deserve better.

I hate edgy culture, this is a real article about a real *14 year old* girl being shot in the head, she’s paralyzed and partially blind, and people are laughing reacting or “thankful” reacting to it on Facebook. 

Male violence against women is so common, that we find this funny. A young girl has gone from wanting to spend her summer horseback riding and because of two boys instead her goal is to move her fingers, and we’re acting like it’s a joke. Why do we, as a culture, hate women so much? 

(here’s the actual article if you wanted to read the story)

Mental health

My principal/head teacher spoke in our whole school assembly today, he referred to mental illness’ as ‘mental infections’ and then said that if we don’t look at things on the internet that relate to sad things noone will have 'mental infections’. I wanted to punch him in the face at that moment. For example if I had anorexia it’s most probably because I hate my appearance and think I’m fat, I could stop looking at skinny girls on the internet AND STILL HAVE BLOODY ANOREXIA! I just wanted to say if you have never been through a mental illness (which he obviously has never had otherwise he wouldn’t say something so stupid) then don’t give advice when you have no clue what your on about. Mental illness’ aren’t something that people can control straight away. Again with depression I’m not going to get automatically better by not going on the internet. This makes me so angry.

- Foreveralonelyangel (via: @foreveralonelyangel)

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Also, this:

https://www.vox.com/2017/5/4/15542990/republican-health-bill-ahca-medicaid-victims

Go back and read the list of preexisting conditions again. Do you see erectile dysfunction? Prostate cancer? Interesting, no? Yet pregnancy is on the list, as is breast cancer.

And you may suffer from one or more listed items. If so, the House has voted yesterday to take away your health insurance.*

*I should have said, “make your health insurance (vastly, possibly prohibitively) more expensive.”

I have a headcanon that Lena mentions Karas’s name a LOT and she doesn’t notice it herself. And it would be really obvious to Alex and Maggie when Lena is invited to girls game night that Kara arranged. When Kara is off doing something Lena would be like “Kara really likes apples so I brought apple pie.” “No, I don’t fancy animation that much, but we can watch it cause Kara would wanna watch it.” “Yeah, Kara said you two were together now.” “ No, no of course I like doughnuts. Kara actually brought be a chocolate one a few days ago.”