okay but if you see a homeless person begging for money do not give it to them
donate to a trustworthy, non-profit shelter/center
many homeless people have developed addictions to drugs or alcohol to cope with the position they are in and might spend the money in the wrong places
if you donate money to a shelter/center they will spend it in the right places and they will be able to get more for your dollars and get more food, water, and other resources because a lot of these centers/ charities are affiliated with companies that with give them discounts
Imagine that you’re in public and you have some kind of attack and you need immediate first aid, like CPR.
And people are just passing you by on the street, but someone says, “Don’t worry, I’m a doctor, I work at a hospital.”
And you feel this glimmer of hope welling up inside you, but then they continue.
"And I’m about to go work at that hospital, where I will treat people far more effectively than could be done on the street. Chin up!"
And they leave.
I noticed there wasn’t a lot of recognition for misophonia so I made a comic (sorry for the quality!). Misophonia is greatly varied and this barely brushes the surface of this broad disorder. I know I kept this brief and broad, so if you want to add anything please put it in the comments! If you have any questions about it feel free to message me or visit the misophonia tag here on tumblr. If you want to learn more or think that you may have misophonia, check out http://misophoniasupport.tumblr.com/ and http://www.misophonia-uk.org/faqs.html
"I was just thinking about someone else touching you and now I can’t decide on whether I want to break their hands or my own."
i just want you all to myself, i’m sorry (via the-psycho-cutie)
I know some people have been posting this project today and expressing admiration, but honestly? I just find it incredibly boring. Not only are almost all of the models conventionally attractive outside of their supposedly unusual underarm hair, but I’m just tired of this ‘challenge traditional beauty standards’ malarkey. Surely women have to have higher aims than being ‘allowed’ to be considered beautiful?
Admittedly, I am exposed to numerous women who freely grow their body hair and seeing it is neither here nor there for me.
But for goodness sake - can we stop training the camera lens on women and pretending that all it takes to challenge beauty’s ritual of objectification is to create a larger sample of those considered ‘good enough’ to be objectified? Especially in cases like this when such supposedly transgressive artistry is being claimed by a guy whose entire catalogue of subjects conforms to a pretty typical standard of attractiveness.
Jesus, if you want to see amazing, subversive photographs of women with hairy pits who are also in control of how those images are presented, all you have to do is run a cursory search on Tumblr. This stuff isn’t new, and celebrating it as if it is doesn’t just reinforce some pretty damaging ideas about the commodification of women’s bodies, it also once again praises the work of a man as original when he’s actually doing nothing more than stealing from women who have been saying this stuff (and creating art about it) for years, and in far more interesting and confronting ways.
Hopper argues that women shouldn’t be told what defines beauty (even while the narrow catalogue of his work seems to do exactly that), and that’s true - but nor should we be fooled into thinking that being considered beautiful is one of the greatest gifts the world has to offer us. We have to want more than the reassurance that our bodies and the way we look when we walk through the world are acceptable and pleasing to an outsider’s gaze.
Otherwise, what exactly is it we’re fighting for?
Jon Stewart and Matt Taibbi discuss the different treatment afforded to ‘street’ and white-collar criminals.
This is beautiful and it’s amazing to me that it had such a positive outcome and not lifelong hateful grudges, which is probably what these attackers deserved.
This is perfect and beautiful and amazing
"If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete."
i’m having a really hard time not just going back to bed and binge-watching movies with happy endings/gossip girl
i don’t know what has happened, i’m so tired and cry-y and generally unmotivated (woo depression welcome home i’m so glad you’re back)
i’ve been so good for the past six weeks, even when i was super anxious i was still getting shit done and actually trying hard
now i’m burnt out, and the holidays aren’t for another week and a half and i have three assessments tasks to do before then
also i have to get up in front of a room full of strangers and be funny tonight and right now i can’t think of anything worse
so yeah. everything is awful but i don’t have the time to crash/hide/sleep all day. someone plz do my life for me