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Originally, in the 20s and 30s, the stereotype of someone who was schizophrenic was the housewife who was sad and withdrawn, and would not do her duties as a housewife; would not do the housework. This was the typical case of schizophrenia. And then, in the 60s, something shifted. The actual criteria for schizophrenia shifted. A lot of psychiatrists and hospitals and police were encountering young, angry black men who were part of the civil rights movement. Who were part of the riots – the uprisings – in the Black Power movement. Who were angry. Who were perceiving a conspiracy of power against them, that was called paranoia. They would see it is white privilege, but it was called paranoia. And so we actually see the diagnositc criteria for schizophrenia change. So now you have anger and paranoia and hostility being included as criteria, whereas 30 years before they hadn’t been. Because the stereotype has changed. So there’s a way in which the DSM and the perspectives of the psychiatrists and the doctors who were giving these diagnoses is thoroughly politically constructed, and thoroughly dependent on the culture and context that they’re within.

Will Hall at Unitarian Church Vancouver Canada March 2012 - Transcript | Madness Radio (via blinko)

for anyone interested in reading more about how schizophrenia moved from being a diagnosis assigned to white, middle-class women to one used to pathologize and institutionalize noncompliant black men in the 1960s, jonathan metzl’s the protest psychosis: how schizophrenia became a black disease is a good place to start. i have a PDF scan of it, too — just ask.

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This is a really interesting article.

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Palestine Loves Israel

johnskylar:

sethshead:

johnskylar:

Wow, this is awesome.

I can only hold the greatest respect for them and what they’re trying to do. I don’t know if they can sway the ones with their fingers on triggers, but the world should be more aware of the existence of such sentiments. Is there an Israeli equivalent page?

Yes: https://www.facebook.com/IsraelLovesPalestine

Also, “Israel Loves Syria,” “Israel Loves Iran,” and I’m sure others.

copperbadge:

strangeselkie:

This is, indeed, the current state of dining in America once you cross above “fast casual” and enter the “sit-down four-top with cloth and metal on the tables.” Also, it makes me think copperbadge is writing for Eater now.

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This does look like the kind of breakdown I’d do, doesn’t it?

I’m particularly fond of Burger that’s Crazier Than It Needs To Be. Though last time I was in a mid-level trendy restaurant I literally ordered the Three Baby Sandwiches with Fussy Fries. (And microcelery. That’s a thing.)

micdotcom:

Eye-opening photos of Americans lying in a week of their own trash

The average person in the United States produces four pounds of garbage per person per day. Collectively, we produce millions of tons of trash each week, adding up to over 220 million tons each year. And that number is growing. Seeing that reality in focus through Gregg Segal’s work puts our country’s trash crisis into sharp relief. 
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Eye-opening photos of Americans lying in a week of their own trash

The average person in the United States produces four pounds of garbage per person per day. Collectively, we produce millions of tons of trash each week, adding up to over 220 million tons each year. And that number is growing. Seeing that reality in focus through Gregg Segal’s work puts our country’s trash crisis into sharp relief. 
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Eye-opening photos of Americans lying in a week of their own trash

The average person in the United States produces four pounds of garbage per person per day. Collectively, we produce millions of tons of trash each week, adding up to over 220 million tons each year. And that number is growing. Seeing that reality in focus through Gregg Segal’s work puts our country’s trash crisis into sharp relief. 
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Eye-opening photos of Americans lying in a week of their own trash

The average person in the United States produces four pounds of garbage per person per day. Collectively, we produce millions of tons of trash each week, adding up to over 220 million tons each year. And that number is growing. Seeing that reality in focus through Gregg Segal’s work puts our country’s trash crisis into sharp relief. 
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micdotcom:

Eye-opening photos of Americans lying in a week of their own trash

The average person in the United States produces four pounds of garbage per person per day. Collectively, we produce millions of tons of trash each week, adding up to over 220 million tons each year. And that number is growing. Seeing that reality in focus through Gregg Segal’s work puts our country’s trash crisis into sharp relief. 
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micdotcom:

Eye-opening photos of Americans lying in a week of their own trash

The average person in the United States produces four pounds of garbage per person per day. Collectively, we produce millions of tons of trash each week, adding up to over 220 million tons each year. And that number is growing. Seeing that reality in focus through Gregg Segal’s work puts our country’s trash crisis into sharp relief. 
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micdotcom:

Eye-opening photos of Americans lying in a week of their own trash

The average person in the United States produces four pounds of garbage per person per day. Collectively, we produce millions of tons of trash each week, adding up to over 220 million tons each year. And that number is growing. Seeing that reality in focus through Gregg Segal’s work puts our country’s trash crisis into sharp relief. 

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johnskylar:

France’s Jews Flee As Rioters Burn Shops To Chants Of ‘Gas The Jews’

themagicm:

I happened upon this article Phillip P. Keene shared on his FB. So really, people, read it well, because this is not about something that’s happened in 1938, it’s happening today in 2014. 

This is Kristallnacht all over again, and just like in ‘38, no one says a word.

What is wrong with this world? Do we really need to get to the point where people are gassed again before someone thinks this is wrong? Really?

Actual quote from a comment on my piece about anti-Zionism & anti-Semitism:

"It’s not the world’s responsibility to prevent another ‘Holocaust.’  The Jews aren’t entitled to some special protection from something the human race has been doing forever—genocide."

Apparently it is 1938.

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