"I’m frankly surprised by the show. There’s stupid things - there’s - sorry people who write the show and everybody who works on it and everything, but there’s stupid things on the show that they shouldn’t do. Like, why do they have to say “bitch” and kill all the women? You know? Because there are certain small ways in which the show is sort of gratuitously misogynistic when it doesn’t need to be. When I read the scripts, I cringe sometimes. Yeah, there’s a million other things you could say, you don’t need to do this. Or, um, you have killed every other female character who had more than a two-episode arc. Do you have to take this one? Charlie’s still around! Although she’s not a threat to the boys as a romantic interest because she’s gay."
How to Build Emotional Resilience
1. Talk to someone: Sharing how we feel helps to reduce the inner tension (but make sure it is someone who cares about your feelings).
2. Work on improving your self-esteem: Self-esteem is the way you see and feel about yourself … and there are lots of lots of things that undermine our self esteem. For example, experiencing a break up, putting on unwanted weight, doing badly on a test or being excluded by our friends. It’s important that we keep on working on our self-esteem by treating ourselves well and noticing when we succeed (instead of noticing the negatives).
3. Manage your stress levels: If we’re always feelings stressed then it’s hard to cope with life. We tend to over react and have a negative mind set … which drains us of our energy and saps our will to fight. So take a look at your lifestyle and see what you can drop. You may be doing too much, and don’t have time to relax.
4. Make the time and effort to enjoy yourself: Doing things that we enjoy helps to improve the way we feel. So build in little things like having coffee with a friend, or going to a game, or taking time to watch some sports.
5. Choose a healthy life style: Pay attention to your diet and how much you exercise; try to limit alcohol, and don’t deprive yourself of sleep.
6. Develop good relationships: Do your friends make you happy? Do you enjoy their company? Are they kind of people with your best interests at heart? Do they treat you with respect and help to boost your self-esteem? If not, then work on finding new relationships!
TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE
According to the Department of Defense, approximately one in three military women has been sexually assaulted compared to one in six civilians (Foster & Vince, 2009).
I am SO glad I came across this on my dash; been waiting for this since forever.
once upon a time…
Storytime! A long time ago, about eight years ago, I moved to the city where I currently live. I was in eighth grade. I enrolled in middle school, and I met a couple of people…
most of my google searches sound like a confused, gentle giant learning about how the world is cruel
"Being born a woman is an awful tragedy… Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars - to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording - all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night…"
Sylvia Plath, on rape culture, etc. (via endthymes)
Geography: Lake Hillier
Also known as the pink lake in Australia, Lake Hillier has no decided reason as to why the lake has such a pink hue. It is believed that it is down to the salt content of the lake or possibly red halophilic bacteria in the salt crusts. [Wiki]
food? no… friend
I like how the hamster’s fear response is to just eat faster like
If I’m going to die, it should be with a full stomach.
After changing to fit into society, you are eventually going to want your old self back sooner or later
This. This is powerful.
“Did you pack your rawhides? How about your squeaky ball? Okay, sweetie, have a nice trip to the park!” <doggie smooch>
list of awesome but under-appreciated feelings, item two—
2) That feeling you get when you change out of an uncomfortable piece of underwear into a comfortable one.