Mentally ill people are not the problem. Inaccessible, unaffordable health care is the problem. Stigma is the problem. Lack of treatment is a problem. Lack of understanding is the problem. Lack of compassion is the problem. Not taking people seriously is the problem. Lack of honest conversation and open dialogue is a problem. Using jails as a housing facility for mentally ill persons is a problem. Do you understand me?
Mentally ill people are not the problem.
My alma mater.
Everyone: why is she with him if he treats her so wrong and/or is so abusive? She needs to leave, or her daughter is going to grow up getting mistreated because of her.
No One: why does he mistreat the two women in his life that should mean the most to him? He needs to either get his act together or let his wife and/or children move on and heal
"There is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that [America is] the greatest country in the world. We’re 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, third in median household income, number four in labor force and number four in exports. We lead the world in only three categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real, and defense spending where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined, 25 of whom are allies. Now, none of this is the fault of a 20-year-old college student, but you nonetheless are without a doubt a member of the worst period generation period ever period, so when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world, I don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about."
—Will McAvoy (Aaron Sorkin), The Newsroom
(via The Sociological Cinema)
"…One thing that can be very alienating about a misconception of feminism is that girls then think that to be a feminist, they have to live up to being perfectly consistent in your beliefs, never being insecure, never having doubts, having all the answers, and this is not true and actually, recognizing all the contradictions I was feeling became easier once I understood that feminism was not a rulebook but a discussion, a conversation, a process."
—Tavi Gevinson, TEDxTeen: Still Figuring it Out