See, this is the kind of thing that makes me think the whole ‘trigger warning’ thing has got out of hand. You cannot expect everything in life to have trigger warnings or be censored. There was nothing wrong with the scenes mentioned.
Example: I have a genuine and severe phobia of spiders - I suffer from severe anxiety attacks that take at least an hour to recover from, if not more. I suffer nightmares about spiders. If I have come into contact with a spider, it is nearly impossible to fall asleep and when I do, I have nightmares. I am scared of all spiders, small to large. The larger the spider, the bigger the panic attack. I have been known to scratch at my skin until it bleeds because I can feel spiders crawling on me. I have suffered from terrifying hallucinations about spiders. So I know how it feels to have an actual phobia/illness, before anyone tries to say ‘oh you can’t possibly understand yada yada’. I also have OCD, in case you do not think that phobias cannot be compared to a condition such as trichotillomania.
So yeah, I have a phobia of spiders. BUT I do not expect everyone to put trigger warnings on spider-related things. I do not think spiders should be censored. If spiders were to appear on Doctor Who, I would not complain to the BBC and get all outraged at their insensitivity. I don’t expect them to say ‘this programme has scenes involving spiders’ before it airs. I have to deal with my phobia myself. If I ever got to a point where I was so terrified and/or concerned of being triggered (by tv shows, the outside world, social media) I would seek professional help in the form of CBT or hypnosis.
Medical conditions and horrific experiences such as rape, assault, suicide, etc should never be mocked or exploited on television. Where appropriate and reasonable programmes should come with warnings about content.
The Doctor pulling out two strands of hair (his and Clara’s) does not warrant a trigger warning. It did not mock or reference the condition. These complaints have no basis.
To our brothers and sisters in the Missouri National Guard:
We are writing to you as active-duty U.S. service members and veterans, most of us having served in the Iraq war.
You have a choice you can make right now.
The people have the right to protest. If we were truly honoring our oath, we would be in Ferguson to protect the protesters against the repression of their rights by the police.
Imagine the powerful impact it would have if you abandoned your posts and marched with the protesters.
That single action could have the biggest possible effect on the crisis in Ferguson and the larger issues it represents in the entire country. It could be a major turning point in the fight against racism, inequality and police abuse.
You wouldn’t be alone. There is a whole community of service members, veterans and civilian supporters who would defend your right to do so. And now, in this critical moment, we are urging you to exercise that right.
Justice for Mike Brown! Jail Darren Wilson!
reading this gave me goosebumps. the movement is gaining strength. i’m proud of these politicized soldiers, it gives me hope. could this be part of the reason why the National Guard was withdrawn from Ferguson? pressure from within….
Mario Balotelli, the star striker for the Italian soccer club AC Milan was brought to tears during an away game at Napoli on Saturday. Reports from many of those in attendance say that his reaction was due to racist chants directed at him by huge sections of the crowd.
Antiblackness is a world wide problem.
remeber that Italian LGBT campain with only white people, and when somebody on tumblr point it out all of you motherfuckers were like “BUT THERE ARE NO BLACKS IN ITALY SO SHUT UP NOT EVERYTHING IS ABOUT RACISM OMFG” yes, yes there are pieces of shit, and Italy is one of the most racist country in Europe when it comes to Black people, so they fucking need representation, they need to be everywhere there bc srsly there’s ALWAYS stuff like that happening there like every goddamn time.
i just find it really gross that so many people say things like “bisexuals look at gender/sex pansexuals look at personality” like do you even grasp how nasty of a thing that is to say
Five Favorites For the Fiftieth → Favorite Companions [#3] Lucie Miller
“You come here, you mess up my planet…You mess up my life and now you say you’re gonna kill the best bloke I’ve ever met? You think I’m going to just what? Bleedin’ surrender? Well all I can say is you don’t know me. You don’t know me at all. And just in case you wanted to know who it was who blew you to pieces, the name is Lucie Miller. You got that? Lucie Bleedin’ Miller!”
bicurious? yes, i am bi and very curious. when were balloons invented? how do they make playing cards? why do cats do the thing when you dangle strings in front of them? i have so many questions