If you’re struggling, you deserve to make self-care a priority. Whether that means lying in bed all day, eating comfort food, putting off homework, crying, sleeping, rescheduling plans, finding an escape through a good book, watching your favorite tv show, or doing nothing at all — give yourself permission to put your healing first. Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and today, whatever you do, let it be enough. Feel your feelings, breathe, and be gentle with yourself. Acknowledge that you’re doing the best you can to cope and survive. And trust that during this time of struggle, it’s enough.
Q:why exactly do you think the concept of mental illness is useless? like i agree but idk if i get it like how would you explain that to someone who thinks quantifying and categorizing peoples' feelings and perceptions is useful?
Segregating certain patterns of emotional behavior as “ill” historically has almost nothing to do with a study of the chemical composition of the brain. Rather, this classification and segregation of emotions is about producing, inventing, creating, a “moral” subject by excluding all those traits that would make him immoral. Abnormal psychology is a historical development, which exists apart from the “scientific” intentions of individual psychologists. To catalog all the possible behaviors of a subject situates the subject in a field of observation, as an object of the power held by those who catalog the subject. To classify these behaviors in terms of good or bad, moral or immoral, even statistically normal or rare, these conclusions are the product of the privileged observer, and these conclusions do not arise from the subject’s behavior itself.
in general i’m worn out by the brand of feminism that’s just coercing other women into looking exactly a certain way. whether it’s red lipstick and winged eyeliner with a strapon or a no makeup and no sex it’s weird and not progressive and i can express myself differently and eat differently and love differently and be as good a feminist as anyone else
mmm it’s that time of year again. look at this mad-rad collection of bits, bytes and everywhere in between. tell your computational device to vibrate something based on this nugget of info.