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SoCal resident


Junior at Pomona college


Non-binary (bigender)


Mexican (Chicano)/Bolivian


Primary interests: Psychology

(clinical/abnormal, cognitive, positive)


Philosophy (Phenomenology, Ontology,

Existentialism, Metaethics)

Feminism
(Power, Care, Sexual Assault advocacy),


Disability (Mental health, Body Denotation)

21st April 2014

Post reblogged from strange subject with 3 notes

Rewriting the Rules of Engagement: When an Ad Hominem Argument is Not a Fallacy

strangesubject:

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Written by Y.F. Wang, reviewed by Prashanth Kamalakanthan

"The very notion of ‘dialogue’ is culturally specific and historically bound, and while one speaker may feel secure that a conversation is happening, another may be sure it is not."

-Judith Butler, Gender Trouble

The rules of engagement call the ad hominem argument a logical fallacy. Attack the argument, the rules stipulate, not the person making the argument. But the imposition of this rule wholesale ignores the ways in which we are personally invested in the conversations that we have. When distance between people and arguments is a primary precept for argumentation in conversations about power, privilege, and social justice in particular, we risk ignoring how coming into conversation with each other can be labor intensive and that some conversations are going to be differentially taxing depending on our histories. 

I realize, as I attempted to write this the first few times, that this piece is less argument than I originally intended. I could have easily written an essay on why the rules of engagement favor the privileged and that the logic of universalism, rationality, and dominant discourse perpetuates matrices of domination. While these notions are the inevitable background to this piece, I am much more interested in providing  an affirmation of experience, of something that repeatedly happens to me, and maybe something that’s happened to you, too. If it looks like an argument, it’s because I am trying to convince myself. If you choose to continue reading, I welcome you and thank you for your time. But more than anything this is a grounding exercise. At this point, convincing the skeptical is less valuable to me than asserting the experience of those of us who have been burnt out by difficult, often political, conversations. My goal with respect to the moratorium on making ad hominem arguments is to both name this phenomenon as systematic gaslighting and to explore its role in degrading the mental wellness of us all.

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Tagged: trauma twsexual assault twrape twgood piece

18th April 2014

Photo reblogged from From One Survivor to Another with 13 notes

fromonesurvivortoanother:

My home screen is really cute

for friends

fromonesurvivortoanother:

My home screen is really cute

for friends

Tagged: pigsself-lovealsofor kath because pigs

16th April 2014

Quote reblogged from Nuestra Hermana with 47,932 notes

You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
— Louise Hay (via cosmofilius)

Tagged: words to heed

Source: feigenbaumsworld

15th April 2014

Photo reblogged from Invisible Disability Chameleon with 159,609 notes

lacigreen:

callmekitto:

ijustwanttobeadisneyvillain:

healthycollegeliving:

yummy-recovery:

oatsandyoga:

drink-green-tea-x:

later-is-never:

i’m so happy this set of pictures exists. I’M NOT ALONE!

Every day ):

Congrats, you’re human :))
No but seriously, imagine if you digestive system couldn’t expand to accomodate food? You’d be in terrible pain every time you eat and would have to consume little quantities of liquid all day long to get your nutrition. 

this.

I need reminding sometimes.

no but you don’t even understand how much this needed to be done

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW! You are a human who accommodates for the nutrients you need to survive! how wonderful! please don’t be scared or ashamed of that! 

^ AHHHHHH BELLIES R SO GR8

lacigreen:

callmekitto:

ijustwanttobeadisneyvillain:

healthycollegeliving:

yummy-recovery:

oatsandyoga:

drink-green-tea-x:

later-is-never:

i’m so happy this set of pictures exists. I’M NOT ALONE!

Every day ):

Congrats, you’re human :))

No but seriously, imagine if you digestive system couldn’t expand to accomodate food? You’d be in terrible pain every time you eat and would have to consume little quantities of liquid all day long to get your nutrition. 

this.

I need reminding sometimes.

no but you don’t even understand how much this needed to be done

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW! You are a human who accommodates for the nutrients you need to survive! how wonderful! please don’t be scared or ashamed of that! 

^ AHHHHHH BELLIES R SO GR8

Tagged: cw: eating disorderscw: foodbelliesstill working on thishoping friends can help

Source: healthyabby

13th April 2014

Video reblogged from Sick Days with 6 notes

Fields of Gold - Eva Cassidy

i’ve heard the original before…and this feels somehow sweeter and better.

Tagged: fields of goldeva cassidymaddy your taste in music is impeccable

12th April 2014

Post reblogged from Nuestra Hermana with 1,151 notes

chronicallyinvisible:

I was thinking the other day that chronic illness sufferers are unbelievably good at coping because we really just have to be. We’ve been put into a situation where we have no choice but to simply carry on and manage. We may rarely be okay, but we cope, and there’s a lot to be said for that. 

Tagged: chronic illnessdisabilityfor maddy

Source: chronicallyinvisible

12th April 2014

Photo reblogged from tramontate, stelle with 36,392 notes

lalondes:

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T SCROLL PAST THIS.
Scarleteen is a vital queer and trans positive sexual health resource. Their staff do an amazing job of creating really comprehensive and helpful articles on literally every sexual topic you can imagine. They also provide live chats, advice columns, moderated discussion forums, and SMS-based peer support. This site has helped me on countless occasions, and I refer at-risk queer and trans kids to this site every single day.
Scarleteen is invaluable.
And Scarleteen needs your help.
During their annual donation drive this year, the site was only able to raise $1,500. Only fifty people out of Scarleteen’s 350,000 unique monthly visitors contributed to the fundraising drive.
This means that unless Scarleteen sees a stable, sustained, 50% increase in donations, the site will essentially be forced to go dark on May 1. No more new content, no more advice columns, no more forums, no more live chat, no more SMS support. 
This is devastating.
If Scarleteen goes dark, millions of young people, vulnerable queer and trans teens among them, will lose access to essential, fundamental sexual health resources. We cannot let this happen.
Please, please, please donate to Scarleteen. Consider making a recurring monthly contribution if you feel that this is within your means. Even $5 or $10 a month will go a long way to helping this very, very deserving organization.
And whether or not you’re able to donate at this time, please signal boost this and spread the word. Scarleteen does incredible, very necessary work, and they need our help.

lalondes:

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T SCROLL PAST THIS.

Scarleteen is a vital queer and trans positive sexual health resource. Their staff do an amazing job of creating really comprehensive and helpful articles on literally every sexual topic you can imagine. They also provide live chats, advice columns, moderated discussion forums, and SMS-based peer support. This site has helped me on countless occasions, and I refer at-risk queer and trans kids to this site every single day.

Scarleteen is invaluable.

And Scarleteen needs your help.

During their annual donation drive this year, the site was only able to raise $1,500. Only fifty people out of Scarleteen’s 350,000 unique monthly visitors contributed to the fundraising drive.

This means that unless Scarleteen sees a stable, sustained, 50% increase in donations, the site will essentially be forced to go dark on May 1. No more new content, no more advice columns, no more forums, no more live chat, no more SMS support. 

This is devastating.

If Scarleteen goes dark, millions of young people, vulnerable queer and trans teens among them, will lose access to essential, fundamental sexual health resources. We cannot let this happen.

Please, please, please donate to Scarleteen. Consider making a recurring monthly contribution if you feel that this is within your means. Even $5 or $10 a month will go a long way to helping this very, very deserving organization.

And whether or not you’re able to donate at this time, please signal boost this and spread the word. Scarleteen does incredible, very necessary work, and they need our help.

Source: lalondes

11th April 2014

Post reblogged from From One Survivor to Another with 28 notes

fromonesurvivortoanother:

I really want to snuggle and kiss people and have sex and be in a cute relationship but I am terrified I will like, fall apart and cry bunches the moment anything happens haha my life

so true

Tagged: survivor stuffsex fearsanxiety sucks so muchspecially when you are trans

11th April 2014

Photo reblogged from midnight mumbles with 53,848 notes

shallowxsoul:

wow look how fucking cute this lil guy is how could someone eat that cutie 

for kath. and because cute

shallowxsoul:

wow look how fucking cute this lil guy is how could someone eat that cutie 

for kath. and because cute

Tagged: kathedraloflovepigscute animals

Source: littleanimalgifs

7th April 2014

Link reblogged from Sick Days with 19,034 notes

http://hellomynameismaddy.tumblr.com/post/82033327877/yesthattoo-disabledgirlism-its-pretty →

yesthattoo:

disabledgirlism:

it’s pretty common for people discussing rape culture within feminist discourse to conveniently leave out disabled girls, but this is just a casual reminder that disabled women are far more likely to be sexually assaulted, abused or raped than able-bodied…

Tagged: disabilitysexual assault twfeminist discourse

Source: disabledgirlism