In the 1890s, when Freud was in the dawn of his career, he was struck by how many of his female patients were revealing childhood [sexual] victimization to him. Freud concluded that child sexual abuse was one of the major causes of emotional disturbances in adult women and wrote a brilliant and humane paper called “The Aetiology of Hysteria.” However, rather than receiving acclaim from his colleagues for his ground-breaking insights, Freud met with scorn. He was ridiculed for believing that men of excellent reputation (most of his patients came from upstanding homes) could be perpetrators of incest.
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men.

― Lundy Bancroft

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read this carve it into your brains permanently etch it into your skulls r e a d  t h i s

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scienceofficermulder:

Roberta Williams is considered one of the most influential PC game designers of the eighties and nineties,[1]and has been credited with creating the graphic adventure genre.[2]

"girls only started liking video games in 2005"

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wow he sure is hungry

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no no that’s just the way all kids eat cereal these days — face first

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i’m hip

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vegay:

i love being called lady by people like when kids are in ur way and they’re parents say “let this lady pass” it’s like heck yeah im a lady

littlelotte-xo:

siouxerz:

ohshititsalee:

i hate how people use the word “partner” for gay people like no she’s my girlfriend we’re not fucking doing science projects together thank you bye

ugh yess this

I think that both are okay and it’s more respectful of preferred pronouns so you don’t end up looking like a presumptuous asshole :3

I use partner for my heterosexual relationship.

It’s not homo exclusive, and if people wanna use that term w/e

Aug. 27 1:35 pm

justice4mikebrown:

greetings:

"okay class who wants to present first"

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gendertremblr:

set rapists on fire, set rape apologists on fire, set anyone who says ‘we should think about how the rapists’ life is going to be affected’ on fire, set victim blamers on fire

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