One of the biggest problems about recovery is the inconsistency of it.
Some days, you are a superhero. You eat all of your meals, and still find beauty in the fullness of your stomach. However, the not-so-wonderful days are the deterrent. You wake up, and cannot find a thing appealing about yourself. When beauty is no longer the goal—you just want to not hate yourself.
Then, you find yourself wishing you knew you were skinny when you were skinny. You hate that wish. It is the creepy uncle that no one likes who sits in the corner and stares at everyone at Thanksgiving. But you cannot help but think it.
You were not skinny, you were dying. You were trying to be invisible; you were trying to shrink away from life. It got so severe that you just stopped functioning, didn’t you?
You may not have known you were skinny,
but you knew you were dying.
New Alexander McQueen
HOLY FUCKING SHIT
This is beautiful and wonderful and I love every single thing about it. I want to print these onto a poster and frame it.
OK I TRIED TO MAKE THE LAYOUT LOOK NICE BUT WHATEVER. Here’s the article from EW.
EDIT: RIGHT, I MISSED OUT AN IMPORTANT ONE, I was on my iPad ok.
Look, I’m glad ‘12 Years [A Slave]’ got made and it’s wonderful that people are seeing it and there is another view of what happened in America. But I’m not real sure why Steve McQueen wanted to tackle that particular sort of thing.
[‘Fruitvale Station’] explains things like the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the problems with stop and search, and is just more poignant. America is much more willing to acknowledge what happened in the past: ‘We freed the slaves! It’s all good!’ But to say: ‘We are still unnecessarily killing black men’ – let’s have a conversation about that.
Samuel L. Jackson (via artyartyhadaparty)
I think in light of 12 Years a Slave winning the Oscar for Best Picture, this needs to be remembered. Because it is a very important point in terms of the palatability of 12 Years a Slave and why Fruitvale Station didn’t even get nominated when it has such acclaim outside of the Oscar world.
Imprint 2006; Directed by Takashi Miike
Sex offenders minimize their number of victims. Speaking with 99 male sex offenders, court records showed 136 victims between them, but later during treatment, they eventually confessed to 959 victims between them.
huh weird so rapists are, like, lying about the number of people they’ve raped but all we can focus on are those damn hypothetical lying women who lied about being assaulted? lying liars lying all the time damn women lying. there’s a bigger lie in our midst, it would seem
HEY LOOK ITS ALMOST AS IF ABUSERS ARE A TERRIBLE SOURCE OF INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR ABUSE MINDBLOWING
hey look it’s my post on my dash
After that tweet went out, Garofalo was bombarded with replies from people who rightly saw it as offensive and racist. Nearly three-fourths of the NBA’s players are African-American. Obviously, Garofalo is playing to the stereotype that all young black males are criminals and hoodlums. When initially confronted by his local news channel and ESPN, Garofalo was defiant and suggested that he was just being honest and truthful with his statement.
Below is what he said to ESPN on Sunday:
“I was talking about the NBA’s high arrest rate and that their punishment for positive drug tests are weaker than other leagues. No intent beyond that. The culture among many pro athletes that they are above the law is the problem, not people like me pointing that problem out.”
Also, he said the following to KARE 11 in Minnesota:
“I really don’t understand how being critical of a culture of pro athletes has anything to do with race. This is a behavior that transcends the race of the athlete, and it seems to be a culture in all professional sports these days.”
Of course, he might possibly be able to defend his position if it was true that NBA players get arrested at a high rate, especially in comparison with the rest of the country. However, on Monday, Kyle Wagner at Regressing, an affiliate site of Deadspin and Gawker, published an article debunking the notion that NBA players are criminals who are constantly getting arrested.
As the article pointed out, the arrest rate for the country as a whole is 4.25%. In Minnesota, it is 3.96%. Males aged 20-34, which is a better overall comparison to NBA players, have an arrest rate of 13.18. However, the arrest rate for the NBA this season is 1.92%! Therefore, whatever point Garofalo was trying to make, other than he is an ignorant racist, was made absolutely moot.
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