You can also just google the title of the article rather than copy/pasting the URL.
And Latrice Royale taught us that bitch really means Being In Total Control of Herself!
i love this piece! i watched a lot of SVU for years and didn't think much about its implications until i was raped and turned to the show for comfort. i couldn't fall asleep without it in the weeks after it happened. i thought about olivia benson during the whole process of escaping the rapist, agonizing over reporting, and finally going to the police. i was very fortunate that the police treated me well and caught the guy, but i still wished there had been a benson type cop on the team (this was outside the US, probably why i had such a good experience with reporting).
watching the show now that a few months have gone by is strange; it still comforts me but i can't help comparing my behavior to that of the victims on the show. i would oscillate between seeing myself as braver and stronger than the sobbing women onscreen, or worrying that my numbness invalidates my claim to trauma. i wish SVU portrayed a wider range of victim experiences beyond fragility, hysteria, and agoraphobia. those are totally valid reactions but they don't reflect the repressed emotions/automatic pilot calm i felt.
anyway, here are few other pieces i've come across that fellow SVU obsessives might enjoy (the second one is some sort of abstract terrifying fan fiction, be warned):
@Kira-Lynn@twitter I can't speak to the letter writer's reasons, but I'm bi and often date guys and I like being out because I think it's important for straight people to be aware of how many non-straight people are all around them. It might make them less likely to assume people are straight until proven otherwise in the future. Or at least think for a minute before saying homophobic shit. I've met a shocking number of people who don't believe that being bi is a real thing and cross examine me about it! I hope that by being out I'm increasing their exposure to the mind boggling mystery of bisexuality. Also, I read that people who have gay (or queer) acquaintances are more likely to vote for gay marriage.Possibly bullshit since I can't remember where I read it, but it's worth a try.
@Lauren_O'Neal European Portuguese does sound oddly like Russian. I thought the gibberish in the video sounded more Italian. But maybe this works better for languages you don't speak--I was totally convinced by the other languages.
Her language skills are awesome, but those are not remotely the sounds of Portuguese!
@likearollingpin A bunch of my friends have had similar problems and never gotten helpful diagnoses either. I was finally cured by baking soda after spending a bunch of money on doctors and useless pills. I'm glad your issues are better now too!
I had chronic vag pain for 6 years and went to like 10 doctors, and I can relate so hard to this article. My condition wasn't nearly as debilitating but it was shitty. I got so tired of having to go through the same routine with each doctor, like "No it's not that, I already got tested for that, those antibiotics definitely won't help." I got a few different diagnoses but they didn't have any treatments. I went to female doctors, so I never got told it was all in my head (although I worried that it was), but a few of them apologetically told me that they have tons of patients with the same symptoms but the medical industry doesn't want to invest in a "minor" problem that mostly affects women.
This sounds really tempting, but I have a few questions:
-Can you use other kinds of vinegar or does it have to be apple cider? They don't sell apple cider vinegar where I live.
-Don't baking soda and vinegar explode when you mix them? I might be misremembering 6th grade science class but this seems like a scary mixture.
-Does this make your hair really dry? I swim in the ocean a lot and my hair gets super dried out and turns into weird dense straw.
-If you do moisturizing stuff like coconut oil treatments, is the vinegar/baking soda enough to get it all out of your hair?
Thanks for any tips! I have thick wavy hair that takes a long time to get oily. I wash it about once every 4 or 5 days now but I would love to stop using stupid products entirely.
This was super interesting!! Jia, can you interview someone who practices Candomblé or Umbanda? It seems very similar to Lucumi in some ways and I would love to learn about how the traditions diverged. And I want to know all about macumba!