Hi I'm Rich, gonna be mostly reblogs and complaining on here

 

seriousjones:

live your life however you want, but if your taskbar is anywhere but on the bottom of your computer screen i would like for you to find God

foxmccloud:

snepwig:

dirkbot:

If you notice me reblogging

  • a repost
  • stolen art
  • false information
  • etc.

please let me know, you’re not rude or annoying and I actually do give a fuck and I will correct my mistake, thank you

Also, if you notice me reblogging things from

  • anti-sj blogs
  • TERFs or SWERFs
  • anti-feminist/MRAs
  • other shitty people

please give me a heads up. I’ll never get angry at you for letting me know and I’ll actually be really glad that you kept me from giving some awful person more visibility.

maybe i just need to sound off here but posts in this vein of “if i do a bad thing please tell me” really bother me because of how directly they feed into the tumblr dynamics of guilt by association and guilt by rumor. clearly i don’t want to deal with people who are going to steal art, spew shit about trans women and the like but the parameters of what constitutes a “shitty person” seem purposefully vague here and a very easy way to criticize anyone you dislike based on disagreement. when i get an anonymous message saying someone might have said something problematic in the past and i therefore shouldn’t have reblogged their 10,000 note post, how am i supposed to respond? if i apologize and delete it, i make an assumption with no evidence, and if i ignore it, i ignore what could have been very legitimate concerns and alienated one of my followers. and ultimately im given an ultimatum, told to take a side in a fight i may know absolutely nothing about, and the moment i take issue with this im very likely to just have my concerns waved away by truisms like “neutrality is siding with the enemy” even if my position isn’t neutral as opposed to completely uninvolved and unaware of the situation. and quite frankly i don’t think anyone here is naive to think that people on this site won’t accuse one another of being “toxic” and “shitty people” on the flimsiest of evidence, for the sake of political arguments they’re still trying to win. accountability on this basis is always going to be precarious and prone to extremism. 

if i reblog a post made by someone you really deeply dislike and it bothers you, send me a message and tell me why. i want people to be comfortable here and to me the best way to do that is by inviting criticism and input from people, and trying to make a safe environment on my tiny corner of the internet for everyone, especially the people who need it most. but i really want to draw a line on “please call me out” because that lends power to an enormously vague and ever shifting set of guidelines i know im probably never going to fully comprehend, and i’d rather be engaged on a case by case basis then invite myself to judgement by everyone who happens to read my blog. 

majiinboo:

afro-dominicano:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke

in this week’s episode of shit black folks would get murdered or jailed with no trial for

#whiteprivilege

invisiblelad:

lovelyandbrown:

thisiseverydayracism:

The prison-industrial complex is just a myth…right?

Jesus he didn’t even have us do the damn math. He just said it.

…yeah. I suppose there’s no point in finding flowery rhetoric for it. “Putting people in jail is good for business” is pretty much the size of it. 

invisiblelad:

lovelyandbrown:

thisiseverydayracism:

The prison-industrial complex is just a myth…right?

Jesus he didn’t even have us do the damn math. He just said it.

…yeah. I suppose there’s no point in finding flowery rhetoric for it. “Putting people in jail is good for business” is pretty much the size of it. 

look just

tell me i’m not the only one who heard hank hill when john said he was gonna kick caliborns ass

girlkisser2k14:

rincewitch:

willmelon:

oh jesus christ

i asked this custom hat-maker for a nepeta hat, using the following picture as a reference

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today i got a picture of the finished hat

image

you were so close

hahahahaha oh my god i’m laughing so hard right now (like actually not just the internet thing of typing “lol” while you sit at your computer with no expression)

oh noooo oh my god. oh no

autisticadvocacy:

joyeuse-noelle:

sanityscraps:

Fun fact about American health care: if I ever need an organ transplant, I’ll somehow have to hide my autism, depression, and anxiety from the doctors, or else I’ll be disqualified under ideas about quality of life. It’s really great to know how valued disabled and neurodivergent lives are.

So here’s a thing many people don’t know about me: I used to be a medical data analyst. (I still do it occasionally, but not as a full-time job.) It’s a pretty self-explanatory job: I took data - often in enormous datasets - and analyzed it to find patterns. (Obviously, we couldn’t associate these with individual patients; this was just after HIPAA had come into effect, and so this data was very heavily scrubbed to remove any identifiable information.)

One of the patterns I looked for was quality of life and quality of care for people with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). For our purposes, that meant major depression, bipolar disorder, general anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and “other SPMI” (I encourage you to not send me messages telling me how those categories are terrible, because a) it was ten years ago and b) I wasn’t in charge of the categories.) In particular, we looked at injury, illness, and death in people with SPMI, compared with the general population, while they were in the hospital and at certain intervals after they were released (30 days, 60 days, 90 days, 180 days, and 1 year).

People with severe and persistent illness were much more likely to become ill and/or die in the hospital or shortly after discharge than the “general population”. People with schizophrenia had nearly ten times the deaths while in the hospital, and twelve times the injuries and illnesses.

Just as telling were the notes associated with the patient records. There was a significant pattern in the terminology used. In patients in the “general population”, doctors tended to use the word “is”: for example, “patient is suffering from abdominal cramping”. In patients with SPMI, doctors tended to use the phrase “claims to be”: for example, “patient claims to be suffering from abdominal cramping”.

It was clear to us that medical professionals - in general, I know for a fact that there are doctors out there who don’t do this - were assuming that patients with severe and persistent mental illness were inventing some, if not all, of their symptoms - that the symptoms were not real, and therefore did not need to be treated.

And because of that, these patients were falling ill and dying at alarming rates.

This isn’t personal anecdotes. I spent more than a year analyzing this data - which came from actual hospitals in the United States - and finding these patterns. There’s a problem here.

(I would prefer not to give out the name I was using then in public here, but if you’re interested, message me privately and I’ll see if I can get you links to the articles.)

I* believe there is similar data on Developmental Disabilities. In policy discussions it is not uncommon to hear health issues, both mental and physical, attributed to the DD without investigating if it were accurate or not.

*mod Savannah

nezua:

phoenix-ace:

girl-non-grata:

Please note: “everyone who works retail, admin, or labor” is pretty much everyone. I can’t remember the last time I worked somewhere without “security” cameras that monitored employees.

I’m having a good laugh right now because our associates just got collectively reprimanded for leaning on the counters during 8 hour shifts on their feet, because it isn’t “professional” looking.  So apparently they can put up with a camera over their shoulder to make sure they do their jobs correctly, but a cop with a gun cant?  

There is only one reason a cop would resist having a bodycam, and it’s the same reason they try to scare you away from filming them and it’s the same reason they’d tape over their badges and it’s the same reason racists love the Anon feature and it’s the same reason the KKK wears hoods.

nezua:

phoenix-ace:

girl-non-grata:

Please note: “everyone who works retail, admin, or labor” is pretty much everyone. I can’t remember the last time I worked somewhere without “security” cameras that monitored employees.

I’m having a good laugh right now because our associates just got collectively reprimanded for leaning on the counters during 8 hour shifts on their feet, because it isn’t “professional” looking.  So apparently they can put up with a camera over their shoulder to make sure they do their jobs correctly, but a cop with a gun cant?  

There is only one reason a cop would resist having a bodycam, and it’s the same reason they try to scare you away from filming them and it’s the same reason they’d tape over their badges and it’s the same reason racists love the Anon feature and it’s the same reason the KKK wears hoods.

jotaro kujo: i'm so god damn sick of tracking down these secret joestar heirs

SPW foundation genealogist: mr. kujo, you must see this! apparently while serving in her majesty's royal air force your great grandfather, george joestar the second, had a one night stand with a woman in france, creating a whole new branch of the family!

jotaro: of fucking course

genealogist: and your mother had a secret lovechild with some guy right before she met your father!

jotaro: MOM

actuallyintersex:

misohead:

aaron-in-transit:

purpleferretspirit:

murasaki-pengi:

blackenedbutterfly:

emphasize:

fuzzyhorns:


L0031936 Credit: Wellcome Library, London Intersex Society of North Americawww.isna.org PO Box 3070 MI 48106-3070‘Phall-O-meter’ (Showing in actual scale currentmedical standards employed to determine nature ofgenital plastic surgery for children born withmixed sex anatomy)In copyright ? Collection: Wellcome Images

please reblog the fuck out of this

What in the actual fuck.

WHAT THE FUCK

… what the— is this legit!?

Yeah it is. The phrase “three standard deviations below the mean” is the common reason for removing a male fallus and assigning the baby a female gender.
If you think about it, this actually sums up, pretty well, our society.

It physically hurt my stomach to see this.

Same >_< I’ve reblogged this before but it needs more publicity so I’m doing it again.

Unfortunately, this is nothing new and is still used today. ~Mod A

actuallyintersex:

misohead:

aaron-in-transit:

purpleferretspirit:

murasaki-pengi:

blackenedbutterfly:

emphasize:

fuzzyhorns:

L0031936 Credit: Wellcome Library, London 
Intersex Society of North America
www.isna.org PO Box 3070 MI 48106-3070
‘Phall-O-meter’ (Showing in actual scale current
medical standards employed to determine nature of
genital plastic surgery for children born with
mixed sex anatomy)
In copyright ?
 
Collection: Wellcome Images

please reblog the fuck out of this

What in the actual fuck.

WHAT THE FUCK

… what the— is this legit!?

Yeah it is. The phrase “three standard deviations below the mean” is the common reason for removing a male fallus and assigning the baby a female gender.

If you think about it, this actually sums up, pretty well, our society.

It physically hurt my stomach to see this.

Same >_< I’ve reblogged this before but it needs more publicity so I’m doing it again.

Unfortunately, this is nothing new and is still used today. ~Mod A