people who have the audacity to mention the PTSD that U.S. soldiers’ face as a result of their actions in Afghanistan but conveniently leave out the large number of Afghans that develop PTSD as a result of those actions.
Your fucking husband’s PTSD, brought about after he “accidentally” killed a little girl, will be treated in time and given all the attention. My family members will never be accorded that opportunity.
Afghanistan, Iran, and Gaza have an entire generation, likely two (Gaza has 3) who will GROW UP with PTSD, Chronic Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Chronic Depression WITHOUT CARE.
[Image: Four photos from a photoshoot in a city environment of a magnificent fat Black woman wearing an off the shoulder, 3/4th sleeve red dress with a very thin gold belt around the waist and black pointed toe high heels with gold accessories.]
Devil in a red dress, she’s a killa.
Fuck PETA. They’re offering to help ten families in Detroit with their bills if they agree to become vegan.
Holy shit that is some straight up white saviour missionary style bullshit. Only with quinoa instead of bibles.
Whatever the Detroit water project, started by a black woman, is way more successful. You can sign up to pay $ towards someone’s bill. Peep: http://detroitwaterproject.org/
[Image: A picture of Sailor Mercury smiling in delight with hands clasped. The caption says: “It’s okay to put your own safety and health above social obligations.”]
i just saw a woman pull food stamps out of her louis vuitton purse to pay for her groceries
but that’s none of my business
It was probably a fake.
Or an inheritance. Or a gift. I have a coach purse my auntie gave me but that means she’s the one with money, not me.
Or how about this: say she’s on food stamps and Medicaid. You have to keep a minimum amount in your bank account to keep qualifying for your health care (oh, and you’re also disabled, so that health care is important.) maybe she decided a designer purse would make a nice investment.
Maybe she bought herself a nice purse and then she lost her job and while she ‘s looking for a new one she, you know, kept carrying her purse to feel professional and look good at job interviews.
You don’t know her. You don’t know her story.
I’m sure the American public would rather have people in impoverished situations all get matching jumpsuits, a big red P embroidered on the back, and everyone would have to carry their keys and wallets and Chapstick in those thin throwaway plastic sacks you get buying your groceries in the dollar store. That way these people could be even MORE easily identified and discriminated against.
And remember, we’re living in an economy where a recently built WalMart had a higher rejection rate of applicants than Harvard University. That’s right. It’s easier to get admitted to Harvard than get a job at a brand new WalMart.
Judge not lest ye be judged.
And don’t be an asshole.
Um…food stamps, as an actual, physical bunch of stamps, don’t exist anymore. It’s now EBT, which looks just like a debit card, unless you’re close enough to read it, or unless you’re familiar enough with them to recognize them from a distance. According to Wikipedia, physical food stamps were phased out in the US in 2004. (And it’s not called the food stamp program anymore, either.)
Now, maybe you really did see this just happen, because maybe you’re not in the US, or maybe they were actually WIC vouchers, or maybe you’re a time traveller, in which case all of the previous comment applies.
All of this. God all of it is true. Not to mention that yes, thank you. I love (read: hate) how the people who so often complain loudest about food stamps don’t realize they aren’t even stamps anymore. Gee, I can see how informed they are on the situation if they’re repeating a meme from the Reagan administration. Just with a different object that people needing assistance don’t get to have.
And yeah, OP, it ISN’T your business at all. I don’t care how many goddamn taxes you think you pay, it’s not your business.
You need to think about the fact that you’d only make that post if you were working under the theory that there are some circumstances where people don’t deserve to buy food. You are saying that in this circumstance, a person who obviously needed EBT and/or WIC, which ever it was, shouldn’t get to buy food BECAUSE THEIR PURSE WAS TOO NICE FOR YOUR LIKING. A purse disqualifies them from getting help getting food.
Really, OP? That’s where you’re at? That a goddamn accessory means a person shouldn’t get help to get BASIC SUSTENANCE?
Not enough fuck you in the world.
Does anyone have any thoughts on how to go about breaking up with your old therapist and finding another?
It’s just that when the Skeletor Affirmations are more useful and helpful to you than your therapist, it’s time to take your toys and go home.
[Image: A news release with words and graphics that reads: “The news: This year’s Bass Coast Festival in British Columbia, Canada will feature plenty of this” Beneath that is a picture of people at an outdoor concert crowd surfing. The next reads: “And some of this” and below is a picture of people in costumes of Beaker, Kermit the Frog, and Oscar the Grouch. The text reads: “But absolutely none of this”. Below is a picture of an obnoxious white man waving while wearing no shirt and a very fake headdress with feathers meant to imitate various Native American headdresses.”]
From their announcement:
For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.
We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.
Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.
Does anyone else sometimes say “what is this?” as if they were Jack Skellington in that one song when they see something they really like but were surprised by?
My baby brother’s first girlfriend recently confessed to thinking they were actually a boy. I asked my brother if this bothered him. His response was:
"Well, yeah. If I had have known they were a boy when we were going out, I would have said I had a boyfriend, not a girlfriend."
He was ten.
It’s really sad when part of me praising a TV show is, “ZOMG, there was this part where the female protagonist told her male love interest to go away and never talk to her again because he did something hurtful to her and he said he understands, he’s sorry for it, it was wrong, and then he RESPECTED THAT 100% and did not even try to initiate any contact and did what she asked.”
It’s sad that I’m squeeing because a woman’s boundaries didn’t get violated for once. It’s sad that seeing a woman get basic, minimal respect is so rare that I clap at the TV screen.