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.

I bit all my nails down to nothing. What do I do now?


Angelina Jolie’s dress was an expression of her kids’ creativity: Luigi Massi, the master tailor at Atelier Versace, sewed dozens of designs from her children’s drawings into the dress and veil.
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out The Smiths

I feel terrible. Miserable, even.

People continue to make me feel like I’m not worth a single thing. I try so hard to make everyone feel loved and cared for, and honestly, it would just me nice to get that back sometimes so I don’t feel like the world hates me. I feel like all of my “friends” hate me.

Anxiety is such a stupid thing. I feel like everyone is out to get me.

Who knows if they actually are?

moonglade-poetess:

tastefullyoffensive:

Bop it, Twist it, Pull it, Spin it, Flick it.


fixed it.
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lesbeehive:

Les Beehive – Beyoncé by Pierre Debusschere for CR Fashion Book #5
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thecheshirekitteh:

what it’s like to be an artist, writer, musician, ….
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twinkleofafadingstar:

Me teaching US history: “ok first thing u gotta remember is that this country exists because a bunch of rich white dudes didn’t want to pay their taxes. The second thing u gotta remember is that rich white men still don’t want to pay their taxes which is pretty much the reason for literally everything ever.”

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