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Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 27 2013

Link Miscellany: Unconvinced Edition

I’m back! And all of you who dropped off hugs on my last post are wonderful. It’s things like this that keep me convinced that everyone clamoring about how Teh Interwebs is ruining everything are entirely off base. I’ve got some posts planned and in the works, but for now, links and a brief rant! …

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Mar 26 2013

Prop 8 Media Appearances Round Up (UPDATED)

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NEW: Me on Politico video where you can see just how terrible the conditions were. NEW: Same photo in galleries at the LA Times and Politico.  You can see how creepy the statue is in the LA Times version. Me on the NYTimes video talking about waiting to get in. Me talking to CBS Los Angeles about …

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Mar 25 2013

Prop 8 at scotus , in line

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It’s cold and snowing. I’m 51st in line. Interesting people, mostly pro equality. Chilling under my tarp Edit: more pics

Mar 23 2013

On Running Out of Feelings, and What to Do Next

This terrible clip art is not the Feelings Police

Hello, internet. This is where I come to spill my secrets, right? Sometime between last week and this one, I went numb–ran out of feelings. I think it was somewhere after the third friend in forty-eight hours contacted me with questions about leaving abusive relationships, between finals and Steubenville and painful anniversaries and suddenly having …

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Mar 18 2013

Rapists are more than monsters, victims are more than victims

Steubenville Rape

There have been a few conversations going on online this week about what is and isn’t rape, who is and isn’t a rapist, and the Steubenville rape case and the HBO show Girls have been at the center of these conversations.  Obviously, the two are not equivalent in terms of moral weight, but they both …

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Mar 12 2013

Brain Self-Help: An Incomplete List of Resources

Yesterday Andy pointed out that a list of non-going-to-therapy resources would be useful. Insurance, time, frustration with therapeutic experiences, inability to tell parents, etc, can make seeing a therapist either impossible or unappealing. Here’s a (totally incomplete) list. Please please please add other suggestions in the comments! I’ll keep updating. Relevant disclaimer: I’m not a …

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Mar 11 2013

Monday Miscellany & Questions

This weekend was lovely (if blogging-less). Ashley was in Chicago! Along with her were Sikivu Hutchinson, Ian Cromwell, Stephanie Zvan, and Anthony Pinn for a panel on real world atheism. You might recognize some of those names. I think they…blog, or something? Who knows. Speaking of blogs, Miri has the liveblog of the panel. Also, …

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Mar 07 2013

The AP Stylebook on Mental Health

The AP Stylebook hasn’t been my favorite in the news. Recently, a memo was leaked showing some bigoted plans for same-sex spouses. (After the inevitable doubling-down, the AP did retract it.) But this has put me in a slightly better mood–the AP Stylebook now has an entry in mental illness. I strongly suggest reading the …

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Mar 07 2013

A 2.7 Minute Post About Personality Disorders

[I am being excessively pedantic. The average adult reads at 250 words per minute. This post is 670 words long.]  I talked a little about my feelings on personality disorders and PDs as a whole at Chicago Skepticamp (So. FUN.) and in the last post.  Then I realized that few people get as into psych …

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Mar 06 2013

Psych Nerdery: Cool Facts Edition

Random stuff about mental health I’m hoping you haven’t heard before! Relevant citations and further reading are located in the links on each number.   1. You can’t be diagnosed with a personality disorder until you are 18 years of age. [use drop-down menu at link] 2. Capgras delusion: believing that a family member or …

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