Alright, let me just say this : Europe is not your all-white wet dream.
England is not white, France is not white, Germany is not white, Norway is not fucking white. There are POC living in these countries, ones who just immigrated five years ago, ones who have been there…
self diagnosing is so hard because everytime you’re like “maybe I am mentally ill” theres also a big part of you going “nah you’re probably just a naturally lazy/nasty/disgusting/useless person trying to find an excuse for your behavior” because of the institutionalized ableism that runs through everything
So go to the doctor and get an actual diagnosis?
Why don’t poor people just buy more money?
"Joshua Beckford learned to read fluently by the time he was two and a half and taught himself to touch-type on a computer before he could write using a pencil.
He can speak Japanese, practices medical surgery on a computer simulator and has completed more than 1,000 maths problems.”
Can we please reblog our children!!!
HOW THOUGH??? HOW IS THIS AMAZINGNESS POSSIBLE.
i always wonder how these super genius children act. like do they act like normal kids and watch spongebob and ride their bikes in their free time and shit or do they sit around philosophizing and reading dense medical texts or something?? how do they talk? like normal kids with scattered thoughts, or with big words i probably dont even know and well thought out responses????
so many questions
what a beautiful person
And to the introverted theatre kids, public speakers with social anxiety, and florists with allergies.
Somewhere in the distance, Beethoven’s ghost is applauding.
my love for this post reaches no limits
Beauty or brains?
Fuck that, it’s not a dichotomy. Let’s not act like mascara glues girls eyes so shut that they can’t read a word of Dickens or solve a trig problem. Let’s talk about how no boy has ever been asked if he’d rather get his Bachelor’s or get married; no boy has ever been told that he’s too handsome to run for office. So why cover up my tits so you can take me seriously?
Beauty or brains? I’ll take ‘em all, thanks.
Slam fuckin’ dunk thank u
like, people make fun of other people for having complex starbucks orders but what the fuck is the problem with it? it’s not like you have to have what they’re ordering, it’s their fucking drink, not yours. you can just sit there with your bitter filter coffee and i’ll be over here with my white mocha with hazelnut living the whipped cream fucking dream you catastrophic pavement slab
It’s good to know that we weren’t the only ones driven crazy by people who “axe” questions.
Fun fact! “Ask” was originally pronounced as “aks” [or “axe,” as it’s spelled in this picture] and changed over time through the process of metathesis. The word descends from the Old English verb 'acsian'. And then in some dialects it started to revert to the original “aks/axe.”
Also interesting to note that the main dialect with which “aks/axe” is associated is AAVE - how funny that we shit on the language of black people in this ~~~”“”post-racial”“”~~~ society! Language bias is one of the last acceptable realms in which you can be unabashedly racist and still get away with - or even be praised for! - your prejudices.
Almost true! Old English had both ascian and acsian as pronunciations of this verb, so as far as that goes, both pronunciations are “original.” (Not that it matters much — “original” usages are only one of many possible arbitrary justifications for whatever has been chosen as the “acceptable” way to speak.)
The most important part is still true, though. The extreme backlash against “aks” is part of a standard language ideology which is set up to punish minorities and marginalized groups — in this case black speakers of AAVE.
"At Rio Americano High School in Sacramento CA, a student named Dejza, was violently assaulted by a vice principal, Matt Collier, for attempting to take back a piece of art with a political message that the administration didn’t like. She was put in a chokehold and slammed against the desk. When she tried to resist this unlawful abuse of authority, she was slammed and held onto the ground. Matt Collier laid on top of her, crushing her with his weight. Dejza could not breathe, and begged Collier to get off of her. Luckily, another faculty member came in and ended the situation. Dejza went to see a doctor for severe whiplash, and yesterday was her first day of physical therapy. Despite this being blatantly wrong and illegal, the administration has put her on suspension for resisting, and Collier was not disciplined. On the fifth day of her suspension, she will attend a meeting held by bias members of the administration to determine if she will be expelled.
They have tried to silence anyone who speaks out on social media, but today we have gathered in person for a silent sit-in protest.
Dejza has been wronged, and brutalized, and now she is receiving punishment. They’ve tried to silence her. They’ve tried to silence us.” -Grant Wright
One of my friends Grant posted this on facebook and even though im not in Sacramento I want to help. This girl has been mistreated by a full grown man who may never be punished. I want to help spread awareness. So please, spread this around. Let people know that this is NOT okay. The more support we have, the better.
i’m so proud to have been a part of this today but you guys please please please please reblog/spread this around any way you possibly can it’s so important and her story needs to be heard by people outside of our city because what this man did is so so so incredibly far from okay
Is there anything those of us in sac can do to help?