Updates to the recently released DSM-5 could potentially transform how race-based traumas are diagnosed in ethnic minorities.
finally we are seeing PTSD in the context of everyday life. not everyone is a soldier, so basing all research around vets is not useful to most of the population, tho this is how PTSD is almost always talked about. and as this article makes clear (and what many of us already knew), trauma in this culture needs no bombs to scar you. this is a promising sign, because of that.
unfortunately it means if a new category or criteria are codified in the treatment field via DSM, you’ll be medicated and such, if diagnosed. not society. you will carry the stigma of what others have done to you through their own racism with another (or first) diagnosis); the doctor is NOT going to go out and diagnose society and make it change. which is what would really help.
on the other hand, if you need treatment for PTSD and have had a hard time convincing the therapist of why, this will give some added data to support you. so it’s a tiny step, but a good one.
yes. finally. oh god. i know the dsm is bullshit, but this makes me want to cry almost.
This at the same time that the NIMH withdraws support for DSM-5. This timing is curious. So the moment y’all admit that racism is seriously psychologically damaging, you don’t want POC’s to have a legit way to get support for their racial traumas. Ok…
a girl walks into a classroom wearing a spaghetti strap shirt. immediately every boy within a 50 yard radius gets a raging erection. the teacher attempts to present a lesson but to no avail, no one can hear over the sound of every male student masturbating to this girl’s shoulders. why couldn’t she just wear a long sleeved shirt
Asked by ericamadeapersonalblog
God does not exist.
if he does, he has explaining to do.
for letting me suffer and be treated like shit when I didn’t deserve it, at a school that was supposed to be part of his house. If there was a god, he literally sat right next to me, saw the injustice happening, and let it happen.
his words mean nothing to me
after talking to my mom
she said that maybe I should do inpatient
so i’m considering that
but thats quite a leap. I wanna see other things first.
if I can, idk, if i keep being this bad I’ll end up in the ER, but I would rather not tbh.
the phrase “assimilation ≠ liberation” is reasonable enough in a vacuum. but what does it mean when you put “assimilation ≠ liberation” on a glitter background and post it on tumblr in the “queers” and “femmes” tags? what are you saying and to whom?
if you feel the need to do that it is probably because you think that some lgbt people are engaging in “assimilation” by acting or thinking in ways you don’t approve of, and that they need to be told, by you, that those things are counterproductive to their liberation. what does “assimilation” look like? here are some practices commonly criticized by self-described “radical queers” as “assimilationist”:
- being monogamous
- wanting to marry or otherwise formally commit to a monogamous partner and gain legal protections for such a partnership
- wanting to have children within the context of such a partnership
- presenting in a masculine way, especially as a woman, despite significant social pressure not to from straight society
- wanting to be seen as normal and good by society
- otherwise having ordinary hopes and expectations for yourself and your life, rather than overhauling those hopes and expectations in favor of a countercultural, “queer” lifestyle simply because you are lgbt
so to these people, or to whichever people the word “assimilationist” conjures in your head, you say: “those things won’t liberate you, you know!”
is that really a respectful way to treat a member of your community who has not wronged you?
does it occur to you that people might do those things because they feel authentically right for them, not out of some politically impure desire to assimilate? do you realize that deliberately divesting themselves of these things for the sake of anti-assimilation will also not liberate them? can you see that holding lgbt people to a special set of expectations specifically because they are lgbt is actually a form of homo- and transphobia in and of itself?
glitter is not liberation, either.