Morgue File

A collection of photos and quotes
with a smattering of personal business.

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.

—― Lundy Bancroft

(via proletarianprincess)

Reblogging so I can do some research later

(Source: womensliberationfront, via yesixicana)

Anonymous asked: why do people make up words like cisnormativity?

killbenedictcumberbatch:

why do people make up words at all? why do we have a structured language to convey concepts and meaning? why not just grunt and clap and fling our shit on the walls like chimpanzees

You never named me.
Victor, you never gave me what little humanity
every person is owed.

I understand there are abominations
and monstrosities that should be forgotten and
erased from history but
even hurricanes have names.

—excerpt from “Open Letter From Frankenstein’s Monster To Victor Frankenstein” by Alex Dang!  (via prolethean)

(via gravewitch)

strangepicturesofmishacollins:

"I’ve built most of the furniture in my house. I want to get to the point where I’ve built everything. I built my couches; I built my table and chairs; I built my bed and all my bedroom furniture. There’s a couple of things on my deck that I didn’t make. Eventually I’ll get there. But I also built the house, so, you know, hey!” x

"Well, I like to write poetry. I’m a published poet. I’ve been published in several literary magazines this year. I also built the house that I live in. I paid my way through college as a carpenter and a woodworker. So I’ve built the house I live in and most of the furniture that’s in it, and I do a lot of woodworking still.x

(Screencaps of Misha’s house from Cooking Fast and Fresh with West, Part 2)

(via gravewitch)

You the real MVP

medievalpoc:

prokopetz:

cleopatrasweave:

i drew a bunch of elves of color!!

This post reminds me of something that happened a few years back.

I once served as art director for a project where the illustration spec called for characters of a variety of races (in the real-world sense, not the Dungeons & Dragons sense - though the latter was involved as well).

We had one particular artist, tasked with drawing a series of elves, who didn’t quite seem to get what that meant. Their output was basically “white elf”, “another white elf”, “white elf with a tan”, “white elf looking a bit pale”, “yet another white elf”, etc.

When this was pointed out, they were like “oh, yeah, now I get it - I’ll totally fix that with my next piece”.

They proceeded to turn in a picture of a blue elf.

In the end, we had to provide specific quotas for specific levels of racial representation in order to get the point across. It all worked out in the end, but it’s stuck with me ever since that this artist examined the original spec, looked at our feedback, and came to the conclusion a blue elf was more plausible than a black one.

In conclusion: this is awesome.

Read that last paragraph as many times as you need to.

(via lawfulgoodness)

Found this in the trash.  Poor book.

Found this in the trash. Poor book.

blckburn61:

My heart goes out to this Man… My Lord #mikebrown #ferguson

blckburn61:

My heart goes out to this Man… My Lord #mikebrown #ferguson