Tag Archives: mental health

The Rape of Mr. Smith, 2012: With New & Improved Victim-Blaming!

The issue of rape has gotten considerable press time lately, prompted by a certain politician’s remark that pregnancy is impossible in cases of “legitimate rape,” or perhaps by that politician’s attempt to redefine federal law to require sexual assault to … Continue reading

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From the Sanguinary Files, Part Three: The Anecdata of Pain

The post you’ve all been waiting for. I apologize for the delay; this has been “in the works” for months now, but life and distraction and general bloggy-incompetence get in the way. Note: As with all Sanguinary Files posts, may … Continue reading

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Asking for it

Note: Disturbing post which references rape and abuse. This article percolated in my mind a bit, to somewhat disturbing results.    Because of my perseverating nature, I easily linked the topic to my views on the social constructions of mental … Continue reading

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Exceptional

(Loose continuation of themes touched on in A Credit To My People) “Last one in shut the door” is a derisive slogan referring to residents of newly-developed areas who oppose further development, or new immigrants or transplants who oppose further … Continue reading

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From the Sanguinary Files, Part Two

I’ve had dreams about credibility. I’ve watched and studied and obsessed over the elusive qualities that allow some people the privilege of being taken at face value. How can they do that? How can I learn to do that? What … Continue reading

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From the Sanguinary Files, Part One

Note, in case the title is not a giveaway: May disturb the blood/injury-squeamish. I am an avid practitioner of self-injury of various forms. It’s pleasurable; it’s calming; it’s actually relatively safe; and it enrages just about everyone. It’s perfectly socially … Continue reading

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A Credit To My People

I haven’t posted here lately, largely due to laziness and distraction, partly due to a weird performance anxiety (which, given my relatively small readership, is entirely unjustified and mildly narcissistic), but partly due to a persistent, nagging doubt about how … Continue reading

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