can-i-leave-this-blank:

I was diagnosed with ADHD in elementary school, and was put on medication, and was on it ever since. I know there are people out there who don’t believe in ADHD, or say that it’s just kids being kids. Well, I tried to go a year without my meds (I mean, there were other factors, but I honestly believed I didn’t need them anymore.) and let me tell you. Worst idea ever. My medication isn’t some cure all that makes me some study freak. It honestly just puts me in the game. I’ve still failed the occasional class, but that’s cause I just straight up didn’t even try. The year without my meds, I tried. I TRIED SO FUCKING HARD YOU DONT EVEN KNOW. But I could only focus for 5 minutes top. And then it felt like a thought bomb exploded, and shit was flying everywhere. I’d forget what I was saying MID WORD. I’d forget what I was doing, as I was doing it! I’d just stop and stare off into space. So I went back on my meds. All of a sudden, it felt like my brain calmed down. I was able to focus in class for the entire period! I was able to sit down and do my homework without having to take a break every 10 mins. And like I said, it just let’s me have a shot at succeeding. And I get so fucking angry at people who say ADHD isn’t real, cause trust me, it is. And I get so fucking angry at people who are like “haha I’m so ADD” like, no you aren’t. It’s not the worst thing in the world to have, but honestly it does suck to have to rely on medication to be able to function.

I didn’t want to medicate my daughter if I didn’t have to. We tried lots of other stuff first. SHE WAS MISERABLE. She couldn’t succeed, and none of the other kids liked her. Once she was on a medication that worked, she was able to stop herself shouting in people’s ears, kicking them to get their attention—she was able to learn how to make friends. And keep them.

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beelzebubsmistress:

twofingerswhiskey:

kongehans:

I dO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW ITS HARDER TO MAKE A FEMALE ASSASSIN THAN A MALE

DONT WANT TO DO HAIR ANIMATION??? GIVE HER SHORT HAIR

DONT WANT TO RENDER A DRESS??? HOW ABOUT YOU DRESS HER LIKE EVERY OTHER ASSASSIN?

COME ON AC DEVELOPERS ARE YOU THAT AFRAID OF RENDERING A GODDAMN BOOB

a lot of people fear things they’ve never seen before

Shots FIRED INTO THE NIGHT

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micdotcom:

9 human rights tragedies the world needs to stop ignoring

It’s a tragically long list: missing women, ethnic cleansing and spreading diseases. Pick any country — including the United States — and there’s most likely a tragedy you’ll uncover that seriously violates international laws and standards. While unleashing international outrage can sometimes hurt more than it helps, there are some situations where it can make a real impact. 

Here are 9 that deserve more attention | Follow micdotcom 

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cutebabe:

alimarko:

Always remember that women who call themselves feminists will be accused so many times of being man-haters, but when a man kills women just for being women, he is called mentally unwell, and a madman rather than a woman-hater or misogynist. 

FUCK

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diversityinya:

10 African American YA Authors to Know

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Lamar Giles

Alaya Dawn Johnson

Stephanie Kuehn

Kekla Magoon

Walter Dean Myers

  • The 2012–2013 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, and winner of the Margaret Edwards Award for lifetime achievement.
  • www.walterdeanmyers.net

Jason Reynolds

Ni-Ni Simone

Sherri L. Smith

Jacqueline Woodson

Bil Wright

  • A playwright, director, and author of the YA novels Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy and Sunday You Learn How to Box.
  • www.bilwright.com

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sassy-gay-justice:

witchlingfumbles:

allthingshyper:

shadowstep-of-bast:

hate-my-human:

secretcallgirl:

kokilax:

randomizeyourmind:

Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product that immediately gathered national attention there. Ehlers had never forgotten a rape victim telling her forlornly, “If only I had teeth down there.”
Some time afterward, a man came into the hospital where Ehlers works in excruciating pain because his penis was stuck in his pants zipper.
Ehlers merged those images and came up with a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. The woman inserts it like a tampon, with an applicator, and any man who tries to rape the woman impales himself on the barbs and must go to an emergency room to have the Rapex removed.
When critics complained that it was a medieval punishment, Ehlers replied tersely, “A medieval device for a medieval deed.” 
- Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof

REBLOGGING THIS. x1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

A medieval device for a medieval deed - yes.

This is perfect

BLESS THIS PERSON

I BOW TO THIS INTENTION

Can we talk about how beautifully this turns rape culture on its head? Instead of “If they weren’t dressed like that they wouldn’t have been raped” THIS IS LITERALLY “IF THEY HADN’T TRIED TO RAPE SOMEONE THEY  WOULDN’T HAVE SPIKES IN THEIR DICK”*

That bold bit~

sassy-gay-justice:

witchlingfumbles:

allthingshyper:

shadowstep-of-bast:

hate-my-human:

secretcallgirl:

kokilax:

randomizeyourmind:

Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product that immediately gathered national attention there. Ehlers had never forgotten a rape victim telling her forlornly, “If only I had teeth down there.

Some time afterward, a man came into the hospital where Ehlers works in excruciating pain because his penis was stuck in his pants zipper.

Ehlers merged those images and came up with a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. The woman inserts it like a tampon, with an applicator, and any man who tries to rape the woman impales himself on the barbs and must go to an emergency room to have the Rapex removed.

When critics complained that it was a medieval punishment, Ehlers replied tersely, “A medieval device for a medieval deed.” 

- Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof

REBLOGGING THIS. x1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

A medieval device for a medieval deed - yes.

This is perfect

BLESS THIS PERSON

I BOW TO THIS INTENTION

Can we talk about how beautifully this turns rape culture on its head? Instead of “If they weren’t dressed like that they wouldn’t have been raped” THIS IS LITERALLY “IF THEY HADN’T TRIED TO RAPE SOMEONE THEY  WOULDN’T HAVE SPIKES IN THEIR DICK”*

That bold bit~

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