When started in tumblr:
i walk this lonely road….
sorry guys i tripped
I WAS SO SCARED
I WAS REALLY FUCKING CONCERNED
Oh god. I was, actually scared.
EVERYONE WAS CONCERNED
trans people taking testosterone need to drink orange juice cause testosterone weakens your immune system!! trans people taking estrogen need to drink milk cause estrogen causes calcium to be absorbed less
Seizure First Aid.
Learn it. Share it. Know it. Use it.
100% correct medical information on tumblr for once; also consider calling 911 if you don’t know how often the person has seizures and ESPECIALLY if the seizure has lasted 5 minutes or more (which is why the watch is critical)
This is so important!
So many people don’t understand how to react to a seizure. This is important.
God only knows how many times I’ve done this and how many people I really wish knew this to have helped me as a little girl.
i can’t stress this enough, do NOT try to restrain the person or put anything in their mouth
if you shame girls about their breast size i will push you into traffic
"Who’s flat now?"
whos flat now
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
So go to the doctor and get an actual diagnosis?
Why don’t poor people just buy more money?
Even if you’re not in an awful place like the US that requires you to pay money out of your own pocket to see a doctor, that same internalised bullshit that keeps you from self diagnosing is also very likely to keep you from seeing a doctor.
Because, you know, you’re not sick, you’re just a lazy, shabby, worthless piece of shit. You can still walk. There’s nothing wrong with you. If you go to a doctor, they might just confirm all of that for you and tell you to suck it up, because after all, that’s what the rest of the world has
always told you up until now. Doctors are for people who are really sick. That’s what society teaches you about mental illness.
It takes enormous courage for someone who suspects that they might have a mental illness to actually go and see a health professional about it, and that’s bad enough without the additional hurdle of worrying about whether or not they can afford it.
And you know what? All the internalized bullshit keeps fucking happening even if you DO have an official diagnosis. There is no goddamn way for mentally ill people to win, ever. Doctors will still think you’re full of shit even if you are ON RECORD as being mentally ill!
If you blame self-dxers for systemic problems then i do not want to talk to you
So there are a lot of reasons why Bob’s Burgers is such a great show but today, I’m going to talk about one of my favorite parts of the show: Tina.
Or more specifically: How the family treats Tina.
I stand by a statement that I once made: Tina Belcher is everything that Meg Griffin could have been in Family Guy hadn’t screwed up.
Tina is an awkward thirteen-year-old girl and the oldest of the Belcher siblings. The show doesn’t hold back at showing some of her awkward moments. She frequently fantasizes about boys but she never knows how to act around them, she writes erotic fan/friend-fiction, she’s socially awkward, she easily panics, she often says the wrong things, etc.
And yes, members of the family have occasionally pointed out how awkward she is. But here come the best part. They don’t care! They still love Tina! She is rarely the butt of a joke and the Belchers would never tell her to shut up or otherwise abuse her unlike some other shows on FOX.And the family is always going out of their way to do things for her because that’s what a family does. Especially Bob. Bob is such a great father and the way he’ll do anything for his kids (especially Tina) proves it. ‘Fighting’ the teacher of a Capoeira class because he refuses to give Tina her yellow cord. Driving a cab at night to make extra money to throw her a birthday party. Getting his legs waxed alongside her so that she’s not afraid. Going to the equivalent of a Brony convention to get her favorite toy back. Etc. Linda treats Tina just like the rest of the kids and fully embraces Tina’s ‘weirdness’. Even when Gene and Louise tease Tina, it’s made clear that they still love her and that teasing each other is just what siblings do. Most of the series shows the three of them doing things together and the episodes always equally involve all three siblings and using them to their full potential. All three are hilarious, all three have their moments, and all three shine. And when Tina is upset, Gene and Louise are always there to try and save the day. Whether it’s getting her to her favorite concert, getting back at a bully, letting her have her time to shine at a Bat Mitzvah, etc.
Also, her weight is never mentioned. I don’t think anyone’s weight is mentioned in Bob’s Burgers, other than a scene where Bob cheers Teddy up.
Anyway, the point of this post is to show how amazing a show can be when they have an awkward character who still has great moments, has a family who loves her, and is actually funny, instead of making her the butt of the jokes by having her constantly be abused by her family and the writers of the show, DO YOU SEE?
Girls and women I know (and myself included) relate to Tina a lot. We identify with at least some part of her as a reflection of ourselves. We laugh with Tina because we’re laughing at ourselves at the same time, in a comfortable lighthearted way. With Meg, everyone is asked to laugh at her, and she rarely gets a chance to redeem herself or grow.