No, your beliefs don’t get a free pass because you believe them. That’s not how it works.
Okay, so number one, depression — not the emotion, the clinical condition — is a real and serious disease. This meme is no different than advocating “eating clean” over chemotherapy for someone who has cancer, or advocating letting your children “acquire immunity” to Polio by letting them get Polio. It’s irresponsible in the extreme, and contributes to the social belittling of people with mental illness. While a mental illness is literally “all in your head” (as in physically), it’s not imaginary and can’t be wished away through the power of positive thinking.
This week’s #FeministFriday post is postponed until tomorrow, because talking about Feminism and the Rio Olympics is not a small subject. Instead, please take this: a rant about PayPal. *** I had the lovely experience […]
Just wrap it around your head, folks — gotta keep the mind control rays out | Photo: Dean Hochman, CC BY 2.0 This is a rant about the idiocy of mass shooting conspiracy nuts. I […]
Photo: Sancho McCann, CC BY 2.0 *** I am heartbroken, and I am outraged. Over the past few days, I have been trying to deal with the mass murder of members of the LGBTQ community […]
Photo: Quinn Dombrowski, CC BY 2.0 This is a rant about religion and the LGBTQ community, triggered by the news of the possible split in the United Methodist denomination of Christians. If you’re made angry […]
I just watched something intensely painful, dear readers, so now you don’t have to. | Photo: Today Show (video below) *** Yesterday morning, actor, director, and Tribeca Film Festival founder Robert De Niro gave a long, […]
This, dear readers, is a rant. If you’re not inclined to read something that calls an Archbishop of the Catholic Church a terrible human being, then I advise you to skip this one. Otherwise, read […]
This is a rant post about how tiny-minded and offensive people can be when someone does something that contrasts with their (needlessly irrational) worldview. If that’s not up your alley today, I’m going to advise […]