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April 15, 2014

Just me, Parents of the year! Way to go!

Filed under: Pictures, Web sites I like — Scottie @ 13:48

Just me, Parents of the year! Way to go!.

Parents of the year!
Way to go!

Asshole Of The Day. Abu Azmi

Filed under: Asshole of the day, Dealing With Abuse — Scottie @ 13:42

As a person who has been raped, imagine the choice, tell and get hanged, not tell and have the perpetrator do it as often as they wish.  In my case I told once, was laughed at, it was a big joke, and it continued.    I never told as a child again.   Sad hugs

Asshole Of The Day.

Abu Azmi, Asshole of the Day for April 14, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

Since we’ve started this site, we’ve seen a lot of men saying very bad things about rape. Some are excusing the behaviors of the rapist, others are to justify forcing women to carry the rapist’s baby to term. But today we have a new one, for us.

Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi said women who are raped should be hanged:

MUMBAI: Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi has said that any woman who has sex outside marriage should be hanged, including rape victims.

According to a report published in Mid-Day, Azmi said, “Rape is punishable by hanging in Islam. But here, nothing happens to women, only to men. Even the woman is guilty.”

The Samajwadi Party leader further added, “In India, if you have sex with a person with consent, it’s fine. But if that same person complains, it’s a problem. Nowadays, we see a lot of such cases. Girls complain when someone touches them, and even when someone doesn’t touch them. It becomes a problem then, and the man’s honour is ruined in this. If rape happens with or without consent, it should be punished as prescribed in Islam.”

When asked for a solution to the problem of rapes, Azmi had this to say: “Solution is this: any woman if, whether married or unmarried, goes along with a man, with or without her consent, should be hanged. Both should be hanged. It shouldn’t be allowed even if a woman goes by consent.”

There’s a few problems here, so let’s start with the first one— It’s not rape if there’s consent. Rape is sex without consent. By definition.

But even if we get past the fact that he has redefined rape, his message is “Girls, don’t get raped, because if you do, then the state will put you to death.” That’s not an exaggeration, that’s what he’s saying.

And why does he feel he can say this? Because it says so in his religion. And here’s the problem with that. It’s 2014. If you can’t figure out what the right thing to do with regard to rape is without consulting some thousand year old book, then that’s a problem. The right thing to do with regards to rape is not to punish the victim. In fact regardless of the crime, I think it’s safe to say that putting the victim to death is never the right thing. You don’t need to go look that up in some book. You should just know it.

I will also note that since the original story went up on Friday, Mr. Azmi has tried to clarify his comments, though when you read his statement, you should notice the lack of apology:

“I never said that the girl who is raped should be punished. I said rapist should be punished and girl is a victim. I said that all of us should show solidarity with the girl,” Mr Azmi said in Mumbai. “I will never make such statement, only a mad person will say such things,” he added.

Like I said, I don’t see an apology. All I see is him saying “only a mad person will say such things”, which I agree with, but that doesn’t mean he never said it. He said it. The original report in the Times of India has not been corrected, so clearly he said it. And that post goes on to say that his son had to tell him you can’t talk like that in public. This is a non-apology apology— he doesn’t take it back but tries some jedi mind trick where he says only a crazy person would say what he’s quoted as saying.

I don’t put much credence in forced apologies, especially when there is no apology, only denial. Do you?

So, for lumping the rape victim in with the rapist and suggesting they both be punished, Abu Azmi is the Asshole of the Day.

It is Abu Azmi’s firs time as Asshole of the Day, though he is the second politician from India to be named Asshole of the Day for saying horrible things about rape in the last week. Mulayam Singh Yadav won last week for saying of rape, “Boys are boys. Mistakes sometimes happen.”

Full story: Times of India

The Naked Truth Honestly, I could spend an almost…

Filed under: Health, opinion — Scottie @ 13:34

I so agree with this.   The human form is a wonderful thing.    Hugs

The Naked Truth Honestly, I could spend an almost….

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<p>The Naked TruthHonestly, I could spend an almost infinite amount of time listing the ways our species in it’s society, laws and beliefs is utterly crazy, often harmfully so, but nudity ? WTF ? What possible harm can there be in a naked human body ? It’s got to be one of the least threatening or offensive things I know.We all enter this world naked.There’s nothing shameful about any part of the human body and only somebody truly, deeply, weird would ever think there was. I mean, I really struggle to see what is so uniquely wicked or sinful about a woman’s breasts compared to her knees, or more shockingly offensive about a guys willy than his chin or ears. Where does irrational tripe like that come from ? What on earth is the matter with our society (and most others too for that matter) ?It baffles me. People accept without thinking the most absurd twaddle as if its some immutable law of nature. Why ? There is no logic or rationality here whatsoever. I’m not suggesting compulsory nudity or anything like that. I enjoy my dresses (and dislike feeling cold) too much. In any case, who am I to make anything compulsory ? Who are you ? Who is anyone ? And that is precisely the point. If someone chooses to expose any part of their body, or all of it, whenever they want, that’s no business of anyone else. What utter nonsense to suggest it is.There’s no reason why anyone shouldn’t choose to wear some covering because it keeps them warm or pleases them in some way but what kind of insane society would actually make laws to control which bits of body people must cover up and what idiot lawmaker, policeman, or busybody, thinks he has any right to dictate those things to another human being and punish them, even imprison them, if they don’t wear the right bits of cloth in the right places ? Seriously. Doesn’t it make the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland seem positively sane by comparison ?You know, if I believed in supernatural forces shaping our lives (as many do)  I think I’d see them as an immortal, mischievous Monty Python crew in a heavenly bar, drunk as skunks, high as kites, trying to crack each other up by inventing ever more bizarre things for humanity to believe in. If that is the case I don’t deny them their fun but there’s no reason we have to go along with it, is there ?As far as I’m concerned anyone is free to wear (or not wear) whatever they want, whenever they want, but nobody .. no person or society or religion or law   .. ever has the right to dictate that to another human being.  And that’s the naked truth. Ellie</p>
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Honestly, I could spend an almost infinite amount of time listing the ways our species in it’s society, laws and beliefs is utterly crazy, often harmfully so, but nudity ? WTF ? What possible harm can there be in a naked human body ? It’s got to be one of the least threatening or offensive things I know.

We all enter this world naked.There’s nothing shameful about any part of the human body and only somebody truly, deeply, weird would ever think there was. I mean, I really struggle to see what is so uniquely wicked or sinful about a woman’s breasts compared to her knees, or more shockingly offensive about a guys willy than his chin or ears. Where does irrational tripe like that come from ? What on earth is the matter with our society (and most others too for that matter) ?

It baffles me. People accept without thinking the most absurd twaddle as if its some immutable law of nature. Why ? There is no logic or rationality here whatsoever. I’m not suggesting compulsory nudity or anything like that. I enjoy my dresses (and dislike feeling cold) too much. In any case, who am I to make anything compulsory ? Who are you ? Who is anyone ? And that is precisely the point. If someone chooses to expose any part of their body, or all of it, whenever they want, that’s no business of anyone else. What utter nonsense to suggest it is.

There’s no reason why anyone shouldn’t choose to wear some covering because it keeps them warm or pleases them in some way but what kind of insane society would actually make laws to control which bits of body people must cover up and what idiot lawmaker, policeman, or busybody, thinks he has any right to dictate those things to another human being and punish them, even imprison them, if they don’t wear the right bits of cloth in the right places ? Seriously. Doesn’t it make the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland seem positively sane by comparison ?

You know, if I believed in supernatural forces shaping our lives (as many do)  I think I’d see them as an immortal, mischievous Monty Python crew in a heavenly bar, drunk as skunks, high as kites, trying to crack each other up by inventing ever more bizarre things for humanity to believe in. If that is the case I don’t deny them their fun but there’s no reason we have to go along with it, is there ?

As far as I’m concerned anyone is free to wear (or not wear) whatever they want, whenever they want, but nobody .. no person or society or religion or law   .. ever has the right to dictate that to another human being.  And that’s the naked truth.

Ellie

(Source: e-writing)

control over women…by Republicans

Filed under: Political — Scottie @ 13:29

A sad truth it seems

Filed under: Cartoons — Scottie @ 13:25

for who again, and how long has it been this way?

Filed under: Cartoons, Political — Scottie @ 13:24

 

“This is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people no longer. It is a government of corporations, by corporations, and for corporations.” ~ (Rutherford B. Hayes)

With out a doubt

Filed under: Cartoons, Health — Scottie @ 13:22

Bi Teen Blog: Self-Harm

Filed under: Dealing With Abuse, Health, My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 13:07

I am thankful to Justin to allow me to reblog what he had on his site there.   This is important information.  I know this for a fact, because you see, at different times in my life I have also self harmed.  I normally cut my arms or hands, normally my writs up to my mid forearm.  It is not something I am proud of, however it does happen.   Ron has take huge steps to try to keep it from happening and to help me deal with it.   I admit since the stress of my job is gone it has been easier, but I also admit I have wanted to cut my self several times.   I feel an urge to do it at least twice a week.   I am dealing with my issues, and I hope the best for each of you who struggle with this.   My warmest hugs.   Scottie

Bi Teen Blog: Self-Harm.  http://biteenblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/self-harm.html

Friday, 4 April 2014

Self-Harm

Self-harm is most common in adolescence and young adulthood, usually first appearing between the ages of 14 and 24. Self harm is not limited to humans. Captive animals are also known to participate in self-mutilation, for example captive monkeys or birds.

Pathophysiology

Self-harm is not typically suicidal behaviour, although there is the possibility that a self-inflicted injury may result in life-threatening damage. Although the person may not recognise the connection, self-harm often becomes a response to profound and overwhelming emotional pain that cannot be resolved in a more functional way.

The motivations for self-harm vary as it may be used to fulfill a number of different functions. These functions include self-harm being used as a coping mechanism which provides temporary relief of intense feelings such as anxiety, depression, stress, emotional numbness and a sense of failure or self-loathing. It can also be a direct result of pyschosis which could have been brought about by any of these functions.

Psychosis (from the Greek ψυχή “psyche”, for mind/soul, and -ωσις “-osis”, for abnormal condition) means abnormal condition of the mind, and is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state often described as involving a “loss of contact with reality”. People suffering from psychosis are said to be psychotic.

People experiencing psychosis may report hallucinations or delusional beliefs, and may exhibit personality changes and thought disorder. Depending on its severity, this may be accompanied by unusual or bizarre behaviour, as well as difficulty with social interaction and impairment in carrying out the daily life activities.

Psychiatric

Functional causes of psychosis include the following:

  • brain tumors
  • drug abuse amphetamines, cocaine, alcohol, among others brain damage
  • schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, schizoaffective disorder, brief psychotic disorder
  • bipolar disorder (manic depression)
  • severe clinical depression
  • severe psychosocial stress
  • sleep deprivation
  • some focal epileptic disorders especially if the temporal lobe is affected
  • exposure to some traumatic event (sexual abuse, violent death, etc.)
  • abrupt or over-rapid withdrawal from certain recreational or prescribed drug

Avoidance techniques

Generating alternative behaviours that the sufferer can engage in instead of self-harm, and shaping the use of such behaviours, is one successful behavioural method that is employed to avoid self-harm. Techniques, aimed at keeping busy, may include journaling, taking a walk, participating in sports or exercise or being around friends when the sufferer has the urge to harm themselves.

The removal of objects used for self-harm from easy reach is also helpful for resisting self-harming urges. The provision of a card that allows sufferers to make emergency contact with counselling services should the urge to self-harm arise may also help prevent the act of self-harm.

Alternative and safer methods of self-harm that do not lead to permanent damage, for example the snapping of a rubber band on the wrist, may also help calm the urge to self-harm.


If you or anyone you know is involved in self-harm, time is of the essence! The longer it goes on the more damaging physically and mentally the condition becomes. Help IS out there.

Football Players Protect Special Needs Girl From Bullies – YouTube

Filed under: Dealing With Abuse, News, Web sites I like, You Tube — Scottie @ 12:59

See we all can make a difference.  We all matter.   Thank you Justin for showing me this and letting me share it.   This comes from Justin’s blog, how ever I am not sure how long Justin is going to keep his blog up so if you wish to see the huge amount of stuff he has on it please to here and then also the home page.   Thanks.   Hugs.

http://biteenblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/there-is-hope.html

http://biteenblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Football Players Protect Special Needs Girl From Bullies – YouTube.

April 14, 2014

Louisiana Republicans Are Pushing A Bill To Adopt The Bible As The State Book

Filed under: News, Political — Scottie @ 10:09

Progressive News & Politics.  http://progressive-politics.tumblr.com/post/82618486391/louisiana-republicans-are-pushing-a-bill-to-adopt-the

Louisiana Republicans Are Pushing A Bill To Adopt The Bible As The State Book (VIDEO)

Excerpt:

Louisiana Republicans are pushing forward with a plan to force Christianity upon everyone in the state. In a move that blatantly violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution, the GOP is advancing a bill that would name the Bible the state book.

HB 503 endorses a specific religion by declaring the Bible the Louisiana state book

HB 503 is a slap in the faces of all Louisiana residents who aren’t Christians. The bill is an effort to officially make the Bible the state book. On Thursday, the House Committee on Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs voted 8-5 to advance it to the full House.

Adopting a specific religious text as the state book is an endorsement of a specific religion. It ignores the books used by other religions. It also sends a message to the followers of other religions that the state doesn’t care about them. It causes division and wastes tax dollars. This is precisely why government and religion are separate in the first place.

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