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  3. Notes: 2353 / 2 days ago  from micdotcom

    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 

  4. Notes: 1269 / 2 days ago  from brandipbenton (originally from naimabarcelona)
     
  5. Notes: 305297 / 4 days ago  from brandipbenton (originally from splitterherzen)
    "Why do you put your self esteem in the hands of complete strangers?"
    - Helena Bonham Carter (via qoldlush)

    (Source: splitterherzen)

  6. Notes: 763 / 5 days ago  from micdotcom

    micdotcom:

    19 examples of how the Internet has rallied behind rape victim Jada

    Social media has often been a bane for victims of assault and cyber bullying because of graphic public shaming. But instead of turning away and ignoring the problematic memification of rape culture, thousands rallied online in solidarity with Jada, supporting her efforts to reclaim her narrative and condemn rape in all its forms.

    Read more | Follow micdotcom 

  7. Notes: 157 / 1 week ago  from sayingimages
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  8. Notes: 3292 / 1 week ago  from brandipbenton (originally from fromonesurvivortoanother)
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    People can forgive toxic parents, but they should do it at the conclusion—not at the beginning—of their emotional housecleaning. People need to get angry about what happened to them. They need to grieve over the fact that they never had the parental love they yearned for. They need to stop diminishing or discounting the damage that was done to them. Too often, “forgive and forget” means “pretend it didn’t happen.”

    I also believe that forgiveness is appropriate only when parents do something to earn it. Toxic parents, especially the more abusive ones, need to acknowledge what happened, take responsibility, and show a willingness to make amends. If you unilaterally absolve parents who continue to treat you badly, who deny much of your reality and feelings, and who continue to project blame onto you, you may seriously impede the emotional work you need to do. If one or both parents are dead, you can still heal the damage, by forgiving yourself and releasing much of the hold that they had over your emotional well-being.

    At this point, you may be wondering, understandably, if you will remain bitter and angry for the rest of your life if you don’t forgive your parents. In fact, quite the opposite is true. What I have seen over the years is that emotional and mental peace comes as a result of releasing yourself from your toxic parents’ control, without necessarily having to forgive them. And that release can come only after you’ve worked through your intense feelings of outrage and grief and after you’ve put the responsibility on their shoulders, where it belongs.

    "
    - Susan Forward, Toxic Parentscreatingaquietmind)

    (Source: fromonesurvivortoanother)

  9. Notes: 2 / 1 week ago  from brandipbenton
    Help Save Little Gabriel by Stephanie Nichole Schock - GoFundMe

    brandipbenton:

    Please help if you can. Every little bit counts.

  10. Notes: 843 / 1 week ago  from brandipbenton (originally from wiccateachings)
    wiccateachings:

A Full Moon chant for tonight.

    wiccateachings:

    A Full Moon chant for tonight.

     
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