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shweta_narayan
29 October 2010 @ 01:03 pm
Had flu shot yesterday. Thoughts on that --
1) Flu shot= good.
2) Feeling like I've been run over by a hummer the next day = inevitable.

Why do I always forget (2)?

...See you guys on the other end; I'm a go play freeciv or something.
 
 
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shweta_narayan
29 October 2010 @ 05:53 pm
You guys, I've seen an upsurge of psychophobic language in my f-list over the last few days. Maybe it's motivated by the bewildering/terrifying actions of the far right. Maybe Jon Stewart's evoking it (Normally I love the guy but wow, this time, ablism much?) I dunno.

In any case, I find it worrisome and somewhat hurtful. I know I'd find it far more hurtful if I suffered from mental illnesses myself (rather than respiratory illnesses with cognitive effects). Possibly too hurtful to talk about.

So, since I can: gentle (I hope) reminders, for those to whom reminders are useful.

1) Extremists do in fact have reasons & motivations, and ignoring that robs one of the power to head them off through knowing what they're doing and what it really means. For the most part we're looking at self-serving privilege-worship, not insanity.

2) Many many people in this community suffer from, or have dear friends who suffer from, mental illnesses. When "crazy" is casually thrown around as a synonym for "bad", and "sane" for "good", an awful lot of us are being marginalized and treated as less than human.

I know, most people reading this know these things already. But too many of us aren't acting on the knowledge. So please notice, and please call me out if(when) I fail too :)

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