Vermont Prep
So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More Compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide
Meredith Grey   (via thelittlefrenchbullblog)
In the 1890s, when Freud was in the dawn of his career, he was struck by how many of his female patients were revealing childhood [sexual] victimization to him. Freud concluded that child sexual abuse was one of the major causes of emotional disturbances in adult women and wrote a brilliant and humane paper called “The Aetiology of Hysteria.” However, rather than receiving acclaim from his colleagues for his ground-breaking insights, Freud met with scorn. He was ridiculed for believing that men of excellent reputation (most of his patients came from upstanding homes) could be perpetrators of incest.
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men.

― Lundy Bancroft

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read this carve it into your brains permanently etch it into your skulls r e a d  t h i s

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HOW DID THIS NEVER COME UP WHEN WE READ FREUD IN MY GENDER THEORY CLASS AT A TOP SOCIAL SCIENCE GRAD SCHOOL?

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peoplecallmejim:

Mound of the Hostages, Hill of Tara

peoplecallmejim:

Mound of the Hostages, Hill of Tara

How do you survive?

You just do.
There is no other choice,
no other viable options.

You throw yourself into it,
head first
and make a mess along the way.
Gain a few too many scars,
break some things,
mend others.

Eventually,
you find yourself with
a couple of friends
and a few precious tools.

You just have to.
You will.

Michelle K., How Do You Recover? pt. 7 (via michellekpoems)

ericgeller:

verbivore8642:

20 Hours on a Bandwagon (3/?) - The West Wing + text posts

made by verbivore8642 & splendidiorvitro 

fyi this is the best one

meditrinavermont:

"Don’t let someone dim your light, simply because it is shining in their eyes."

meditrinavermont:

"Don’t let someone dim your light, simply because it is shining in their eyes."

benchandcompass:

only canoe on the lake, the way I like it. 

benchandcompass:

only canoe on the lake, the way I like it. 

georgianadesign:

Builder Grande Design Residential in Southampton. Traditional Home.

georgianadesign:

Builder Grande Design Residential in Southampton. Traditional Home.

historicaltimes:

Amelia Earhart before her first transatlantic flight in 1928 -
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historicaltimes:

Amelia Earhart before her first transatlantic flight in 1928 -

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