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Luna Bliss

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  1. Cute? CUTE?! I'd tell you go to to hell, but if you listened to me the last time, you're already there. Thanks for your heaven-wishes...lol
  2. We still need feminism as women are still not equal to men in society. The reason that, for some, feminism has become synonymous with "the man-hating femi-nazi types" is because those who want the male to remain in power (and there are some women who want this too, who like the stratification of society) is because those who want the staus quo to remain succeeded in labeling feminism as such -- control the narrative, keep the power.
  3. I majored in Women's Studies, and we learned the negative stereotypes that held men back as much as we learned what kept women from becoming more empowered. But to your other point...how to we determine when it is time to "draw a line in the ledger, write off the past....". Women still don't have equal rights in so many ways -- I was just reading about how women get much longer sentences when murdering their husbands (even if they were repeatedly abused) vs the lesser sentences men get for murdering their wives. I could go on and on listing the inequality that still exists. But yes, ideally the past should be the past. However, when one group has been oppressed by another a trauma occurs that takes time to heal -- it can't be vanished by simply stating what should ideally be happening if a person had not gone through that trauma. In other words, it's helpful to cut the oppressed group a little slack as they work to feel equal to the group that oppressed them. They might get a little snarky, express some anger, sometimes inappropriately -- similar to how an adolescent does in their attempts to gain independence.
  4. They didn't like your gender-differentiating acronym and countered with guillotines, and body-burning and still claim the moral high ground. That's just over-the-top. ...adds you to her "do not set on fire" list. Your 'setting people on fire' to show affection is cute. It is kind of a male way to show affection -- punching of the arm, getting the other person in a headlock and the like. My brother used to show affection to me when greeting by a feigned punch to the arm. If one of my female friends did that it would seem very odd. I would expect that Erwin would understand all this, being a male, so am surprised.
  5. Yes I don't think I remember how long the single episode must last...to fit the definition.
  6. Yes it is fascinating. I think the easiest way to understand it is to remember we all have parts within ourselves, but with DID there is loss of memory between those parts. And those parts are more defined too...take on a life of their own, often in the outside world.
  7. Okay, taking just this statement. I've never heard that before. However, with Seasonal Depression what I was having difficulty coping with was Seasonal Depression itself. Well that's a simplified definition..."A mental disorder, also called a mental illness or psychiatric disorder, is a behavioral or mental pattern that causes significant distress or impairment of personal functioning. Such features may be persistent, relapsing and remitting, or occur as a single episode." It's interesting to note that mental disorders are classified according to symptoms as opposed to what might cause the symptom. So it doesn't matter whether the depression is caused by lack of light/Vitamin D, or abuse, or some kind of chemical imbalance -- it still falls under the umbrella of "depression" and so is presently considered a mental illness.
  8. One of my best friends ever has/had DID...haven't talked to her in a year or so...but she had a fictive. She is a therapist and was president of the Unitarian Church...very functional.
  9. There I was, on a cold but bright day in late autumn, wearing nothing but my bathing suit, lying on a pile of kangaroo skins and engulfed in plumes of smouldering leaves from a peppermint tree by the banks of a sacred river. Kwoorabup has been a place of ceremony for thousands of years. http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190929-a-60000-year-old-cure-for-depression
  10. It's so true, that society in general is much more sympathetic towards those who have trouble functioning due to some biological component they can identify and blame, whereas conditions that appear to have no basis in physical reality are judged as being caused by some sort of personal moral failing. I look forward to the day when the more 'unseen world' is given as much credibility as the physical.
  11. I worked at a sim for awhile, designed it and ran a group there, for those with DID (dissociative identity disorder), formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder. So many negative stereotypes persist about this disorder, not helped at all by just about every movie ever dealing with the subject containing a person with DID running around murdering people with one of their dissociated parts. In reality, those with this disorder are no more likely to be 'bad' than the general population. DID is one of the diagnoses treated especially unfairly -- it's okay to make a joke about them in public. The same with NPD (Narcissistic personality disorder). What are the stereotypes of those with Bipolar...Borderline Personality Disorder...or PTSD? This could all be clarified here, and perhaps Fairre would understand mental illness a bit better than it appears she does.
  12. True, it's not a bad thing to change at all. But this also means that what we deem to be true today might not be true in the future.
  13. Often her claims have not been very clear to me, some thoughts fused with others, indicating she's not really very clear about present day definitions of mental illness. So I can't really fault her for lack of knowledge. We have the opportunity to educate her a bit here though.
  14. I think instead of attacking Fairre we should talk about the stigma of mental illness, because that's really what the root of all this is. I feel Fairre has been affected by this stigma and so is not speaking clearly. Society looks down on those with mental illness, judges them in a myriad of ways, and often determines that they are to blame for their condition. Mental illness, at its base, really just means a person is having trouble coping with life due to a variety of reasons.
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