Semiretiredpunk

Anonymous asked: What are the signs of emotional abuse?

the-goddamazon:

mental-health-advice:

Abusive Expectations - Makes impossible demands, requires constant attention, and constantly criticizes.

Aggressing - Name calling, accusing, blames, threatens or gives orders, and often disguised as a judgmental “I know best” or “helping” attitude.

Constant Chaos - Deliberately starts arguments with you or others. May treat you well in front of others, but changes when you’re alone.

Rejecting - Refusing to acknowledge a person’s value, worth or presence. Communicating that he or she is useless or inferior or devaluing his or her thoughts and feelings.

Denying - Denies personal needs (especially when need is greatest) with the intent of causing hurt or as punishment. Uses silent treatment as punishment. Denies certain events happened or things that were said. Denies your perceptions, memory and sanity by disallowing any viewpoints other than their own which causes self-doubt, confusion, and loss of self-esteem.

Degrading - Any behavior that diminishes the identity, worth or dignity of the person such as: name-calling, mocking, teasing, insulting, ridiculing,

Emotional Blackmail - Uses guilt, compassion, or fear to get what he or she wants.

Terrorizing - Inducing intense fear or terror in a person, by threats or coercion.

Invalidation - Attempts to distort your perception of the world by refusing to acknowledge your personal reality. Says that your emotions and perceptions aren’t real and shouldn’t be trusted.

Isolating - Reducing or restricting freedom and normal contact with others.

Corrupting - Convincing a person to accept and engage in illegal activities.

Exploiting - Using a person for advantage or profit.

Minimizing - A less extreme form of denial that trivializes something you’ve expressed as unimportant or inconsequential.

Unpredictable Responses - Gets angry and upset in a situation that would normally not warrant a response. You walk around on eggshells to avoid any unnecessary drama over innocent comments you make. Drastic mood swings and outbursts.

Gaslighting -A form of psychological abuse involving the manipulation of situations or events that cause a person to be confused or to doubt his perceptions and memories. Gaslighting causes victims to constantly second-guess themselves and wonder if they’re losing their minds.

Love, Salem

The last one is a killer and very important.

imfuckingstark:

beyondthetangentworld:

I am against the popular notion that breasts are genitals.

  They are made of the exact same organs and tissue that are found in males. Infact, men are capable of developing fully functional breasts. This can be done without hormone therapy. Breasts aren’t triggered by the female chromosome, they are triggered by hormones that are present in both men and women.
  People have argued that because some women can orgasm through prolonged interaction with their nipples, so that somehow means girl’s nipples are sex organs, aka Genitals! That suggests that breastfeeding is a form of child rape. Women can orgasm during childbirth, is birth rape? What the F*** kind of arguments are these?
  There is no reason to discriminate against women exposing the exact same body parts that men do, especially since women have an actual reason to expose their breasts in public. Breasts feed babies, that is their purpose. Not letting people feed their babies in public is ridiculous and stupid.
  Countries where women are more liberated with what they are allowed to do with their own bodies have fewer percentages of rape victims.

Showing your breasts does not equate to nudity.

Preach

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