I believe that when two people are in love with each other, you can see it in their eyes. The way they look at each other, the way they stare at each other, it’s all there. Their eyes are full of admiration, of attraction, of undying feelings for each other. Their eyes twinkle, their eyes are smiling. Even if they didn’t say a word about it, there’s this invisible thread connecting them two.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
— Sigmund Freud (via psych-facts)
Unwed white girls who became pregnant in the postwar years were considered psychologically disturbed but treatable, whereas their black counterparts were presumed to be biologically hypersexual and deviant. Historian Rickie Solinger demonstrates that in the 1950s an unwed white girl who became pregnant could go to a maternity home before her pregnancy showed, deliver the baby and give it up for adoption, and return home to her community with no one the wiser. (White parents concocted stories of their daughters being given the opportunity to study for a semester with relatives.) She could then resume the role of the “nice” girl.
Unwed pregnant black girls, on the other hand, were barred from maternity homes; they were threatened with jail or termination of welfare; and they were accused of using their sexuality in order to be eligible for larger welfare checks. Politicians regarded unwed pregnant black girls as a societal problem, declaring—as they continue to declare today—that they did not want taxpayers to support black illegitimate babies, and sough to control black female sexuality through sterilization legislation
"The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play." –Olympic Charter
WHY ISN’T EVERYONE TALKING ABOUT GOOGLE SLAPPING RUSSIA IN THE FACE WITH A HEAPING PILE OF FUCK-YOUR-HOMOPHOBIA RIGHT NOW???
Auti-sim is a game where the player undergoes what it feels like to be an autistic child.
The player navigates through a playground as an autistic child with auditory hypersensitivity. Closeness to loud children causes overload for the player, impacting thinking functions. This is represented as noise and blur and hearing distortion.
Participants described the experience as insightful and compelling.
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