Not Breaking, but Interesting News
27 July 2015
These ladies’ stories are important. The disgustingly efficient way in which they were silenced and forgotten is important. We need to come to grips with reality people. Bill Cosby is not the only one that needed this reality check. All of us needed it. We need to come face-to-face with the mentality that let so many victims down. Read the article and read every last story and then try to tell yourself what happened to these women was no big deal. I dare you.
- ‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen – nymag.tumblr.com
When you let authority figures do whatever they want, when you let corruption fill the veins of your great cities, when you turn a blind eye too often, this is the end result. Take a good look because a lot of this unrest started with dirty cops and if that doesn’t ring any bells for you yet, then you’re part of the problem.
Ikea’s kitchen of the future looks like a break room. That’s sort of depressing until you realize that’s essentially what it is. Everyone in the family hangs out in the kitchen at one time or another during the day, much like the office break room. I like how you think, Ikea, but I’m still going to avoid going to your stores at all costs. The madness of scores of shoppers, shooting in all directions at all times, drowns out the simplicity and convenience of the design, every single time.
Can it? Maybe. I think, like with most things, it’s also about how badly you want it to work. There’s no real way to half-ass this, you’re either all in or not at all. If you happen to find yourself at wit’s end, though, why not? Give it a go with a properly trained professional and see if there’s another place your mind might want to take you when those vivid and persistent memories want to pull you back in.
I know, it sounds weird. It sounded completely whacko when my therapist suggested we try it six years ago, but it also worked. If you’re a survivor, all I can say is, don’t give up yet. Wait no. I’ll tell you instead what the best fortune cookie I ever got said: It is not in your nature to give up.
The letter should have just said…
Surprise! You’re not the only one looking at porn while you’re working.