Winners of Miss Perfect Posture contest at chiropractors convention;all 3 picked by their beauty, their X-rays and standing posture;each girl stood on pair of scales,one foot to each,and winning trio each registered half her weight on each scale,confirming correct standing posture
We had a lot of trouble with western mental health workers who came here immediately after the genocide and we had to ask some of them to leave.
They came and their practice did not involve being outside in the sun where you begin to feel better. There was no music or drumming to get your blood flowing again. There was no sense that everyone had taken the day off so that the entire community could come together to try to lift you up and bring you back to joy. There was no acknowledgement of the depression as something invasive and external that could actually be cast out again.
Instead they would take people one at a time into these dingy little rooms and have them sit around for an hour or so and talk about bad things that had happened to them. We had to ask them to leave.
~A Rwandan talking to a western writer, Andrew Solomon, about his experience with western mental health and depression.
From The Moth podcast, ‘Notes on an Exorcism’. (via jacobwren)
This is so important.
Stay Wild device
Souther is awesome.
Video games. Brought to you courtesy internet person Cine of the Idle Thumbs forums.
The more you know…
Marcel Duchamp, a badass, by Man Ray, another
Here is a side by side comparison of how The New York Times has profiled Michael Brown — an 18 year old black boy gunned down by police — and how they profiled Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of all time.
Character assassination much.