“In the 1890s, when Freud was in the dawn of his career, he was struck by how many of his female patients were revealing childhood [sexual] victimization to him. Freud concluded that child sexual abuse was one of the major causes of emotional disturbances in adult women and wrote a brilliant and humane paper called “The Aetiology of Hysteria.” However, rather than receiving acclaim from his colleagues for his ground-breaking insights, Freud met with scorn. He was ridiculed for believing that men of excellent reputation (most of his patients came from upstanding homes) could be perpetrators of incest.
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men.”
― Lundy Bancroft
read this carve it into your brains permanently etch it into your skulls r e a d t h i s
i don’t know how to deal with this
as a psych major, the Oedipus complex is seen as ridiculous in my classes now and the aetiology of hysteria stuff is relevant if that softens the blow at all. this still sucks though
(Source: womensliberationfront, via error4583324)
6:42 pm • 2 September 2014
Several studies have shown that portrayals of women enjoying rape and other kinds of sexual violence can lead to increased
acceptance of rape myths in both males and females.
One group of college students were shown a pornographic depiction in which a woman was portrayed as sexually aroused by sexual violence, and a second group was exposed to control materials.
Subsequently, all subjects were shown a second rape portrayal.
The students who had been exposed to the pornographic depiction of rape were significantly more likely than the students in the control group:
(1) to perceive the second rape victim as suffering less trauma; (2) to believe that she actually enjoyed it; and (3) to believe that women in general enjoy rape and forced sexual acts.
Neil Malamuth and James Check. “The effects of aggressive pornography on beliefs in rape myths: Individual differences.” Journal of Research in Personality, 19 (1985), pp. 299-320.
University of Minnesota, Research on Pornography
WHOA CHECK OUT THIS LINK, TONS OF STUDIES REFERENCED, INCLUDING SEVERAL MASSIVE METASTUDIES.
6:36 pm • 2 September 2014
Various works by Bas Jan Ader, including his final piece, In Search of the Miraculous, in which the 33 year-old artist attempted to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a small sailing boat. A few weeks following his departure, contact with the artist was lost, and he was never heard from again.
I think it is safe to say [Ader] was a profoundly depressed man. It is in this light that we should see the films in which he falls from a roof, a tree or into a canal. In order to fall, you have to let go, to lose control - just as you must if you allow yourself to feel the full force of overwhelming grief. In a superb documentary film Rene Daalder has made about Ader’s life and work, it is suggested that the act of crossing the Atlantic in such a small boat was another way to lose control, to place himself at the mercy of a force greater than himself. Perhaps he let go of the steering wheel, surrendering himself to the ocean as he had surrendered to the force of gravity. We will never know. [via]
damn “i am too sad to tell you” is one of my favorite works ever
6:32 pm • 2 September 2014
"I’ve been doing some research. In real life there is no algebra."
Twin Peaks (1990)
12:39 pm • 1 September 2014
it’s pretty common for people discussing rape culture within feminist discourse to conveniently leave out disabled girls, but this is just a casual reminder that disabled women are far more likely to be sexually assaulted, abused or raped than able-bodied women. on top of that, 50% of deaf girls and 54% of deaf boys have been sexually abused or assaulted. so please stop leaving us out of your discussion about rape culture.
10:55 am • 28 August 2014
Keep up to-date on the events in Ferguson
Protests in the St. Louis suburb have continued since Saturday (August 9th). Here’s what we know about the events of the past few days.
And in the nature of keeping everyone in the loop, please reblog this link if you’re going to spread word about it. It’s just a list, impartial, a great way to know everything from start to current events.
6:33 pm • 27 August 2014
“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good, either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.”
— Roald Dahl (via mymangotree)
12:05 pm • 22 August 2014
Κωνσταντίνος Βολανάκης - Το λιμάνι του Βόλου τη νύχτα
11:12 am • 22 August 2014