Anxiety is not rude. Depression is not selfish. Schizophrenia is not wrong. Eating disorders are not a choice. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is not crazy. Mental illness isn’t self-centred, anymore than cancer is self-centred. It’s a medical illness.
(Source: bewilderedapprehension, via besame-sinmiedo)
I’m a hopeless romantic with a dirty mind who has high standards.
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Today in U.S. history we should note “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make Colonialism’s History Book”:
”On March 1, 1954, the members of the U.S. house of representatives were busily discussing their empire, making decisions that would affect people the world over. One of the topics to be discussed that day was the status of the Chamizal district between Texas and Mexico, that the Mexican government wanted back (and which the U.S. did not want to give up)
. The rulers of the United States empire were also going to discuss Puerto Rico that day since our nation was still reacting to the attempted revolution of 1950. It was twelve noon when a woman and three men stood up in the spectators gallery. The small, slender woman, Lolita Lebron, grabbed her .45 automatic with both hands, fired the first shots and kept on going until her clip was empty.
- Readable 1280x1558 image here. H/t: BabylonFalling for the great scans
About that 1950 Revolution (google) which was actually a series of uprisings (wikipedia) throughout the early 1950s. Wikipedia has an whole entry for the Jayuya Uprising, led by a women, Blanca Canales (via tumblricans)
(Source: auntieimperial, via tumblricans)