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"Collective movements for social justice do not gain traction through niceness. American women did not gain the right to vote by skipping down Pennsylvania Avenue while whistling cute songs about suffrage: they picketed, they marched, they yelled, they were arrested. Abusive partners and rapists will not be stopped by women having heart-to-hearts with their violators over coffee, because ghosts cannot talk and broken fingers cannot lift a latte. The patriarchy cannot be shattered by good vibes. In order to bring about change, old and oppressive structures must be destroyed. Destruction is not negative if what will grow from the rubble is something that will create a safer, healthier, stronger society."

Feminism is Not “The F Word” — Seventh Grove

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer said she doesn’t identify as a feminist because feminism is “too negative.” Here’s what I have to say about that…

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broken fingers cannot lift a latte is going to stick with me.

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by Rachel L. West

Dr. Steve Perry gave an excellent speech on the role of social workers that was broadcast on C-SPAN Wednesday night. You can watch the entire lecture on C-SPAN’s website, which I have linked to. It run about an hour but is well worth the time.

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when ya’ll criticize the vulnerable people in our society of “learned helplessness,” you do realize that they learned it from an oppressive structure right?  And it wasn’t something they just invented in their own homes, right?  And that they did not just one day decide to “learn” how to be helpless…. right?

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The summer may just be winding down, but we’ve already got our eyes set on March of next year and the annual SXSW Interactive Festival down in Austin, Texas. Sure, the tacos and bbq are great, but we’re especially excited by the opportunity to have real conversations about how we can use…

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Great campaign strategy tool.

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Top 5 Reasons Social Work is Failing Airing live on CSPAN, Dr. Steve Perry gave a searing speech on the “The Role of Social Workers” at the Clark Atlanta University Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and principal of a Connecticut school which only accepts first generation, low income, and minority …http://www.socialworkhelper.com/2014/08/28/top-5-reasons-social-work-failing/?Social+Work+Helpershared via Social Work Helper

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Top 5 Reasons Social Work is Failing

Airing live on CSPAN, Dr. Steve Perry gave a searing speech on the “The Role of Social Workers” at the Clark Atlanta University Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and principal of a Connecticut school which only accepts first generation, low income, and minority …

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"'My name is Robert but I would prefer that you call me Bob.' It's just like that. You know what I mean? And if you were to insist upon calling that person Robert, you would be a colossal dick."

Paul F. Tompkins, succinctly explaining why you call people what they want to be called, whether it’s “little people” or “transgender” or “chairperson” or “Bob”. It’s not about being politically correct and it’s not about you. It’s about basic decency and respect. (via ericmortensen)

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spinningandflying:

Also hey, I was studying Mental State Examinations (MSEs) today, and ladies, if you’re not wearing make up, apparently that might be an indicator of your depression, so yay, aha.
Now, I recognize that this has to be applied with clinical judgement and context, but it seems crazy to me that wearing makeup has become such a social expectation that it has been integrated into diagnostic tools.

spinningandflying:

Also hey, I was studying Mental State Examinations (MSEs) today, and ladies, if you’re not wearing make up, apparently that might be an indicator of your depression, so yay, aha.

Now, I recognize that this has to be applied with clinical judgement and context, but it seems crazy to me that wearing makeup has become such a social expectation that it has been integrated into diagnostic tools.

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