So, is this close to the truth now, do you think?
The irony, of course, is that the same people who think this way tend to want women to be good only for sex. There’s no winning.
Y’know, I never thought I’d reblog a comic by Tom Preston of all people, but this comic and its commentary are pretty much accurate.
Damn, America. You cray.
The Rosenhan experiment was a famous experiment into the validity of psychiatric diagnosis conducted by psychologist David Rosenhan in 1973. It was published in the journal Science under the title “On being sane in insane places.” The study is considered an important and influential criticism of psychiatric diagnosis. Rosenhan’s study was done in two parts. The first part involved the use of healthy associates or “pseudopatients” who briefly simulated auditory hallucinations in an attempt to gain admission to 12 different psychiatric hospitals in five different states in various locations in the United States. All were admitted and diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. After admission, the pseudopatients acted normally and told staff that they felt fine and had not experienced any more hallucinations. Hospital staff failed to detect a single pseudopatient, and instead believed that all of the pseudopatients exhibited symptoms of ongoing mental illness. Several were confined for months. All were forced to admit to having a mental illness and agree to take antipsychotic drugs as a condition of their release. The second part involved asking staff at a psychiatric hospital to detect non-existent “fake” patients. The staff falsely identified large numbers of genuine patients as impostors. The study concluded, “It is clear that we cannot distinguish the sane from the insane in psychiatric hospitals” and also illustrated the dangers of depersonalization and labeling in psychiatric institutions. It suggested that the use of community mental health facilities which concentrated on specific problems and behaviors rather than psychiatric labels might be a solution and recommended education to make psychiatric workers more aware of the social psychology of their facilities.
Finca Bellavista (FBV) is a sustainable treehouse community situated on 600 acres of land in the mountainous South Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica. FBV is the brainchild of Mateo and Erica Hogan, a married couple from Colorado who fell in love with Costa Rica.
Teju Cole continues to devastate in 140 characters or less.
ProPublica: Everything we know so far about drone strikes
Meanwhile, in Norway a few brazen folks have disregarded the Law of Gravity and taken to walking on walls instead of the streets. City walls tend to be much less crowded. You just have to be careful not to walk across windows, trip on CCTV cameras, or fall into open doorways.
Or perhaps it’s the work of Norwegian stencil artist Anders Gjennestad, aka Strøk. This awesome new photorealistic stencil piece can be found on a wall in Porsgrunn, a city and municipality in Telemark county, Norway.
Sky Art by Thomas Lamadieu / Roots Art
Street art becomes sky art in the hands of Lamadieu, filling in that big empty canvas between buildings.
Bboy Taisuke @ Fluido Jam 5
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