it’s been a rough few years.
it’s been a rough few years.
there are approximately 1,013,913 words in the english language but i could never string any of them together to explain how much i want to hit you with a chair.
IT’S ABOUT BUYING HOMES IN NUDIST COLONIES AND IT IS WORTH WATCHING JUST FOR THE CAMERA ANGLES
how long did it take you to line that shot up
ANYWAYS IT’S A LAUGH AND A HALF 10/10 WOULD RECOMMEND IF YOU ARE FEELING DOWN
pokemon: “we put a Great Ball in a trash can on the SS Anne once and players are now compelled to check literally every single trash can in every single game”
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OH NO THE IMPENDING THREAT OF ACCESSIBILITY
SAVING PEOPLE FROM PANIC ATTACKS???? WHAT EVER WILL WE DO???? Think of the CHILDREN
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Bros for life. We’ve experienced a great adventure together. It’s finally over.
it’s good to have someone to confide in. it’s important to be able to vent, to have a safe space.
it’s also really fucking important to ask someone if it’s the right time to vent, if it’s okay for you to vent there and then. especially about heavy stuff that can upset them. sometimes people are not in a good place to help. sometimes they have problems of their own, and it can be really frustrating to feel like someone’s using you as a therapist. or if someone vents and vents about something that triggers you.
like i said, it’s good to have someone to talk to. it can be essential to your survival. but you need to consider the other person.
also, another thing i’d like to add to this: it’s okay to say to someone “i care about you, but i just can’t handle this discussion right now”, or to say “while i appreciate you venting to me, sometimes it’s too much for me and i’d like if you vented to different people sometimes too”. look out for your own mental health. know your own limits.
it’s not something that’s talked about a lot but taking care of people emotionally does take up a lot of energy. sometimes people - and you - can’t handle that. and it’s ok and doesn’t mean they don’t care about the other person in question.
Yes to all of this. Also, it’s really important to learn the ability to self-soothe and to process on your own first before you put pressure on someone else to help you. We all need to vent, but if you are constantly using others as a place to put your frustrations and upset, they’re going gto feel alienated and frustrated and exploited.
I’m still waiting for someone to challenge my contention that Northwestern University is one of the most wonderful places in the world. Despite the fact that it’s 2 degrees outside with a wind chill factor of -10; that finals week is in full swing, meaning there are more books on my bed than stuffed animals; that the school has challenged me in ways that would likely be in violation of the Eighth Amendment to the Bill of Rights; I love it. This is my home, and I’m so indescribably happy that it is.
Proud to be a Wildcat
Okay yeah I need to see this.
Merry Christmas to me.
Easter is coming, you know what that meaaansss
I knew a girl in highschool who sing this on a regular basis.
LOOK AT THIS BABY
LOOK AT HER
Today at Northwestern University (trigger warnings - sexual assault):
- Students came together to protest the employment of Professor Peter Ludlow, who is the subject of a Title IX lawsuit on the basis of the sexual assault of an undergraduate. He is still being employed by the University and being allowed to teach despite the fact that 2 years ago, when the original incident was reported, a committee found him guilty and recommended his termination. Instead, he was denied an endowed position, refused a raise, asked to take “sensitivity” classes and prohibited from engaging in one-on-one interactions with students outside the classroom. So it was basically a slap on the wrist.
- Here’s a pretty good summary of our demands.
- Here are a bunch of stories about the case.
- Details of the case itself can be found here.
- This video, plus this article, indicate what happened today.
- Northwestern’s official response.
- The Title IX committee’s response.
- What happened today, in further detail: We organized a sit-in and walk-out of Peter Ludlow’s philosophy class, to take place this afternoon, last night at a Title IX forum where we brainstormed ways in which to take action. At around 6 this morning, Ludlow canceled his class. However, we all still decided to congregate in that same classroom to discuss future action. In the span of a half hour, we organized a march to and protest outside of the Dean’s office. We held signs, taped our mouths and marched outside, where the media were waiting for us. We let them take our pictures and film us because we wanted this movement to get as much visibility as possible. We marched through the arch and to the Dean’s office, where some Campus Security Officers were waiting. The Dean wouldn’t come out and speak to us - she told us, through the University spokesmen, that she would speak to 3-5 student leaders privately, but would not address us as a whole with so many non-Northwestern media sources in attendance. We refused, because we wanted her to address all of us, so we are currently working on organizing a forum at which she will speak and answer questions. Cubbage, the spokesmen, made a “statement” that really did not tell us anything we didn’t already know. A bunch of people participating in the movement made statements and were interviewed by the media sources. We had a unity clap and a few chants, and then at 1:45 p.m. - about 1 hour and 15 minutes after we had congregated in Ludlow’s classroom - we dispersed. Since then, we’ve heard from an anonymous source that a substitute will be taking over the rest of Ludlow’s classes, but this is unconfirmed. We are still planning action for Thursday afternoon, when Ludlow’s class is scheduled to take place again. Next week (or relatively soon, anyway), the Board of Trustees will be on campus, and we are hoping to organize action around that as well.
- Additionally, an organization on campus made this tumblr, that allows students to share, anonymously or publicly, their experiences with sexual violence and sexual assault.
Non-Northwestern coverage of today’s events:
Spread this like wildfire. We need to get this professor’s employment terminated, yes, but on a broader scale, we really need to get Northwestern - and other universities around the country, like Rutgers (who was actually considering hiring Ludlow but is now, obviously, reconsidering that) - to really tighten and follow their sexual assault policies. We want this to keep gaining momentum and visibility. We stand in solidarity with our survivors and we want to foster a campus environment that listens to and protects them instead of letting the accused walk away relatively unscathed. We, as a community, can do better than this.
Endnote: If I got any details wrong, please let me know and I will edit this post immediately. It’s been hard to keep track of everything that has been happening these past few weeks.