It is the same as before.

I don't know what the heck this is.

I am a drug addict in recovery, so like any drug addict I know exactly how Hoffman felt when he “went back out”. In spite of his life seeming superficially great, in spite of all the praise and accolades, in spite of all the loving friends and family, there is a predominant voice in the mind of an addict that supersedes all reason and that voice wants you dead. This voice is the unrelenting echo of an unfulfillable void.

Addiction is a mental illness around which there is a great deal of confusion, which is hugely exacerbated by the laws that criminalise drug addicts.

The troubling message behind Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, which we all feel without articulating, is that it was unnecessary and we know that something could be done. We also know what that something is and yet, for some traditional, prejudicial, stupid reason we don’t do it.

Russell Brand - The Guardian Feb 6th [x

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flash-thunder:

Women make up 45% of the gaming community and 0% of the protagonists of the 25 biggest games of the year.

"Yes, but that’s still a minority! If more women played video games, there would be more reason to have female protagonists!"

Men make up 35% of the cinema audience and 84% of the protagonists of the 25 biggest movies of the year.

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"as an African…" [x] - Chimamanda Adichie’s “The Danger of a Single Story”gif

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icy-mischief:

geekisthecolour:

How Porn Creates The John: Porn, Trafficking & the Social Construction of Masculinity with Ph.D Gail Dines

This. This. This.

I loathe the stereotype that being feminist means you hate men, because most feminists don’t, they hate the patriarchy and the two are not the same thing. It’s entirely possible to hate and want to change the system without hating the people who benefit most from it.

I’m sorry, I know this is a fandom blog, but this is too important to me not to reblog everywhere. 

Omg this.

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merrowsith:

blue-index:

fuckyeahsirharder:

vastderp:

Being skeptical that another person can be incapacitated by a mental illness because you cope just fine with your problems is basically the same as saying “I don’t understand why other people’s brakes fail, because my car works great.”

I reblog this every time.

Story of my day

THIS.

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