The Cathartic thread - rant here!

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Post by Loula » Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:47 pm

Yep mine too. People terrify me.

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Post by aspiringpsych » Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:53 pm

Same, That's awful.

That along with stories like this - http://www.theguardian.com/australia-ne ... ive-emails

makes me go what is wrong with people.... :(

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Post by Geishawife » Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:49 pm

Thanks everyone. I think I'll tackle the person concerned if I see them at school this week. (Yes, it was said at the school gate!!!). I'm a bit calmer now so hopefully won't lose my temper with them!

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Post by lingua_franca » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:28 am

Geishawife, I'm sorry. :( I hate racism. I hope you managed to deal with it OK.

And speaking of racism...I just discovered that the website for the children's drama centre I volunteer at in Palestine has been hacked, with the attackers defacing it with racist language ("Towel-headed f**ks"), links to porn and phishing sites, and a video of an airstrike on Gaza (because really, what better thing to put on a site belonging to a group of severely traumatised children?!). The brave Internet warriors who did that must be so proud. Sometimes I get so angry here.
"Suppose a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?"
"Suppose it didn't," said Pooh, after careful thought.
Piglet was comforted by this.
- A.A. Milne.

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Post by BenJMan » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:04 pm

Geishawife wrote: I think I'll tackle the person concerned
I choose to take this in it's literal meaning, as it is probably what I would have done.
I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people ~ Maya Angelou.

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Post by Geishawife » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:33 pm

BenJMan wrote:I choose to take this in it's literal meaning,
:lol: :lol:

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Post by Amina » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:52 pm

Oh no Geishawife, what a horrible experience....even when said in ignorance, that kind of thing is hurtful and needs addressing. I hope 'tackling' has gone ok!! Someone in my close family circle, when I discussed marrying my (now) husband, said 'oh but if you have children they'll be half-cast'.......!

My rant for the day is turning up for a bank shift only to be told (despite the message and booking number glaring at me from my phone!) that the shift wasn't booked and I'm not needed............as if it wasn't hard enough juggling work and family life.........and we could really do with the money this month too.....

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Post by Wychelm » Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:16 pm

Spatch wrote:
I have been thinking about powerful female archetypes, searching for an archetype that combines strength, wisdom, compassion, gentleness and courage. Almost a warrior, or a goddess, maybe a priestess-something inherently female and powerful, but that tempers strength and courage with wisdom and gentleness, compassion and love.
Totally random sample of non-sexualised figures.

Samus Aran from Metroid
Ree Dolly from Winter's Bone
Shceherezade from 1001 Nights
Hermione Granger from Harry Potter

However, the internet being what it is will sexualise anything regardless of the creators intention. I wouldn't be surprised if someone has a mock up of Captain Hook in a bikini out there by now.
Gillian Anderson in Hannibal and the x files is pretty non sexualized and not objectified and she is a doctor / fbi agent in both. Also liked Angelina Jolie in maleficent

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Post by ell » Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:26 pm

lingua_franca wrote:Geishawife, I'm sorry. :( I hate racism. I hope you managed to deal with it OK.

And speaking of racism...I just discovered that the website for the children's drama centre I volunteer at in Palestine has been hacked, with the attackers defacing it with racist language ("Towel-headed f**ks"), links to porn and phishing sites, and a video of an airstrike on Gaza (because really, what better thing to put on a site belonging to a group of severely traumatised children?!). The brave Internet warriors who did that must be so proud. Sometimes I get so angry here.
That's just disgusting. Hope it gets 'cleaned up' ASAP and that nobody saw it, especially the children. Hacking and defacing websites is a horrible new way of maintaining hate; so sad that people feel they need to do this.

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Post by BenJMan » Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:54 pm

Im not asking for the moon, JUST DO YOUR JOB PLEASE.
I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people ~ Maya Angelou.

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Post by Posie » Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:22 pm

When I am qualified, I never, ever, ever want to hear the words 'systematic literature review' ever ever ever again.

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Post by astra » Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:29 am

You really won't have to Posie, it's going to be ok.
From the point of view of mindfulness, as long as you're breathing there's more right with you than wrong with you. Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Post by Loula » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:22 pm

astra wrote:You really won't have to Posie, it's going to be ok.
I wish I could agree. I submitted mine to journal last year and after 9 months they have sent me back the reviewer comments. I'm not sure I can bear to look at it again.

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Post by han10 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:08 pm

Nor me Loula, but I am pretty sure my supervisor will hunt me down until I capitulate and do it. You know my supervisor so you know I'm not being over-dramatic here!

But keep going posie you are nearly there and maybe you will be stronger than me and just tell your supervisor no I am never looking at my thesis again once you are qualified!

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Post by Loula » Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:25 pm

han10 wrote:Nor me Loula, but I am pretty sure my supervisor will hunt me down until I capitulate and do it. You know my supervisor so you know I'm not being over-dramatic here!
Tbh, I am amazed you have managed to get away with 6 months after submitted it. I wasn't so lucky :?

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