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"In the 1890s, when Freud was in the dawn of his career, he was struck by how many of his female patients were revealing childhood [sexual] victimization to him. Freud concluded that child sexual abuse was one of the major causes of emotional disturbances in adult women and wrote a brilliant and humane paper called 'The Aetiology of Hysteria.'"
"However, rather than receiving acclaim from his colleagues for his ground-breaking insights, Freud met with scorn. He was ridiculed for believing that men of excellent reputation (most of his patients came from upstanding homes) could be perpetrators of incest.
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the 'Oedipus complex,' which became the foundation of modern psychology… " - Victor Ganata from iPhone
"Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men.” - Victor Ganata from iPhone
—Lundy Bancroft - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Tangentially: It grosses me out that Hollywood still portrays psychiatry as strictly Freudian when real psychiatrists have long realized Freud is mostly bullshit. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Time frames and outcomes still matter, though.
"Machine gun accident" o_O
very o_O - Kevin Johnson
25 foot waves? But no rain.
Dad Calls Cops on Son to Teach Him a Lesson, Cops Shoot Son Dead - Gawker
Time to start disarming beat cops. All of them. - DJF
Every drop of coffee is sacred.
Every drop is great? When a drop gets wasted, god gets quite irate? - Brian Johns
I'm so glad I'm not the only person who went straight to Monty Python with that line... - WebGoddess
That does work… but now I'm not sure how I feel about coffee-guzzling. - Victor Ganata
Sorry 'bout that. - Brian Johns
"In fact, 'tastes better cold' can often just be used as shorthand for 'is pretty unpalatable at room temperature'." (via blue-author)
For years, my only exposure to root beer was at parties where there'd be open 2 liter bottles of pop. I tried it, didn't like it. Then I had some in a can, cold from the fridge, and... it wasn't bad. I also figured out that what I didn't like was the smell of the thing. Room temperature, the smell of root beer is awful. Cold, I can't smell it anymore and the taste is bearable. - Betsy
Vodka, the colder the better. - Todd Hoff
at corner of Wawona St. and Round Top Dr. -
at corner of Wawona St. and Round Top Dr.
A non-magical reinterpretation of a very popular fairly recent fantasy series (via rlbrody)
I think it's distinctly disadvantageous to believe you are a purely rational creature. It leaves you at the mercy of advertisers and propagandists who understand human neurobiology far better than philosophers do.
The subtle difference between being GRRMed and being Sean Beaned (although they're clearly not mutually exclusive.)
Social media networks that limit how many characters you can send at one time probably helps with the development of a very context dependent, compact, stylized language #darmok
After a couple of centuries using Twitter, maybe we *will* be speaking like Tamarians :D - Victor Ganata
Wil Wheaton and Dudebro At Comicon - Pete
It still weirds me out when people use hashtags in spoken communication, but I suppose it will be standard one day. - Victor Ganata
As soon as someone drops a verbal hashtag on me in conversation, I walk away. I'm not down with that shit. - Hookuh Tinypants
What Hookuh sez. Not that it's happened; us old geezers are less prone to do that. - Walt Crawford
I know it just sounds like apologetics for Star Trek writers, but I wonder how one would go about explaining to someone who not only didn't speak English but was completely unfamiliar with modern human culture what the difference between "being GRRMed" and "being killed" is. :) - Victor Ganata
Mostly, the people I know who have used spoken hashtags have done so sarcastically, but I imagine it won't be long until people do it earnestly. - Victor Ganata
Besides Michael Brown, Whom Else Does The New York Times Call “No Angel”? - Vanity Fair
"A sample of the white folks the Times has called 'no angel' includes infamous mobsters, murderers, a pornographer, and a Nazi. Black Americans described similarly by the paper include a basketball player, a singer, criminal suspects, and unarmed men killed by white people." - Victor Ganata
Libertarianism Is Very Strange - Boston Review
"The Western, especially American, view of autonomous selves is anomalous." - Victor Ganata
"Collective life did not arise from individual life; on the contrary, it is the latter that emerged from the former.” — Emile Durkheim - Victor Ganata
"There are no such things as natural rights—no such things as rights anterior to the establishment of government…. The origination of governments from a contract is a pure fiction…. It never has been known to be true in any instance…. All governments that we have any account of have been gradually established by habit, after having formed by force." — Jeremy Bentham - Victor Ganata
"Not paying taxes was Thoreau’s way of remaining unstained by connection to slavery, yet it took big government to end slavery." - Victor Ganata
"Americans’ life expectancy, health, physical security, and living standards soared in the 20th century—not, however, because of the march of libertarianism, as Domenech insinuates, but in great measure because of the welfare state and of regulation of food, medicine, water, work safety, pollution, and so on." - Victor Ganata
""Personal liberty itself has also improved in the last century, with civil rights for minorities and women and broader guarantees of civil liberties. These advances, too, largely developed not against government but with it." - Victor Ganata
"Both historical and contemporary research suggests that Thoreau was wrong; the government that governs least does not govern best, whether the criterion is promoting the general welfare or promoting individual liberty. This does not mean that the converse is true, that maximal government is best." - Victor Ganata
It's eerie how Joseph Heller predicted the machinations of the military-industrial complex with such exactitude. Milo Minderbinder was supposed to be a satiric figure, but we are essentially arming our future enemies with high-tech weapons which in turn justifies the development of even more powerful weapons.
Effect of virtual reality on upper extremity function in children with cerebral palsy: a meta-analysis - Pediatr Phys Ther - 2014 Fall
"The future is here. It's just not evenly distributed." - Victor Ganata
It's 70°F before 8am and somehow this feels "chilly".
I really don’t know how this is growing. It’s just dirt, rocks, and concrete here. I wonder where it’s getting its water from. -
I really don’t know how this is growing. It’s just dirt, rocks, and concrete here. I wonder where it’s getting its water from.
Rocks create condensation. Maybe that's enough? - Todd Hoff
I suspect it might actually be leeching moisture out of my neighbor's yard :D - Victor Ganata
I guess every Star Trek series had an episode set in the Wild West.
Some people call me the space cowboy.... - Katy S
Even Voyager and DS9? - Halil
I guess Voyager didn't have one, but DS9 was pretty much has a Wild West frontier vibe - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I'd say more Checkpoint Charlie / post-conflict zone , but yeah - Pete
Until I started watching Western TV shows, I never really appreciated how much the Wild West *was* a post-conflict zone. (Although I suppose the analogies from "Firefly" and "Serenity" made it even more explicit.) - Victor Ganata
at Santa Monica Beach, Station 27 -
at Santa Monica Beach, Station 27
at Venice Beach, CA, USA -
at Venice Beach, CA, USA
at Venice Beach, CA, USA -
at Venice Beach, CA, USA
Aww, it started to wilt again. It’s like the Beast’s rose :D -
Aww, it started to wilt again. It’s like the Beast’s rose :D
There's an artist called Hoodie Allen? Why, Google? Why?
Really? "Pete Rose in exile"? I bet that annoys Edward Snowden.
I hate to admit it, but it's starting to feel like autumn in So Cal. Hope nothing catches fire any time soon.
A vaping store called Darth Vapor. I wonder if Disney will crack down on it.
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