Tag Archives: mental illness

Don’t use “crazy”: a parody against ableism and cissexism

Tweet Content warning: this post contains discussion of ableist, cissexist, and homophobic rhetoric. Thursday, a group of Virginia feminists slipped in on the tail-end of the summer’s “Call Me Maybe” parodies. The video, from the organization Cooch Watch 2012, immediately went viral in the feminist blogosphere, including here on Feministing. It was a clever, timely [...]
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Don’t use “crazy” :a parody against ableism & cissexism

TweetContent warning: this post contains discussion of ableist, cissexist, and homophobic rhetoric. Thursday, a group of Virginia feminists slipped in on the tail-end of the summer’s “Call Me Maybe” parodies. The video, from the organization Cooch Watch 2012, immediately went viral in the feminist blogosphere, including here on Feministing. It was a clever, timely piece [...]
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Understanding the Crazy Woman: Schizophrenia in Feminist Social Change Models

Tweet A SYTYCB entry As a social worker and a queer, feminist woman, my passionate engagement with issues of mental illness has numerous roots. This post is most immediately a reaction to recent conversations with friends wherein these (otherwise very aware, inclusive, sometimes even social-worker) folks surprised me with oblivious use of the term “crazy.” [...]
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The Kids Aren’t Alright

Tweet A SYTYCB Entry I remember listening to “I Want It That Way” the minute news of Columbine broke. I’ll forever associate the song with that deep confusion, sadness, and desire to know why? that went through my 4th grade mind. I was in 7th grade when a few 8th graders threatened to bring guns [...]
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Jezebel’s Mental Illness Problem

TweetThis article originally appeared on queerfeminsim.com. Two recent Jezebel articles raise serious questions about the website’s perspective on mental illness. Jezebel’s always been a hybrid of feminism and tabloid-esque gossip, and sometimes this is effective, and sometimes It’s not. But with two recent Jezebel blog posts focused on people living with mental illness, the latter [...]
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