Anonymous said: The post you reblogged about hymens and blood not supposed to be being present during first time sex is false... I have a sexual disorder called Vaginismus and asked my physiotherapist about this whole hymen thing for myself.. Hymens are a thing, no not everybody has one, but women can bleed during their first time due to their hymen being torn upon penetration. Not everybody does bleed when their hymen is torn, and not everybody's hymen even ends up torn, but you're spreading false information.
If there is proper lubrication, there wont be blood. And I’m sorry you suffer from that, that’s gotta suck.
#I DON’T THINK YOU UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH I LOVE ZUKO AND HIS CHARACTER ARC
My favourite thing about this, is that he goes back to his father, and holds him accountable for his actions. He’s thought he was in the wrong for years. That it was his fault he lost his honour. To see him come to this understanding that he was a child and his father was the responsible party was amazing.
I can’t even think of any other animated kids shows where the abuser is called out on their abuse as openly and directly as he was in this show. And don’t even start me on the importance of them showing that a male child can be the victim of abuse by a male parent. That’s a demographic that so often gets brushed aside and they get told to “man up” or in this case “act like a Prince”. And Zuko gets to stand up and say “I AM a Prince. You’re the one who was wrong”.
This whole show was amazing.
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Some of you ableist folks who accuse most people on here of self-diagnosing their mental illnesses need to examine the reasoning behind that.
You ignore people with disabilities and mental illnesses everyday so you’ve conditioned yourself into thinking that they’re rare and extraordinary tragedies that you occasionally see on the nightly news. Admit it, every once in a while you see someone physically disabled or who you find out has a disability or mental illness you’ve no knowledge of and your reaction in your mind is like ‘omg aw’ and then you walk on eggshells to avoid them because of some innate guilt you feel for thinking about it. It’s okay, that’s society at work.
But Tumblr is amazing because it has given a voice to groups of marginalized people that are high in number but erstwhile ignored in society and your inherent habit of writing them off as rare despite them shouting at you that they aren’t is ableist as fuck.
I used to think certain disabilities were rare and I’d never encounter someone with them let alone learn so much and become more supportive and empathetic to the cause, and I really want to thank you guys for that. I’ve become comfortable with my own illness and talking about it and how it affects my daily life. I’ve become more conscious of day to day living and how I interact with people. And I’ve become more courageous in defending marginalized groups that I used to not even think about or even knew existed and there’s nothing weak or pathetic or ‘doing the most’ about that.
And I encourage people to do the same in their own lives. To be good to each other, to…empathize and for a second just focus on thinking outside the box. It’s amazing how much I’ve positively changed my life just by learning empathy and conditioning myself to be a decent human being everyday. I look back and I don’t even recognize the person I used to be just a few short years ago. And it might sound bad but Tumblr has played a huge role in that simply because of the folks I’ve interacted with both good and bad.
Mental illness is extremely stigmatized. I work in the mental health field and I can’t tell you how many people have been shunned by their own fucking families because they were different. I am so glad places like Tumblr exist because it allows people to find support where otherwise, they might never get any. Mental illness is extremely common, much more so than people think. Out out the 22 people in the program I work for, 20 have schizophrenia. It’s all way more common than people think. Thank you for being one of the people who understands.
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