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… 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.
The beginning of the end of the end of the beginning has begun.
James Baldwin on the creative process and the artist’s responsibility to society – absolutely spectacular read from 1962
The NYPD killed more civilians in a span of 3 months than all of Germany’s police killed in a year.
More civilians are killed by America’s police force than soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. There’s a war on American soil and we’re to blind to see it.
Thanks Germany for giving us some perspective.