Amicia Rai

Ph.D. student of World Literature. Obsessed with books, tea, and food. (。⌒∇⌒)。
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    my health teacher has a sign in her room that says ‘if you cant handle the word vagina, then you shouldnt have your penis in one’

    i wonder if my health teacher knows that shes tumblr famous 

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    Admit it, the first thing we’d all do if we woke up gender swapped is masturbate.

    I would pay money and make popcorn just to watch some of the men I’ve known in my life masturbate after being genderswapped. Not for any erotic reasons, just to see if they could even figure out how.

    "wait, so which hole- what the hell- how do- *breaks down crying*"


    "You think?" *Eats popcorn*


    (via emo-priest)

    “ For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse.

    So collapse.
    This is not your destruction.

    This is your birth. ”


    n.t. (via northwolves)

    One day I’ll stop reblogging this. But not today; it’s beautiful.

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    advantages to wearing oversized sweaters:

    • instant cute outfit with minimal effort
    • it enhances the coziness when u drink hot beverages
    • sweater paws are guaranteed to make u feel 43% more adorable
    • u can unbutton ur jeans and no one will know

    disadvantages to wearing oversized sweaters:

    Guys think they’re totally not cute lol

    the day i dress for a man is the day they dress me in my coffin to see jesus

    (via nasty-little-hobbitses)










    The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that psychiatrists cannot reliably tell the difference between people who are mentally stable and those who are mentally unstable.

    In 1970, 8 mentally stable people were granted admission into 12 different hospitals. They all told the same story of how they would hear a voice inside their head, it was unclear but often said “empty”, “hollow” and “thud”. 

    Right after they were admitted, the patients stopped showing any signs of abnormality. They took part in activities and talked to faculty and other patients as they would normally. 

    None of the psychiatrists ever stopped to say “I think they are getting better” or “they seem absolutely fine now” In fact, nurses and psychiatrists took normal activity such as walking or writing and attempted to represent it as a form of pathological behavior. 

    For example, staff would point to patients waiting outside the lunchroom as a form of oral-acquisitive syndrome, when really they were just bored and were anticipating their meal. 

    It’s interesting to note that even though staff didn’t recognize that these people were completely fine, patients recognized that they didn’t seem to have any problems.

    This study highlights how powerful labels can be.



    Wow…this also potentially bespeaks how the people who are charged with making these patients better are only trying to create terminology and atmosphere that keep them institutionalized.
    That’s pretty disturbing.

    To anyone saying “well they said they heard voices obviously the doctors are going to look at them with a weary eye”

    You missed the point.

    They were supposed to detect the patients getting better and instead of being able to tell that, they took any action that the patients performed and totally distorted it and blew it to epic proportions to make them seem completely and utterly abnormal to a point where the patients were institutionalized for months. 

    Also, sixpenceee, you missed the second part to this experiment - equally chilling, in my opinion. One hospital’s administration was angered by Rosenhan’s experiment, and challenged him to send impostor patients - mentally stable people masquerading as mentally unstable people - to their facilities. Their staff would then turn those pseudopatients away. Long story short, Rosenhan OK’d this part of the experiment. 193 people went to that hospital in that experiment period looking for help. They flagged 41 people as impostors and had doubts about another 42.

    Rosenhan sent no one.

    The staff of this hospital flagged impostor patients where none had existed.

    That’s really worrying…

    This is terrifying 

    This was conducted in 1970, so I wonder how much has changed since then

    im really interested to know…id like to think psychiatry has improved and advanced beyond this

    It hasn’t

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