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ETA: whoops sent too fast, I wanted to say that I agree with that last paragraph especially, it's pretty much what I think when I hear people cry "oh you're just too sensitive" and/or "you can't take a joke!" etc etc.
And ginger ale. And carbonated water. This is bad because my skin reacts horribly to carbonated drinks. And I think it's just a southern thing, but those damn Andy Capp fries. I thought I was going to go into withdrawal when I went off to school & thought I'd never see them again but Rite Aid became my willing enabler.
Eh, I chew dead skin, off just about any part of me, mostly fingers and toes. Sometimes because my boobs are fairly small I find myself just holding them or groping them for no reason when it's really hot or cold out--but if I'm not careful I'll find myself doing this in front of others. I OBSESS over pimples on my body & habitually pull out the tiny hairs on my elbow. And lastly, oh god did I ever used to pick scabs. Yeah that's enough, I'll just get my coat.
Thank you for this post, I think I saw a mention of this horrible story earlier but I only skimmed because the "family blames victim" headline told me all I needed to know--or I thought. I didn't know about the family being from Liberia. Unfortunately I can just see the news bowling over the victim to wave the finger at the foreigners *sigh* and I had no idea what to think about the family blaming the little girl but maybe there is a language barrier going on?
Also, I thought Everyday in the western world victim blaming occurs and it is rarely understood to be damaging. and everything following is a really good point that needs to be made :/