Essex social services obtained a High Court order against the woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and her child to be taken from her womb.
The council said it was acting in the best interests of the woman, an Italian who was in Britain on a work trip, because she had suffered a mental breakdown.
If you are not absolutely terrified and outraged by this you are wrong. The precedent this sets put every person on earth in danger.
oh my god read the article this is FUCKING HORRIFIC. she got back on her bipolar disorder medication and is in recovery but they won’t give her her child back “because of the risk she might relapse”. What you’re fucking saying with that is that mentally ill people shouldn’t even be allowed children even if they’re safe and well *just in case*, that we’re a permanent threat to ourselves and others even when we’re in treatment and recovery and living a stable life. I am FUCKING LIVID
Over a fucking panic attack. I’m fucking serious, all of this over a single panic attack. They took her baby in the most horrific way possible because she had a fucking panic attack.
From the Article:
She suffered a panic attack, which her relations believe was due to her failure to take regular medication for an existing bipolar condition.
It’s worth noting, that it’s very common for people on psychiatric medication to go off of their meds if they become pregnant, because of risk of side effects.
I bolded the above. I wanted there to be no one to think that she was being irresponsible for not haven taken her meds regularly. She did it for good reason, for the health of her own baby. And she got punished for it.
i fucking cant
So she did what was best for her kid, has ONE SINGLE PANIC ATTACK WHICH IS A THING THAT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE WHETHER THEY HAVE A MENTAL ILLNESS OR NOT and decide that they can literally violate her body in a horrific manner and take her kid away. But she’s the dangerous one.
Terribly sad. I hope this gets worked out in her benefit.
I can’t even imagine how terrifyingly awful that situation had to have been. Forcing a woman, against her will, to undergo sedation and then waking up in pain, without the fetus you’ve been carrying for 9 months? That’s beyond the pale. How much do the rights of an unborn fetus circumvent the rights of a full-grown adult? How much do we have to other the mentally ill, treating them (us) as less than human? She was literally treated like a breeding animal, with no cause of concern for her safety, mental health or well-being. Fuck. Fuck.
This is literally the stuff that horror movies are made of.
When K was relating this story to me, I couldn’t believe it until I read the article for myself. Have we really gotten to the point that a woman who, even just from the stress of being pregnant, has a panic attack can legally have her baby ripped out of her body and be thrown into a mental institution? Did we slip back into the 19th century, because I don’t recall any horse-drawn buggies going by outside.
This is why we need mental health reform. This is why we need women’s rights. This is why we need to treat fellow humans like fucking humans, not livestock to be cast aside when they seem a little “off.”
i assumed this had to be a nasty satire everyone was missing, but no, it’s on Telegraph
Please watch this. Please. It’s important.
I am not kidding.
They’re really not kidding
I have been waiting for you, boy. For one like you…
Yes… For the hero.
Do not betray my expectations.
Confession: I can’t take the awkward sex scenes seriously. My friend and I have dubbed them “The Bioware Mating Ritual.”
I did it, I scanlated the Corocoro Comic September 2013’s ACNL comic chapter. It has no official name, but it’s listed by the game’s name and the artist (コーヘー/kouhee). So I will be calling it “Kouhee’s Animal Crossing New Leaf”.
This is a gag manga based around animal crossing. Previously a chapter featuring weeding day (click here, not my translation) has floated around, but I haven’t seen other chapters fully translated around so I’m gonna at least do the ones I physically have (which are this one and next month’s).
This chapter centers around the fireworks festival… despite what the image in the bottom (which has gone around tumblr too lol) might suggest.
if anyone can find other chapters (besides the halloween one, which is the other chapter I have), please let me know!
hope you guys enjoy! dunno when i’ll get the other one done, but I’ll get it done sooner or later.
open this youtube video in one tab and mute it:
then open this video in another tab http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAvg0RHJTdA and keep the sound on, watching the first video
Daughter finally stands up to her Dad.
okay. dying, from the cuteness.
Fun fact: If you tell your Xbox One to play video games, it buys you a PS4
let’s invent a game called “infomercial”
when someone yells “infomercial” at you, you have to completely fuck up whatever you’re doing in a hilarious and melodramatic way
should have made TJ & Amal about two white guys who just gaze at each other and never actually have sex
“Can I touch your butt” in Elvish.
This is so useful
No, this is not “Can I touch your butt” in Elvish. This is “Can I touch your butt?” in English, transcribed using the letters of the Elvish alphabet. There is a difference.
In Elvish, the letters of the alphabet correspond to sounds, not to words. The above text spells it out using one symbol to represent one letter of the original English, which is incorrect:
- c-a-n i t-o-u-c-h y-o-u-r b-u-t-t
If you really want to spell out an English phrase using the Elvish alphabet, you would do so phonetically, which would basically equate to one symbol per phoneme (sound):
- c-a-n a-i t-u-ch y-o-r b-u-t
If you actually wanted to write “Can I touch your butt?” in Elvish, one (very rough) translation would be:
Annog nin daf pladan tele ci?
Which, in Sindarin Elvish, roughly translates to, “Would you give me permission to touch your rear?”
Written in tengwar (the Elvish alphabet), it would look like this:
Sorry for the blurry quality.
Most thought out tactic in film history.
Han Solo gets shit done.
Han Solo gets an automatic reblog.
More like Han YOLO
dump him before the first date. dump him before you even talk to him. go back in time and tell his mom that he’s dumped before he’s even born. then date her.