The odds of being attacked by a shark in the US are 1 in 11,500,000, but no one gets mad at people who want to avoid the ocean.
The odds of a woman being sexually assaulted in her lifetime are 1 in 6, but if she doesn’t feel safe around strange men she’s a stereotyping bitch.
Strange old world we live in.
Not that hard to understand
can we stop promoting the idea that every single mass shooting is carried out by some psycho who’s out of control? Yes, mental illness often plays a role in these types of shootings, but it’s not always the case. Sometimes it’s racism/prejudice, sometimes it’s revenge, sometimes it’s about power and taking back control, and sometimes it’s gang-related. No one’s saying that mass shootings are caused by the existence of assault rifles or high-capacity mags, or even access to these things. Easy access to guns and lots of bullets make carrying the shooting out a lot easier, but it’s erroneous and derailing to claim them as a direct cause.
And while it’s important not to discount the need for adequate mental health services to diagnose and treat these very severe illnesses before they manifest as violence, claiming that every single mass shooting that has ever happened is because of mentally ill people who simply can’t operate in society sends out a very dangerous message about the mentally ill. it gives people the impression (especially the with the high number of mass shootings we’ve had in the last couple years) that there are a lot of very sick people who can’t be controlled and that all mentally ill people are dangerous. in reality, the mentally ill are much more like to be the victims of violence than to be the perpetrators. Most mentally ill people are not violent. But saying that all these mass shootings are caused by us makes people scared of us, and makes them less likely to reach out to us or anyone they think might be affected because they’re afraid we’ll do something to hurt them.
Say what you will about gun control laws and the second amendment and the need for more or less gun regulation, but don’t blame mass shootings purely on mental illness. It’s inaccurate and dangerous.
I don’t think playtex got the memo that I’ve been period-free for over two years
how many times do you think you’ve seen the same bird twice.
out of all the things on this website that have fucked me up this is one of the worst
DO YOU EVER WANT TO BE IN A RELATIONSHIP BUT AT THE SAME TIME YOU’RE SCARED OF BEING IN A RELATIONSHIP
ma’am im sorry but that baby was due today, i don’t care if its not done just turn in what you have
Imagine The Parent Trap with both Lindsay Lohans replaced by Steve Buscemi.
Imagine The Parent Trap but only one Lindsay Lohan is replaced with Steve Buscemi and everyone inexplicably still thinks they look identical.