This is for real. The masturbation unit of my OWL class is like, half taken up with explaining to the girls in the class what masturbation is, that girls can do it too, etc. Don’t want to masturbate? Great, rock on. Don’t know that masturbation is a thing? Makes me want to cry.
Following the latest in a horrifying wave of recent death threats, feminist pop culture critic Anita Sarkeesian has canceled her speech at Utah State University, which was scheduled for this morning (Wednesday, October 15th).
Though USU was prepared to proceed with the talk after consulting with local, state, and federal law enforcement and increasing security measures for the event, Sarkeesian canceled upon learning of Utah’s open carry laws.
It’s pretty common for people to use disability metaphors like “That guy is crazy!” or “This weather is so bipolar” without giving it a second thought. It’s important to realize how these words and metaphors can affect people with disabilities and perpetuate stigmas surrounding mental health. If you’ve never thought about the impact these words can have, you’re in luck because this chart provides some common disability metaphors and easy alternatives!