Anonymous said: FUCK YOUR PERPETUATION OF THE "BRONIES AREN'T REALLY OPPRESSED MYTH" YOU PRIVILEGED FUCKS. I COULDN'T GET A JOB BECAUSE OF MY BRONY ARMBAND.
The Friend- ‘Why don’t you get a plumber to bury him then?’"
The Atchison Daily Globe, Atchison, Kansas, September 4, 1891 (via fetch-the-undertaker)
GUYS. My most amazing friend Kelly started a blog basically about all the weird things she’s found writing her dissertation on 19th c. morticians (officially called: “Men of Sorrow, Markets of Grief: A History of the American Funeral Industry, 1780-1930.”) She’s just getting started, but please give her a warm welcome to Tumblr!
AAaaaa Kelly is amazing and this blog is probably going to be amazing! If you love history- especially the weird, particular tidbits of history that make it so rich and oddly relatable- you should definitely check this out.
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men."
― Lundy Bancroft
read this carve it into your brains permanently etch it into your skulls r e a d t h i s
This then became the pseudo-scientific justification behind the myth that rape/incest victims were ‘asking for it’.
This info can also be found in the UNPARALLELED “Trauma and Recovery” by Judith Herman. The thing that amazes me about this fact is that Freud knew: he had a massive, massive body of work that all pointed very persuasively to an epidemic of both child abuse and marital violence (he also worked with women who were victims of marital rape and other spousal abuse). But the world just wasn’t ready to admit that that kind of thing was happening. In a lot of ways, the world still isn’t ready. This fact is important because psychology programs still teach Freud as being the genesis of the “you secretly want to fuck your parents” school of psychology (in the context of ~the subconscious) while ignoring the massive significance of his groundbreaking, later recanted work on, essentially, PTSD as it manifests in women. Never, ever underestimate the power of social mores to repress knowledge of oppression and injustice. Sometimes it’s not society’s ignorance that is the biggest problem - it’s society’s willful unwillingness to acknowledge the truth, even when it’s laid out in front of them.