Kinda sorta a social work/ social justice blog

 

creativesocialworker:

Blogs by Social Workers and Therapists (in no particular order).
Blog Lists
50 Blogs for Social Work Professionals
Top 50 Art Therapy Blogs
Top 100 Psychology and Mental Health Blogs
Adventures in Art Therapy Blogs
13 Compelling Social Work Blogs
50 Mental Health Blogs
Social Wrkr 24/7 List
Psych Central Blog Features
100 Counseling Resources
Therapy Pinterests
Social Worker Tumblrs
Creative Clinical Social Worker
The Political Social Worker
Social Workin’
Social Work Musings
Social Work Tech
Queer Social Worker
Social Work Helper
Radical Social Worker
What Should We Call Social Work?
Social Work Memes
Unemployed Social Worker
SWK 4 Life
Student Social Worker
When in Social Work
Products of Poverty
School Meet Life
Life as a Social Worker
ACSWA Clinical Social Work
Social Worky Megan
Lauren LCSW
Hopeful Social Worker
Miss Joan
Potential Space
Joylisamia
It Will All Make Sense
The Notorious Amy
Time For Your Meds
The Rosie Posie
The Running Vegan MSW
People Are Sheep
The Social Work Exam
Social Worker Taking on the World
Social Work Wisdom
Therapist Tumblrs
The Humbled Therapist
Confessions of a Therapist
What Should We Call Art Therapy?
Twin Therapists
Doctor School Problems
Tenacious Twenties
Chameleon Play Therapy
Counter Transference
Psychologist Problems
Keep Calm And Psychoanalyze
PsyD or Bust
Life of a Doc Student
Other Side of the Couch
Sand Therapy
Confessions of a Broke Grad Student
Kati Morton
Geeky Therapist
Child Therapy
Therapy 101
Creating Change Therapy
Thrive Music Therapy
Psychology Tumblrs
Psych Majors
Counseling Blog
Real Psycho
My Cake Blog: Half-Baked Art :)
If you know of any others I should add to the list please let me know

So, apparently this happened today! The Rosie Posie has been listed under social work blogs, and I’m so shocked!  I haven’t been on Tumblr for a while, so I was pretty confused to see that I was being followed by 5 new people, out of the blue, today.
Thank you for listing The Rosie Posie! I think I’ll give Tumblr another shot!

creativesocialworker:

Blogs by Social Workers and Therapists (in no particular order).

Blog Lists

Social Worker Tumblrs

Therapist Tumblrs

Psychology Tumblrs

My Cake Blog: Half-Baked Art :)

If you know of any others I should add to the list please let me know

So, apparently this happened today! The Rosie Posie has been listed under social work blogs, and I’m so shocked!  I haven’t been on Tumblr for a while, so I was pretty confused to see that I was being followed by 5 new people, out of the blue, today.

Thank you for listing The Rosie Posie! I think I’ll give Tumblr another shot!

thisisthinprivilege:

This was not the only one that was like this on the website. One t-shirt even had as much as an $8 difference. I am in mixed minds about this, because yes it does mean extra material to make a larger size, but is it really fair to punish fat people for needing a larger size? Not to mention, If you as a skinny fat go to get a smaller size, you put yourself at risk of people telling you your t-shirt is too tight and being ridiculed for back fat. I just don’t understand why they can’t just offer larger clothes at the same price as smaller sized people? Is it because their profit margin is lessened by the extra couple dollars it cost to make the t-shirts? Probably. But compared to the fact that if a fat person finds a store that sells clothes which fits and that they like, and where they aren’t charged more than a person, chances are they will gain a customer that comes back again. I don’t know, I don’t get it. I know it’s thin privilege, but part of me is saying “yeah, but the extra material costs”, do mods have any light to shed on this? 
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Mod note: 
We’ve talked about this before, and the $2 extra for plus sizes is apparently built into the big wholesalers of shirts before they even go to print. Others have mentioned that the actual cost of extra material is only pennies on top of the price, and others argue that the plus size ‘tax’ is about economies of scale (which I don’t buy given that the average size woman in the US is an XL). 
I think t-shirt companies — in this case, the wholesalers — charge fat people extra because everyone else does, and stop at one size over ‘average’ while going three (and sometimes more) sizes under average because everyone else does. It’s built into the system. And it’s going to change slowly, if ever. But being pissed off about it and especially writing emails/letters of protest to places that charge more for larger sizes will help change things more quickly.
-ATL

When it comes to online shopping, I don’t think it’s an issue of “more fabric being used = higher cost”, I think it’s more likely due to the fact that they make S, M, & L (maybe even XL) shirts in bulk and have them in stock, but they may need to make smaller or larger sizes fresh (if that makes sense).Ex: I was thinking of buying a shirt from HerInteractive recently. I wear an XL, which I believe was the base price, but I noticed the XS and XXL shirts were extra.

thisisthinprivilege:

This was not the only one that was like this on the website. One t-shirt even had as much as an $8 difference. I am in mixed minds about this, because yes it does mean extra material to make a larger size, but is it really fair to punish fat people for needing a larger size? Not to mention, If you as a skinny fat go to get a smaller size, you put yourself at risk of people telling you your t-shirt is too tight and being ridiculed for back fat. I just don’t understand why they can’t just offer larger clothes at the same price as smaller sized people? Is it because their profit margin is lessened by the extra couple dollars it cost to make the t-shirts? Probably. But compared to the fact that if a fat person finds a store that sells clothes which fits and that they like, and where they aren’t charged more than a person, chances are they will gain a customer that comes back again. I don’t know, I don’t get it. I know it’s thin privilege, but part of me is saying “yeah, but the extra material costs”, do mods have any light to shed on this? 

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Mod note:


We’ve talked about this before, and the $2 extra for plus sizes is apparently built into the big wholesalers of shirts before they even go to print. Others have mentioned that the actual cost of extra material is only pennies on top of the price, and others argue that the plus size ‘tax’ is about economies of scale (which I don’t buy given that the average size woman in the US is an XL).

I think t-shirt companies — in this case, the wholesalers — charge fat people extra because everyone else does, and stop at one size over ‘average’ while going three (and sometimes more) sizes under average because everyone else does. It’s built into the system. And it’s going to change slowly, if ever. But being pissed off about it and especially writing emails/letters of protest to places that charge more for larger sizes will help change things more quickly.

-ATL

When it comes to online shopping, I don’t think it’s an issue of “more fabric being used = higher cost”, I think it’s more likely due to the fact that they make S, M, & L (maybe even XL) shirts in bulk and have them in stock, but they may need to make smaller or larger sizes fresh (if that makes sense).
Ex: I was thinking of buying a shirt from HerInteractive recently. I wear an XL, which I believe was the base price, but I noticed the XS and XXL shirts were extra.

thisisthinprivilege:

Thin privilege is not being nervous about sending an old crush a recent picture because you’ve gained 50 pounds in the five years it’s been since you’ve seen them.

Thin privilege is not being rewarded for overcoming that nervousness with the response, “Daaaamn, you got FAT!”

Thin privilege is not being told, “It’s okay  that you got fat, John Doe got even more fat!” and then subjected to every “fat joke” that friend can think of.

It sounds to me that the “thin privilege” in this case is really about knowing how to choose people of worth to hang out with. I feel bad that you got burned by this jerk, but your average Joe or Jane would not act like this. Personally, I think I’d be worried for an old friend that gained a lot of weight since the last time I saw them, because that could be a symptom of something a lot more pressing.

thisblogistheark:

oyrishcreme:

sonicdoctors:

dead-end-generation:

So I got sent to the dean today for wearing this top. My study tech teacher said that I was “exploiting” myself and that it could be a distraction to the other students. I got up out of my seat and told her that I wasn’t going to listen to her dress codes. In a way, she was being misogynist and slut shaming and I think that’s wrong. I will continue to wear what I want and nobody can tell me not to. The fact that womens bodies are sexualized and objectified so much angers me and that’s the reason why this happened. I’m going to wear what I want, how I want, when I want and that’s it.

I was there, reblog the shit out of this guys

I’m a guy. I can’t wear a shirt like this either, even though I’m not going to be wearing a bra. it’s dress code. It’s not slut shaming. You can’t show your bra like that at most jobs. why should you at school? Yes sexism is wrong and all that, but you can’t get ‘angry at the patriarchy” because you can’t show your undergarments in public. I’m not going to wear jeans with a rip in the side  or the front that show off my flowery boxers, because that’s just not appropriate for school. Have some professionalism. You can wear whatever you like at home or with your friends or whatever, yes, but school prepares you for real life.

At work you can’t have this attitude of “I wear the fuck ever I want.” and expect to keep your job. School is the same way because it’s trying to teach you that lesson. That’s unrealistic; almost any job you get is going to have someone tell you what to wear or what to do because you work for them and you represent their company. If you don’t look the way they need you to look, that makes them look bad. A tattoo parlor probably isn’t going to hire someone who dresses like a nun and a top company isn’t going to hire someone who comes to work in a tank top that shows off her bra or a guy that shows off his ballsack. 

You can’t blame patriarchy for this, I’m sorry. You can’t blame sexism for this. If I wore booty shorts and you could almost see my balls through my semi transparent flowery goddamn boxers, I would get in the same amount of trouble as you, and it’s within good reason.

Fucking thank you. I get that there are legitimate complaints about dress codes. Goddamn right you should be able to wear a pair of shorts or a tank top in the summer. Those are practical pieces of clothing, and authority figures should realize that the people sexualizing them are the problem. But when it’s a piece of clothing that shows your undergarments and such, that’s inappropriate. School and/or work are not the places to be wearing clothes like that. And it’s not slut-shaming or sexist to implement rules against it.

(Source: grindcoreyinthehouse)

lickypickystickyme:

If grandmothers around the world had a rallying cry, it would probably sound something like “You need to eat!”

Photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s grandmother said something similar to him before one of his many globetrotting work trips. To ensure he had at least one good meal, she prepared for him a dish of ravioli before he departed on one of his adventures.  

“In that occasion I said to my grandma ‘You know, Grandma, there are many other grandmas around the world and most of them are really good cooks,” Galimberti wrote via email. “I’m going to meet them and ask them to cook for me so I can show you that you don’t have to be worried for me and the food that I will eat!’ This is the way my project was born!”

The project, “Delicatessen With Love”, took Galimberti to 58 countries where he photographed grandmothers with both the ingredients and finished signature dishes.

He acted as photographer and stylist during each shoot with the grandmothers, taking a portrait of both the women and the food they made for him.

From top to bottom: 

Inara Runtule, 68, Kekava, Latvia. Silke €(herring with potatoes and cottage cheese).

Grace Estibero, 82, Mumbai, India. Chicken vindaloo.

Susann Soresen, 81, Homer, Alaska. Moose steak.

Serette Charles, 63, Saint-Jean du Sud, Haiti. Lambi in creole sauce.

The photographer’s grandmother Marisa Batini, 80, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy. Swiss chard and ricotta Ravioli with meat sauce.

Normita Sambu Arap, 65, Oltepessi (Masaai Mara), Kenya. Mboga and orgali (white corn polenta with vegetables and goat).

Julia Enaigua, 71, La Paz, Bolivia. Queso Humacha (vegetables and fresh cheese soup).

Fifi Makhmer, 62, Cairo, Egypt. Kuoshry (pasta, rice and legumes pie).

Isolina Perez De Vargas, 83, Mendoza, Argentina. Asado criollo (mixed meats barbecue).

Bisrat Melake, 60, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Enjera with curry and vegetables.

reuters:

Gun crime plunges, though most Americans think it has risenSome 11,101 gun-related homicides were reported in the United States in 2011, a figure that is down 39 percent from the 1993 peak, the Justice Department reported. Nonfatal firearm crimes declined by 69 percent to 467,300 in the same period.

reuters:

Gun crime plunges, though most Americans think it has risen

Some 11,101 gun-related homicides were reported in the United States in 2011, a figure that is down 39 percent from the 1993 peak, the Justice Department reported. Nonfatal firearm crimes declined by 69 percent to 467,300 in the same period.

smokeporch:


Drama-Free

You do realize that this is where she’ll be hiding her SOs when she grows up, right? Lol

smokeporch:

Drama-Free

You do realize that this is where she’ll be hiding her SOs when she grows up, right? Lol

(Source: ndib)

positivelypersistentteach:

poopin-tags:

This is NOT the kind of blog I wanted to find scrolling through the education tag.

A teacher who mocks her students, doesn’t care about revealing their identities and potentially embarrassing them (c’mon, that Post-It isn’t hiding “Nancy’s” name), and uses her free time to upload such pictures instead of actually becoming a better teacher. If more than one of your students leaves HALF A PAGE of homework blank, you’re failing them. For a professed English lover to be teaching every subject except French, math included, is ridiculous. But to mock your own students on your blog? That’s obscene.

This post is worthy of your blog name.  

I teach Algebra, Geometry, Writing, Reading, Art, Music, P.E., Science, and Social Studies.  I have one student who knows English and Spanish, but wants to learn French — so sometimes I teach French too.

It is the norm in the U.S., Canada, the UK, and a number of other countries for teachers to teach multiple subjects prior to the high school level.  Guess what, we’re highly qualified to teach them as well.   How about you admire our dedication to our students rather than berating us for teaching more than one subject?

Winch is a person with a kind and reflective heart.  Had you mentioned your concerns to her one-on-one, maybe she would have been able to clarify her POV without feeling attacked.   The sole fact that she blogs about education shows that she is a reflective teacher and teachers that reflect on their lessons and teaching strategies are always finding ways to improve.

Teachers are human.  We’re allowed to write about frustrations with our job. She’s following the code of privacy and she has NEVER, EVER mocked a student nor attempted to put someone down in the way that you have.

I don’t feel sorry for Winch though.  I feel sorry for you.  Perhaps your rant made you feel [undeservedly] righteous, but you have missed out on the opportunity to get to know one of the kindest, caring and supportive people on the internet.  She does it without expectation for anything in return or any recognition.

(Source: waiting-for-petrichor)

4 Pieces of Legislation That Every Social Worker Should Know - The Political Social Worker

sweatpantstime:

parasoul:

college; the musical 

featuring such hits as:

  • the fuck do you mean this textbook is $250 
  • why am i the only one in the group doing the assignment 
  • final exams more like no 
  • how did my gpa get so low 
  • this ta really needs to stop 
  • i’m never going to finish this 7,000 word essay by tomorrow 
  • how did my gpa get so high (reprise) 

Haha. So glad I’m done!

npr:

(via She Works: The Only Woman in the Room : NPR)
NPR’s Nina Totenberg on being the only woman in the room:

“My first piece of advice is get another woman in the room. And my second is demand respect. You should get it. You don’t have to be a man to get it. You don’t have to be a flirt to get it. Just be yourself and if it’s not working for some reason, just say so.”

Photo Courtesy of Nina Totenberg
When have you been the only woman in the room? — Heidi

npr:

(via She Works: The Only Woman in the Room : NPR)

NPR’s Nina Totenberg on being the only woman in the room:

“My first piece of advice is get another woman in the room. And my second is demand respect. You should get it. You don’t have to be a man to get it. You don’t have to be a flirt to get it. Just be yourself and if it’s not working for some reason, just say so.”

Photo Courtesy of Nina Totenberg

When have you been the only woman in the room? — Heidi

NBA star Jason Collins reveals he is gay

breakingnews:

Sports Illustrated: Washington Wizards center Jason Collins reveals he is gay in a story published Monday. 

Collins writes in the story:

I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, “I’m different.” If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand.