Yesterday, I took a 5-hour nap and then proceeded to watch all three 90-minute episodes of Tin Man on Netflix. Hopefully as my dosage of Prozac goes up, my energy level will, too.
Today and yesterday, I’ve noticed that my appetite is sufficiently smaller than it was on full Lexapro. In fact, while I’d normally be hungry for breakfast right away, today I waited until 11:30 am to eat something, and even then I wasn’t very hungry for the half a waffle I ate. I feel no need to snack. Two Newman-Os fill me up as opposed to like 13. Tonight I kind of want tempeh tacos for dinner, but I’m definitely not hungry yet, as I just ate a few hours ago. Last night, I didn’t have dinner until about 8, and I had a small portion of shell pasta. I’m feeling good about Prozac. I’d never realized that what bookmarrow said is true, that Lexapro makes you eat everything. But it now seems true enough.
Today is my first day on Prozac. To be fair, my doctor is weaning me off of Lexapro while weaning me onto Prozac. So I took 15 mg of Lexapro today and 10 mg of Prozac today. 20 mg of Lexapro = 40 mg of Prozac.
The reason I’m switching is that Lexapro has made me unbearably sleepy. On Lexapro, I sleep for 12-14 hours every day. While I enjoy sleeping, it’s been interfering with my life. I don’t want to hang out with friends. I’m late for class. I don’t want to do anything. While I initially thought I had gained weight from birth control, now I suspect that I may have gained weight from an increased dosage of Lexapro, which happened around the same time I went on birth control.
Right now, with a bit of Prozac in my system, I feel far more energetic than I normally do. I have no craving for a nap, and I feel extremely motivated to get shit done. I feel a little weird, different than usual, but so far, so good.
Have you all seen this? Looks like some butthurt men started this meme once Privilege Denying Dude took off. It’s essentially a compendium of every absurdity men’s rights groups repeat about feminists. It would almost be funny if I didn’t know they were completely serious about it. Also, they don’t seem to understand what the word, “privilege”, actually means.
I do like this one, though. Hating you with my head and heart is sometimes just not enough.
Should I make “I hate you with my vagina” my new background? Besides that, get a load of this fail.
(I don’t like the rape-connotation that the word “butthurt” has)
The thing about this meme is, never in my life have I ever heard a feminist say any of these things. I’ve heard EVERYTHING the PPD meme said. This is just that man-hating feminist stereotype. I’d be willing to lay a lot of cash on the line that none of the creaters of this have actually heard any of these things either, they’re just making things up, unlike the PPD meme.
Oh, and by the fucking way, you can’t “anonymously” accuse someone of rape, but maybe if we could, some rapists would see a day in jail.
”sucking a babies brains out with a vacuum”
It seems like a really bad parody of feminism by masculist rape apologists, using words that feminists use, but not knowing their definitions at all.
things like this are happening in our country (my roommate forwarded me this):
1) Republicans not only want to reduce women’s access to abortion care, they’re actually trying to redefine rape. After a major backlash, they promised to stop. But they haven’t.
2) A state legislator in Georgia wants to change the legal term for victims of rape, stalking, and domestic violence to “accuser.” But victims of other less gendered crimes, like burglary, would remain “victims.”
3) In South Dakota, Republicans proposed a bill that could make it legal to murder a doctor who provides abortion care. (Yep, for real.)
4) Republicans want to cut nearly a billion dollars of food and other aid to low-income pregnant women, mothers, babies, and kids.
5) In Congress, Republicans have proposed a bill that would let hospitals allow a woman to die rather than perform an abortion necessary to save her life.
6) Maryland Republicans ended all county money for a low-income kids’ preschool program. Why? No need, they said. Women should really be home with the kids, not out working.
7) And at the federal level, Republicans want to cut that same program, Head Start, by $1 billion. That means over 200,000 kids could lose their spots in preschool.
8) Two-thirds of the elderly poor are women, and Republicans are taking aim at them too. A spending bill would cut funding for employment services, meals, and housing for senior citizens.
9) Congress voted yesterday on a Republican amendment to cut all federal funding from Planned Parenthood health centers, one of the most trusted providers of basic health care and family planning in our country.
10) And if that wasn’t enough, Republicans are pushing to eliminate all funds for the only federal family planning program. (For humans. But Republican Dan Burton has a bill to provide contraception for wild horses. You can’t make this stuff up).
Is this real life?
lmao , feminists annoy me for the most part but this is pretty shitty aha . & also i get the feeling feminists don’t like republicans :B
How can feminists annoy you when their main aim is to ensure your rights as a woman are safe, seeing as they’re constantly under threat…? And hell no feminists don’t like republicans. We don’t like anyone who attempts to strip us of our rights, our safety and our dignity.
"this is pretty shitty aha ." Understatement of the year. Also fucking terrifying, facing the very real threat by conservatives of having our rights stripped from us.
It’s like they’re putting themselves up on this nonexistent pedestal. The definition of pansexual is ‘being attracted to ALL genders’.
Good job, you can read a dictionary and/or know basic prefixes.
NEWSFLASH: THERE’S ONLY TWO.
NEWSFLASH: You’re wrong. Not only are you wrong, but you are not the ultimate arbiter of what is and isn’t.
As in bi-. So if you don’t care which of the two your mate is, you are bi-sexual.
Again, there are more than two! It’s not a fucking “which” sort of choice!
Other definitions say its the attraction to who a person really is, the attraction to their mind and not their sex.
Attraction, a word which here means, you want that person. In whatever way. If we were all intangible minds floating around, it’d be different, but we’re not. We’re flesh and blood, male and female. You can be attracted to one of the two, both of the two, or none of the two. There’s no fourth option.
Attraction, a word which means here… attraction. I’m just going to throw out romantic attractions here. There is a fourth option. And a fifth and a sixth and a seventh, etc. I really think, here, what is happening is that you are conflating sexual attraction and romantic attraction. You seem aware of the fact that asexual people exist (still no cookies for you), but you seem to be unaware of the fact that many asexual people still have happy, healthy relationships even though they don’t experience sexual attraction to people. Why? Because they are romantically attracted to people. I won’t keep going on on this point, as I am not asexual. If any of my asexy followers want to take this part up, go for it. And, having said that, I am going to point out that people who aren’t asexual also have romantic attractions. Most people do. I know a few people here and there who are bisexual, but only heteroromantic. Just. Yeah.
Also on this point, sex ≠ gender. A vagina doesn’t make you a woman. It makes you the owner of a vagina. I know some pretty fucking awesome men who are also the owners of vaginae. And and and. Sex itself isn’t even binary, let alone gender. This statement that “we’re all…male and female” is false. You’re erasing intersex people right there. If you don’t know what intersex is, Google it. And, even in the male and female sexes, there is room for much variation.
It’s a pet peeve of mine.
Ignorance is a pet peeve of mine.
Like, you’re pansexual. Okay, what does that mean? You like pans? When I hear the prefix pan- I think pandorama, pandemic. Everything everywhere. Pair it with -sexual and the visual I get is anything that breathes. Animals included.
Right, because pansexual people don’t get this load of bullshit all the time. You aren’t witty or edgy by saying this. Seriously. All right. I’ll be frank. I always have a hard time refuting this for two reasons: 1) I get really pissed off when people make this statement and 2) I end up stumbling all over my words. But run with me for a minute. Following this logic, that pan means all, period, rocks and trees and steel girders and everything, then what does bi- mean in the same context? Two of what? Like… are bisexual people attracted to men and… hooded sweatshirts? That’s two things. That would be bisexual by your logic, right? That little -sexual bit is the key part, here. So, please, fuck off with all the funni jokesies abt teh silleh pansexual ppls. We deal with that shit all the time. It’s tiresome and repetitive.
I feel like it’s just another silly label people have made up to make themselves feel special in some way.
No. Just… no. People, in general, don’t “make up labels” for giggles. They make labels because they fit them better than labels that existed previously. They make labels because they have the right to define themselves. You know who doesn’t have the right to define other people? You and other ignorant asses like you with opinions.
In this one post, you have managed to erase people with non-binary genders and intersex people and you’ve insulted anyone with a multi-sexual orientation that isn’t bi. And probably a lot of people who are bi, too, to be frank. And people with multi-romantic orientations. And people with romantic orientation, which is a lot of people. This is all a lot of people. Please, educate yourself before you go around bashing people by using antiquated ideas of sex and gender and sexual orientation.
I can’t anymore. I am tired of being erased and demeaned and being unable to articulately defend myself. So here it is. A pissed off response. And you know what? I know some pansexual people who take on the label without really understanding it and then run around being all high and mighty about it. Maybe I even come off that way sometimes, I don’t know. But that is not every pansexual person. Stop lumping everyone together. You don’t do it with straight people, do you? You don’t have one bad experience with a straight person where they are rude to you and then run around saying every straight person is rude and the straight orientation makes people rude and only rude people identify as straight, do you? No? I didn’t think so. So don’t do it to people with other orientations, either.
This fails, I know. If someone wants to pick it up and do a better job than I did, go for it. Seriously.
Had to reblog for commentary.
I had an amazing pansexual teacher recently, but she preferred the term “omnisexual”, possibly because the term pansexual gets a bad rap like this. Although pyroblackcat’s opinion is in no way profound/educated, it seems many people have misconceptions like this.
I see this a lot, and it just drives me a little bit around the bend sometimes. Abortion does not always apply just to women. Men can have internal reproductive organs. (Uterus, ovaries.) just like women can have penises. We need to fight for the rights of all marginalized bodies in our ultimate goal (well ok maybe this is just my ultimate goal) of smashing patriarchy, oppression, and oh hey, the state.
Supporting only the rights of cis women is a huge freaking problem in feminism. Let’s try and break down the use of cissexist language and include all genders and all bodies, eh?
Basically, feminism is pretty incomplete. It has a lot, a lot, a lot of fucked up exclusions of transfolk, (both white transfolk and transfolk of colour), and women of colour. Let’s step up our game here.