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Essex social services obtained a High Court order against the woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and her child to be taken from her womb.
The council said it was acting in the best interests of the woman, an Italian who was in Britain on a work trip, because she had suffered a mental breakdown.
If you are not absolutely terrified and outraged by this you are wrong. The precedent this sets put every person on earth in danger.
oh my god read the article this is FUCKING HORRIFIC. she got back on her bipolar disorder medication and is in recovery but they won’t give her her child back “because of the risk she might relapse”. What you’re fucking saying with that is that mentally ill people shouldn’t even be allowed children even if they’re safe and well *just in case*, that we’re a permanent threat to ourselves and others even when we’re in treatment and recovery and living a stable life. I am FUCKING LIVID
Over a fucking panic attack. I’m fucking serious, all of this over a single panic attack. They took her baby in the most horrific way possible because she had a fucking panic attack.
From the Article:
She suffered a panic attack, which her relations believe was due to her failure to take regular medication for an existing bipolar condition.
It’s worth noting, that it’s very common for people on psychiatric medication to go off of their meds if they become pregnant, because of risk of side effects.
I bolded the above. I wanted there to be no one to think that she was being irresponsible for not haven taken her meds regularly. She did it for good reason, for the health of her own baby. And she got punished for it.
i fucking cant
So she did what was best for her kid, has ONE SINGLE PANIC ATTACK WHICH IS A THING THAT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE WHETHER THEY HAVE A MENTAL ILLNESS OR NOT and decide that they can literally violate her body in a horrific manner and take her kid away. But she’s the dangerous one.
Terribly sad. I hope this gets worked out in her benefit.
I can’t even imagine how terrifyingly awful that situation had to have been. Forcing a woman, against her will, to undergo sedation and then waking up in pain, without the fetus you’ve been carrying for 9 months? That’s beyond the pale. How much do the rights of an unborn fetus circumvent the rights of a full-grown adult? How much do we have to other the mentally ill, treating them (us) as less than human? She was literally treated like a breeding animal, with no cause of concern for her safety, mental health or well-being. Fuck. Fuck.
This is literally the stuff that horror movies are made of.
When K was relating this story to me, I couldn’t believe it until I read the article for myself. Have we really gotten to the point that a woman who, even just from the stress of being pregnant, has a panic attack can legally have her baby ripped out of her body and be thrown into a mental institution? Did we slip back into the 19th century, because I don’t recall any horse-drawn buggies going by outside.
This is why we need mental health reform. This is why we need women’s rights. This is why we need to treat fellow humans like fucking humans, not livestock to be cast aside when they seem a little “off.”
What the flying fuck. I almost scrolled past this, thinking it was a fake article. My brain refused to process this as a thing that can actually happen in “civilised” society.
What. the. fuck.
meltingpenguins asked: My two cents on SPN? if the casting spoilers are to be believed, my votes for the season is: Met tries to kill everyone he doesn't like, then THE Adam shows up as a deus ex machina, Met etc are defeated, but due to 'we need a plot' the next problem will lift its ugly head at the finale. /snark
The thing about S9 for me isn’t even that I’m offended, like I know a lot of people (fairly understandably) are. I’m just bored.
You just summed up a good chunk of my problems with the show.
(I still watch it myself, though these days I’ve taken to approaching anything past s5 as well-produced fanvids)
CORGI HUSKY CORGI HUSKY CORGI HUSKY CORGI HUSKY
I gotta admit that I have to reblog this adorable beast every time I see it.
HIS TAIL HE’S SO EXCITED
LOOK HOW BIG HE IS COMPARED TO FULL CORG
On one hand, I have a wide range of emotions because of the latest SPN episode. :S
But on the other hand, *giggles because of certain name-related implications for Don’t You Worry/the rest of the series and potential opportunities to play around with that*
So I sent Cecil a sweatervest and today I received a thank-you email and this from him and I regret everything and nothing.
Why can’t more people walk around like this?
Because the world would explode from all the fabulous.
It makes me kinda sad that all of the Good Omens posts only list Neil Gaiman as the author and everyone tends to forget dear, dear Terry Pratchett.
Don’t get me wrong, Neil is easily one of my favorite authors, but so is Terry. :(
Also, Diskworld is one of my favorite things ever in the history of the universe.
Actually, I’ve found plenty of cases of it happening the other way around too (the recent flood of that War quote, for example, more often than not only listed Terry Pratchett).
Having people leave out either of those two awesome people annoys me to no end.
perceptions3key asked: Hi! I'm making my christmas list, and I was wondering if it would be okay to ask one of my family members to make a print of you WTNV/Nightmare Before Christmas fanart for me to put on my wall. I don't know if anyone will actually go through with it, but if they do, is that okay with you?
I never got word back from the Night Vale folks on whether offering prints for sale was okay, so since it looks like that option’s not on the table any more, feel free. As long as it’s only for your own use, i.e. it’s not gonna get sold anywhere/used for other commercial purposes, that’s fine by me. However, I’d advise you stick some official NV merch on your Christmas list as well - the Night Vale folks do rely on donations and sales to keep doing what they do, so if you can send anything their way that’d be cool.
In fact, you know what? I was going to just answer this privately, but I’ve just decided that if you or anyone else sends me proof they’ve donated or bought something from the Night Vale store (i.e. screenshot, photo of you with the merch, etc.), I’ll send you a 2000px wide (not all the way up to my original res, but close), unwatermarked png version for personal use, which should do you much better for a print. You can make yourself a poster, you can use it as a wallpaper, you can cover your house in printouts of it if you want to. All I’ll ask in return is that you don’t post it online, sell it anywhere else or use it for anything commercial.
Happy holidays :)
((OOC: Hey, guys! How is everybody? It was super-fun to see you guys again yesterday after such a long time! I hope all of you have been doing well. <3 You guys might be wondering where this blog stands as of now - if it’s going to be active again like it used to be, etc.
Now, I happen to be a writer. So, in response, I’m going to tell you a little story.))
I - I just… D’awww. You have no idea just how warm and fuzzy this post makes me.
I’m certainly going to miss having regular updates from you (I never exactly said much, but I’ve been lurking appreciatively since you got here), but mostly I’m just happy things are going so well for you!
Askblog replies or not, it’d be lovely hearing how you’re doing every now and then, but that’s obviously up to you. Either way, hope you two have a wonderful time together!