Sunday, February 17, 2019
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Is “Mary Poppins” racist ?

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=12200742 A US academic has caused controversy online after labelling the Disney classic Mary Poppins racist. Professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner wrote a piece to the New York Times claiming the nanny Mary Poppins, played by Julie Andrews, "shamefully flirts with blackface" in the scene where she dances with Dick Van Dyke's Bert on the rooftop to the

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Definition and the truth about the rape of men

https://slate.com/human-interest/2014/04/male-rape-in-america-a-new-study-reveals-that-men-are-sexually-assaulted-almost-as-often-as-women.html?fbclid=IwAR0T0Rlecc41RdH58eu8FMME0lRcIhccwRvgCUpkxWf3GifK4MR4-RBVP6Y Last year the National Crime Victimization Survey turned up a remarkable statistic. In asking 40,000 households about rape and sexual violence, the survey uncovered that 38 percent of incidents were against men. The number seemed so high that it prompted researcher Lara Stemple to call the Bureau of Justice Statistics to see

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Rationale for peer support

https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/special-reports/revisiting-rationale-and-evidence-peer-support The rationale for peer support is neither new nor limited to psychiatry. Paid peer support has been around since the birth of the discipline in the late 18th century, with the hiring of recovered patients as staff identified as one of the most essential components of “moral treatment.”2 Harry Stack Sullivan

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Shery Mead on Intentional Peer Support

EM: Can you tell us a little about your own journey from “chronic patient” to mental health advocate? https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/rethinking-mental-health/201604/shery-mead-intentional-peer-support Shery Mead Becoming a chronic mental patient was an insidious process. I was so tired and so discouraged. In hospital settings, I got messages like you know you need to be here, it’s for

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Abuse infiltrated every part of her being

https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/109531418/back-from-the-brink-learning-to-live-after-a-life-of-sexual-abuse That abuse infiltrated every part of Giddy's being, shaped how she viewed the world and dominated the parenting of her five children. No-one was going to hurt her kids like she had been hurt - she became fixated on keeping them safe. "I'd have to set out all these structures and plans...my girls always

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