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Noooo I already had a panic attack yesterday I don’t need these mood swings today fuck fuck fuck fuck
Dr. Evermore’s Forevertron
The “world’s largest scrap metal sculpture” stands in an art sculpture garden in the middle of Baraboo, Wisconsin.
For most of his life, Tom Every was a professional destroyer. Tom worked in Wisconsin as an industrial wrecker, thrashing old factories, breweries and any other building that stood in the way. But when he retired in 1983, he decided he would dedicate the rest of his life to being a creator: Dr. Evermore, to be exact.
Dr. Evermore is imagined by Mr. Every as a Victorian inventor from Eggington, England, with a back story involving a Presbyterian minister father and a traumatizing lightning storm. Dr. Evermore manifests his creativity in the Forevertron, a massive sprawling sculpture park in rural Wisconsin, one that Mr. Every or “Dr. Evermore” says will send him “into the heavens on a magnetic lightning force beam.”
Made from industrial scrap, the sculpture park includes a decontamination chamber from NASA’s Apollo project, dynamos built by Thomas Edison and scrap metal salvaged from an army ammunition plant.
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.”
As someone who is pregnant and also struggling with mental illness, this story is going to give me nightmares for weeks. o_o
Cinnamon Ground Dove (Gallicolumba rufigula)
Also known as the golden-heart dove, red throated ground-dove or the golden-heart pigeon, Gallicolumba rufigula is a species of ground dove that is distributed throughout Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and West Papua. Like other ground doves G. rufigula lives most of its live on the ground forages mainly in the leaf litter for fallen fruits and seeds.
"Weed is a gateway drug" I say as a portal to another dimension is opened
Carsten Höller, Upside Down Mushroom Room, 2000