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What Is Toxic Positivity? Why It’s OK To Not Be OK Right Now.
If you’ve ever gone through a difficult time (a breakup, a job loss), you’ve probably heard some of these phrases ad nauseam from friends and family. People who say them no doubt have good intentions; they’re simply trying to put a rosy filter on the tough time you’re having. “It gets better, stay optimistic,” they assure you.
But if statements like this are all you’re hearing from your friends and family, that excess of positivity can be, well, negative.
This kind of encouragement and self-talk is so common that mental health experts have a name for it: toxic positivity.
“Toxic positivity is the idea that we should focus only on positive emotions and the positive aspects of life,” said Heather Monroe, a clinical social worker and director of program development at Newport Institute. “It’s the belief that if we ignore difficult emotions and the parts of our life that aren’t working as well, we’ll be much happier.”
The problem is, toxic positivity oversimplifies the human brain and how we process emotions, and it can actually be detrimental to our mental health, Monroe said.
When I finally blurted out to mother, the family members (sister/cousins/boyfriends) that sexually molested me as a child she contested with:
"They are family. What do we you want me to do? Stop talking to them?!" 03-Jul-2020
Nobody Wants to See Your Cringey Fourth of July Celebrations
Here’s the thing: Now, more than ever, nobody wants to watch a 30-part Instagram story about a summer getaway. Life is absolutely, actively not good right now for any American with a sliver of a conscience or even a hint of financial instability. While it’s hard to begrudge anyone their coping mechanisms in this moment, it’s a good time to reflect on the rote patriotism that circulates every year on the dot. Proud to be an American? In this economy? With this rate of COVID-19 resurgence? Maybe not.
Right now, celebratory Fourth of July content is the normie equivalent of Kim Kardashian’s tweet about her daughter’s new fleet of sleek, black fairytale horses.
It’s tone deaf, it’s tacky, it’s like, where’d you even get 14 horses right now—except the 14 horses are a stand-in for the audacity to plan and publicize the fact you’re on a group vacation in the middle of a pandemic.
The ‘cancel’ crowd should be gunning for ‘Hamilton’
The cancel mobs had better sharpen their pitchforks.
A new film treats our Founding Fathers as flawed but ultimately good, even great, men and celebrates America as a place where anyone, “even orphan immigrants,” can make it. Oh, and actors play characters of races other than their own.
I’m referring, of course, to Broadway genius Lin-Manuel Miranda’s megahit, “Hamilton,” which premieres as a film on Disney+ on Friday.
Ever since its first performance in 2015, the show has been a sold-out success. Audiences loved it. President Barack and Michelle Obama saw it several times and raved about it. But could the original show expect to receive such universal acclaim if it were made today? Unlikely.
Copenhagen's Little Mermaid labelled
Marcellus Wiley delivers passionate argument against NBA painting 'Black Lives Matter' on courts
Shia LaBeouf's new movie 'The Tax Collector' called out: '#Brownfacing 2020 style'
Bishop: North Carolina priest kept on leave on abuse claims
A Catholic priest in North Carolina will remain on administrative leave after allegations of sexual abuse against him were revealed last year, the Charlotte diocese's bishop said.
Bishop Peter Jugis made the announcement to St. Matthew parishioners in a letter Wednesday, writing that he had accepted the recommendation of the diocese’s Lay Review Board to keep the Rev. Patrick Hoare out of ministry, The Charlotte Observer reported.
Hoare was originally put on administrative leave in December after the diocese received “an allegation against him of child sexual abuse that was said to have occurred in Pennsylvania more than 25 years ago, before Father Hoare entered ministry” the Charlotte Observer quoted Jugis as writing.
Man sues Allentown Diocese, Hellertown school, says teacher molested him
Fox News Host Newly Fired For Sexual Misconduct Had Prompted Earlier Warning
Child marriage is "extremely prevalent" in U.S.: "The cycle perpetuates across generations"
Outrage as Indian judge calls alleged rape victim 'unbecoming'
Netflix's 'controversial' erotic drama '365 Days' sparks backlash: Here's why people are talking
California Abandons Equality under the Law
Here are some unexpected developments: In Mississippi, Republicans have decided to excise the Confederate flag; in California, Democrats have decided to legalize racial discrimination.
Who had that on their 2020 bingo card?
In 1996, California voters by a substantial margin enacted a constitutional amendment reading: “The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group, on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.” The Democrat-run state legislature has just voted to repeal that amendment.
California had a long struggle with race-based admissions practices in its public universities, most famously with the Bakke case, in which the Supreme Court upheld race-based policies. The 1996 amendment was an attempt to sort that out in the most straightforward fashion, by insisting that the state take no notice of race at all in its policies. That was, for some generations, the great aspiration of most good-hearted Americans, who took it to be the dream of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech.
California Democrats such as Assemblyman Todd Gloria insist that eliminating rules against racial discrimination are necessary to “advance true racial and gender equity in this state.” That is, of course, nonsense. It is, in fact, self-refuting nonsense — the fact that the ethnic makeup of California’s state universities does not reflect the ethnic makeup of the state is not an indictment of colorblind university policies but an indictment of the state’s K–12 education system and other institutions. Racial preferences do not create equality — they camouflage inequality.
Right Wing Pastors Claim “Homosexuality” Worse Than Slavery
A pair of controversial right-wing Evangelical pastors have come under fire after stating that homosexuality is a worse sin than slavery. Scott Lively and Tennessee Pastor Richard May made the inflammatory statement on Lively’s Breaking News Bible Study program.
Taxpayer funded Catholic schools given secret edict to ban kids who don’t conform to gender norms
A sex worker was stabbed 11 times and killed by a client. Her family wouldn’t collect her body from the morgue because she’s trans
Jimmy Kimmel: TV host sorry for blackface sketches
US TV host Jimmy Kimmel has apologised for using make-up to impersonate black stars like Snoop Dogg, Oprah Winfrey and basketball player Karl Malone.
Kimmel said he had thought of his performances as "impersonations of celebrities and nothing more".
But, looking back, he admitted they were "embarrassing" and described them as "thoughtless moments".
He said sorry "to those who were genuinely hurt or offended by the make-up I wore or the words I spoke".
If Blackface Is So Offensive Why Does Jimmy Kimmel Get Away With It?
Celebs who were fired due to alleged racism
The stereotype we run from is our family. 24-Jun-2020
When you destroy the history that defines you
and the country you reside in
you are negating your ancestor's sweat and accomplishments, suffering and heroism
It won't free you of hurt
It won't grant empathy from the masses
the scars will remain for all to resolve
along with the endless fight
and when future people ask why
they won't understand
because there will be little proof
hostilities will be judged on how races act in the present
I hope new history doesn't include the word asshole in it. 24-Jun-2020
The ‘anti-racist’ drive to turn schools into woke propaganda mills
School will be a very different place next academic year. Classes will be less full; desks, rigorously sterilized. And if the education establishment has its way, teachers will be aggressively woke.
Education Week’s “Classroom Q&A” blog tells teachers: “As Dr. Ibram X. Kendi would say, there is no ‘not racist.’ There is only racist and anti-racist. Your silence favors the status quo and the violently oppressive harm it does to black and brown folk everywhere.”
Anti-racism, in this worldview, doesn’t mean equal treatment of others; it is an all-encompassing ideology that demands constant questioning of one’s own actions and motives and those of others.
For its part, the National Committee on Social Studies’ Early Childhood/Elementary Community has promised to overhaul content, explaining that “to stop the .?.?. systemic pattern of dehumanization . . . we need to start early. WE, as educators, and family members, need to flood our children with counter messages. . . . Messages that show #BlackLivesMatter. .?.?. It is essential to elevate that message until there is no racial inequality in economic opportunity, no racial inequality in education, no racial inequality in incarceration rates and no brutality from police and others.”
Oscar Isaac Says He'll Return to Star Wars Only If He "Needs a New House"
Sad news, Star Wars sequel fans… It doesn’t sound like Oscar Isaac is too interested in returning to the franchise. However, never say never, because the actor known for playing Poe Dameron joked that he could change his tune if the price is right. Recently, Isaac spoke with Deadline about his new movie, The Card Counter, and was asked about filming Star Wars. While he enjoyed making them, it’s not the actor’s normal wheelhouse, so he explained what it would take to get him back as the “trigger-happy flyboy.”
This is a moment of reckoning on race for White Christians
Growing up in the South, Robert P. Jones attended Southern Baptist churches, Sunday schools, even a Southern Baptist college.
But it was only in seminary, in his mid-20s, that Jones says he learned the full truth about Southern Baptists' white supremacist roots. The denomination was founded to defend slavery and did not formally rebuke its past until 1995, when Southern Baptists voted to apologize for their history of racism.
Jones was a social scientist before he realized how stubbornly racist ideas can persist in White churches.
"Rather, as the dominant cultural power in America, they have been responsible for constructing and sustaining a project to protect White supremacy and resist Black equality," he writes. "This project has framed the entire American story."
"White Christian churches have not just been complacent; they have not only been complicit," he writes in his book, "White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity," publishing next month.
Oakland's bishop called 'racist' by Catholic pastor over Black Lives Matter
Hulu’s Love, Victor is caught up in the mythology of white gayness
In spite of the varied histories of the irreparable contributions of Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color to queer liberation and artistic production, whiteness continues to be the implied standard for LGBTQ people in film and media. Such a bar begins to coalesce into a potentially poisonous political project of homonormativity, an ideal of queerness that still subscribes to systems and institutions that privilege white, cisgender, middle class, heterosexual presenting queer people at the expense of queer and trans people who are not afforded the same liberties due to institutional and systemic injustices (coined by scholar Lisa Duggan). White gays, whatever their occasional usefulness, have long been inclined to throw others under the bus.