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@AshKSkeet @PNemeth72 @emceebeere @chiller @goody_kate @OwenJones84 @DadTrans @FierceMum @parislees @MavenOfMayhem @JakeGraf1 Yes, but the Electro- is hyphenated off, hence ECT. A strong electric current is passed between the temples, causing whole body convulsions (unless the body's muscles are first paralysed). It causes loss of memories, & was thought might change personality.
@AshKSkeet @PNemeth72 @emceebeere @chiller @goody_kate @OwenJones84 @DadTrans @FierceMum @parislees @MavenOfMayhem @JakeGraf1 Here🖼️'s a terrible account, from the book 'Gender Shock', of a trans child in 1950s/60s America being subjected to that.

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@transmum1 @TeamGender @thegenderfairy1 @velobabe 1/ But let us remember that when GIDS was started, 30yrs ago - after the Dutch clinic - nowhere else NHS in Britain offered any support of any kind for trans minors & their families. That's 25yrs after the 1st NHS adult GIC, & 40+yrs after UK's 1st surgeries & publicity.
@transmum1 @TeamGender @thegenderfairy1 @velobabe 2/ Before GIDS, for around 50yrs, the prescription for such children, if they didn't largely repress themselves, was incarceration in asylums, which were run by county councils as public health. From the 20s those tried curing by using the memory erasing properties of ECT…
@transmum1 @TeamGender @thegenderfairy1 @velobabe 3/…and after military experiments with drugs with memory erasing effects, those were tried too. The same were used to try to cure depression, psychoses, & behaviour like girls having boyfriends of whom parents disapproved (really, yes). @DrMichaelMosley showed that is his 📺…
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Since people have been asking I thought I'd recap my #dystopia talk at @theuxcrunch from Thursday. The examples used are not what if scenarios. These all happened. #triggerwarning's apply. If you can make it thru to the end I have suggestions for how we can claw back some hope.
This is a quote you’ve all probably seen a million times. #Advertising & #techie shitheads love quoting it before they do trends porn. What they never seem to understand is how politically subversive the last bit is. B/c those wankers abuse it I swore I’d never use it.
Still, paraphrasing it is useful for my point. One person’s future is another person’s dystopia and thanks to the fundamental power of the Internet as a tool for distribution we can spread dystopia far and wide. Often before we know it, realise it, or even imagine it.
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Why do we object to the Serena Williams cartoon charicature?

Because dehumanizing African Americans is a time honored tool to hinder equality in America through “humor.”


Angelfood McSpade was a comic character in 1968 described as the “stereotypical Black woman.”

She was naked except for the skirt, portrayed as a nymphomaniac and unintelligent.

Artist Robert Crumb declared the comic book character “not racist.”

Cartoons have been a pernicious aspect of bigotry since their inception.

Children get early indoctrination to stereotypes in classic Disney films.
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Disappointed in the responses from some brothers to this thread. You should be able to read my perspective & have a respectful disagreement. It seems like modesty as a concept is dead to some of you beyond the rulings of halal & haram.
People talk about hijab & modesty like they're synonymous bc hijab is a clear ruling that promotes modesty. But modesty is more than fiqh, and a big part of it is having wisdom & good judgement of context. Things can be permissible but not the most modest. Context matters.
If a man was shirtless in a masjid or place of business, that would generally be considered immodest in most circumstances, even if his awrah was covered. If he was on the beach or participating in some relevant activity, however, it may not be immodest. Context matters.
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Tiens. Je voudrais vous parler, sans note, du syndrôme méditerranéen. Un truc qui traîne depuis des décennies, comme quoi autour du pourtour méditerranéen les gens sont plus expansifs et donc auraient tendance à décrire leurs symptômes médicaux de manière plus floride. Autrement
dit, que "chez ces gens-là, monsieur", il faut relativiser les symptômes exprimés. #TriggerWarning: si tu veux du doc bashing genre #TeamAirMedecine, passe ton chemin. Je ne suis pas en train de dire que tous les médecins pensent ça, etc etc, ce genre de raccourci facile, je suis
juste en train de mansplainer à quoi ça correspond, ce vieux truc moisi. A travers un cas, une histoire que j'ai racontée en 2001 dans "Patients si vous saviez" au sujet d'une dame âgée que j'avais réussi à convaincre d'hospitaliser pour suspicion d'infarctus. La suspicion a été
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Just like I did with the Delhi bus gang rape & murder, I am following the investigation on #Asifa's case closely. And like the Delhi police, the J&K police have mucked this up too. This chargesheet is full of holes!…
1/ So according to this detailed investigation, #Asifa was repeatedly sedated as she was raped over 7 days. And for some reason, the strip of tablets she was drugged with was, as per police report, "kept under a heap of garbage near an electric pole outside the Devisthan." What?
2/n Report says accused "washed the clothes worn by" #Asifa at the time of her death "to remove the clay and blood stains/sperm" before forensic tests. Did they put it back on her? Do forensics confirm this? And what about forensic report on fluid, hair & evidence on & in her?
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