can we talk about how this fucking pbs show aimed at little kids easily talked about how anxiety is stressful but normal
Ok no but can we talk about this entire episode?
It was called April 9th, and it was actually a response to the 9/11 attacks. It didn’t talk about the attacks themselves, but rather focused on teaching kids to deal with the all of the emotions that they might be feeling as a result. They set up a situation that might evoke similar emotions in children: a massive fire at the school.
Arthur’s dad was in the fire, so (as you can see above), Arthur is constantly worried about his dad’s safety.
Sue Ellen is grieving because her journal, which contained a huge amount of precious memories, was destroyed in the fire. Muffy is confused why she can’t just cheer Sue Ellen up by giving her a new journal.
Buster wasn’t at school that day, and feels confused and guilty that he isn’t sad about the fire like the other kids. He then befriends the school janitor, who has to retire due to an injury that, at his age, is pretty serious.
Binky actually saw the flames, and is constantly traumatized by the event. He doesn’t tell anyone because he feels like he would lose his tough-guy reputation if he admitted that he was scared.
The episode teaches kids that all of these emotions are perfectly normal and natural, that there’s not one right way to feel, and that even if it takes a while, things are going to be okay.
The thing that makes this show so great, in my opinion, is that it knows that kids are intellegent and strong enough to deal with these things if you present them in the right way. It doesn’t hide them, it doesn’t sugar coat them, it just presents them in a way that children can understand and shows them how to deal with them.
"When I got my first cat, it changed me. There is something about holding a cat that makes your anger melt away. And if someone does something that upsets me—I have to remember my cat. I can’t keep my cat if I get into trouble.”
"I asked if Major Cabanaw had concerns for the safety of the cats. “Of course, we always want to ensure the safety of the cats, and the staff is great about keeping an eye out for them. But mostly, it’s the offenders keeping them safe. I have never once seen an offender kill his own cat. We screen them to be sure they have no history of animal abuse. But I’ll tell you this, there was a guy killed in here because he had spit soda pop onto someone else’s cat.”"
Wow it’s almost like using love, trust, and therapeutic methods rehabilitate people or something WOW.
okay but if you see a homeless person begging for money do not give it to them
donate to a trustworthy, non-profit shelter/center
many homeless people have developed addictions to drugs or alcohol to cope with the position they are in and might spend the money in the wrong places
if you donate money to a shelter/center they will spend it in the right places and they will be able to get more for your dollars and get more food, water, and other resources because a lot of these centers/ charities are affiliated with companies that with give them discounts
Nah, I call bullshit.
I mean, donating to shelters is also more effective, (although check to make sure they don’t discriminate against lgbtq people) but you give a homeless mother 5 bucks, she’s gonna buy some food. And if you give a homeless person who doesn’t have kids a little cash and they buy some beer with it, so fucking what? If it’s a gift, you shouldn’t place constraints on what someone can and can’t do with it. It’s their goddamn choice and telling people to never give to homeless people in case they MIGHT be an addict? How fucking moralizing and self righteous does that get?
My dad is an addict. If he weren’t in prison at the moment he would probably be on the streets. If you think that you SHOULDN’T give someone money because they MIGHT be an addict you can seriously just unfollow me and fuck off right fucking now. Addiction is a disease and frankly if you’re on the streets and not eating regularly alcohol makes you feel full longer and won’t make you puke like food will - and until you have been on the street you can’t know which choice you’d make. A little comfort sometimes goes a long way.
Not only that, but withdrawal can be incredibly dangerous and possibly deadly if it’s done without medical supervision. Even if a person has a more mild withdrawal period, being that sick out on the streets makes a person incredibly vulnerable which is another factor that makes it dangerous. For some people doing drugs is safer and healthier than going without and going into withdrawal alone on the streets.
Basically what I’m saying is, don’t refuse to give money to the homeless and poor and then use “Well they’ll just buy drugs with it” as an excuse. Life isn’t black and white. Drugs are not always an issue of morality.
i love that barrowman’s response also distances him from the contestant
"hahahaha women do laundry right john? you with me, john?"
"don’t lump me in with you, you fucking martian”
This is what I’m talking about when I keep saying that men have to deny the endorsement. This guy wanted Barrowman’s tacit support or agreement for his sexism, as part of bonding through humour. John went nope.
Homeless shelter is transformed into 5-star restaurant, hot food and warm hearts all around. See the full video here.
I watched the video and I thought it was great. Because it’s not just like, nice food or whatever, it’s being treated like a guest. The people who staged this also made a 5k donation as well as handing out fancy gift bags that had basic self-care items/toiletries which are in really high demand because people will donate food but never think about hairbrushes, soap, toothpaste, et cet.
Not only that but i really appreciate the sentiment here that’s so against that whole poverty policing, “poor people don’t deserve anything nice ever” bullshit that’s getting louder in our society.
PROTECT and DEFEND trans women
if you put trans women in danger because you can’t help running your fucking mouth, you are the ENEMY and will be ERADICATED
if you are a cis person who scrolled past this without reblogging because you don’t feel like it’s a necessary message for your other cis friends to see, i want you to know you’ve made it that much harder to trust you
This months calendar is great and I like that it says sarcasm now severed all day.