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May 26 2015
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I want the mew!
all the highly empathetic people i know in my life have had abusive home lives and that’s because we were trained to read a situation at any given moment in our homes and learn how to react within seconds because if we didn’t and said or did the wrong thing, we’d get fucked up and beat and hurt
but like subconsciously always reading the mood of any atmosphere or space you’re in, always being able to gauge how people feel, it’s not a fucking gift, it’s exhausting. you can’t turn it off, even if you want to. you read the situation and if it’s negative, you freak out because if someone’s angry at you, it’s the end of the world
like we’ve internalized the scars from our childhood when an adult being mad at you was the worst thing ever and it’s carried with us into adulthood. it’s hard to unlearn all that.
so like a lot of us have mental health or anxiety issues because we also start internalizing all the energy from people, be it positive or negative, and so anxiety-inducing and frustrating to the point of tears
#hello this is called hypervigilance #And is a symptom of ptsd #And the fear of fucking up or someone being angry at us if we don’t respond to the emotion correctly #is known as a ‘maladaptive schema’ #Which means that when our brains were developing #the constant traumatic or abusive environment wrote some base code into our brains #that influence the way we can filter and assess any infortmation #So all information we receive goes through the panic centre first and then gets viewed through this trauma induced coding #Which is why even when we know theoretically that we are ok and safe #we still go into panic and act instinctively
…..I had no idea this counted as hypervigilance. no idea what so ever.
I’m writing out all the shit I learnt from the cptsd specialists when I was in the hospital because so much of it was brand new information for me, (and i consider myselr fairly well educated on my illness) and even being there for only three weeks gave me enough info to completely change how im viewing my plans in terms of treatment and recovery.
I figure it will also be extremely relevant to a lot of my friends on here, but it’s going to take me a while to sort it all and write it out in a readable way. But I’m working on it.
Furiosa has rightly been hailed as the one of the best action heroines since Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley in the Alien films. I’m going to go one step further and say she’s one of the best action heroes ever.
But I’m actually not here to talk about Furiosa.
I’m here to talk about the other, less obvious heroines of the film: Immortan Joe’s five wives.
I saw Mad Max: Fury Road. It was awesome, and offered a surprisingly nuanced take on the power of femininity. Here are my thoughts.
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