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Mental Illness is a Feminist Issue Part 5: Power Structures

Mental illness creates structures of power.

This idea mainly originates from Foucault, but it was developed by the anti-psychiatry movement in the 1960s and 70s. When an individual is diagnosed with a mental illness (by a doctor), they are forced into the disempowered patient role in a doctor/patient dyad which leaves the doctor in total control and the patient’s opinions and wishes dismissed as the ramblings of a crazy person. 476 more words

Kiehl's Moisturizer

So I don’t know about you guys but I get seriously bad acne (sadly inherited from my dad) and while I’m growing out of it while I’m getting older it can be triggered really easy by heavy moisturizers and cause me to have a massive breakout which is never fun. 443 more words

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