Daily Archives: June 5, 2014

Why aren’t MRAs demanding that the 30K raised by @AVoiceforMen be invested in a men’s shelter? #NoMRA  via Tumblr, posts 1 & 2 Auragasmic had a good question about the extra money raised for the security costs for the International Conference on Men’s Issues: Why doesn’t A Voice for Men actually donate the excess money to men’s causes and charities? They’re saying now that they can’t because people didn’t donate it for them to use in that way. They already had it earmarked for extra security or for next year’s conference. To me, it seems like they could have planned to donate it ahead of time, instead of earmarking it for a future conference that they may or may not have. This is their first conference and, even if it is successful, they have no real guarantee that they will be able to host or plan a conference next year. What happens to the money if that’s the case?

Donating the Extra Security Money to Men’s Charities #NoMRA

“Mental illness is not like make up. You cannot apply it in the morning then remove at home where there is no one around. It will not make people love you more or lure that boy into your arms.You cannot put on a coat of depression, dust on anxiety, draw on your self injuries and spray your bulimia. It is not something so people think you are beautiful, Mental illness is not beautiful. Mental illness is a disease to the brain. It makes you sick, the voices that you hear are no one else’s but your own. You get tired of things that you once loved, you get tired of people you once loved. Sometimes, you get so scared to go outside that you’d rather die inside your room. You hate yourself and hate yourself, you have no other way to express it but to draw blood. You remember that there are 49 calories in an apple but forget how to smile. It is not like make up. You are not playing ‘Mommy’ or ‘Grown Ups’ It will not make you any more or less beautiful. It is not poetic or make you seem mysteriously captivating to others.So please stop pretending and romanticizing mental illness.” – (via porcelainandpaperflowers) via Tumblr