Dementors and Depression

So apparently dementors are a metaphor for depression. I had never thought about it, but this is a really, really good way of showing people what depression is like, and how serious it is. Being stripped of all memories apart from the terrible ones, the fear, and the pure soul-crushing hopelessness of it all. It shows how difficult it is to overcome it (the Patronus charm being so advanced), and even what people depression face from other people. After Harry passed out from the dementor on the train, Malfoy and other Slytherins constantly make fun of him, and even try an use it against him (running out on the Quidditch field dressed up to distract Harry). Props to J.K. for being brave enough to put her personal experiences with depression in her books!

I’m mad at you for putting “follow me” on your selfie but you’re cute so I’ll let this pass.

Is anybody actually surprised that a straight white teenage boy used the word fag? It’s not an excuse, but I just don’t get why people were shocked when the Nash Grier controversy started. I’m really mad that he spread misinformation about HIV, though.

On SJW’s…

First off all, I consider myself a feminist. Not a radical one, but still a feminist.

I don’t like SJW culture. I think it does way more damage than good. It ignores differing opinions creating two options: radical feminist, or hateful bigot. The funny thing is, a lot of SJW’s forget what being a bigot actually means. According to dictionary.com, bigotry can be defined as “stubborn and complete intolerance of any creedbelief, or opinion that differs from one’s own.” Bigotry doesn’t necessarily mean that someone is incorrect. It means that someone refuses to even consider the idea that you are wrong. When you’re debating ethics, you have to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. You have to consider that you are wrong, and then defend your original beliefs. 

Also, truly wanting equality means that you have to admit that men do face some inequalities. 9 times more men than women are incarcerated in the United States. This doesn’t mean that men are born evil. It means that there is something wrong with the judicial system. Saying that men are incarcerated more because they’re born evil is like saying that black people are incarcerated more because they’re born evil. Men make up around 75% of murder victims in the United States.

Despite this, women go through way more than men do. But there are certain things that men have to worry about (even though these probably come from sexism towards women, such as thinking of women as defenseless and not attacking them because of that).