"The first time it was an ear, nose and throat doctor. I had an emergency visit for an ear infection, which was causing a level of pain I hadn’t experienced since giving birth. He looked at the list of drugs I was taking for my bipolar disorder and closed my chart.

“I don’t feel comfortable prescribing anything,” he said. “Not with everything else you’re on.” He said it was probably safe to take Tylenol and politely but firmly indicated it was time for me to go. The next day my eardrum ruptured and I was left with minor but permanent hearing loss.

Another time I was lying on the examining table when a gastroenterologist I was seeing for the first time looked at my list of drugs and shook her finger in my face. “You better get yourself together psychologically,” she said, “or your stomach is never going to get any better.”

If you met me, you’d never know I was mentally ill. In fact, I’ve gone through most of my adult life without anyone ever knowing — except when I’ve had to reveal it to a doctor. And that revelation changes everything. It wipes clean the rest of my résumé, my education, my accomplishments, reduces me to a diagnosis."
- When Doctors Discriminate - NYTimes.com (via brutereason)

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a boy was bullied throughout his childhood for being gay and the principal of his school said that if he was to act so openly gay he should expect that kind of treatment. The school board did nothing about it.
Years later, once he had graduated high school, he and his family sued the school board for not doing anything about his bullying. They won the case and got $900,000. 

wheresagnes:

a boy was bullied throughout his childhood for being gay and the principal of his school said that if he was to act so openly gay he should expect that kind of treatment. The school board did nothing about it.

Years later, once he had graduated high school, he and his family sued the school board for not doing anything about his bullying. They won the case and got $900,000. 

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"People run from rain but sit in bathtubs full of water."
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Charles Bukowski (via bittersweetsongs)

Wow bukowski so profound do you also bathe fully clothed you dickhead. “Oohh isn’t it funny that a person will eat when they’re hungry but will duck if you throw an apple at their face”

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