Sing Out, Louise

For years, mental health professionals taught people that they could be psychologically healthy without social support, that “unless you love yourself, no one else will love you.”… The truth is you cannot love yourself unless you have been loved and are loved. The capacity to love cannot be built in isolation.

—Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., “The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog”   (via recordingrecovery)

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Also Hanna looks great, especially in the sailor hat, and I loved watching her speak, but most of the other people in the doc come across as just dippy and simple and kind of embarrassingly juvenile. And like I know the movement was for teenagers, but the people interviewed are mostly in their 40s at this point, or older (hi Joan Jett) so that’s not an excuse. 

The Punk Singer

The only thing more devastating than Kathleen Hanna’s debilitating late-stage Lyme disease is the fact that Tavi Gevinson was in this documentary.

You mean the generation that paid three times as much for college to enter a job market with triple the unemployment isn’t interested in purchasing the assets of the generation who just blew an enormous housing bubble and kept it from popping through quantitative easing and out-and-out federal support? Curious.

When comments are better than the article, Atlantic edition (“The Cheapest Generation: Why Millennials aren’t buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy”)

The Atlantic also recently pondered why millennials aren’t having babies. Um… because kids are fucking expensive? Just a thought.

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