Shylo is an eight year old domestic short hair that has been with me since he was just seven weeks old. Earlier this week he started vomiting and behaving strangely, and after an x-ray at the emergency vet it was discovered that he had gallstones inside of his gallbladder. When we brought him for…
I didn’t expect to have to ask, but after looking over my income and the vet bills (not counting the follow up appointments I have next week and thereafter) there’s no way I’m going to be able to pay off this bill in the time frame that I have. Shylo is literally my world and I would do just about anything for him. Even if you’re unable to help by donating, please consider reblogging and sharing this post! Every little bit will help.
My art history textbook literally just described male and female figurines the exact same way. They listed the males first just to compare the females to them. Was that really even necessary, textbook?
Children who are spanked don’t have the option to flee or fight – they must submit to the pain and violence without grabbing, blocking, or defending against the assault to their body. Corporal punishment triggers the release of cortisol.
Having elevated levels of cortisol for a short period of time is okay, but if this fear response is experienced repeatedly it can damage a young brain and lead to diseased neural networks. Researchers also say that repeated elevations of cortisol can result in a child becoming [de]sensitized to fear, making it easier for them to experience danger and pain and normalize abnormal behavior. Think about how many adults who were hit as children can’t remember the trauma and fear they actually felt at the time but say that being hit was a “good” for them because they’ve only held onto the rationalizations used to justify the violence against them.
for all those people who tell you “i was spanked and i turned out fine!!”