People are thankfully far more aware of how dangerous narcissists can be these days. With experts giving advice and people willing to share real-life experiences. All so that other people aren’t subjected to what cruelty a narcissist can display. But why are we so much more aware of their presence now? Are we simply more educated about their behaviour and so the word is being spread? Or are there actually more narcissists than there used to be? And how do you spot a narcissist? Quite often you can’t spot them until it’s too late. Until they have already wormed their way into your lives. But if you know how to spot one, you are at least armed with the facts.
Domestic violence against women is something all decent human beings are against. But sadly, domestic violence against men is something that people still quite easily turn a blind eye to. When a man is accused of domestic violence against a woman, people show no mercy. Even without evidence, lives and careers can be ruined. And if the allegations are true, then lives should be ruined. But if they’re not, then an innocent person has lost everything. And no case seems to prove this point better than that of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp.
Whenever it comes to women’s rights, men always seem to know better than us. Whether it’s how “women have had equality since they got the vote” (just like racism ended when the slaves were freed) Or how there’s no such thing as male privilege. No matter what it’s about, men just know so much more about what it’s like being a woman. And sexual harassment is no different. In fact, it really brings out the deep level of knowledge that men have of women’s experiences of being sexually assaulted or harassed. And I’m not saying all men think like this. Some men would never even dream of harming or harassing a woman in any way. But even if you thought sexually harassing women was a good idea, surely you wouldn’t be stupid enough to say it? But apparently you would, and sadly these celebrities did. So let’s sit back and enjoy being told how hysterical we are and how much we’re over-reacting to sexual harassment and violent sexual assault.
Everyone wants their own space, it’s human nature. And when you’re living with your parents, you want to move out even more. You want privacy, independence and to be free from their oppressive regime or rules and regulations. So you start planning your escape. You’re looking at houses, deposits, and even considering putting more hours in at work. All this effort to finally have a little freedom! And yes, you will have more freedom of choice. You can have friends over whenever you want. You can watch what you want on the TV and come and go as you please. But the reality is far different than the pretty picture you have in your head. So there are a few things you need to know before you move out.
Sometimes it seems like you can’t escape this phoney image of the “perfect family.” All smiles, laughter and togetherness like something straight from a greetings card. And being constantly bombarded by images and messages like these can leave you feeling confused and frustrated. Mainly because your family isn’t like that, but it’s okay because nobody’s family is.But knowing that you’re not alone doesn’t make it any easier. You still wonder why your family doesn’t really seem “normal” like everyone else’s. You wonder why people see family gatherings as something to look forward to, rather than something to fear or dread. You wonder what it’s like to turn to your family for advice and not be afraid to be ridiculed or judged.