Borderline Personality Disorder, Feminism, Mentally Impaired?

jenniferlreimerFeminism and Madness, Personality, Sociology of Medicine

borderline personality disorder

I always said, back in my days in academia, that my life was my research, and my research was my life. Be careful what you decide for your life and career, folks.  As a fortune cookie wisely told me in March: I certainly do not regret my thesis (actually not a too-dry read, or at least I’ve been told so…), nor … Read More

jenniferlreimerBorderline Personality Disorder, Feminism, Mentally Impaired?

“Triple Threat”: Many New Vintage Psychiatric Drug Ads Added to Gallery…

jenniferlreimer"Health Care", Ads and Commercials, Meds, Meds, Meds!, Psychiatrists, Sociology of Medicine

Why stop one psych med that has bad side-effects when you can simply prescribe another? (sorry parents of wannabe child-stars, this has nothing to do with singing, acting, or dancing, unless you count tardive dyskenesia as a kind of dance performed by children drugged with Abilify, Olanzapine, Ritalin, and Dexedrine – to name a few…  ) Click on here to … Read More

jenniferlreimer“Triple Threat”: Many New Vintage Psychiatric Drug Ads Added to Gallery…

Things are Not that Black and White!: Racialization of Female Bodies and the Controversy Over the White and Black Pristiq Dolls

jenniferlreimerAds and Commercials, Feminism and Madness, Mad Society, Meds, Meds, Meds!, Other Survivors, Sociology of Medicine

Back in September of last year, I posted this when I was shocked to see that to market their “new” antidepressant Pristiq (after all it is only an isomer of Effexor – Effexor’s chemical name is venlafaxine, Pristiq’s is desvenlafaxine).  The original Pristiq television commercial showed a white doll – as we’re all probably familiar with – having to “wind … Read More

jenniferlreimerThings are Not that Black and White!: Racialization of Female Bodies and the Controversy Over the White and Black Pristiq Dolls

Letter to a Jane; IntenseDebate Screenname “whispers” (Letter of Complaint #9)

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This is the letter I sent the woman on Iwannapukebook (“Facebook”, “crackbook”, “FarceBook”, “___book”  ) who reposted my “Boy, your boots can leave a mess” post, along with the brilliant statement, “some people don’t know how to take opposing opinions…”. Please comment,  as I really just want to know why women are behaving this way!  It terrifies me, it makes … Read More

jenniferlreimerLetter to a Jane; IntenseDebate Screenname “whispers” (Letter of Complaint #9)

New Weekly Thought Up a Day Late! (Discussion of last week’s to be posted tomorrow – the straggler ;) )

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See the sidebar! –> “Let’s talk men, women, and the expression of emotion.  Lately I’ve been thinking a lot (and getting a little jealous) about physical fighting to “voice” one’s anger/frustration/struck nerves/etc. – something men “can do” (according to social norms), but not women.  Often, they trade black eyes, and are best buddies again moments later.  Women, not having this … Read More

jenniferlreimerNew Weekly Thought Up a Day Late! (Discussion of last week’s to be posted tomorrow – the straggler ;) )

Would you rather be a man or a woman?

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Statistically speaking, the answer is… Indeed!  Transgendered-ally speaking, one in 30,000 women want to be male, but one in 10,000 men want to be female!  Fascinating – despite all of the discrimination, menstruation, and other negatives that come wih womanhood. Personally, I love being a woman, but will always be, gendered-ly speaking, a Great graphic…do you have to “brand” the … Read More

jenniferlreimerWould you rather be a man or a woman?

Practice of Madness: Annoying Technical Difficulties, but Tori Amos is Raining Blood.

jenniferlreimerFeminism and Madness, Mad Music, Mad Society, Transcend

I realize that by deleting the original wordpress.com address for this website, Alarryyk also erased the documentaries and some .pdf files that I had streaming from the wordpress.com site.  I will upload them to the domain for this site and have them up and running ASAP. As for “technical difficulties” in my life, I cannot believe how many days have … Read More

jenniferlreimerPractice of Madness: Annoying Technical Difficulties, but Tori Amos is Raining Blood.

Did you see me at Broadway and Woodland?

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I covered up the poor naked woman whose body was strapped to a bus shelter!  Removing her completely would have required power tools and it was broad daylight.  However, I am happy to let you know that the lady, with the words “American Apparel™” emblazoned beside her no longer appears to be topless to anyone walking from Commercial to Woodland … Read More

jenniferlreimerDid you see me at Broadway and Woodland?

On Man-Children

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(A piece I wrote just before I decided it was time to head to the dreaded Emergency Room :shock:) Why do there seem to be so very, very many little boys disguised as men among my generation? There is some confusion as to what generation I belong to as my parents waited until they were in their mid-thirties to have … Read More

jenniferlreimerOn Man-Children

My “BFF” and I …(“though shalt not be honest?”)

jenniferlreimerFeminism and Madness, Poetry, Prose, Personal

I spoke about my newfound inability to be anything but brutally honest with the people around me, including (those who are supposed to be) my friends.  I have also written about my troubles with female friendships (pretty much exclusively with heterosexual women).  The combination was an “accident waiting to happen” – a car crash in the works.  It was fulfilled … Read More

jenniferlreimerMy “BFF” and I …(“though shalt not be honest?”)

“Reckoning Poem”, 2003

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(Still, one of my favourite poems [that I have penned myself].  Others have called it disjointed, other others have called it brilliant.  I think it lies somewhere in between.) Winter on the way The air was sharp and spoke of endings when it began When he shook my hand and smiled No, not a smile No name for the look, … Read More

jenniferlreimer“Reckoning Poem”, 2003

How strange…am I? How strange…

jenniferlreimerAcademia is Nuts!

…it is to be reading a book, well, rereading a book for probably the fourth time, about a system that is regimented to time by the minute, a society that is efficient, relying on docile, self-regulating citizens who are obedient – who follow every rule and meet every deadline and file every required piece of paperwork, keeping a copy on … Read More

jenniferlreimerHow strange…am I? How strange…

My First Date (with Josh, the serial rapist), 2001

jenniferlreimerFeminism and Madness, Poetry, Prose, Personal

Bear in mind that I was 17 at the time!  I actually handed this in for an English class assignment… She jumps at the shrill ringing of her phone.  The cab has arrived to carry her to the place where her anticipation has already been lingering for thirty-two days and nights.  She glances at her reflection in the mirror one … Read More

jenniferlreimerMy First Date (with Josh, the serial rapist), 2001

She Must Be Crazy: Psychiatric Discourse, The “Personality Disorders”, and the Social Regulation of Subversive Women

jenniferlreimerAcademic Work, Longer Stories

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She Must Be Crazy: Psychiatric Discourse, The “Personality Disorders”, and the Social Regulation of Deviant Women “I have gone out, a possessed witch, haunting the black air, braver at night; dreaming evil, I have done my hitch over the plain houses, light by light: lonely thing, twelve-fingered, out of mind. A woman like that is not a woman, quite. I … Read More

jenniferlreimerShe Must Be Crazy: Psychiatric Discourse, The “Personality Disorders”, and the Social Regulation of Subversive Women