For further reference: Disease is defined not only as a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury, but also as a particular quality, habit, or disposition regarded as adversely affecting a person or group of people. And THAT my friends, is why being addicted to drugs IS a disease. Thank you.
Your actions are not what define what a disease is, and many diseases are brought on by your actions, they are still diseases.
You fundamentally misunderstanding what makes a disease, a disease; does not stop those diseases from being a disease.
I just saw a post that said being a crackhead was not a disease, because 'How do you go outside and catch crackhead'
So, let me clear things up for anyone who may be asking themselves this question:
Sexually transmitted diseases are brought on by actions you enact, they are still diseases.
Cancer can be brought on by smoking, also a choice you enact. Cancer is still a disease.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
November 2, 1883
The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
White guy posts video of him shooting people and social media companies say they don't know how to manage it.
Here's a hint: pretend it was a person of color complaining about white hate speech. Y'all know how to quash that right away.
Jack of all trades, master of none being used with a negative connotation is a bastardization of the phrase.
The actual phrase is:
Jack of all trades, master of none; better than a master of one.
Knowing a little about a lot of things, is better than knowing a lot about one.
A pizza has a radius z and thickness a. Its volume is pizza (or pi*z*z*a). Happy Pi Day! #PiDay
If you don't have a uterus, shut the fuck up, because it has nothing to do with you.
Thank you for coming to my TED talk.
Adding an Asterisk to my original statement *Trans men are often criticized for their choice to have a baby, if that happens to you, I will defend your right to have your baby until the day I die.
If you try telling someone what they can do with their body, I'm going to tell you that you are an asshole.
If you have a uterus and you want to have an abortion, that is your choice, and I will defend you until the day I die.
If you have a uterus, and you don't want an abortion, that is your choice, and if you were being attacked for that choice, I would also defend you. (You're not, but the point still stands.)
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