It's links o'clock again.
* The Just World Theory: "According to the hypothesis, people have a strong desire or need to believe that the world is an orderly, predictable, and just place, where people get what they deserve."
* brownfemipower writes on domestic violence in movies: "What would happen if we decided that there were no 'winners' (those who do the culturally acceptable thing and do what we all hope *we* would do in a similar situation) or 'losers' (those who still love the person who is abusing them, or chose to stay for whatever reason, or are killed before they can escape)-just people who have the right to live and love and grow and change?"
* Shauna writes on learned helplessness and political apathy. As I'm squarely in the camp of largely depressedly apathetic, this post hit me hard, and I plan to let this sit in the mental crockpot for a while.
* In an LJ thread, hotcoffeems makes an awesome statement: "I get irked by this notion that there is a tiny amount of compassion available to us as humans, and therefore it must only be meted out in tiny dribbles to those some tiny-minded individual arbitrarily decides is "deserving enough." I don't care if someone "made their bed", they shouldn't be abandoned to it when things go horribly south."
* In a post about mix-and-match minorities, Katie comments on something interesting – being part of the LGBTI community and being deaf. And now I want to go be That Person who transcribes YouTube posts. Goodness.
Originally posted at Xtinian Thoughts. Comment here or there.