Owl Stirrup Spout BottleDate: 2nd–3rd centuryGeography: PeruCulture: MocheMedium: CeramicDimensions: H. 9 1/2 x W. 4 5/8in. (24.1 x 11.7cm)Classification: Ceramics-ContainersCredit Line: Gift of Nathan Cummings, 1966Accession Number: 66.30.5
My bong’s name is Nimrod because he shoots you right in the head.
I found a strange little pot in my backyard that I lost a long time ago.
I wanna look as good as your crush in high school.
Does anybody know what what this strange #white #growth in this #old #stump?
Gonna need that gown. Thank you.
Her name is Avada Kedavra
Oscar took up residence in my paper bag.
Pictures, memes, and cartoons that depict mental illnesses like this are uninformed, lazy, and just plain obnoxious. Honestly, they annoy me in a way reserved for very few things in life.
And here’s why: people who don’t have ADD/ADHD, bipolar disorder, or OCD see these things and laugh, thinking, “OMG THAT IS SO ME” just because they relate to the image. It trivializes the importance of mental disorders by reducing them to a caricature of what society thinks the disorders are. There are non-insulting ways to humorously share the relatable parts of these mental disorders. But the images above range from insensitive to obnoxious to just fucking ignorant.
Images like these also perpetuate misinformation and misundersanding of the disorders and their symptoms. You don’t have OCD just because you like order and symmetry; you’re not bipolar just because you have a wide-range of emotions; and you don’t have ADD or ADHD because you also have a non-linear thought process, as depicted above.
Mental disorders are much more than memes on the internet.