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About Davelands

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  1. Admin Requests Part Quatre

    3 more citizens (why are they always coming in 3s) Psychotic Lovers Rizorien Far Bahriki Thank you!
  2. Admin Requests Part Quatre

    New Citizens! (I know, right) Dad is nearby, DenimusLeader, and Alexander
  3. [PASSED] Protection of Biomedical Research

    Looks like valid reasons on your part. Voting AGAINST
  4. Admin Requests Part Quatre

    3 More Citizens to mask: Wonder Woman, Moccasin, and jaquanland Thank you!
  5. [PASSED] Voting Equality for Freed Inmates

    Overall, a mild proposal that I would probably vote FOR for. HOWEVER, as usual, @States of Glory has found the hidden loophole (great job once again). So If it comes up for a vote, I will vote NO.
  6. [PROPOSAL] Escort Education Act

    I never heard of hookers not being allowed to go for Higher Education. Hell, every stripper that I knew told me that they were only doing it to pay for College.
  7. [PASSED] Commend Tsunamy

    Partially personal and partially logical reasons. Based on the way I and others in TWP have been treated by TSP leadership, it would be extremely difficult for me to vote in favor of this. Plus, from a GP standpoint, while Tsunamy has done a lot for the region, IMO commendations should be given for more than just working in one region. Membership in a TSP Hall Of Fame definitely, not a gamewide commendation.
  8. Admin Requests Part Quatre

    Merry Christmas! We need nairbas masked as cit.
  9. Admin Requests Part Quatre

    And since it is a REALLY slow Friday for me and I'm spending way too much time in NS today, lets add Buck, Camyr-Autrist, and Arotania to the citizenship roster.
  10. Admin Requests Part Quatre

    Next elections begin on Feb 1 so absolutely no rush. Enjoy the holidays!
  11. [PASSED] Repeal: "Liberate Dank Memes"

    Yes yes yes
  12. Admin Requests Part Quatre

    Thank you! If those are our options, I would choose #1. There is no reason for non-citizens to see any Hall business in the first place. When it was set up, it was left viewable in the hopes of encouraging non-citizens to explore the government and maybe join. Blocking the voting forum is fine. And I like the poll voting as long as the individual votes are turned on so people can see who voted for each option.
  13. Admin Requests Part Quatre

    Sorry about that Eli. When you cut and paste it pays to actually look at what you paste. Wymondham is the correct account. bogieoone was the TWP nation name which I copied to you instead.
  14. Admin Requests Part Quatre

    More citizens; k1213693 and United Tierran Duchies
  15. Emotional and Psychological abuse- a form of abuse, characterized by a person subjecting, or exposing, another person to behavior that may result in psychological trauma, including anxiety, chronic depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. In plain English, intentionally saying and doing things that will cause an emotional hurt, now or in the long run. I know what you're thinking, "If I saw someone being Emotionally abusive, I'd know.". And in most cases, you'd be right. The signs are, more often than not, plain as day. Belittling, making someone feel as if they're worthless. Tearing a person down and telling them that they'll amount to nothing. But it's the subtler signs that you see. A happy friend, closing down and becoming distant when their significant other walks in the room. Asking them for permission before doing simple, mundane tasks. Are you starting to get it now? Are you thinking back to those moments where a friend was silenced by a glance that always rubbed you just a little bit wrong. Someone laughing before looking guilty and muttering sorry while checking to make sure their Girlfriend wasn't angry. These are some of the more subtle signs. But sometimes these are the most damning. These are usually the ones that will happen in public, around friends and family. But just because they're not overt and in your face doesn't mean that they're any less damaging. Often times, these small glances in public lead to much harsher abuses behind closed doors. But what do you do? How do you help someone who is being Psychologically tormented? The easiest and most effective way, is to just be there for them. A friend, a family member, a classmate, a coworker. First things first. You have to remember, sometimes the person that's being abused doesn't even realize they are. It's common, more common than it should be in a modern society. But it's true. The excuses are usually "But he's just joking" or "She doesn't actually mean that, she just gets mad sometimes" or "They were just having a bad day" And sometimes, in the worse cases, pointing out the abuse for what it is, can result it horrible situations. The Abused person pulling closer to their abuser, trying to prove that, "No, you're wrong, that's not abuse, I'm not a victim." You aren't wrong. That is abuse. They are a victim. But shouting that at them till you're red in the face won't change anything. Possible ways to show them: Point out toxic relationships in media i.e. The Joker and Harley Quinn. The Dursley's Tell them of friends that were in Abusive relationships and how they got out of them. Be consistent. Abuse is Abuse is Abuse no matter which way you spin it. Which way it is portrayed. How it's manifested. i.e. 50 Shades of Grey and the "Contract" between Christian and Anastasia. But what about when they do know that they're in an Abusive relationship? Sometimes, in those situations, the abuse runs so deep that they just can't get out. Can't see the light at the end of the tunnel. In these situations, what you can do is find them safe places, environments where they can be safe. Be that at a family home, or a Domestic Abuse center. Emotional and Psychological abuse is a dangerous and terrifying enemy to fight. It leaves no visible marks, can show no bruises, but it cuts just as deep. The Victims can face a lifetime of mental illnesses: Anxiety, Panic disorder, Depression, and even Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It's scary, it's hard, and it happens every day. But we, as a community, can do our part to help the people around us. Know the signs, of both abuser AND victim. Know how to help when victim knows and when they don't. Be the Change. Be the person that people can turn to in times of need. It's only with education that this epidemic can be controlled. And it starts with one person, one voice. And it could be yours.