Laogai, the abbreviation for Láodòng Gǎizào, which means reform through labor, is a slogan of the Chinese criminal justice system and has been used to refer to the use of prison labor and prison farms in the People’s Republic of China. It is estimated that in the last fifty years, more than 50 million people have been sent to laogai camps.
One of the aims of these was the political and ideological reeducation (thought reform, coerce dissenters to embrace the Party and integrate as gears in it), reached through psychological torture and brainwashing.
I usually don’t reblog stuff like this because this is my art blog but this hit close to home and reminded me of so many conversations that made me feel like garbage.
It always makes me see red when I see lesbians (and gay men) treating bisexuals this way. I don’t think I can even type too much more without quickly reaching a point where I just smash my head into the keyboard.