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vikingpussy:

I keep noticing a pattern in media where disabled people who communicate for ourselves are usually villains, in particular the ones who won’t just quietly accept being hated

you just KNOW it’s because of the idea that suffering is noble and society wants to remind us that our place is as non-speaking morality pets

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mxnotmrdarcy:

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lichgem:

isabelknight:

lichgem:

what’s it about again?

1890s misogyny + quackery = a man locking his wife up in a room and taking away all distractions “for her health” which is the opposite of what you should do with someone who is experiencing psychosis and goes about as well as you would expect

I think it’s autobiographical

It is, sort of.  Charlotte Perkins Gilman became depressed (I think after the birth of a child, not totally sure), and was put on the “rest cure”, which meant no social, physical, or intellectual stimulation, for fear that visiting friends/writing/doing anything constructive whatsoever would exacerbate her “hysteria”.

She eventually realized it wasn’t working and started writing/doing things and she did recover.  The Yellow Wallpaper was partially a public rebuke to the very well-regarded doctor who had invented and popularized the rest cure.  Predictably, he ignored it.

One of the things I really like it is the way it brings up both actual mental illness (in this case depression) and how contempt/abuse (even when widely condoned) can make recovery difficult or impossible, and the tendency of the medical establishment to pathologize inconvenient/undesirable behavior among anyone who disrupts the comfortable lives of the people in charge.

I’m not positive, but I think she also wrote a novel about a women’s utopia where all the ladies lived together and there were no men allowed in the city.  I haven’t read it, but I’ve read about it, and I’m fairly sure that was by Gilman too.

Whoa!

Is that one um, what do you call it, the thing where it’s not owned by anyone in particular so you can read it for free? Like Lovecraft’s work? I have The Yellow Wallpaper bookmarked.

I believe this is it:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/32

Hearing about The Yellow Room is rather timely for me. It is rather horrifying, because of the husband’s lack of compassion or regard for his wife while she is clearly dealing with serious difficulties.

Also, the book mentioned about a matriarchal utopia is called “Herland” and is also by Gilman

Yeah, that was Herland I linked. Sorry for lack of clarity. :)

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actualucifer:

AND DON’T

FUCKING

TELL PEOPLE

THAT THEY’RE NOT TRYING

BECAUSE HOW THE FUCK WOULD YOU KNOW IF THEY’RE TRYING OR NOT

JUST BECAUSE IT DOESN’T LIVE UP TO YOUR STANDARDS DOESN’T MEAN THEY’RE NOT TRYING

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Source: actualucifer
It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth.

You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything.

Procrastination Is Not Laziness | Thought Catalog

I’ve posted this before but I’m posting it again because it’s just so important and really gets at the heart of why so much advice about procrastination, much of it targeted at people who have ADHD but are just considered “lazy,” fails. Before you can tell someone to “just do it already,” you need to think about the reasons they’re NOT doing it, like all the meanings they’ve attached to vague terms like “success” and “failure.”

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Oh wow.

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That resonates too much.  As I sit on tumblr at 1 in the morning, avoid studying for a test I have at noon today. 

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OK..so this is why I end up doing most of my stuff near the deadlines.

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This explains so much about me, man. 

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Source: thoughtcatalog.com

marcovicci:

bug report: diagnosis of mental illness is primarily based on self reporting + influenced by doctor bias but not being Officially Diagnosed stops you from receiving government assistance, requiring disabled people (especially otherwise-marginalized disabled people) to put themselves under the scrutiny of a system that often wish they were dead?

response: working as intended, ticket closed

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winglssdemon:

transdragon:

sasha-smithy:

thelamedame:

(OP: tianatarantula: Nothing is stopping this guy who’s wheelchair bound from playing bowling. #inspire #inspirational #wheelchair #bowling #motivation #motivate #dontgiveup #possible)
Sasha-smithy: HE’S JUST BOWLING! Does he know you took this picture of him and posted it online without regard for what he thinks?
CRIPPLES DO NORMAL SHIT LIKE DRIVE AND GO BOWLING AND GO TO PARTIES. We’re not here to ~inspire~ you or motivate you to get off your own ass. Our lives are not tragedies that you can twist to make you feel better about yourself.
subluxate:

mabith:

wheelchairproblems:

katgezicht:

thelamedame:




Cripples Making Really Stupid Inspirational Porn of Themselves Meme, three two one go










Posted for all the pictures at the end making me smile instead of being loaded by more ‘inspiration’

Reblogging again for the humorous crop inspiration.

winglssdemon:

transdragon:

sasha-smithy:

thelamedame:

(OP: tianatarantula: Nothing is stopping this guy who’s wheelchair bound from playing bowling. #inspire #inspirational #wheelchair #bowling #motivation #motivate #dontgiveup #possible)

Sasha-smithy: HE’S JUST BOWLING! Does he know you took this picture of him and posted it online without regard for what he thinks?

CRIPPLES DO NORMAL SHIT LIKE DRIVE AND GO BOWLING AND GO TO PARTIES. We’re not here to ~inspire~ you or motivate you to get off your own ass. Our lives are not tragedies that you can twist to make you feel better about yourself.

subluxate:

mabith:

wheelchairproblems:

katgezicht:

thelamedame:

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Cripples Making Really Stupid Inspirational Porn of Themselves Meme, three two one go

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Posted for all the pictures at the end making me smile instead of being loaded by more ‘inspiration’

Reblogging again for the humorous crop inspiration.

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So long as I confine my activities to social service and the blind, they compliment me extravagantly, calling me ‘arch priestess of the sightless,’ ‘wonder woman,’ and a ‘modern miracle.’ But when it comes to a discussion of poverty, and I maintain that it is the result of wrong economics—that the industrial system under which we live is at the root of much of the physical deafness and blindness in the world—that is a different matter! It is laudable to give aid to the handicapped. Superficial charities make smooth the way of the prosperous; but to advocate that all human beings should have leisure and comfort, the decencies and refinements of life, is a Utopian dream, and one who seriously contemplates its realization indeed must be deaf, dumb, and blind.

Helen Keller (letter to Senator Robert La Follette, 1924)

funny how the most popular narrative about helen keller is a harmless little girl who learns to communicate and then the story ends for some reason gee i wonder why that is

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priestessthief:

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igotpillstheyremultiplying:

autistpsyche:

you should check out #AcademicAbleism on twitter, if you haven’t already. 

My life.

Sounds familiar

Oy

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lisaquestions:

sayitwithsarcophilus:

I wonder if the reason autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and some other kinds of Bad Brains are so poorly understood is that it is *really hard* to explain executive dysfunction, particularly to people who don’t have issues with it.

Because in this culture, disability is either framed as inability or difficulty doing specific things (e.g., a person can’t hear or can’t climb stairs) or imposing a negative status effect (e.g., depression, chronic pain) - and the “status effect” disabilities often don’t get taken very seriously.  But executive function is a very spread-out kind of faculty, and people with executive function issues generally are able to do some executive-function-related things under some circumstances.

A thing I have heard way too many times (not usually directed at me, but):

"X person doesn’t have ADHD, they’re just lazy!"

A lot of the reaction to ADHD and other executive dysfunction is moral judgment, as Dr. Russell Barkley describes. Despite his medical license and such, much of his focus in talking about ADHD is in terms of the social model of disability - he talks about accommodations and things that are difficult for people with ADHD to achieve because society is basically not set up for them.

I would say that in general, people don’t understand disability, though. Like even having physical disability or a more recognized mental illness such as depression is no guarantee that people will not be judgmental and ignorant. One person I know recently complained bitterly about having to pay taxes for netting under the Golden Gate Bridge to save suicidal jumpers because people who attempt suicide are “idiots” who “deserve to die.” This is someone who lives with severe anxiety, and she still doesn’t get it.

But yeah, the hostility toward executive dysfunction is a thing all its own.

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Anonymous asked: Neurotypical privilege is interpreting "can't" as "won't".

Source: neurotypicalprivilege
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