Posts tagged "ableism"

autisticlynx:

research something for months or even years and you’ll be told you’re not qualified to self-diagnose, despite knowing more about your specific conditions than your average therapist

mention you have a trigger and suddenly those same people become experts in exposure therapy without any prior research or consent

(via mxnotmrdarcy)

Source: autisticlynx

nebulizard:

I see a lot of things for allistic people about accepting autistic people and it’s always like “autistic people are really brilliant, it can just be hard to see sometimes!” and then they’ll talk about some autistic kid with a brilliant memory for maps or an autistic person who’s really amazing at coding and makes computer brilliant programs or things like that and I just feel like it’s important to remember that some autistic people can’t do that. Some autistic people can’t memorize the phonebook. Some autistic people aren’t brilliant mathematicians. Some autistic people are of average or below average intelligence. And you shouldn’t fucking throw them under the bus. They are just as important as anyone else.

(via fatmf)

Source: nebulizard
siddharthasmama:

fiftyshadesofmacygray:

whatisthat-velvet:

#rp #dontshoot

Okay, this is really important.

this is much needed right now in the midst of everything else we’ve been doing in solidarity for mike - let’s not forget how Black, disabled folks are also targets, especially those with autism, due to behaviors cops love to read as “aggressive”, on top of their racism.

siddharthasmama:

fiftyshadesofmacygray:

whatisthat-velvet:

#rp #dontshoot

Okay, this is really important.

this is much needed right now in the midst of everything else we’ve been doing in solidarity for mike - let’s not forget how Black, disabled folks are also targets, especially those with autism, due to behaviors cops love to read as “aggressive”, on top of their racism.

(via secretandroid)

Source: whatisthat-velvet

it is ABSOLUTELY abuse, when

lisaquestions:

spacedyke:

starlingsongs:

spacedyke:

the people who are supposed to raise and take care of you, decide that (because) you are disabled, [and] then refuse to teach you how to be independent and punish you when you try to do so. they teach you that independence is bad and you will never achieve it.

that is abuse. 

it is also absolutely abuse when they expect a degree of self-sufficiency and independence that is beyond what you can maintain while still staying healthy, or expect you to become independent faster than you can comfortably or safely manage in order to satisfy their own ideas about what you ought to be capable of.

That’s the abuse I’m dealing with.

It is also abuse when these same people attack you with constant microaggressions about the the child’s inability to live on their own, or lack of independence. Whether this is the situation they created or because they can’t - this is abuse.

It is also abuse when they refuse to accommodate the child’s needs, and when the child finds ways to accommodate themself, they make the child stop.

For example, forcing a child to be in a car with smokers when cigarette smoke causes sensory overload and makes it hard to breathe, and not allowing the child to roll down a window so they can breathe.

Source: spacedyke

adriofthedead:

xinggan:

I’m grossed out by the kind of stuff tumblr does to its users over an extended period of time

Grammar and punctuation is completely lost on some people, to the point where their posts are unreadable and irritating

And tumblr fosters and feeds this incredible narcissism and need to impress people- people who don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things.

image

(via secretandroid)

kinkyturtle:

il-tenore-regina:

Not too far from Ferguson, on Tuesday August 19th, cops responded to a shoplifting and shot an unarmed, possibly mentally ill (people are saying he was but Idk for sure I need to do some more googling), black man to death who stole two sodas from a store. 

They claimed he had a knife, but I saw the whole video, there was no knife. 

He was merely pacing around and telling the cops to shoot him repeatedly. They shot him point-blank and then a few times after he fell to the ground. 

They killed the man. Brutal force. Absolutely uncalled for.

And I’m sure these cops have loving families and are “model citizens” in every way and possibly tithe every Sunday and recycle diligently, but it doesn’t matter. This is what we mean when we say “there’s no such thing as a good cop”. There isn’t. Nowhere. Nowhere will you find a good cop. You may find a good person who became a cop, but the phenomena of ‘good cops’ doesn’t exist. Once the badge goes on, they become servants of the state and their sole purpose is to carry out the state’s vision of justice, rampant and unchecked. 

Because this man is now dead over some sodas and is now having his character defamed. 

This man is dead. Completely dead. It had to have been at least 8 shots. They shot him down like he was a wild animal that they had to “make sure” that the “Crazy Man” would never rise again. Racism and ableism just fucked and hatched a demon-child. What was the point of it all? No point. The cops don’t have to explain themselves when they abuse their power. It tickles me how the main cops brutalizing unarmed Black innocents are the same ones talking about how they felt threatened.

Yet you’re the ones with committing extrajudicial murders of Black people every 28 hours.  

My God have mercy what kind of a world was I born into? 

after they killed him, they turned his dead body over and cuffed him

they cuffed him

Because apparently Black bodies are so fuckin dangerous that they have to be restrained even in death

(via secretandroid)

Source: il-tenore-regina
tahalika:

revitiligo:

ricflairsniece:

myambitionsasawriter:

shantrinas:

ibeautymarie:

I have no words right now

so is this gonna be a weekly thing or….

Wait this can’t be fucking real dude.

When is this going to fucking end? Is the LAPD competing for most shittiest police department? What the fuck.

every 28 hours

Here’s an article on this. Not the same as the screenshot, but still an article.
Apparently Ezell was also mentally disabled, so not only does this have a nasty feeling of racism to it, it also has a bad taste of ableism as well. Especially since apparently his disability is very well known in the area.
This is fucking disgusting on new levels man.

tahalika:

revitiligo:

ricflairsniece:

myambitionsasawriter:

shantrinas:

ibeautymarie:

I have no words right now

so is this gonna be a weekly thing or….

Wait this can’t be fucking real dude.

When is this going to fucking end? Is the LAPD competing for most shittiest police department? What the fuck.

every 28 hours

Here’s an article on this. Not the same as the screenshot, but still an article.

Apparently Ezell was also mentally disabled, so not only does this have a nasty feeling of racism to it, it also has a bad taste of ableism as well. Especially since apparently his disability is very well known in the area.

This is fucking disgusting on new levels man.

(via lisaquestions)

Source: ibeautymarie

lisaquestions:

hyena-punk:

maximum-soccer-revenge:

Saying that one has gender dysphoria because of internalized cissexism is like saying that one’s paralyzed arm can’t move because of internalized ableism.

I don’t know about you, but I definitely got over a lot of my dysphoria from unlearning the cissexist stuff I had been taught, so yeah. Not everyones dysphoria is caused by it but some peoples dysphoria is

Saying that one cannot have gender dysphoria because of internalized cissexism is like saying that one cannot have depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental illnesses as a reaction to stressful and traumatic experiences.

It is like saying that women cannot have body image and self-esteem difficulties because of how women’s bodies are presented in media.

It is like saying that people who are not straight cannot try to be straight in response to persistent social messages that promote compulsory heterosexuality.

Gender dysphoria caused by internalized cissexism fits completely with how the human mind is understood to function. Claiming otherwise is ignorant.

Truscum are completely unable to understand the effects of social pressures on self-perception and body image
And cis people believe that trans men are “female-socialized”…

Source: maximum-soccer-revenge

gutcolour:

gutcolour:

people are comfortable with self-diagnosis when it’s something fleeting but as soon as you say you’re disabled without a doctor’s approval you become Enemy Number One

it’s almost like disabled people are regularly denied the right to self-definition outside of the medical model

(via lisaquestions)

Source: gutcolour

inexplicablytolerabaeddel:

gutcolour:

like you wanna talk having spaces for survivors of the psychiatric system, yes, im into that. but most people who are anti self dx literally havent even been through the system, or like they voluntarily saw someone for depression and now they think they know how psychiatry works for everyone

i’ve also literally never seen survivors of the psychiatric system say “you know what, being locked up in the middle of nowhere and denied any outside contact and bombarded with propoganda about how you need the psychiatric system to make all your decisions for me was terrible obviously but what would really help is forcing more people to expose themselves to that!”

In fact actual diagnoses have literally never come up in spaces for psychiatric survivors i’ve been in

(via lisaquestions)

Source: gutcolour
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