Posts tagged "ableism"

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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Source: marcovicci
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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Source: tianatarantula
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:

riotrite:

igotpillstheyremultiplying:

autistpsyche:

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

My life.

Sounds familiar

Oy

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Source: autistpsyche

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.

Source: sayitwithsarcophilus

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

Source: neurotypicalprivilege

theconcealedweapon:

Abled people complain about disabled people needing accommodations, because “in the real world there are no accommodations”.

But abled people receive accommodations all the time. Cars are an accommodation for those who can’t run a steady speed of 60 mph. Stairs are an accommodation for those who can’t jump from one story to the next. Phones are an accommodation for those who can’t communicate telepathically. Calculators are an accommodation for those who can’t do large math problems in their head. Lights are an accommodation for those who can’t see in the dark. Stoves are an accommodation for those who can’t heat things with their eyes. Clocks are an accommodation for those who can’t tell what time it is just by the position of the sun. Jackets are an accommodation for those who are susceptible to frostbite when it’s cold. 

Abled people receive accommodations all the time, but since it’s considered socially acceptable to need those accommodations, they’re not considered accommodations. But imagine if you lived in a world where you needed those accommodations but most people didn’t. That’s what it feels like to be disabled.

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Source: theconcealedweapon
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jackaldope:

just like. can you not conceive of how frustrating it is to be constantly screaming into a vacuum of Radicals who Care About Social And Economic Justice and Care About Anti-Oppression but somehow, no matter how much you say “hey, look, it’s not cool to use a stigmatized mental illness that marks people out for extremely shitty life conditions and abuse and imprisonment as an insult,” they cannot find it in themselves to care about THAT

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Source: necropticon

fatmf:

goldenheartedrose:

strawberrypatty:

messier-104:

kate-wisehart:

In my eleven years as a professional stagehand and twenty years as a participant in fandom, I have never been treated with this much respect and dignity by a performing member of the entertainment industry. Kim Rhodes (Jody Mills on Supernatural) made me cry today, in the best of ways.

This is how you ally. Thank you, Kim, you made me feel like a human being. I can’t imagine a better mother for your daughter; she’s in great hands.

[tweets]

And my esteem of Kim Rhodes has gone up by a million. I thought she was pretty cool before, but this makes her amazing. I have immense respect for someone who is willing to listen to someone’s opinion and actually let it change their own.

This is fantastic and might have made my whole day.

Wow

Source: kate-wisehart
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