Posts tagged "ableism"

tori-the-human:

americaschavez:

tbh if you shit on people who go to community college youre gross and i dont like you

tbh doing this is very classist & ableist as shit

not everyone has the money, time or energy to go to four-year college

the current academic system is straight up harmful and toxic esp if you have any kind of disability and (in my experience at least) community colleges can be way more flexible and accommodating to student’s needs

(via fatmf)

Source: americaschavez
unburntqueerscritta:

fleetwytchmac:

decadentlullaby:

When women used to be depressed or were not “taking care of their men” properly their husbands could send them to the psych ward for attitude adjustments. This was part of conditioning them to always wear a smile. They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.

CREEPY.

When men ask women to smile, this is the legacy they are invoking. The command to smile has always been a threat.

unburntqueerscritta:

fleetwytchmac:

decadentlullaby:

When women used to be depressed or were not “taking care of their men” properly their husbands could send them to the psych ward for attitude adjustments. This was part of conditioning them to always wear a smile. They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.

CREEPY.

When men ask women to smile, this is the legacy they are invoking. The command to smile has always been a threat.

Source: decadentlullaby

pxnkabed:

let me tell u this: if ur disability activism doesn’t include poor ppl and fat ppl and poc and keep in mind the unique kinds of ableism they face, it is not good activism.

(via mxnotmrdarcy)

Source: chutzpadik

PSA

queenshulamit:

Psychotic means “has a mental illness that causes hallucinations” not “evil person.”

(via lisaquestions)

Source: queenshulamit

thisisableism:

mentalhealthkitten:

"Being disabled myself is no immunity to my holding negative attitudes toward disability. In fact, living with a disability heightened my awareness of the pervasiveness of negative attitudes toward disability. It would be hard for me not to have internalized at least some portion of these attitudes."

-Rhoda Olkin, What Psychotherapists Should Know About Disability, pg. ix

Layin’ down hard truths. In case anyone was still doubting whether or not disabled people can still be ableist: they really fucking can.

(via lisaquestions)

Source: mentalhealthkitten

princessskittybot:

U kno what’s harder than being a nerotypical parent raising an autistic kid???? Being an autistic kid who’s been conditioned to believe you are a burden to your entire family

(via lisaquestions)

Source: autistichatchworth

gettingup-fallingdown:

Liana made some little chronic illness slogan graphics that she thought might be helpful for people who have such illnesses to have on standby for facebook/tumblr/etc, or to print out to hand to people when explaining to yet another person is just too much!

(via mxnotmrdarcy)

Source: gettingup-fallingdown

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
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