Disability and Ableism Blog.


I'm a disabled bisexual woman with chronic and mental illnesses. This blog will attempt to display disabled people's opinions on ableism. Submissions of ableism you have experienced or witnessed are welcome, and so are examples of ableism you have seen on social media sites.


General TW: This blog deals with topics such as abuse, sterilization, violence, and eugenics .


If I neglect to add a trigger warning or you would like me to tag something for you please let me know.

*On Semi-Hiatus*
Asker Anonymous Asks:
How is ''female queerness constantly undermined and invalidated by men''
thisisableism thisisableism Said:


”she’s just experimenting” ”it’s a phase” ”she’s confused” ”can I watch?” ”can I join?” ”you’re a lesbian? that’s hot” *continues to hit on you*  ”you’re bi? wanna threesome?” ”lesbian sex doesn’t count” ”girls only do it for boys attention” ”she just needs to find the right man” ”I can change your mind” ”if you use dildos that means you really just want dick”


wish I could be more cutting, droll, and sardonic every time I see the rush to assure men that feminism helps them just as much.

but, I’m more or less just really terrified of the men who need to know how not hurting women will help them before they stop. 

(via ultraviole-nt)


in general Calling Out Girls On Being Bad Feminists is not a job for men to do


the thing i hate most about people who preach ‘non-violence’ and ‘peace’ is that they never preach to those in power, you’ll never hear any of them demanding the police stop killing black people, to stop destroying their neighborhoods, and to put their weapons down, and that’s because these people are not against violence, they are only against resistance. 

(via ultraviole-nt)

High and low functioning labels are at best pointless and at worst costly red herrings distracting us from what’s important… acknowledging that every autistic person is an individual with their own set of strengths and challenges, and getting them the support they need to deal with both.

It’s interesting that neurotypical children come with just as wide a variety of intellectual and language capabilities - yet we don’t need to classify them as either high or low functioning in order to cater to their needs.


Ferguson police are being sued for $40mil, +++ some of the officers are facing individual lawsuits for rights infringement. fucking break those cops. 

(via fogblogger)


Ok but that post that’s like ”WHAT WOULD A CORRUPT FIREMAN EVEN LOOK LIKE??”

Here’s what it would look like:

[Image Description: @ hatfulofalex tweeted: Dear Dove, What skin color is “normal”?? The photo displays a dove skincare product with the words “normal to dark skin” on the bottle.]





wow im just going to leave this here


Someone got fired

Nah, they meant it. LOL.

Dove sells skin whitening products overseas. Don’t act like these beauty brands weren’t made with a specific demographic in mind. xD

(via reverseracism)


Ableism is telling someone with a chronic illness (or any disability) that they just need to have a “positive attitude” and then they will feel better.

(via fogwithwheels)


It’s funny because her critics were bemoaning how long it was taking her to release her videos and that it was her wasting the money she was donated. When she was dealing with fucking death threats and being driven out of her fucking house.

(via samanticshift)




Instead of feminism, why don’t we advocate for humanism?

Well for one, because Humanism and Feminism (as philosophies and movements) focus on different things. Which is why Humanists (the ones who know what they’re talking about) tend to also be feminists or support feminism (like the IHEU).

Humanism, historically and contemporarily, doesn’t focus on gender equality, feminism does. So the question you pose makes just as much sense as, “Instead of eating fruits, why don’t we eat meat?”

(via autisticfandomthings)


"Incompetence" is a state that can be declared in a court of law which removes legal autonomy from an emancipated person. Namely the right to testify ("Incompetence to testify" is a specific example), but it can be used in other circumstances.

You are emancipated from your parents’ custody when you turn 18, or earlier if you file for emancipation in a court of law and can prove your ability to be self-sustaining.

If a person is declared incompetent they no longer have the legal right to self-determine what treatments they will receive, where they will live, etc. They will lose the right to sign contracts because their signature loses all legal value, but their caretaker can sign contracts in their stead. What this means is that they can be submitted for experimentation without their consent.

If you don’t see how this facilitates the abuse of disabled people then I really can’t help you.

Will this ever change? Will the Internet ever be safe for women? That depends on whether or not the men who own and operate its most popular services would be willing to accept a decrease in engagement from some users in order to make women feel more comfortable. As it stands, companies like Twitter are testing the limits of their majority female user base, simultaneously relying on women to power their services while implicitly requesting that they bear the brunt of harassment in order to accommodate abusive users.


The inability of philosophers to construct an argument in favour of the value of disabled people is seen as a flaw in disabled people, rather than a flaw in philosophy. And that’s fucked up. Seriously fucked up.

And it’s usually, unquestionably based in capitalism. People are far more happy to question the value of the lives of disabled people than they are to question the value of capitalism.

Language is power. When you turn “torture” into “enhanced interrogation,” or murdered children into “collateral damage,” you break the power of language to convey meaning, to make us see, feel, and care.