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.
Queerbaiting hurts because it’s just authors fucking mocking you for daring to hope that queer subtext might lead to explicit canon queer characters but “nope no representation for you you silly queers it might make cishet people uncomfortable and we value them more”
I’m beyond exhausted with the attitude that the only reason I could possibly exist publicly as a mentally ill person is because I’m trying to get attention or something
Instead of maybe I just want to BE and not have to hide a huge aspect of my life out of terror
Everyone who makes judgments about who’s ‘real’ or not is inevitably forcing lots of mentally ill people to go stealth and I don’t think that’s unintentional. Their vitriol is directed at US, make no mistake. Not just ‘fakers,’ since people will decide we’re ‘fake’ for any old reason.
The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations just approved the CRPD this morning by a vote of 12-6. Now it goes on to the full Senate for a vote, where it is expected to be voted down by Republicans. If you live in the US, tell your Senators to vote for it!
it’s amazing how disabled people are usually the ones to pay for abled people illegally parking in accessible spots
and i don’t mean just the lack of available parking for us - but, the fact that there always seems to be some abled person practically foaming at the mouth at the chance to accuse us of ”faking”, because we always manage to not fit their standard of looking disabled enough.
notice, though, that they’re always silent when an abled person blatantly parks in an accessible spot without any tags or plates.
disabled people deserve to have their stories told, disabled people deserve representation, disabled people deserve stories that are not just pity ploys, and yes we deserve fucking superhero stories, fuck your abled norms
Philippe Pozzo di Borgo (An Interview with Samuel Koch and Philippe Pozzo di Borgo on Paralysis)
In case anyone was unaware, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo is actually the man for whom the film The Intouchables is based on.
I don’t write for people who want an “objective point of view” without any sort of “bias” (which means, aligning yourself with the oppressor/dominant narrative). The push for absence of emotion from prose is the push to silence those who are oppressed/undergo injustice. It’s erasing the very human aspect of what oppression is all about — about silencing resistance.