THIS IS ABLEISM

Disability and Ableism Blog.

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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.

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

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

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*On Semi-Hiatus*

ravenclawgirl29:

"Well I don’t understand your medical condition, and have never bothered to research it, but I’m sure it’s just mind over matter and your just lazy."

(via recoveringfromcfs)

themagicm:

I happened upon this article Phillip P. Keene shared on his FB. So really, people, read it well, because this is not about something that’s happened in 1938, it’s happening today in 2014. 

This is Kristallnacht all over again, and just like in ‘38, no one says a word.

What is wrong with this world? Do we really need to get to the point where people are gassed again before someone thinks this is wrong? Really?

(via silversarcasm)

chronicarus:

chronicarus:

My dad, grandmother, and I along with my girlfriend are DESPERATELY trying to raise money to find a house for us and our three beautiful cats. We’ve sold as many of our expendable things as we can and we still don’t have nearly enough, we need to raise $1,500 dollars at the very least and we are…

Well the situation just got progressively worse… The apartment manager found out that me, my girlfriend, my dad, and our cats are staying here and we’re being told to vacate within the week with NO WHERE to go, and we still only have $170 out of $1,500 raised. So unless we make this happen fast, we’re going to be on the streets, and who knows where our cats are going to be because there is absolutely nowhere for them to go and we just can’t, CAN’T get rid of them, they’re our family too. Please spread this around again..!! I didn’t think the situation could get any worse, I’m on the verge of a breakdown and I don’t know what to do anymore. Anyone who donates anything above $10 dollars will recieve a bust drawing of their choice from me. We need this so badly, please, please help..!!

(via princemikasaackerman)

lifeislikeabadrpg:

"Don’t be defined by your condition" often seems to mean "pretend your condition doesn’t shape your life or else".

(via recoveringfromcfs)

draw—your—mind:

thisisableism:

can we just agree that assuming somebody is faking a mental illness is a really shitty thing to do. 

assuming somebody is faking ANY illness is a really shitty thing to do.

hextraordinary:

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”

(via fandomshatequeerpeople)

And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.

can we just agree that assuming somebody is faking a mental illness is a really shitty thing to do. 

lichgem:

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 Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), a treaty modeled after the ADA, would help change that. It would establish a framework for creating legislation and policies in other countries. And it would protect the rights and dignity of all people with disabilities, giving them greater opportunity to work, travel, and lead full and productive lives.

Opening Doors to People With Disabilities Worldwide

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!

translightfield:

dont get mad at people for being wary of doctors

bisexualfandom:

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.

silversarcasm:

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

Technology shouldn’t be allowed to isolate the disabled, and it can’t be an excuse for healthy people to say: We gave you a machine, and now you’re on your own.

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.

lehaaz:

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.

(via fogwithwheels)