(submission) Possible tw for mockery of SI and ED, and the mistreatment of disabled people.
(I am 21 years old. Five years earlier, I was in hospital for operations to remove tumors, but I lost 11 lbs. in the process. Since then, I have had…
*On Hiatus*Ableism is a form of discrimination and social prejudice. Are you questioning whether or not something is ableist? Ask a disabled person, heck as multiple disabled people. Able bodied people, you do not get to decide what is ableist. The privileged never get to determine what qualifies as oppression. 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. If you have taken a medication and/or visited a doctor and wish to submit a review, please feel free to submit that as well. There is a general tw for the content on this blog. If I neglect to put a trigger warning on something that needs it please let me know so I can fix it. I usually like to reblog a lot of the commentary on posts.
If I had my way, I would build a lethal chamber as big as the Crystal Palace, with a military band playing softly, and a Cinematograph working brightly; then I’d go out in the back streets and main streets and bring them in, all the sick, the halt, and the maimed; I would lead them gently, and they would smile me a weary thanks; and the band would softly bubble out the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’.”
D. H. Lawrence on how to cure the social ills of Britain. 1908
http://books.google.dk/books?id=l_tSP0DZzK0C&pg=PA206&lpg=PA206&dq=d+h+lawrence+crystal+palace&source=bl&ots=KjYE7NBK63&sig=_IrnsAzWKN1UQp0l_l_1zlfn4_E&hl=en&sa=X&ei=CD-FUcTmDJHQ4QT6voHQCw&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAjgK (via marinetti1)
Um, no “the sick and maimed” which I assume is a euphemism for disabled people, would not thank anyone for this.
Read a news article today about teens running across subway tracks in NYC leading to someone getting killed. In Colorado, another one died due to a trend where you choke yourself to get a high. Both articles said, “We need to do something to stop this!” My advice, keep on keeping on you crazy kids! I believe this is Darwinism at work. If you are gifted with the lack of intelligence required to engage in these activities, and death is an understood outcome, I say let ‘em play. If you think this is cold and callous way of looking at it you may be right. Then again, when people of substandard intelligence with no moral compass who give nothing meaningful to the world, such as the entire Jersey Shore cast, are idolized by thousands then perhaps it’s time to stop trying to protect stupid people from themselves.
You really need to revaluate your life if you truly believe this.
All of that ^ and as you said, even for able bodied people those images are not super great because no one really needs motivation through guilt.
Tw rape for my answer below
I checked out bworq’s blog (I only saw one post on cohorts’s blog, maybe they deleted stuff?) and it’s one of those situations where I would recommend people to block them (so bworq can’t see the posts in the ableism tag) They are most certainly a troll that encourages misogynistic, racist, and ableist behavior from the quick look I took at their blog. They were actually encouraging people to rape other people. They remind me a little bit of aseasonedplateofmurder (another troll blog) who is also thebookofjennifer. Aseasonedplateofmurder similarly said men can’t be rape victims and that they weren’t white anymore, though bworq is more extreme from the looks of it. They seem to be the type of troll that legitimately lives for this, so I wouldn’t advise anyone to interact with them. Thanks for the heads up!
I totally agree that a lot of people don’t want to hear that. It all goes back to the fact that disabilities do present real limitations, and what one disabled person can do another may not be able to. Disabilities vary greatly, and its very discouraging to see people generalize disability and say “Well if so and so did x, then why can’t you?” or something along those lines.
If it has the classic inspiration porn quotes, [What’s your excuse? The only real disability is a bad attitude. Limitations only exist in your mind. Etc] then in my opinion yea. But I generally focus on the ones with the pictures of disabled people, because I feel like it’s a lot different to use a picture of an actual person to get the message across than an animal.
Yes, and there are a lot of negative consequences for people who break outside of the happy, motivational, disabled person stereotype. We’re told that it’s our fault we’re disabled, that if we just had a better attitude we wouldn’t have any limitations, etc.