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 .
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”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”
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.
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.
Ok but that post that’s like ”WHAT WOULD A CORRUPT FIREMAN EVEN LOOK LIKE??”
Here’s what it would look like:
- Refusing to put out fires in poor or minority neighborhoods
- Claiming that fires in poor or minority neighborhoods were too far away or that there was “nothing that we could do”
- Refusing to hire firefighters of color
- This stuff has happened before, you guys
- Institutions with power will pretty much inevitably attract people who want to abuse that power
- Please stop thinking that it’s only “certain” powerful institutions that we need to keep in check
- Please stop thinking that it’s only the police that reflect our societal prejudices
- All of our institutions of power will reflect our societal prejudices unless we stay active, vocal, and informed to prevent this sort of stuff from happening!!
- Please stop reblogging that post
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?”
"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.
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.