I'm a disabled, bisexual, jewish 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.
- Most media falsely portrayed Ferguson protests as riots and Mike Brown as a criminal
- Grand jury now has until JANUARY to decide whether to charge Darren Wilson (x) (x) (x) (x)
- Congresswoman Elanor H. Norton stands with Ferguson
- Ferguson teach-in tomorrow
- National labor leader says unions, like the nation, must confront racism
my fav straight person thing is when they threaten to be homophobic if we dont respect them as allies
[TW: sexual abuse, ableism]
I’m sure just about everyone here is aware of the statistic that on average, 1 in 5 women in the US are sexually assaulted in their lifetimes.
For people with developmental disabilities, that number is over 90%. Over 90% of our most vulnerable population are sexually abused, very often by care providers or family members.
Where the fuck is our outrage? How is ableism not viewed as a legitimate oppression yet?
y’all feel free to just keep ignoring this though
On Monday September 15, Doctor Phil will be interviewing Kelli Stapleton, who attempted to murder her Autistic daughter.
When the media reports on cases of violence and abuse against Disabled individuals, we MUST hold them accountable to telling these stories with respect to the actual victims of these crimes. Our lives matter!
When a Disabled person is the victim of a violent crime, we must not allow the media to talk about “lack of services”, or the “burden” of what it is like to care for us. This is the rhetoric of fear, of hate, and victim blaming. That is unacceptable.
We will watch carefully and take our concerns to Twitter.
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White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective.
please let them know.
white privilege is your history being taught as a core class, and mine being banned because it would promote "the overthrow of the U.S. government, foster racial resentment, and advocate ethnic solidarity."
"If the protagonist is queer, and the story doesn’t revolve around romance, then why is the protagonist queer in the first place if it’s largely irrelevant? I’m simply curious"
If the protagonist is straight, and the story doesn’t revolve around romance, then why is the protagonist straight in the first place if it’s largely irrelevant? I’m simply curious
The thing is when you’re bisexual, you’re not really surprised when a straight person is biphobic. Sure it sucks and you’re like “well fuck you too dude” to whoever the prick is; but it’s not so astonishing.
Biphobic gay people on the other hand, actually hurt like a motherfucker. Like bro you’re supposed to be on my side??? Like even “my people” can’t accept me?? That hurts so much more than some random dude who expects a threesome.
- don’t trust men who have to insult other women in order to compliment you
- a subset of this rule is don’t trust men who say ‘you’re pretty/smart/[adjective] for an indian/asian/[identity group]’
- or ‘you’re not like other [identity group optional] girls’
people who think the word “disabled” is ableist fundamentally misunderstand what it means to be disabled tbh