I like cute things and think too much. I like X-Files and Twin Peaks. Pretty pictures, trauma/survivor stuff, assorted else.
tw: child abuse, ableism, abuse against autistic people, murder mention
“Coping with adult children’s autism, parents may face ‘least bad’ decisions,” an article for the Washington Post is headlined. It offers “reflections” on the case where two autistic twins were locked in a dank, barren basement. The headline says it all. “Least bad decisions” while locking kids in basements.
This justification - the justification to the abuse and neglect of autistic people - cannot occur any more. There cannot be anymore cries of things heard in the article:
"But it’s possible that, in their minds, this was the least bad way to deal with this,” Bucknam says.
And this, and the Washington Post’s article, just cement that, as Ari Ne’eman of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network writes, “there is no crime so depraved that the autism parent community will not defend it, if… committed by a parent against an autistic child.”
But they are still wrong, if they consider that the “least bad way.” What would be the worst choice? Murder? So locking them in a basement seems okay by comparison? The answer is still no, it is not okay.
We’re human. A lack of services does not translate to abuse or murder for thousands of other families who have people in those families with disability, significant or otherwise. I will not deny the inadequate services across the country, but as Julia Bascom (also of ASAN and the Loud Hands Project) writes, “don’t hold those conversations, those desperately needed conversations, in connection to crimes like these. When you do that, you hold us hostage. When you do that, you say “give us more funding—or the kid gets it!”
The time for those discussions is somewhere else, sometime else when we – the disabled – haven’t just been abused or murdered. The topic at hand is not more services, but on the fact that we are human and that alone should dignify respect and human rights. The topic at hand is that this cannot happen anymore. I know I will write more posts like this, because it will happen again, regardless of my and thousands of others’ insistence that it cannot. These types of statistics, where people with disabilities become crime numbers, need to hit zero, and we will not rest in our fight to get to that number.
The Washington Post is doing people with disabilities a disservice – more than that, it is complicit in constructing a narrative that allows our abuse and murder. Write to them Here to tell them that these narratives are not okay. And for anyone reading – as Julia Bascom wrote in the same post, “Please don’t inadvertently help build a narrative where hurting someone with a significant disability is ever, ever “understandable.”
"GOD why does fandom have to make everyone GAY??"
i know right??? why not interpret some people as bi or pan, or asexual, or maybe an aromantic demisexual, or—
lol i’m so sick of this homophobic ass post
(the appropriate response to “UGH why GAYS??” is never “i know right??” i don’t care how clever you think your reasoning is)
You just stated that making all characters gay instead of representing other sexual and gender identities, or even making them gay IF they are canonical something else than hetero- or homosexual is a good thing.
You need to sit down and reconsider what you did there.
lol i didn’t even, and fearmongering about how a particular marginalized group is taking over some domain just by having some representation in it and is going to force ~~everyone~~ in it to be part of that group under some kind of oppressive hegemony on their part that has never existed is classically bigoted
pedophilia for ts
adults with an interest in barely-legal type of situations are basically admitting the only thing stopping them from pursuing and assaulting underage minors is the legality of it. they have no moral compass and feel entitled to young girls. they’re nauseating.
they’ll split hairs between “well, pedophile means this” and use less common words (it is pretty well accepted that pedophilia in the vernacular includes post-pubescent children) because they want to downplay the horrific nature of their own desires.
here’s the thing about the American Psychological Association’s declassifying same-sex desire:
following a campaign of repeated protests and a presentation of evidence to the APA by the Gay Liberation Front and other LGB activists, the APA removed Homosexuality from the DSM-II in 1973, but diagnoses aimed at lesbians and bi women and gay and bi men remained in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders:
- with the declassification of Homosexuality came the creation of Sexual Orientation Disturbance, which was later rebranded as Ego-Dystonic Homosexuality. it was removed for the publication of the DSM-III-R in 1987, but the World Health Organization lists “ego-dystonic sexual orientation” in the ICD-10.
- currently, there’s a subtype of obsessive-compulsive disorder marked by questioning one’s sexual orientation—sexual orientation OCD (SO-OCD), or homosexual OCD (HOCD).
- borderline personality disorder had a similar criterion until the DSM-IV.
(while the BPD criterion covered questioning and internalized homophobia, many professionals went/go above and beyond, construing a stable bisexual orientation as symptomatic. e.g., the authors of I Hate You—Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality released another book in 2004, Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder, whose BPD checklist mentions bisexuality by name .)
if I’ve had symptoms of a cold/sinus infection for two weeks that means I should probably see a gp or something, right? I forget how to deal with lower-level med problems
If your getting a cold. Put jello in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Add honey. Gelatin coats the throat and prevents any more infection and honey fights off the bacteria
this is probably the least useful medical information I have been handed by this shitstorm of misinformation in the form of a social media website in the last four years