No, I am not sexist because I dislike someone who happens to be a Woman.

No, I am not homophobic because I dislike someone who happens to be gay/lesbian.

No, I am not racist because I dislike someone who had a different skin color than me.

No, I am not ableist because I dislike someone who happens to have a mental disease.

Just because you are “different” doesn’t mean you are “special” or immune to criticism or judgement.

Neuroqueer Nidoqueen: “Handicapped placards are not just for old people. Disability does not discriminate by age.”

So the next time you see a teenager step out from a handicap-marked car, don’t assume they’re borrowing it from a grandparent to use the parking space. Assume that they have a disability.

–Nidoqueen

reminder
  • there is never a good reason not to tag something
  • it doesnt matter if you’re trying to make a statement
  • or prove a point
  • or spread awareness
  • mentally ill people’s lives matter more than you refusing to blacklist a trigger-heavy PSA in hopes that it’ll spread awareness
  • mentally ill people cannot get over something just because you feel like you for some reason need to leave something untagged
  • and i guarantee we will not be spreading awareness when we’re having a fucking panic attack because you left your posts untagged
  • the only time you can leave something untagged is if you are physically or mentally incapable of tagging it at that time

Tag your stuff honestly if the safety mentally ill people doesn’t matter to you when spreading awareness of something then your activism is shit

stop yelling at mentally ill kids for ‘romanticizing’ their own disorders. 
start yelling at neurotypicals for fetishistic and dehumanizing language and actions towards neuroatypicals. 
a mentally ill kid making a post about how they like to pretend that their disorder gives them superpowers is not romanticizing, it’s COPING. 
we deal with so much shit every day for our disorders, and our self esteem is in the fucking trash. 
we have a right to make ourselves feel okay about our disorders. 
we have a right to not want to be ‘cured’, because for many of us, our disorders are an integral part of our identity, and for many others, a cure is not feasible. 
we have a right to make communities where we cope with our disorders together, and (here’s a novel thought) help each other manage them and accept them. 
talking about my disorder in a positive light makes me feel okay for having it, because it has been with me my entire life and it is never going to go away 
telling me that i have to vilify it, to demonize it, is just proof that you are uncomfy with mentally ill people 
by all means, discourage the self destructive behaviors that my disorder asks me to engage in 
but don’t make me destroy my disorder, because it is a part of me. not because i wanted it to be, or because i’m “letting it become part of my identity”, but because it affects everything i do. 
i cannot be separated from my disorder. by telling me that you hate it or that you wish you could destroy it, you are telling me that you hate a part of me and want to destroy it. that hurts. 

like does any person without BPD realize what BPD does smfh

i dont have BPD but ive been friends with people and done some fucking research on it so i know what the symptoms entail

this shit you call “abusive” thats done by people with BPD is literally a symptom of their PD. like. it cant be controlled. and therapy has nothing to do with it, you can go to therapy for YEARS and still display these symptoms because YOU CAN NOT CONTROL IT

its like getting mad at someone with DID for what their alters do

or getting mad at someone with ADHD for not paying attention

or getting mad at someone with depression when they dont feel happy

its ableist and gross and you need to do more research before you start attacking someone with BPD for displaying symptoms

"young people cant be mentally ill lol they’re just special snowflakes"

*calls up multiple doctors and mental illness department for youths*

"sorry  kids can’t be mentally ill. looks like you’re out a job and wrong about all those sick and/or suicidal children. sorry, i dont make the rules, the randomer on the internet said so."

I Didn’t Do It is a terrible show on so many levels but honestly the worst part about it is that they created an entire character to make fun of teenagers with anxiety disorders specifically germaphobia 

When I was seven years old, my friend, who’d been struggling with math, got an ADHD diagnosis, and suddenly, our teachers dropped all expectations of her and support. I was pretty sure I had it too and I had shown autistic traits since I was little. That’s when I stopped showing any of it, because I knew I would have to consistently outdo my peers, because the moment I let anything slide, I would have no place in the world. Tell me I didn’t grow up in an ableist society.

fiendfall asked:

re 'stupid' as a slur: those words aren't applied to me usually but i've recently been weeding them out of my vocabulary. i've found it really great to think about what it is i actually mean when i use those words, and almost without exception i don't actually mean 'stupid' or 'dumb'. idk if they'll ever be considered slurs, but it's important to be aware of the connotations of what you're saying, and what it is you ~really~ mean, i think.

Yeah, I dislike insulting anyone based on intelligence or ability. However, considering words like that as a slur is a problem, because those words don’t have the same history of violence behind them. That’s why I tag them as ‘casual ableism’ rather than ‘ableism’ and don’t tag them as ‘slurs’, because whilst some say they are not good words to use (and you won’t catch me using them), you can’t really put them on par with actual slurs. It’s just something to be careful of and I know that kylequinceys was just saying that in reply to the earlier post. They are not on par with each other.

brother: “just stop screaming just stop being angry!”

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Story:

I tried to get some of my friends to stop using ableist slurs bc its not fucking cool and i have learning disabilities ans have been called those words my entire life.

When i left, the screenshots above are the worst i could find.

The one with the kano icon is one of the friends i dropped.

The one with the gamzee icon didnt know i was trans and changed my name and apologized to me later on and we made up.

The cool kaneki defending me is kaneki-kenkin

I blocked out all names but my own. Dont track them down.

its funny that abled people dislike subtitles and closed captions because theyre not “aesthetically pleasing” because i see photographs on here every day that have random quotes layered over them for The Aesthetic but i guess accessibility is something else isnt it

I can’t fucking believe there are mentally ill people, and in fact a growing number of them, that think normal people must cater to them while they act out in increasingly obnoxious ways.

These people never consider, you know, doing what they’re asking of others; they never put in the effort to be kind when someone else is frustrating them; they never put in the effort to treat their parents well even when they’re angry; they never put in the effort to find the context of someone else’s emotional outburst and work them through it.

If you, someone going through these issues that so often effect your judgment and actions, don’t have the time and patience to help others when they are angry or sad or pissed off at you… why should we offer that to you?

No, instead you expect the world and offer nothing in return.

postmortemtsarina

love beign told my anger is “so easy to control” and that i “just have to stop doing what’s making me so angry it’s so simple!” by my shit brother. i fucking hate you

So someone sent me this in my public account that i have posted on my description for mail for this blog:

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This is a link to the post fyi: http://misandry-mermaid.tumblr.com/post/104293113325

(the entire conversation ignores the edit i made and other points I made in response)

misandry-mermaid: please do not reblog posts of mine. EVER. From anyone. You quote Nazis for your bullshit feminism (and never, to my knowledge, apologized) and raging ableists who see and agree with your posts attack me. I feel unsafe when you expose my name to people.

Leave me alone.

ps: funnily enough this person who emailed me was careless enough to show me their full name. i could have easily posted that and their email instead of blocking it out, but i don’t believe in doxxing