anonymous said:

Am I ableist if I wish there was a cure for autism? I don't want it. I'm so tired of it. But at the same time, how do I know what's me and what's the syndrome? How would I change if it went away?

No, you’re not. I also wish I could get rid of my autism due to how it affects my life, as well as several other things. You are not ableist for wanting to remove a disability that is genuinely hurting and impairing you.

I really can’t comprehend why people would try to glamorize autism and similar disabilities. I’ve seen people say that it’s a coping method to adopt it as a trait and not a flaw, but I’ve seen people use it as an excuse to act like an elitist asshole and act like it’s the only disability that matters. That’s just wrong.

Yet I digress.

Unlike what certain people would have you believe, autism is NOT a personality trait or part of your personality. It affected the growth of your personality, yes, but is not strictly a part of it, so removing the autism would not drastically change who you are, only restore what was once missing. The important part is the humility we learn from having lost something precious.

Higher-functioning autistics often manage to adapt to society and entirely lose their surface autistic traits, and plenty of autistic people are otherwise simply people underneath the symptoms.

If anything, you would still simply be you, but without the flaws, and keep the learning experience. It would not change your personality at all, just give you the ability that autism had previously restrained.

In the end, it’s up to you if you want to cure it or not. c: Just make sure it’s a genuine cure, not something risky or potentially harmful. Wouldn’t want to make your problems worse…

~Synch

This is a Twitter event taking place tomorrow for anyone who wants to keep the mother, and nearly the murderer, of Issy Stapleton from having too much fun with her ill-gotten fame.

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This is basically a post for people who think that the world is accessible for those who are disabled, although this is centred around those who use a wheelchair. 

And this doesn’t include when people park in disabled spaces without a badge, or question those who park in disabled spaces who don’t use a chair.

The first picture is of a disabled parking space, where the snow has been pushed into that space whilst people were clearing the car park. This also happens when snow ploughers push the snow to the side of the road and onto the pavement as it blocks the dipped down pavement where wheelchair users can get on/off of the pavement and most wheelchairs struggle to be able to push through the snow.

The second picture is of a lift/elevator in Boots a store in the UK, where there are baskets and cases in front of the lift, which block wheelchair users from using it and accessing other levels in the store.

The third picture is of a zebra crossing with a lowered pavement for wheelchair users, and there is an island in the middle with a normal height curb, which blocks wheelchair users, and it means they have to go around, along with having bollards near the entrance which don’t look wide enough to fit a wheelchair through.

The fourth picture is that of a ramp, which has a step in order to get onto the ramp. (I’m pretty sure they didn’t even try.)

The fifth picture is of a ramp with a tree in the middle, which doesn’t have enough room on either side for a wheelchair to get through.

The sixth picture is of a very very steep ramp, which even if you have someone pushing your chair you probably won’t be able to get up it!

The seventh picture is of a disabled parking space, which has a ramp leading to the entrance, which again has steps in order to access the ramp.

The eighth picture is of ‘disabled parking’, where non of the spaces have room to allow chairs to get out of the car, except at the back. They are just normal spaces where a blue sign has been placed in an attempt to make the parking ‘wheelchair accessible’.

The ninth picture is of a reception desk which is too high for wheelchair users to access, as they can’t be seen, due to the fact that they are smaller than the desk.

The final picture is of a ramp which only goes halfway up the curb, essentially meaning there is a step at the top of the ramp.

If anybody still thinks the world isn’t staked against those who are disabled, then I honestly worry about you.

Here’s why disabled people don’t like when books end with a cure. Imagine you’re a gay youth. After searching and searching, you finally find a book that has representation of gay youth. You read through it and it’s totally rad and you can really relate to it. You get to the end, and suddenly, through some miraculous force, they’re straight. Now do you see the problem?

Rebuttals to Assholes Who Think They're Autism Experts

"Autistic people are stupid!"

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"Autistic women are ugly freaks!"

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"Autistics aren’t capable of being artists!"

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"Autistic people contribute nothing to society!"

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"Autistic people just aren’t capable of deep feeling or empathy."

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"Autistic people drive their parents to abuse them!"

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"Autistic people aren’t capable of any normal play behavior, especially not with children."

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"Autistic people are a drain on our economic system!"

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"Autistic children are horrible monsters!"

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Diabetic high school girl beaten by police officer & arrested…for falling asleep in class
May 9, 2013

A student who was arrested and beaten for falling asleep at school is now suing an Alabama city, its police department and some school employees for civil rights violation, battery and negligent supervision and hiring. After the diabetic student fell asleep while in a room reserved for “in school suspensions,” a school police officer slammed her face into a cabinet and then arrested her. The incident occurred at a high school in Hoover, Alabama.

Ashlynn Avery, who has diabetes, asthma and sleep apnea, was suspended for cutting class, and had to sit in the in-school suspension room. While she was reading “Huckleberry Finn,” she dozed off. First, the in-school suspension supervisor walked over to her cubicle and struck it, which caused the cubicle to hit Avery’s head, according to the lawsuit. She woke up, but soon fell back asleep. The supervisor, Joshua Whited, then took the book from her and slammed it into the student’s chest.

Avery was then told to leave the room, according to the complaint, and police officer Christopher Bryant followed her. Bryant slapped her backpack, and then “proceeded to shove Ashlynn face first into a file cabinet and handcuff her,” the complaint states. While in the car, Avery vomited. She was taken to a hospital and had to wear a cast as a result of her injuries.

“Ashlynn required follow-up care to her shoulder, arm, and wrist, Ashlynn also required extended mental counseling for trauma caused by the defendants,” the lawsuit states. The Averys are seeking “compensatory and punitive damages for civil rights violations, battery and negligent supervision and hiring,”.

The case is another example of abuses committed by school police officers. Activists have long decried the “school to prison pipeline” which disproportionately affects communities of color. A PBS factsheet, as the Courthouse News Service notes, states that “70 percent of students involved in ‘in-school’ arrests or referred to law enforcement are black or Latino.”

“When police (or ‘school resource officers’ as these sheriff’s deputies are often known) spend time in a school, they often deal with disorder like proper cops — by slapping cuffs on the little perps and dragging them to the precinct,” wrote Chase Madar in the wake of the Newtown massacre. The school shooting in Connecticut has sparked more calls—from both Democrats and the National Rifle Association—for more police officers in schools.

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anonymous said:

Two things. 1. Why are we turning this into something against trans when none of the people arguing every said anything negative about trans. 2. By your rules, narrow-minded is ableist too. In other words it isn't. Neither is crazy or insane. I'm crazy. My friends are crazy. Thas all I got to say.

1. we were talking about genderbends 2. narrow minded means ‘not willing to accept opinions, beliefs, or behaviors that are unusual or different from your own’. thats not ableist

those words are ableist tho. they are used as slurs against mentally ill people and a lot of people (including me) are uncomfortable with them

What to do if you see a disabled person struggling to do something

1. Politely ask if they would like assistance. DO NOT do whatever task they’re trying to complete without asking them if they want your help, that is rude.
2. If the decline, accept their refusal and let them know that if they change their mind to just holler. DO NOT get upset or angry that they don’t want your help.
3. FUCKING WALK AWAY AND LET THEM DO THINGS FOR THEMSELVES UNLESS THEY DECIDE TO ASK FOR YOUR HELP

Things I learned from tumblr:

•it’s sexist and misogynistic to disagree with feminists
•it’s ableist to call someone stupid for saying something stupid
•although it’s okay to say stupid if you put an asterisk in it.
•asterisks completely change a word example: n*gg*r
•its okay to bully people for having privilege even though it wasn’t a choice for them
•its racist,sexist, and ableist for anyone to call out an oppressed person when they’re wrong
•boobs aren’t at all sexual even though it actually arouses people when the nipples are stimulated
•men are evil
•middle class white, hetero, cis women are oppressed even though they can marry who they love and identify with their biological sex
•fat people are oppressed even though they can eat (and do eat) whatever they want

Hey, SJWs, did you know your made-up word, ableist, completely contradicts the basic rules of linguistics that most people have down at, like, age ten? You see, when you add a suffix beginning with a vowel (IE, -ist) to a word that ends in a silent E (IE, able), you drop the E because it is no longer needed. For example, like + -ing = liking, not likeing.

And no, able is not different just because it ends in LE. Let’s take a word that ends with exactly the same sound, like scale. Scale + -ing = scaling, not scaleing. Therefore, able + -ist = ablist, not ableist. It’s deliciously ironic that people who rail against others ‘insulting’ people partially because of lesser intelligence demonstrate such a lack of intelligence.

"But English grammar rules were invented by white people!" I hear some fragile SJW protesting. So were computers. So was the internet. So was tumblr. If you don’t like utilizing things made by white people, stop using all of those things. LOL.

Okay i feel this was really important to share. I saw a post of this guy defending Elliot Rogers and saying all kinds of fucked up shit about the shootings. I went to his page and found these statuses (WAY more where this came from).. All I can think of is how this guy could be the next Elliot Rogers. I’m no sure how to report this or what to do so I turned to facebooksexism

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Scary shit.

Try this…Go to his profile. Next to the message feature on his banner should be a button w/ 3 dots. Click that. Click block/report. Click report content from him. Submit the 2 where he makes distinct threats. Unfortunately FB won’t do shit about general bigotry, but maybe they will about him saying he’s gonna kill…

"You’re way too outgoing to have anxiety!"

"You’re way too happy to have depression!"

"You’re way too caring to have antisocial personality disorder!"

"You’re way too nice to be bipolar!"

"You’re way too sweet to have borderline personality disorder!"

"You’re way too smart to be autistic!"

"You’re way too normal to have dissociative identity disorder!"

*throws up*

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