Ableism, Mass Murder, and Silence

TW: ableism, mass murder

I’m still getting tweets about “what happened in Japan?” because mass media has decided that the lives of the disabled folks who were murdered and injured merely for being disabled, are not really headline news. 

This Tuesday, July 26th 2016, the 26th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (which still has progress to make btw), 26 year old Satoshi Uematsu, an ex-employee at a center for people with disabilities, broke into the same center to murder it’s residents. 

19 disabled people were murdered and 26 injured in a mass knife attack in their sleep because the attacker thought “it was pointless for people with severe disabilities to keep on living”

Prior to the attack, he wrote a letter where he said:
“I envision a world where a person with multiple disabilities can be euthanized, with an agreement from the guardians, when it is difficult for the person to carry out household and social activities,” that he could “wipe out a total of 470 disabled individuals” by targeting two facilities for disabled people during the night shift, “when staffing is low”.“The act will be carried out speedily, and definitely without harming the staff. After wiping out the 260 people in two facilities, I will turn myself in.” 

This was a hate crime, this was ableism to it’s most extreme.

The people of the world often unite to show support to communities after a tragedy, and when a marginalized group is attacked in a hate crime it is not only a time of mourning but a time of self-reflection in what role we play to their oppression, where are the people for the disabled community now?  

After the attack at Pulse there was so much support world-wide for the LGBT+ community at the reminder of the hate we face on a daily basis and the lack of safety we might feel, but where are the allies to the disabled community? Where is the support? Where are the calls to say their names?

People are asking me “what happened?” because they are having trouble even finding the story. So here’s some:

Violence, Disability, and the Lessons of Sagamihara by David Perry

This Is What Disability Erasure Looks Like by Emily Willingham

Japan knife attack: stabbing at care centre leaves 19 dead by Justin McCurry  


PLEASE do not respond to my post by demonizing the murderer as mentally ill, because then you missed the whole point of this post. Hate is not a mental illness, hate is learned. Mental illness does not automatically make one a villain, assuming so, believing so, is ableism in itself and that stigma needs to end.

Please check in with your disabled peeps. The silence on this matter right now is what is most upsetting to me. When it comes to activism and the fight for equality, for a lot of people disability is an afterthought or just not on the radar at all, and this needs to change.

Inside Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston's Latest Date Night: Smiles, Stolen Kisses and Security Guards!

While Kanye West was partaking in one of his favorite hobbies on Wednesday evening – talking about Taylor Swift, this time during a surprise appearance at a Drake concert – Taylor Swift was enjoying one of her own: Being cute and coupley and stuff with Tom Hiddleston!

The 26-year-old pop star and her King Kong: Skull Island actor boyfriend, 35, enjoyed dinner at Hillstone restaurant in Santa Monica, California. Swift wore a little black dress and red lipstick – naturally, it’s her go-to look – and the date night was as PDA-filled as ever.

“[Taylor and Tom] seemed happy and laughing, touching, holding hands. They were both smiling a lot,” an eyewitness tells ET. “He kissed her at the table.”

WATCH: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Shade Taylor Swift Again: ‘I Was Such a Fan Of Hers’

There was one not-so-romantic aspect to the evening, though it’s probably something that doesn’t even faze Swift at this point.

“The security guards were no joke. [The security detail] had their own table next to us and another one was hiding behind a plant right behind them,” the eyewitness said. “There were probably three guards, maybe four.” (ET Online)

I have no problems with Brie Larson but I’m just tired of MCU’s female heroes being a little sexualized?

Natasha is purely??? impossible ; her hair is styled at all times (lmao it never frizzes) we barely see her bruised/bleeding (and even then she has to look good), her suit doesn’t get damaged, her makeup is always on point and like, her mascara doesn’t even run.

so while Brie may (and most likely will) give us an incredible Carol movie, it’s just a little sad that they cast a 26 year old woman for a character who should be over 40, and I have no doubt they will follow a similar path with her as they did with Natasha –– looking great, rarely looking rough, etc. 

anonymous asked:




Hiya! I’m Kyle(99% sure on the name)
26 year old trans fella, he/him pronouns, living in the Boston area. I’m currently pre T, but that’ll be changing next month and I am freaking psyched!

Looking to meet new people, preferably that live near by so we can hang out, but online friends are fun too.
I’m a pretty goofy guy and try not to take things too seriously. I enjoy knitting, all sorts of music (anything from Blue October to Iyco & Kaka Furaha), Pokémon(if the shirt didn’t give me away), and excessive uses of commas and parenthesis(really, it’s true)!
Feel free to message me here or hit me up on snapchat KyokuPendergast.😊

I was protecting the person in case they wanted to clarify, apologise, make amends, idk. But they don’t. They blocked me without replying, even though I explained my reasons. Don’t send this person hate, (I shouldn’t have to clarify this! that’s NEVER okay). But I won’t protect them either. The name of the fic is Tasty Little Treat. The AO3 author name is PlayNiceLiam and the tumblr of the person is getpayno. The author is 26/27 years old.

I’m making this post so people are aware of this and avoid this. This fic sexualises children. BE AWARE OF THAT, PLEASE. Take care of yourself and avoid this person if you’re triggered by this or a teenager. This is dangerous, please be careful.

erotophonophilia  asked:

Hey Brote, I'm 26 years old and I literally just shit myself. I thought it was a fart, I pushed, and my asshole shot! Is it possible for me to fall any lower than I am? I even got some shit on my Mom's little rug thing in the bathroom.

waiting until you’re 26 to shit your mom’s rug

you’re hopeless, dude

Nick Jonas in Talks to Join Dwayne Johnson in ‘Jumanji’ Reboot

Nick Jonas is in talks to join Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black in Sony’s reimagining of “Jumanji.” Jake Kasdan is on board to direct the adaptation of the classic children’s book.

The film hits theaters on July 28, 2017.

Matt Tolmach and William Teitler are producing, while Ted Field, Mike Weber, Johnson, Dany Garcia and Van Allsburg are executive producing. Principal photography is expected to start this August in Honolulu.

The reboot’s script has been written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, based on a draft by the original writers, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.

The 1995 “Jumanji” movie starred Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde, and Bebe Neuwirth. The story centers on a 12-year-old boy who becomes trapped in a board game in 1969 only to be released 26 years later.

Best known for his singing chops as a member of the Jonas Brothers as well as his solo music career, Jonas has been making a name for himself recently as an actor as well. He’s received critical acclaim for his role in the TV drama “Kingdom” and also earned strong reviews for his performance in the Sundance frat hazing movie “Goat.”

Jonas is repped by CAA. Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

Source: Variety

||Lockpicks on the Mind||

If Akihiko had felt inclined, he would have laughed. A 26 year old group of former Persona users had managed to kidnap the famed Phantom Thief… Who ended up being just a kid. It would have been funny, if it wasn’t so depressing what that said about their country’s police force.

Akihiko, having been the one to capture him, had been immediately volunteered to interrogate the young man, much to his surprised interest. Why they had thought him the best still eluded him, but he had shrugged and agreed. So far, nobody knew they had captured him - instead TVs blared news about the fabulous Phantom escape at the top of their lungs, wailing praise and damnation all in the same segment. Akihiko comes in and notices that the boy, while ostentatiously dressed, is not making any fuss… If anything, Akihiko would bet he’s trying to break out of the Kirijo-made handcuffs.

“There’s no lock on those,” Akihiko said, clearly amused as he sat across from the boy. In his hands was the Phantom Thief’s gun - empty of bullets but in dire need of a good cleaning. “I’m guessing you’d prefer to do your own maintenance?” He offered with a smile, holding it out to the young man with a few extra supplies. “I mean, unless you’d prefer I toss it.”

Akihiko has been asked to interrogate @kaito-squad

I’m thinking, I’m 26 years old, and I’m still making maybe $300 a week if I’m lucky. I’m thinking, I keep waking up and hoping my phone’s news feed will say “Jared Leto dead in nightclub bloodbath.” I’m thinking, Tumblr user @chromolume might have a better exfoliation gel than I do.

I’m 26 years old and WHAT DO I HAVE.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAN! Can i just start out by saying thanks so much for everything you do for the hub and the fans and how much you genuinely care about us cause it means so much!! Also thanks for always being there to cheer me up when I’m having a bad day cause without you I wouldn’t really know what to do lol. I hope you had a great day because you definitely deserve it!! Happy birthday man:) (also shout out to you for touching my art work in that 2nd picture haha) danznewz

I am 26 years old and a huge fan of Girl Meets World!

How old is everyone else? Just curious of the different age ranges. I feel like so many different ages can enjoy the show. I grew up watching boy meets world and now get to watch Girl Meets World with my own kids :)