Make Our Stories Relevant: A Dedication to Autistic People
This isn’t entitlement, this is a requirement.
Autistic voices have been silenced for way too long.
We barely have begun
to sing our own damn song.
But everyone else wants to tell us
what’s the best thing to do.
“Don’t fidget.” “Look me in the eye.”
“Why do you always cry?”
This constant critique
makes us weak
In self, spirit, and soul.
For that shouldn’t be our goal!
Don’t believe the lies.
Autism Speaks doesn’t want progress,
they want cures to be supported.
Information is disjointed,
and everyone will be disappointed.
FOX, Trump, and other conservatives
will brainwash you,
with the idea that vaccinations cause autism,
which, for the millionth time, is NOT TRUE.
Ask an Aspie if you need to.
We can make progress.
We’ll pull through.
Autism needs to become more mainstreamed. I see more shows portraying quirky characters, but I rarely see disabled people of color have their own stories.
Okay so I’ve been seeing a whole lot of screaming on my dash about Hamilton and his opinions/thoughts on slavery. In the name of making sure everyone is properly educated in their screaming, I’m going to try and dispel some of the myths surrounding this topic.
First, let’s get one thing straight: Hamilton was NOT an abolitionist. I don’t care how you look at it, he simply was not. He made deals involving slaves, he married one of the largest slave holding families in New York, and he was obsessed with raising his station in society, which meant, you guessed it, owning/renting slaves.
Many biographers, including Chernow, cite Hamilton’s impoverished childhood in the Caribbean as the basis for his supposed abolitionist tendencies. There are a number of problems with this theory. After his mother died, Hamilton and his brother James found themselves the owners of a few household slaves, but due to legal inheritance laws, they could not technically own them. The fact still remains, his family, however poor they were, they still had slaves in the house, showing that even poor whites had social and legal status above slaves. When Hamilton was working in the trading company, while he may have become disillusioned with the idea of slavery, he most likely supported the institution, simply because it was his livelihood. If he spoke out against it in any way, he could have lost his position in the company.
After Hamilton came to America and joined the war effort, he and John Laurens both supported Laurens’ idea for an all black army regiment, which is another point that biographers often use to support “Hamilton was an abolitionist”. This brings up a key point of this argument: whatever Hamilton thought of slavery, his decisions involving such were often politically motivated, not personally. He probably supported the idea of the black regiment because it was the best for America, not because he exactly wanted the slaves free. Another problem is that, according to Henry Laurens, John wouldn’t forcibly make anyone free their slaves because he believed too much in the property rights in the colonies, which also speaks more to political motivations than to personal ones. As Alexander and John were very close, it can be assumed that they shared very similar views.
Hamilton married Eliza Schuyler, a member of one of the most wealthy northern slaveholding families. Their marriage is somewhat romanticized in the musical; Hamilton most likely married Eliza as a way to move up on the social ladder, not for love. If someone was opposed to slavery as much as Hamilton is usually portrayed, he would have had serious qualms about marrying into a slave family. While it is disputed if the Hamiltons ever actually owned slaves, often, he made deals for his in-laws involving slaves, including some for Angelica and her husband, and also made slave purchases for the Continental Army. Another factor in his complacency in a slave economy was most likely his close relationship with George Washington, the owner of one of the largest plantations in the south.
After the war, Hamilton was a member and founder of the Society for the Promotion of the Manumission of Slaves in New York although society records don’t show much direct involvement in proposing anti-slavery legislation, or, indeed, much involvement at all. The society did not interfere with property rights, however, as members could still own slaves. Remember, slaves were considered property in 18th century America. As you’ll recall, Hamilton was a staunch supporter of property rights. Another probable reason for his membership in the society was the fact that it brought him close to the upper echelons of New York society. The Marquis de Lafayette praised Hamilton for his involvement in the society, but Lafayette had his own set of issues involving slavery.
Like James Madison, Hamilton supported the 3/5ths compromise in the Constitution, which allowed the southern states to count a certain fraction of their substantial slave population for their representation in the House. This compromise managed to keep the southern states in power until the Civil War. Hamilton was an elitist, thinking that the more property one owned meant their vote should count more. Because he wanted a strong national economy, Hamilton knew it was a necessary compromise in order to appease the south and get them to participate in the economy.
In the peace treaty at the end of the revolutionary war, Hamilton supported compensating the slave owners whose slaves had run behind British lines, proving, once again, his opinion on property rights outweighed whatever he thought of the institution of slavery as a whole. When the Haitian Revolution broke out in 1791, he supported the French government in lieu of the new one, but as Toussaint L'Ouverture’s government grew in power and control, he supported continued trade, so long as L'Ouverture could guarantee the safety of US property and assets.
Hamilton, as far as I know, never wrote specifically about his ideals on slavery. If he did refer to it, he was usually talking about a transaction that he carried out for someone else. His membership in the manumission society was mostly symbolic. Mostly, he was there to interact with high society. Whatever he truly thought about slavery, we’ll never know. He simply chose the stance that would most benefit him or the country, straddling the line between abolitionists and slaveholders.
Biographers often overstate Hamilton’s membership in the Manumission Society, saying that indicates staunch abolitionist tendencies, which is an exaggeration. It is important to remember when reading any biography, it will be biased in the direction of the subject. Sure, it may list faults, but it usually will not go into too much detail. In order to get a full picture of anything, look at multiple sources from opposing sides, or from sources not focused on one individual. Be educated in any argument you are involved in. It makes for a lot better a conversation.
Do you ever read things in reaper76 fanfics that makes you so …!!!!! and then you close the fic bc you had enough?
The amount of fics that always portray Gabriel only as “sexy latino god”, “hot latino”, “spicy latino" who speak a sinful language is huge.
Don’t get me started on how some folks portray him as a sexual predator who is after Jack “golden angel, too good too pure for this world, did nothing wrong” Morrison.
That’s fucking racism right there. I’m honestly to god tired of whites portraying latinx people as dirty little things that they can fetishize and then turn around and write their white faves as “helpless, innocent, pure people”, like we are corrupting them.
And then there’s the blind!Jack trope that is also so disrespectful. Not only to
visually impaired people but also to us latinx? Fics where Jack “educate” Gabriel?
Oh yes Jack please educate this poor ignorant latino who don’t know what blindness is. The way ppl portray blindness is so inaccurate and cringeworthy too
Edit: I didn’t want to edit this post, but people are really twisting my words here and trying to deflect what i said and make it about the blind trope. Stop please.
imo if you’re a cis/AFAB lbpq woman you owe it to your fellow wlw to educate yourself on transmisogyny & TWERF rhetoric. learn to see it and call it out instead of leaving all of the emotional labor to trans wlw
If the Universe is infinite then there must be an infinite number of particles and combinations, this means that there are exact copies of everything and everyone. Every single one of us has exact copies out there, each completely convinced that they are the original. Most completely oblivious to each other. It also means that there are near identical copies of you, simply with very minor differences. One less hair, eyes one shade lighter, a centimetre taller. And massive differences, you could be trans, gay, a stripper, an architect… dead (#goals). This leads into Murphy’s Law. Murphy’s Law states that anything that can happen will happen. Anything that could have happened over your life, has happened to one of your doubles.
1. “Well, not everyday your uncle’s boyfriend comes back from the dead so excuse me for acting surprised”
2. “Are you seriously throwing forks at me?”
3. “I’m here, I’m queer and I’m ready to kinkshame your ass ‘til you can’t walk”
4. “Do you ever chill?”
“Not really, no”
5. “And now we all know why (s)he doesn’t get drunk”
6. “I never loved you, just the idea of you”
7. “I can die and my reaction would be meh”
8. “Do you like my IPhone 7?” *shows a very old Nokia phone*
“My IPhone 8 is broken”
9. “You shouldn’t trust me planning weddings”
10. “Guess who broke their nose? I broke my nose!”
11. “I’m kind of broke so sorry if I couldn’t afford your fancy medication”
12. “I’m starting a revolution, any of you wanna come?”
13. “Never let them die, they’re the soap opera of my life”
14. “I will come back from the dead most so you can pay me those 30€, got it Clarice?”
15. “Have you lost your mind?”
16. “I knew it! You wouldn’t ever like the way I am! You are just like the others, trying so hard to make the perfect daughter you never had!”
17. “Are you sure you wanna be friends with a back stabbing bitch like me?”
18. “I’m never touching that tie again”
“You just set it on fire, of course you won’t”
19. “Today’s lesson is that your morals are so low that I’m not even trying to stop you anymore”
20. “Educate yourselves, you sexist sons of bitches!”
21. “My logic is plain weird, don’t ask”
22. “Does every evil genius have a secret fridge full of Nutella?”
23. “What’s happening?”
“All I know is that my phone is dead and those weirdos we’re saying something about a queen but that’s not important”
24. “There’s no way in hell you’re going to do that”
25. “Could you stop, Idk, murdering people for fun?”
“Did you just used idk in a verbal conversation?”
26. “I’m pretty sure you won’t get tumblr popular if youjust lay chill”
27. “So actual methods didnt work… time to be problematic!”
28. “There’s an angel blade stuck in my ass and that’s what you’re thinking about?”
29. “I wouldn’t say that”
30. “Did you heard the news?”
“MCR is coming back?”
“Then I don’t care, go fuck yourself”
We are all fucking tired of your hate.We are all tired of you. So I am going to do us all a fucking favor and educate you all on how WTTM isn’t sexualizing Yurio, how Otayuri isn’t pedophilia, and all about the age gap situation.
So let’s break it down considering the amount of bullshit and uneducated guesses that come from you antis…
The “sexualizing” assumption:
A lot of antis and yoi fans in general are using the excuse that WTTM is sexualizing Yurio. Well, sorry to break it to you, but it is not. And here’s why.
Yurio is literally called the “Russian Punk” for a reason. Yurio being 15/16 (lot of controversy over his age) is honestly super rebellious and that is completely normal for most boys and girls of his age.
It’s the angsty teen phase.
This leads up to why Yurio did NOT want to skate to a “pure/innocent” routine that Lilia had planned for him. He wanted to be himself.
Yurio didn’t want to do a normal exihibition skate. He wanted to perform something that he would be comfortable doing and something cool (according to the WTTM manga). And not to mention, he wanted to fucking show up his gay ass parents with his DJ boyfriend because he’s rebellious AF.
Therefore, the Welcome to the Madness skating routine showed Yurio as the character he was. It’s his character. It’s not sexualizing him. And believe me, if Kubo intended to sexualize Yuri, we would know. Yurio would be sliding down the ice in a fucking transparent thong and nothing else.
The “pedo” card & “age gap” bullshit:
This is where the uneducated antis come in to play. Yes, we all know that Yurio is 15 and that Otabek is 18/19. However, them being in a relationship together is perfectly normal and completely legal. There is no law saying they cannot be together at the age of 15 and 16. As long as it isn’t sexual.
The age of consent for Yurio would be 16 (Russian age consent).
Now, along the lines of Pedophilia. It is definitely NOT Pedophilia and here is why….
“A person who is diagnosed with pedophilia must be at least 16 years old, and at least five years older than the prepubescent child, for the attraction to be diagnosed as pedophilia.” - “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition”. American Psychiatric Publishing. 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
“ Pedophilia is used for individuals with a primary or exclusive sexual interest in prepubescent children aged 13 or younger.” - “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition”. American Psychiatric Publishing. 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
So, in simple terms, Yurio would have to be below or at the age of 13 for it to count as pedophilia. And he isn’t so…
Conclusion:It’s not fucking pedophilia. Please educate yourselves before making petty assumptions and guesses.
SO THERE YOU GO. Now shut the hell up and stop hating on ships. Instead, you could focus on the ships that YOU like. Ignore the ship if you hate it so much. Blacklist it. Unfollow people. Place in your description that you don’t like the ship and JUST BE DONE WITH IT. It honestly shouldn’t be that hard if you are mature enough to deal with it.
There are two aspects of this Lost Special conspiracy everyone needs to be aware of.
Claiming “BBC Sherlock is attempting to make television history by recreating Doyle’s social phenomenon that surrounded The Final Problem of 1893 on an international scale” isn’t that wild of a conspiracy theory. The evidence for this is overwhelming. You could have good, logical debates with skeptics over this exact concept. This is where I put most of my effort – I care more about predicting how the episode and marketing spectacle may go than I do anything else.
Claiming “Derren Brown wrote episodes of Sherlock in order to turn viewers gay”, “Apple Tree Yard isn’t a real show”, “Sherlock North is a fake perpetuated by the BBC”, and other bizarre theories we shuffle around on this site are what give people the ammunition they need to call us out as lunatics.
Rumors and misinformation spread like wildfire on this site. Metas I’ve written incorrectly that I believed to be true at the time blow up with thousands of notes but when I write later to correct the flawed logic, those posts get ignored.
People who point out that conspiracy theorists allow incorrect ideas to get out of hand are absolutely right. Everyone is responsible for the content they allow on their blog, and that goes for those who reblog others’ ideas, too.
Offended by people claiming conspiracy bloggers have a mob mentality toward illogical and chaotic ideas? Then stop doing it or own up to it. But to pretend we don’t do this is to turn a blind eye to everything that goes on here in this corner of the Fandom. We absolutely do have a mob mentality.
“Conspiracy” is not a holy word. Any conspiracy, whether true or not, requires that you believe fact is fiction, and therefore fiction is fact. This is true everywhere, for every conspiracy, ever. People who believe in a conspiracy and share their ideas means they attempt to persuade others to question their reality and sanity. This is gaslighting. It is what conspiracy theorists do. It is the nature of the beast. Do i do this? Yes. We all do. To pretend we don’t is, again, to not understand the definition of “conspiracy”.
I’ve been compared to a cult leader many times on this site. And you know what? It’s pretty accurate. That’s why i like to post wake-up calls like this. Educate yourselves. Watch what you reblog. Thick critically when others can’t.
I may be toxic, cruel, and overzealous in the eyes of some people on this site, but I am certainly not delusional.
Hi i wanna know your opinion on ty and lauren dating
OK guys. I have a billion asks about this subject, so I’m going to use this one, that’s short sweet and to the point, to answer all of them.
Do I think Lauren and Ty are dating? Well, If I was an uneducated twit, that relied on other to tell me what to think and believe, sure. But, since I’m not one of those people, that believes every fucking piece of propaganda a Personal Relations/Promotional/marketing firm tries to throw at me, my answer is NO. I believe Tyren is about as real as I believed Laucy was.
Let’s look at a few things first. Let’s take into consideration, the way this whole damn story was shoved at us, on a heaping smoldering poo-poo platter. First they wanted us to believe that Camren wasn’t real, because Lauren was in an on-off relationship, for years, with her BFF Lucy. She was supposedly so in love with Lucy, that she was ready to proudly proclaim her Bisexuality to the masses, to be with her, openly.
Then I’m supposed to believe that Lauren, the same girl that has always said the most important thing to her, in a relationship, is honesty, cheated on her BFF/GF. Sorry, not buying it. I’m especially not buying that she supposedly cheated on her “girlfriend” with a 31 year old single Father.
Lauren has stated, for the record, that she keeps her private life private. Her love life isn’t something she shares with the masses. If she’s dodging the questions and not posting shit on SM, she’s hiding a relationship. If it’s being flaunted all out in the open and on SM, it’s a fucking PR stunt.
Why they chose Ty, I’m not sure. Maybe he had the best weed. Maybe they are going to do a song together, eventually. We have to remember, they started the Shawmila rumors all the way back in June of 2015, for a duet that didn’t come out until November. In the entertainment/music industry, they recycle the same PR stunts over and over again. Why, because they obviously work. I wouldn’t have all these questions to answer if they didn’t.
When Lauren came out so proudly in that article, everyone was so supportive and proud of her. I told friends, back then, that it wouldn’t last. I knew as soon as they hooked her up publicly with a guy, all hell would break loose and most of those who were showing her support then, would turn their backs on her. This fucking fandom is full of some of the most selfish people I have ever had the misfortune to come across. Some of you should honestly be ashamed of yourselves. When the girls don’t act the way you want them to act, say what you want them to say, do what you want them to do, or fuck who you want them to fuck, you turn into the most vile hateful selfish hypocrites I’ve ever seen. That is what is actually disgusting, shameful, and hurtful.
Look at recent history, and the answer to this question is more than obvious. I told you all back in the very first Camren theory I ever posted, why it was OK for Lauren to come out as Bisexual. They are basically proving my point, now. This is not the first time a young beautiful female has kissed her BFF, had the picture of said kiss leaked, then come out as Bisexual, to promptly be hooked up with a male, right after. It actually happens frequently, if one pays attention. There is a reason behind the madness, so to speak, but I’m not even going to try and explain it to you right now. In this society, and especially in this selfish fandom, the reasons don’t even really matter anymore. All that matters to the PR folks, is that you all keep falling for it. The worse part is, no matter how much I and others, have tried to explain this shit, there is a huge portion of this damn fandom, that will always fall for the narrative that is being pushed, and the PR stunts they use to push it.
For those of you who actually read and try and educate yourselves about how the Music Industry really works, bless you. For those of you who will always believe the bullshit Management is trying to sell you, keep your heads in the sand and your butts in the air. It makes it easier for them to fuck you in the ass without getting blamed for it.
don’t you just hate when people without the disorder try and police you like “that’s not what adhd is” ummm, that’s exactly what it is. i’ve been living with this shit for so many years now, trust me, i would know!!!! god
~~fun reminder that tumblr is ridiculously politically biased, and that you should not base your opinions or votes on what you read on this website~~
just because certain political persuasions and attitudes are overwhelmingly represented on tumblr, this website’s frequently extremist political attitudes really do not represent most of the population, and are often incredibly erroneous and biased. Tumblr’s word is not law, and you are not a villain for occasionally disagreeing with it. Especially with the British election coming up, just please please please do your research far far away from this website before making up your mind!