this girl at school has a crush on me n she literally…won’t…leave…me…alone in art n she’s a super rude person to most ppl n it irritates me when she’s really short n rude w my other friends in the class n then turns to me n talks sweet to me n touches me n shit….like….no thanks
part of the reason why “ooh unipolar depression/generalized anxiety people have Privilege” stuff has ended up so silly is bc the current understanding of ableism is really one-dimensional. for one thing, there’s no distinction made between “how Weird your disorder is considered to be” and “how difficult it makes your life” (or if you’re in a situation where you have to rely heavily on others, “how much it makes people see you as a Burden.”)
my ocd will look Crazier to someone than unipolar depression. but how do you compare something that complicates my life but still allows me to work and go to school, to someone’s depression where they can barely manage to eat? there ISN’T a way to map those onto an easy privilege/oppression dynamic, and we need to acknowledge that and try to simply address life experiences more instead of looking for an order that isn’t there.
also, unipolar depression & generalized anxiety being seen as more “normal” is entirely the result of stereotypes that nts have formed about them from media. nts THINK that those disorders are understandable and that they can “relate,” but that’s…not really true. people with those problems have symptoms that nts WON’T find “understandable.” and those symptoms, if visibly expressed, WILL freak them out and make them see the person as “crazy.”