1. 04:43 24th Jul 2014

    Notes: 521

    Reblogged from winglssdemon


    why “differently abled” is bullshit

    • differently abled: can do the thing, just in a different way
    • disabled: can’t do the thing, or doing the thing will lead to extreme pain, stress, etc.

    "differently abled" ties into the belief that disabled people aren’t really disabled and that we’re just lazy shits.

    c’mon. disabled is not a bad word.

  2. bittersnurr:



    I’m skeptical about the idea that people can appropriate disabled experiences in the same way they can culture

    Like…if you experience something that is similar to my experiences, and that is similarly debilitating

    I don’t care if you…

    I have a similar experience to bittersnrr because the two rarest diseases I have (eosinophilic esophagitis and reflex neurovascular dystrophy) are also pediatric conditions which are relatively new.

    The online support groups for EoE are all parents exchanging advice, and there simply are none for RND. On tumblr I’ve found one other person with EoE, and one other who has RND.

    Comparing this to my other rare disorder, EDS, since it is about as rare, there’s just more awareness. And it’s not primarily pediatric.

    So far I’ve coped by:

    1) Finding groups with similar problems, for example, people with gastroparesis have similar experiences to us with EoE, and with the way my RND presents (I have fibro plus EDS so taming it via intense exercising is a no-go, and not for lack of trying) it’s very similar to general neuropathy, just intermittent and less responsive to non-opioid meds.

    2) Spending time hanging out in general chronic pain and EDS communities, which helps me feel less alone.

  3. perfectworthlessdove:


    I have answers on this actually because I have a little background in some feminist history due to a class I took! I’m not a historian though so I might get a few things wrong. You can get this information from a book that I’m very conflicted on called “Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics”

    During second wave feminism in the sixties/seventies, many women sought to separate themselves from sexual relationships or social relationships with men. Many heterosexual women became celibate and/or experimented with f/f relationships as ways to center their entire lives around women. Bisexual women also chose to focus their lives around relationships with women. Feminism was very separatist and it was viewed that there was no space for men in the feminist movement. Also, in many of the most major activist spaces, lesbian activism and feminist activism were one and the same. Lesbianism was a much more political thing to be than it is in most feminist spaces today, and in many spaces it was the ideal state of being.

    So today a political lesbian who is heterosexual has the connotation of co-opting the lgbtq movement, wheras back then it didn’t have as much of that because it was very much related to second wave feminism and often concentrated to large feminist circles in cities anyway.

    I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing for other queer women to use it because fuck identity policing, but straight people should be hands off this term, it’s not the seventies anymore and feminism is a lot different now.

  4. pyrefierceshot:

    world of warcraft’s lore is literally a worthless amalgamation of shitty clichés and normalized sexism, racism, homophobia and misogyny whose status quo is protected over and over by its pwecious male developers as “not wanting to make a statement”

    its lore is shitty and…

  5. 20:11 20th Jul 2014

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    Reblogged from erikalynae

    Tags: gpoy


    getting spoken to as if i’m straight by straight people who assume everyone is straight, subsequently feeling like the world’s most useless and irritated secret agent

  6. 19:14

    Notes: 66

    Reblogged from whatshouldwecallchronicillness

    Tags: gpoy

    The Before and After game…


    Before I got sick:


    Aaaaand after:


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    (Source: weheartit.com)

  8. 11:16

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    Reblogged from lornacrowleys

    ok im tired of the bullshit


    wheres the queen mosquito?? if i beat her ass all the other ones die right?? how many health bars does she have?

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Walmart’s Food Stamp Scheme


    Walmart’s Food Stamp Scheme

  10. 20:11

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    Reblogged from ambermritchie

    Tags: KITTY LOAF

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lil dumplins 


    lil dumplins 

    (Source: guremikes)

  11. 16:22

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    Reblogged from thefeministfangirl

    Tags: feminism




    being a feminist is like trying to fix a giant hole in the wall and discovering that the entire wall is rotting and filled with termites and you have a lot more work to do than you thought you did


    not all termites

    (Source: girlanger)

  12. 16:08

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    Reblogged from cranquis

    Tags: reblogspanishaslpatientsaudismableism

    Which one is really deaf?



    Nurse: The patient and his wife are both Cuban, and they’re both deaf. They can read lips a little but they generally communicate with American Sign Language. Which translator would you like?

    Resident: Um, the sign language translator.


    Resident: **goes into patient room to find the Spanish translator and the sign language translator** Why are you both here? We just need sign language.

    Spanish Translator: Yes, but they are Cuban.

    Resident: But they can’t hear you speak Spanish.

    Spanish Translator: But they are Cuban.


    But their primary language is American Sign Language. We don’t need to translate from English words to Spanish words to signs. We just go to signs. 

    Spanish Translator: But we always offer Spanish translation for Hispanic patients, even the ones who speak some English. 

    Resident: But they don’t speak Spanish! They don’t speak! They don’t hear! image

    ^^ Every conversation I’ve had with a Spanish interpreter ever is represented by this post.

    And this is your daily example of audism. Apparently ASL isn’t ~real enough~ of a fucking language to actually be, you know, SOMEONE’S NATIVE LANGUAGE.

    Nooo… apparently that can only apply for the ~talky languages.~

    *facepalms forever*

  13. 18:54 17th Jul 2014

    Notes: 135978

    Reblogged from cognitivedissonance

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i actually had this conversation today

That’s it, WE CAN ALL GO HOME NOW. There won’t ever be a better graphic that summarizes sexist double standards in today’s geek culture.



    i actually had this conversation today

    That’s it, WE CAN ALL GO HOME NOW. There won’t ever be a better graphic that summarizes sexist double standards in today’s geek culture.


  14. 01:19

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    Reblogged from actuallyadhd

    A child taught to disregard or mistrust her innermost feelings and thoughts assumes automatically that there is something shameful about them, and therefore about her very self. ADD adults are convinced that their low self-esteem is a fair reflection of how poorly they have done in life only because they do not understand that their very first failure – their inability to win the full and unconditional acceptance of the adult world – was not their failure at all.

    Gabor Maté, Scattered (via twoplustwoequalsfour)

    Yup yup yup this is excellent. For once ‘recommended blogs’ comes up with a corker, even though (predictably) it’s a very low volume one.

    (via nectaresque)

  15. maarnayeri:

    Most people would never dream of touting around the dismembered bodies of White American and European kids after a mass shooting. Did you see that for Virginia Tech students? How about Columbine? Perhaps Newton?

    Why? Because there’s reverence for their privacy and sympathy is innately felt, because no one needs a fucking visual aid to feel compelled to stand against violence when its against a particular populace.

    But apparently, that standard erodes for Palestinian kids and “awareness campaigns” trump respect and not brandishing most likely nonconsensual pictures of foreign brown children bLown up to pieces, existing on social media circuits to haunt family members and trigger other survivors of war who’ve seen those images far too many times in their life.

    Get it together, have some fucking integrity and keep that disrespectful shit off social media platforms.