I read lots of articles about this issues and I decided I want to put my own thoughts on it. it makes sense to be that people would have this misphecation about people with developmental disabilities because to be fair some of us do like to do the same activities as children. I have completely guilty of this….which is not bad. but the biggest problems I have with the mental age theory is that it gives an excuse for society to not allow people with developmental disabilities to have adult civil rights. for example, voting, drinking(when your 21 in the usa) go on a jury get sudden jobs, donate plasma or blood. (yes I seen this as case) smoking, getting into higher education and any other adult right that I having trouble thinking at the moment. this rights should not be taken away from dd adults because of mental age BS! and that is why dd people should not be considered children even if some of us have a child like nature. you can still have child like personality but rights and choices should not be denied because of it.
and sociopathic asshats like Lisa Wade who feel the PRESSING FEMINIST ISSUE is sticking up for mothers who murder their disabled children
NOT DISABLED WOMEN, WHO IF THEY MAKE IT TO ADULTHOOD WITHOUT BEING MURDERED, ENDURE A RATE OF VIOLENCE, RAPE, AND ABUSE THAT IS FUCKING UNREAL.
Countless women with disabilities have been, are or will be forcibly sterilized in order to conceal evidence of their current or future rape. INCLUDING SMALL CHILDREN.
Countless women with disabilities are pressured to abort their pregnancies or given misinformation about their ability to have children.
Countless women have been denied basic accessibility tools in order to report their abuse or rape.
Shit like this is why Linda Cornelison, a 19-year old woman, was tortured to death by medical staff at the Judge Rotenburg Center, receiving more than 57 applications of “aversives” in the last four hours preceding her death from a perforated ulcer, such as bruising muscle pinches and ammonia pellets broken directly under her nose. NO ONE WAS HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR HER DEATH.
This misplaced “sympathy” is why children like 3-year-old Amelia Rivera are denied lifesaving organ transplants and doctors fell comfortable telling their parents their lives aren’t worth saving.
"FEMINISTS" LIKE THESE ARE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT SYMPATHY FOR WENDY GARLAND’S MURDERERS THAN HER. More concerned about the two women who let her die covered in her own filth in a room over 100 degrees, where she lay bedridden and without medical attention for more than two years.
The media is more concerned about DOMESTIC ABUSER’S STRESS LEVEL then the fact that they’re BEATING THE SHIT OUT OF THEIR WIVES.
When 87% of women with severe disabilities are beaten by their partners, they are told they should “just leave”.
When young disabled women are burned to death by their mother, Lisa Wade asks, but what about that poor murderer???
And THE FUCKING MEDIA LOVES stories like this one that tell a sympathetic tale of a “poor mother” who drowned her disabled 4-year-old daughter in the bathtub, who has been released and plans to have more children, and has been ruled “not a threat” to children.
Laura Cummings, raped and tortured to death by her mother and other family members, and Lisa Wade would like us to sympathize with these “poor mothers”.
Zahra Baker, a disabled 10-year-old girl, was raped, murdered, dismembered and fed to wild animals, and Elisa Baker, her stepmother, was sentenced to 15-18 years for second degree murder…SHE FACES MORE TIME ON UNRELATED DRUG CHARGES THAN SHE DOES FOR THE MURDER. Her father received a 30-day suspended sentence for unrelated misdemeanors.
Betty Ann Gagnon, 48, lived most of her life on her own until she was beaten to death by her family after spending the previous FIVE YEARS IN A CHICKEN WIRE CAGE AND TENT SMEARED WITH HER OWN FECES. HER FAMILY WAS *NOT* CHARGED WITH MURDER.
THESE ARE NOT ISOLATED EVENTS.
THIS IS SYSTEMATIC VIOLENCE IN A WORLD THAT TELLS PEOPLE IT’S A-OK TO TORTURE, RAPE, AND MURDER DISABLED WOMEN AND ACTIVELY FACILITATES THEIR ABUSE, RAPE, AND MURDER.
"FEMINISTS" WHO DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT PRO-CHOICE WORKS BOTH WAYS
WHY WOULD I SUPPORT A MOVEMENT THAT WOULD BE GLAD TO SEE ME DEAD?
agreed. it one of the strongest reason I not pro-choice because I don’t like the ideas that women should abort disabled people because their seen as burdens. I had to deal with other women telling me that it would have been better if my mother aborted me….I am grateful that my birth mother was not a pro-abortion supporter because I would not be alive right and I am happy to be alive! thanks birth mom you were right adoption is way better!
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the senator my state supports it. thank goodness.
Boycott Autism Speaks is having an event tomorrow. If you care about self-determination for minorities, intersectionality, disabled people, basic fairness, and charity scams, it is worth looking into. Just share premade memes here and from #boycottautismspeaks on Tumblr. For once, doing good is easy!
Boycott autismspeaks they don’t speak for autistics
privileged people: *say dehumanizing things about oppressed people, makes them the brunt of every joke all while literally murdering some of them every single day*
oppressed people: *makes a couple jokes about privileged people once in a while*
Those posts make me die laughing like are you fucking serious
Are you really gonna come into a discussion about oppression and disadvantage and whine about how someone was a jerk to you on tumblr like gtfo with that shit
They forgot ablism
What she has found, over and over, is that teenagers would love to socialize face-to-face with their friends. But adult society won’t let them. “Teens aren’t addicted to social media. They’re addicted to each other,” Boyd says. “They’re not allowed to hang out the way you and I did, so they’ve moved it online.”
It’s true. As a teenager in the early ’80s I could roam pretty widely with my friends, as long as we were back by dark. But over the next three decades, the media began delivering a metronomic diet of horrifying but rare child-abduction stories, and parents shortened the leash on their kids. Politicians warned of incipient waves of youth wilding and superpredators (neither of which emerged). Municipalities crafted anti-loitering laws and curfews to keep young people from congregating alone. New neighborhoods had fewer public spaces. Crime rates plummeted, but moral panic soared. Meanwhile, increased competition to get into college meant well-off parents began heavily scheduling their kids’ after-school lives.
The result, Boyd discovered, is that today’s teens have neither the time nor the freedom to hang out. So their avid migration to social media is a rational response to a crazy situation. They’d rather socialize F2F, so long as it’s unstructured and away from grown-ups. “I don’t care where,” one told Boyd wistfully, “just not home.
Don’t Blame Social Media if Your Teen Is Unsocial. It’s Your Fault | Wired Opinion | Wired.com (via albinwonderland)
This is a good anysis
I wrote this before as a reply, but I’m re-posting it to put it in the tags:
In fact so many of Kanner’s original patients went to college that he had to write an entire paper on it, IIRC.
Also, for those confused about what Kanner’s autism actually means, please read this:
Merope Gaunt had a traumatic childhood but that doesn’t change the fact she was a rapist, yet people forgive her.
Severus Snape had a traumatic childhood but that doesn’t change the fact he emotionally abused vulnerable children for no reason and caused Remus Lupin to…
Agreed it seemed to me that the harry potter universe doesn’t have understanding of mental health