Privilege Denying Dude:
[Picture: Background: 8 piece pie style color split with red and teal alternating. Foreground: White guy with glasses and light shadow wearing a sweat shirt over a button down and short black hair. Has a smug, arrogant facial expression and crossed arms.
Top text: “ [People with learning disabilities] ” Bottom text: “ [should be paid less than minimum wage] ”]
I don’t think this needs a trigger warning but unfortunatly,this is a political view here in England. http://www.communitycare.co.uk/blogs/adult-care-blog/2011/06/tory-mp-let-disabled-work-below-minimum-wage-to-gain-jobs.html I’m not even joking, I wish I was. The link contains the “logic” behind this including quotes from the original claims made by a conservative MP (our prime minister is conservative) that people, like myself, are “less productive” and therefore should be paid less in order to “help us”.
I don’t think I even need to point out everything that is wrong with this, the exploitation that will result is apparent even to my less productive brain.
This is a UK story, and what is called learning disabilities in the UK covers at least intellectual disability and possibly some other disabilities in the USA.
This exists in the USA already in the form of sheltered workshops and has for years.
Also the bolded.
this is terrifying and disgusting wow
Yep. I really am surprised more people don’t know or care. Like, great, boycott the Salvation Army because they’re cissexist and heterosexist. Yes, do! But don’t you dare say Goodwill is a good company/ a good alternative when they pay disabled workers just PENNIES per hour. Don’t you fucking DARE.
It has been legal to pay people with disabilities subminimum wages since the passage of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in 1938. Specifically, for more than seventy years Section 14(c) of the FLSA has allowed the secretary of labor to grant special wage certificates to entities that provide employment to workers with disabilities, permitting them to pay their disabled workers at rates that are lower than the federal minimum wage and excluding people with disabilities from the workforce protection of the federal minimum wage enjoyed by all other Americans.
Employed in a publicly funded sheltered workshop in Beaverton, Ore., Paula Lane has earned as little as 40 cents an hour. Lane, who has autism and an anxiety disorder, works with 100 other people with mental and physical disabilities.
Sheltered workshops hire people with disabilities to do simple labor, such as folding bags, packaging gloves, and shredding paper. The only nondisabled people the workers interact with are staff and managers. Their jobs don’t offer training for advancement, and environments can be noisy, crowded, and hazardous.
While promoted as stepping stones to mainstream employment, these ghettoized workplaces are often nothing more than sweatshops. The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) published a scathing critique, called “Segregated and Exploited: the Failure of the Disability Service System to Provide Quality Work.” The report said that these job sites “have replaced institutions in many states as the new warehousing system,” one that “keeps people with disabilities in the shadows.”
More info, including on why sheltered workshops are bad.
I will never shop at that store ever!!!
i thought this was a joke but
and even if it were
wow that is horrable i hope they start losing business
MISSING IN BROOKLYN! I’m posting this from my phone if someone can transcribe the poster please do, she is missing from the ICU of a bk psychiatric hospital and most ppl don’t read her as autistic—she is verbal but often whispers. BK area friends, please share this and keep your eyes out.
The poster reads:
19 Year Old Teenager with Autism
Missing since Tuesday, Nov. 27, 8 PM
Last seen in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
Last seen wearing tan short-sleeve shirt, black baggy pants, gray Skechers sneakers and a brown 3/4 length tan brown tweed coat
Height—5’7, Weight— 161 lbs
IF YOU SEE HER, PLEASE CALL 911 OR THE NYPD AT (800) 577-TIPS
This is Saleena Jawad. She is 16 years old and has been missing since March 8th at around one PM. She was last seen in Fredericksburg, Virginia, which is about 60 miles south of Washington DC. Please, please, please, if you have any info call 443-854-4743 (her cousin) or 443-854-0675 (her aunt).
Please reblog and spread this info around! Her family and friends are worried.
This is the absolute worst thing I’ve ever seen. I can’t stop thinking about Didi and Vasky in particular…
They’re okay now, though. That place was shut down… but oh my god. The fact that those children even went through this is disgusting and horrible.
that film i very sad. it is common situation in eastern Europe i was very close to being in a situation like that in Latvia thank to the Anderson family i escape that torture. if they have waited one month longer to adopt me i would not be typing this now.
Neurotypical privilege is being an adult and assuming that all your friends who are your age and older are able to drive.
Neurotypical privilege is saying “You’re 19 and you can’t drive? What is WRONG with you?”
i don’t like it when people get mad at me for not driving. they kept complaining at me for that. i am glad i am not on the rides. i am glad when people don’t question me for not driving. my parents tried to force me to drive and it was not fun. it give me great stress and depression just to add sensory issues. i hate it when people get mad at me for not driving. i sure as hell don’t want that and i get it from my parents and extarnated family and i hate it. my uncle and grandfather still give me a hard time and say i am not trying and make fun of me for it. i think its stupid whats the big deal. heck it better for my safety and everyone else if i don’t drive and it better for the planet. so really i wish people would just leave me alone about it. heck my fiance’ is fine with me not driving he is actually happy i am not on the roads and it cheaper for us too because we just need one car.
Police murder man @ movie theater for disobeying orders
February 17, 2013
On January 14, 2013, a young man with Down syndrome went with his companion to see Zero Dark Thirty at the Regal Cinema in Frederick, MD. At the end of the movie, apparently because he wanted to see it again, he refused to get out of his seat. A Regal employee, rather than allowing him to stay and dealing with the situation later with his parents and the companion, called not one, not two, but three off duty Frederick County police officers who were working security for the theater at the time.
According to published reports, when the officers/ security guards asked him to leave, he mouthed off at them and “resisted arrest”. Those of you who know my son Landon can visualize what this would look like. In response, the officers wrestled him to the ground where he asphyxiated in handcuffs. The handcuffs were removed and EMS called and according to the police news release he later died at hospital. I don’t know how that reconciles with the coroner’s finding of asphyxiation which I thought was pretty immediate.
The price of a ticket at the cinema is between $9 and $11. The additional cost to Regal of allowing him to watch the movie again was ZERO. But instead a beloved young man died on the floor of a movie theater in his neighborhood at the hands of people he was taught would protect him.
The police officers remain on duty and were allowed to invoke their rights as police officers not to provide statements even though they were not on duty or performing official duties at the time. They were security guards in police uniforms.
The county police are investigating and the story has received local news coverage. Please share this everywhere both to ensure justice but also to raise public awareness.
Where is our humanity when a young, obviously disabled young man dies for the price of a movie ticket? My son is worth a lot more to me & society than eleven dollars.
that is fucked up. those policeofficers are murders!
I’m literally suffering an ulcer from trying to contain my laughter in the library.
why can’t i breathe
I made a scumbag parents meme =P (I was bored!)
Technically, for me it was NLD, but I think more people know what “Autistic” means, and the point is the same.
wow that what my parents did. and still do.
“Autistic people are bad at lying or don’t lie at all”
I’m actually very good at lying and lie when it suits me.
But this is because I grew up in an abusive situation and telling the truth would put me in a dangerous situation or put my other family in danger of being…
Thank you! i been trying to tell people this for years!