folks with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder are valid and worthy of love pass it on
i actually do like inspiration movies about disabilities and i understand they have their problems but i still enjoyed them and have related with the characters. I honestly related to characters with disabilities, for example i did relate to Forrest Gump and Sam from ‘i am sam’. But also it be good to have people with disabilities make these types of movies and the whole production be done by people with disabilities. That be epic like a new more accurate Forrest Gump movies…just throwing out ideas.
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I wanted to share my experience as a person who has seen and experience with modern ableism used against people with developmental disabilities. The first the issue with negative attitude about people with these conditions. There is lot negative stigma about developmental and intellectual disabilities and but alot the misperceptions come from the medical community stating very negative things about these conditions and the symptoms associated with them. Not considering that positive aspects of disability. I seen this in my own life. When I was a child people told me that it was shameful to be consider, “special”. Then I was very confused about I thought it was good for me get the extra help but it turn out to be considered bad. This really bothered me for a long time. Why would being slower or needing help shameful? It was not til my time at Central Washington university that I was able to found some of the Answers. I discovered that the industrial revolution had a part in the way society has previously seen people with disabilities that we were considered unvalued due to the inability to work a industrial factory work that the industrial revolution created to force productivity and if a person was seen as unproductive they were seen unworthy or shameful. The people in my young live wanted to stop me from being myself because they feared how people see me and worried I be seen as unvalued but this fear put me through lots of pain and hurt because it made people close to me, not accept me. This a problem because it makes people with disabilities view themselves negatively and gain a low-esteem and depression
If you want the poem version of this, try Inside the Pauses of Ordinary Conversations. This is the long, detailed version, for people who want more details than poetry can provide. There’s a tl;dr at the end.
Note: This is all from my experience. I shouldn’t have to say that, but I feel like…
yes indeed we have intelligent all people with developmental disabilities have intelligent !
Shoutout to all disabled people for whom it is difficult, painful, or even impossible to maintain personal hygiene. Shoutout to everyone who struggles with taking showers, who forgets to brush their hair, who don’t have enough spoons to do laundry as often as they…
amen I really need that to I struggle with that stuff too and it a pain.
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