To every neurodivergent person who needs to hear this,
if you've learned growing up that people cannot like you but only tolerate you
that is a fucking lie.
You've been misunderstood and thus mistreated and that is not your fault.
"No one really likes me, they just tolerate me"
You are loved.
Stop telling yourself otherwise.
You are worth loving and you deserve to be loved
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Reminding you all that this map is ableist and depicts graphic torture and torment of disabled characters
Examples: Tawny somehow finds Brightheart's fucking eye and leaves it in her nest, she leaves Snowkit's skeleton in Speckletail's nest, she specifically targets disabled characters with only a few exceptions (Cloudtail)
Snowkit's mother, longtail, brightheart, cinderpelt, the list goes on. Yeah it's bad that this person is being cyber-bullied but I really don't have sympathy for someone who decides to depict literal fucking torture towards disabled characters. Also, mind you, their "apology" is insincere and scummy as hell.
^^ the correct way to apologize is to discontinue the map and remove those participating. It's not that hard to understand.
examples of just how little these people care
Hey warriors community, fucking do something please, I'm so tired of this stuff and I'm pissed off!! So sorry that my emotions took over during this!
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the pandemic really revealed how much disabled people are hated by the average ablebodied internet leftie and it makes me so angry if I think about it too long
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things i had fun making 😚💕
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block @protectanaflores ! 😁
here's a bio translation: "Safe haven for people who defend ableist characters"
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I have had a question regarding the "trans actors for trans roles" "disabled actors for disabled roles" debate, which I absolutely agree on, the roles should not be taken away from people in the community (other than the issue with like, forcing an actor to come out if they play a queer role etc). But there is one part I have wondered on, and this is a genuine enquiry, not in bad faith, never had people I coukd ask:
In cases of roles where a trans character's journey is shown from time when they hadn't begun transition or had not yet started their questioning phase or something, would portraying those parts be a dyphoria trigger or otherwise hard to portray for a trans actor? I personally id as genderfluid and don't get dysphoric about my body so I'm not sure.
Similarly, if a disabled character's journey in the story in shown from the time when they weren't disabled, in cases of disability due to injury or illness, would it be better to use a non-disabled actor?
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Just gonna say it.
Carrd pages with teeny tiny text, text that clashes with the background, super bright colored backgrounds, chaotic backgrounds or chaotic moving backgrounds are ableist.
They might trigger seizures in people with reflex epilepsy, may induce migraines, are hard for blind people to read (if they have some sight) and cause sensory overload in autistic people.
And my autistic ass is not gonna click through all that shit to find your “do not interact” list because a lot of you put it last after everything else.
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Saw someone say bucky barnes couldnt be a system bc DID only occurs when youre 9 years old im in physical pain none of you understand anything abt systemhood or dissociation disorders not enough of you are critical of systemic ableism in the healthcare industry and too many of you worship canon
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so sick of getting to the end of novels and the author being like oh btw the mc acted autistic because of magic reasons hes not some freak with REAL autism :)
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Ok, I need to discuss the ableism in early Warrior Cat
I noticed that some cats, these especially, where treated unfairly.
Firstly, Snowkit, was even given a chance to show his worth. This CHILD was told indirectly (his mother was told) that he would never be a warrior, just because he was deaf. Seriously, this is a children’s fantasy novel series, and even realistically there are ways he could become a warrior. He could hunt based on movement in grass, mild vibrations (by vibrations, I don’t mean that only he can feel them or anything like that, just that he could be trained into focusing on them, when other cats may not take much notice of them) etc., and fighting it actually really easy for him to learn, he could pass off as a mildly decent warrior I say. I also find it stupid that he was just killed off because the authors didn’t know what the fuck to do with him.
Jayfeather is a big one that a lot of people complain about, so I won't go into too much detail. Destined to be a meddie? Please. Sure he was good, but his powers would have been just a decent if he was a warrior. Holly should have put here foot down and said “Look, I’m not great now but I’m determined to become a medicine cat, you can continue on as warrior whether your ancestors say you can or can’t”. Hey, maybe Holly would have reacted better towards Leaf then. Anyway, Jay was doing fine as an apple, he was just wrongfully treated like a kit. He was clever, curious and was brilliant at recognising areas, and with a little extra time he could have learnt to hunt and fight well with his other senses. SIGHT ISN’T EVEN CATS MAIN FUCKING SENSE. They rely more on smell and hearing. Jay could’ve been a great warrior, and maybe even leader (obviously I want Squirrelstar first ;D)
Longtail, while he may have asked to retired himself (I'm not completely up to date), I bet with his fiery spirit he would have been asked to retire early. He could have continued on as a warrior if given some time to get used to his blindness, as seen with Jayfeather. It would have given him time to get used to it, but hey, imagine when Jay came along, he could have been assigned to help Long a bit since he was blind from birth, instead of Long being assigned to him, they could have been great buds
So, maybe if you agree with me, I’d love it if you reblogged, redrew the posters and gave your own opinions? I’m super curious xD
Might re-write warriors on ao3 or something, that'd be cool xD
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MCU hot take (9)
If racism had been treated the same way as ableism and victim-blaming was in tfatws, it would have caused a total outrage in the fandom
(Come on, people. We can be both anti-racist and anti-ableist at the same time. Its not hard)
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disabled ppl who want children are awesome and good and important and deserve the right to have them and raise them and love them without any government getting in the way period
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everyone's all for disabled rights & anti-capitalism until your co-worker does the dishes slowly, or gets confused when given directions, or needs to be trained on how to do something that you think is fairly simple, or this or that or whatever lack of ability they have that makes you start to devalue them as a person and call them "useless" for not being a perfect cog in the capitalist machine
like sorry my existing makes your job harder but maybe direct your anger & aggression upwards instead of stamping down vulnerable groups who are just trying to survive and have gone their whole life being abused and screamed at for not being "good enough" or for being Inconvenient or a Burden
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@protectanaflores you gonna explain this?? you not only defend an ableist but you're also ableist towards OTHER PEOPLE too?????
spread the word, @blu-eyed-demon @bitchdiaz @diazchristopher @extasiswings @eddiebabe @ghostbuddipher @honestlydarkprincess @justsmilestuffhappens @ktinaj @no-moremusic @outrunningthedark @poetartistx @pumpkinspicediaz @soldierandawar @tomlinpun @the-rising-daemon @vampirebuck @youcanhavemybackanyday
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Sweet Dreams - Rora Blue
“Sweet Dreams explores the intricacies of everyday ableism and everyday ableist comments. Some of the comments recount dialogue said to the artist. Other phrases were submitted by other disabled and/or chronically ill individuals as documentation of comments that have been said to them. Through using recognizable objects associated with disability in correlation with playful colors, Sweet Dreams aims to reclaim objects commonly associated with pain and disrupt the narrative on what it means to be disabled.”
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Glasses are the most common disability aid in America.
And some people may say, 'you would look better without them, have you considered contacts/corrective surgery', but no one acts like it's a big deal if you need them, or need some special accommodations because of the condition you need them for, or if you only wear them part time. No one looks at a person wearing glasses and thinks or says 'that person has both eyes, why would they need glasses?'. No one says a child or young adult with glasses is 'too young' to have that problem. No one looks at a person in glasses and assumes they have them because they are fat, or lazy, or trying to trick people into some imagined advantage. Poor or irregular eyesight is a disability that has been normalized to the point that no one thinks of it as a disability any more. Glasses quickly become just a part of the face of the person who wears them, and are solid proof that it isn't hard for the people of this country to accept and to think of--to acknowledge--that a disability aid, whether part time or full time, is simply an extension of the disabled person who requires it to ease their interactions with the world.
SO IT WOULD BE SUPERB IF PEOPLE COULD STOP BEING SUCH ABSOLUTE FUCK-CLOWNS ABOUT WHEELCHAIR USERS.
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