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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People: I don't dislike him because he's neurodivergent!
People: I dislike him because (proceeds to list off symptoms of being neurodivergent, specifically symptoms of whatever the creator has.)
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in the show tubbo is blind and its either "unrealistic i can do everything myself proceeds to drive a car" to "uwu soft boy i keep running into things in my house that i should have memorized by now uwu" with no in between
and then later ranboo is like revealed to be the end prince and like related to dreamxd and supposedly "cures" tubbo from his blindness.
and theyre also im qpr for "diversity" but the show blatantly ignores what a qpr actually is and makes them the gay villians tm
the uh blind ask was sent by me, the sand anon.i forhot to mark it.
I... Fuckin wow.
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"Npd/aspd isn't 'stigmatized' lmao"
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why do people feel the need to send me asks about how they're terrified of people like me (people with cluster B PDs) because we might not feel love. like im just trying to exist </3
I don't know, but that's incredibly rude and I'm so sorry people are acting like that. I hope you block them - cause you don't deserve having to deal with such hatred just because you happen to have a cluster B personality disorder!
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i know wanting Philip to die is a funny meme at the moment but i dont think a lot of people realise just how much of a shitbag he is.
warning for racism, ableism, misogyny and general shittiness
This is barely skimming the surface of his shittiness. Long story short, fuck Prince Philip and i hope he burns in hell
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Hey. Don't support The Crowded Room. I don't care if Tom Holland is involved or not, Dissociative Identity Disorder (otherwise known as Multiple Personality Disorder, although that's an old diagnosis that doesn't even exist anymore) is a highly stigmitised mental disorder that is heavily linked to trauma, and media villianising the disorder is extremely harmful for systems everywhere. Don't give it your attention, don't give it your money. We do not need another Split.
Edit: Singlets (non-systems) have no right to talk over me, a system, here. Doing that will result in being blocked. You all may interact, but don't comment on it
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So apparently not only is Sia's movie Music a downright constant insult to autistic people portraying a full on mockery of stereotypical autistic mannerisms by Maddie Ziegler:
autisticats: I’m watching Sia’s movie, in order to write a detailed & chronological review (so that nobody else watches it out of curiosity).
But for now, I just want the public to see a few things that speak for themselves, starting with this image.
[Picture of Maddie Ziegler with her eyes rolled back, teeth over her lower lip; stereotypical autistic mannerisms or body language.]
This performance is a caricature of autistic body language. It’s unsettling, and insincere. And it is deeply reminiscent of the exaggerated mannerisms non-autistic people often employ when bullying autistic & developmentally disabled people for the ways we move.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the ways autistic people move, or the ways we make facial expressions.
Some of us roll our eyes and put our teeth over our lips as a stim or just because it’s comfortable.
But we do those things naturally. Maddie Ziegler does not.
BUT ALSO SHE'S IN FUCKING BLACKFACE IN THE MOVIE?
Picture of Maddie Ziegler in blackface below the read more:
People are saying the movie is ripe with antiblackness besides the already addressed ableism:
permanxiety: They've also very clearly covered her with bronzer so she's in Brownface. this movie is such a mockery of marginalized people all the way through.
iseerighthrough: same with the woman who plays her mom
__else__: I've seen some reviews today and it seems as bad or worse than expected re: representation of autistic people. Then it seems they ALSO throw in 'magical black man' and 'Africa-is-backwards' stereotypes and just 🤬 How can you talk about 'good intentions' if you do this.
es_lavender: I read at some point that the character was meant to be biracial.... even though the character was WRITTEN for Maddie Ziegler. I’m not sure how true that is but I definitely think it’s possibly
This is the thread where I found all of this:
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fuck it, formal post!
BANANIMATIONOFFICIAL IS A TRANSPHOBE AND HOMOPHOBE. this is the person who made the DSMP Portal AU, and is currently running a [questionably copyright infringing] kickstarter for L'manburg hoodies.
ill now be providing screencaps/wayback machine/reblog links. one of the links i had was deleted TODAY, after she blocked me, so i cant provide that one unfortunately.
here is a link of her calling gay sex sodomy and saying its wrong under the bible.
here is a screenshot of it as well.
here's this tweet that speaks for itself.
here's a wayback link of their both transphobic AND ableist comic. i unfortunately cannot screencap this one as it's very long, but please click through to see for yourself. the image doesn't embed with wayback, so here it is. https://64.media.tumblr.com/2be7bfde847860d467976228f6bb72c5/f8889cf5625b8bde-3e/s1280x1920/ca18a244517f1d5eb30d9c7ff9d89ac9951a23b8.png as you can see it is embedded from her blog itself, and i have a higher rez saved as well if she deletes AGAIN.
edit 1: we found more homophobia, great /s
edit 2: [exhaustion]
DON'T LET BIGOTS HAVE A PLATFORM IN THIS FANDOM OR ANYWHERE ELSE.
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As the Free Britney stuff rightfully picks back up I want to say that the conservatorships you see in your every day life will not on the surface look as morally wrong as hers is.
Most of the time the conservatorships you'll know about are nonspeaking intellectually disabled people and you won't hear "they're under a conservatorship" in casual conversation but you will hear "my [relative/child] is a two year old in an adults body basically"/"my [relative/child] still lives at home and we have to take care of him and it's really hard... I'm so strong for doing this."
It is abuse to not give your children ways to communicate, and that abuse inevitably leads to things like conservatorships because "well they can't communicate so they can't take care of themselves so I'll take control of everything in their lives it's a burden on me but I'll do it...for them haha"
In cases where the person isn't nonspeaking it's usually talked about in a demonizing way rather than an infantilizing one. "They're so crazy they [symptoms]" "I'm so scared of them when they're off their meds" etc. (This is done to discredit the victim in case they try to speak out about the abuse)
Generally, any case where someone's family members or caretakers have "selflessly" taken care of a disabled or mentally ill person and it seems like said person doesn't have full autonomy over their medical, financial, and legal decisions, probably is if not a conservatorship legally still very abusive.
Please never fall for people who make the systematic abuse of disabled and mentally ill people sound necessary
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Guys we've got it all wrong, techno's DID gets solve by a reset button like in total drama :)
OH GOD, DON'T REMIND ME!
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You shout “support all mental disorders”, but serial killers are “psychos”
You say you support marginalized disorders, but every instance of abuse or even an argument is “narcissistic abuse”
You reblog that post about stopping ableism, but laugh at someone experiencing a delusion two minutes later because “it’s such a stupid delusion to have, it’s obviously not true”
“Support all mental disorders” until it’s a system with mostly fictives
“Support all mental disorders” until a bipolar person is having a manic episode
“Support all mental disorders” until it’s laughable. Until it doesn’t benefit you anymore. Until someone has an episode in public and you pull out your phone to point, stare, and record.
“Support all mental disorders” until you prove that we’re nothing more than a joke to you, and we never were.
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hey! this is just a rant as i don’t have friends and i’m only seeing my therapist on monday but feel the need to talk about it! i’ve always been very mentally ill and been going to therapy for many years but last year i’ve gotten really ill physically. no one can find anything except for a few things in my blood work that aren’t too good. i’m having so many symptoms that are literally disabling me and i’m only in my twenties, i’m home every single day because i can’t do anything on my own anymore and yet not a single doctor can help me or give me a diagnosis. my primary doc even told me no ones gonna take me serious with my history of mental illness. i’m so sick of it, there hasn’t been a single day without symptoms in the past year. my body is giving up on me in almost every aspect and still everyone insists it’s in my head. only my mom really believes what i’m going through as she lives with me and sees how much i’m struggling. i just want my old self back
I'm so fucking sorry you're going through this! Unfortunately it's a story I've heard many times, so you are definitely not alone with having your serious physical symptoms dismissed because of lack of concrete proof and mental health issues. That's unfortunately a common experience among chronically ill people. Have you tried getting in touch with any of the online "spoonie"/chronic illness communities? I know they're filled with people who can relate to your story and might be able to help.
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i see a lot of posts that are like “x is not a scary mental illness!” and thats super true for all of them, like schizophrenia and schizo-spec disorders and DID and OSDD and personality disorders and trauma disorders etc etc!! but i also want to remind you that even if you get scared of your symptoms, you are not a bad person. even if your symptoms can look scary to others, you are not a bad person. even if the horror genre in hollywood likes to use your mental illness as a trope, you are not a bad person. your mental illness doesnt mean that you are a bad person.
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There's such thing as preventative mobility aid usage for chronic illness, which I think a lot of people fail to understand.
Did I just get out of my wheelchair to walk over and grab something off a shelf? Yes, absolutely I did, and I looked totally able-bodied while I did it. I walk around at home all the time, we even have stairs in our house. So why do I use a wheelchair at all? Prevention my dear friend.
In my own home I know what I can handle. If I need someone to grab me something from downstairs I'll ask. I can lay down on a couch whenever I need, we have one on each floor. I walk the same paths every day so I can estimate how much energy I use. But Walmart is a total unknown. Maybe I could make it through a store fine. But what if I can't? If I crash, my condition will worsen, likely permanently. There's maybe one or two seats in the entire store, I'm probably carrying some heavy groceries, there's a lot of noise/bright lights that I have to process, I'm lost, it's an ordeal. So I take my wheelchair to reduce the strain on my body. It's still not fun, but it's manageable and I'm not as afraid.
Sure, I could just live my life avoiding everything fun and never leaving my house and getting people to do stuff for me. But I deserve freedom. And no ableist side-eyeing me in a grocery store is going to scare me off.
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I am once again asking you not to make fun of people on the internet for misinterpreting something or not knowing that it's satire, because even though you're an asshole regardless who you do it to, you most often end up ridiculing a neurodivergent person. and ableism is not a good look.
[ID: A four-panel meme where a bird tries to speak but gets interrupted. The first panel shows a bird on a tree branch with the words "autistic person" written over it. In the speech bubble, it's saying, "This post is kinda messed up." In the second panel, it's saying, "It's proble-" while cutting off the word "problematic" at the letter e. Another, larger speech bubble covers it, interrupting the first bird with "HA IDIOT" written in all caps. In the third panel, it shows that a crow interrupted the first bird, and it continues to say loudly, "THIS LOSER DOESN'T KNOW IT'S SATIRE." In the fourth panel, it says, "POE'S LAW IT'S NOT SERIOUS LMAOOO IT'S NOT THAT DEEP." The first bird gives an annoyed, deadpan look. End ID.]
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A person like this... should not have a platform, nor sponsors or followers.
I am enraged and feeling deeply hurt for Huxley. I want to know where he is right now, who with and how he's doing.
The shock and stress of this whole situation for him, that poor baby boy. He didn't deserve this.
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Fandom Ableism in the MCYT Community
[Edited 14 June 2021]
One thing I’ve noticed about the MCYT (Dream SMP, specifically) community on both Tumblr and Twitter is that when informed of things that are ableist, or harmful to ND people, a lot of people ignore the post/tweet, derail it or actively fight against it.
“I’m ND so I can’t be ableist” is a common statement, which is blatantly untrue. Even I’ve used ableist terms and phrases before, without realising they were harmful. So as a neurodivergent person, with autism, BPD, depression/anxiety, dyslexia, psychosis & brain damage*: here’s some common ableist things both CCs and fandom say almost constantly**.
*note that not every neurodivergent person will agree with me on these, but these are commonly ableist things people have previously talked about online, and/or have been discussed between me and other neurodivergent friends. No minority can ever speak for the entire group.
**note that a lot of these are common outside the MCYT community as well, and that some of these are just considered societally acceptable. This isn’t okay, but it explains why a lot of people don’t recognise jokes or comments like these are wrong, and it means that it’s not a direct moral failing of people that they don’t immediately or directly recognise these comments as wrong.
Now, let’s get into the things you might not have realised are potentially ableist:
1. Use of “Psychopath/Psycho/Sociopath/Schizo” and other demeaning terms for people with mental illnesses as insults, or to describe characters who are considered villainous. Psychopath/Psycho/Sociopath are already terms that people with ASPD dislike using, even not as an insult, but using these terms to describe people or characters who you disagree with or see as villainous only contributes to the villainisation of people with ASPD and other mental illnesses. Using c!Dream as an example: Dream as a character is not confirmed to have any of these mental illnesses. He is, however, commonly labeled as psychotic/psychopathic, incapable of any kind of compassion.
He is also a character that fandom largely insists that nobody is allowed to sympathise with. This is a huge issue, and has hurt a lot of people, especially people with low empathy, or mental illnesses that cause them to relate to some of c!Dream’s actions (e.g. pulling away from all his friends, desperately grasping at straws to gain control of situations etc). Insisting that these characters are characters it’s impossible to sympathise with, all while calling them psychotic/psychopathic/sociopathic, is extremely harmful, and I hope this post draws attention to that.
Here’s another post that talks about that.
2. Use of the term “freak”, in general. As an insult, “freak” has been typically used to insult neurodivergent people, people with visible physical disabilities (ex. “freakshow”, and the term was reportedly created with the intent of insulting people with physical disabilities), or people who display any kind of abnormal/atypical social behaviour/physical aspects — people who are usually ND people who lack a diagnosis or people with physical disabilities. Recent usage has come to mean “people who do things that hurt other people”, but this is harmful as well; using words like “freak” or “weirdo” which mean “socially atypical behaviour” to refer to people who are actually doing things that hurt other people conflates the two, and often has a side effect of hurting disabled people who see it.
3. Calling ND ccs like Technoblade monotone/emotionless. While the term “monotone” isn’t ableist in and of itself, the fact that it’s being used against a neurodivergent man who emotes in a different way to neurotypical people rubs a lot of ND people the wrong way. I’ve partially discussed this here, in a tweet responding to a person who said that c!Technoblade, quote, “has no human capabilities like emotion for example”. This, however, is not something contained to c!Technoblade — one of the most common jokes in this fandom is how rare it is to hear emotion in Technoblade’s voice.
The issue with that is that neurodivergent people almost universally agree that Technoblade emotes perfectly fine, and, in fact, emotes more freely and clearly than a lot of others do. Hence, calling him monotone perpetuates the idea of ND people as emotionless/less able to be hurt/less expressive, which often hurts us. It also contributes to the dehumanisation of ND people — related to how ND symptoms are most often seen in robots or monsters in shows — and is generally extremely harmful, on top of being untrue.
4. Related to point 3: the infantilisation of ND ccs like Tubbo and Dream, usually paired with assigning “caretakers” of their friends, like Tommy and George. This is about the posts that spread like “omg, Tommy helps Tubbo with his dyslexia, that’s so cute” or “omg George is so patient with Dream, I could never sit through that” on videos of Dream vocally stimming because of his ADHD. This is another post that talks about this, but I wanted to talk more about why this is harmful here.
4a) With Tubbo’s dyslexia, from someone with dyslexia, it isn’t harmful to correct his spelling and move on. Personally, I think this is helpful — others will think it’s condescending, because not all ND people are the same — but as the above linked post mentions, this is not what Tubbo’s twitch chat does. This is not what the comments say. It’s all things about how it’s “so cute” that Tubbo can’t spell, how Tommy/Ranboo are “so patient” with correcting him. This is rooted in the need to constantly watch over ND people while acting like we can't live our lives without someone having us under constant vigilance. It feels like savior-complex ableism, like people are trying so hard to not be ableist that they spin back around to hurting us instead. And it feels like we are being treated like children. Like we are lesser than, and need to be monitored/watched over.
4b) Similarly to what people do with Tubbo, the comments on posts about Dream’s vocal stimming are often full of people calling George “patient” for “dealing with it”, or claiming they “wouldn’t be able to handle it”. This is inherently ableist. They’re praising George for basic human decency towards ND people, and claiming in the same breath that they wouldn’t be able to do that themselves. And then there’s these.
These comments infantilise Dream — claiming he “wouldn’t be able to stop/calm down” without George’s help, implying he’d “spiral out of control” or claiming “everyone is now my child”. It’s all related to the infantilisation of ND people, and the belief that without help/a caretaker we cannot take care of ourselves.
5. The way people treat ccs who likely have undiagnosed neurodivergencies, like Wilbur. Wilbur has openly admitted on stream before that his parents considered getting him an autism diagnosis. He also openly admits on stream that he has habits he doesn’t understand why he does, and hyperfixates on things for months at a time and doesn’t know why. Posts like this have gone around Tumblr, in which Wilbur displays blatantly ND traits.
And fandom generally calls him weird for expressing those traits. This video where he talks about eating sand because he likes the texture? That’s an ND trait. This video where he talks about his irrational hatred for anteaters? While mostly a joke, irrational hatred of something when you can’t explain/understand/articulate why is also a common ND trait. He spends 20 minutes during a Philza stream info-dumping about self-sustaining ecosystems (sharing the photo, because I think it’s really cool) and fandom begins calling them “Wilbur’s weird jars”. It’s demeaning to people who infodump, and as a ND person who hyperfixates and infodumps it’s really upsetting to see. It’s also upsetting to see other ND traits being called “weird” or “freaky” & made out to be soley some funny joke for NT people to laugh at us about.
Additionally: It’s strange to me that people think it’s okay to make fun of ND traits just because they know that or perceive that the person they’re making fun of is NT. It’s still making fun of ND traits. It’s still insulting ND people. It’s still ableist as hell. Why is it okay just because the person is NT?
6. Implying that c!Ranboo’s enderwalking is inherently violent. Ranboo has shown us time and time again that the enderwalk state isn’t a violent state. That the enderwalk state isn’t a seperate version of c!Ranboo that does horrific things. Why, then, is it so common to imply that Ranboo would be violent and hurt people why he’s enderwalking?
It comes back to the perception of c!Ranboo as a character with “two halves”, or as a character with DID. Ranboo has made it clear that his character does not have DID, but this headcanon about his character persists, and it persists in a way that is directly harmful to people with DID — and to people who dissociate or sleepwalk. We do not commit horrific acts while we dissociate, while we’re sleepwalking, because the majority of the time we’re just checked out, our body is on autopilot. Insinuating that we do is harmful. Insinuating that Ranboo has “another half” that’s inherently violent or evil is harmful to people with DID. I’m not going to ask you to stop writing these headcanons etc, but please consider the effect you have on people before you do.
7. Related to point 6: the perception of c!Ranboo as “soft” and “cute” and/or perfectly moral because of his canonical anxiety. This is really harmful, and comes once again from the infantilisation of disorders like anxiety and depression. Ranboo has made clear time and time again that his character isn’t moral, and in fact is extremely inconsistent. He’s portrayed his character as inconsistent, as someone who hurts his friends unintentionally and often due to his want to please everyone, and yet he’s constantly seen as “soft/pure/the only moral one” because of his anxiety causing to have repeated and consistent spirals on-screen. These spirals are not healthy. They don’t indicate his “perfect morals” or make him more moral than anyone else on the SMP. Please stop infantilising people with anxiety, it’s really hurtful.
8. Implying that c!Technoblade is inherently a violent person because of his voices. I’ll admit here: my hallucinations are visual. I do not get auditory hallucinations, and I cannot speak for people who do. But many people have spoken out about this, and discussed how talking about Technoblade as an inherently violent character because of his voices is harmful, and a stereotype of people with schizophrenia.
Technoblade’s character is, in and of itself, inherently a stereotype (despite the fact that his chat are more likely to be a supernatural entity than a symptom of a disorder such as schizophrenia) in that the idea of “hearing voices that encourage violence” is a stereotype of people with schizophrenia. As an actual symptom, is a very uncommon one. More common auditory hallucinations for people with schizophrenia or psychosis are, reportedly, whispers or unrelated conversation. One of my friends hears screaming.
But the issue is with the implication that c!Technoblade is “driven to violence” by the voices. Canonically, he has dealt with the “bloodlust” of chat by grinding withers. He’s perfectly capable of being peaceful, even with “voices pushing for violence”, and he’s perfectly capable of being violent without the “voices” influence. It’s the connotations and the history that fandom has in demonising and villainising c!Technoblade for even having the “voices” in the first place, and acting having them makes him inherently violent and unstable. There’s precedent for that already in society, and it’s not okay to perpetuate it.
[Edit: as of 22/05/2021, I do experience auditory hallucinations, and I can confirm that I am not any more violent, and the voices I hear don’t push me to violence. The clearest one just said ‘click’ in my ear.]
9. Jokes about brain damage and the use of “brainrot” as a term. I made a post about how common jokes about brain damage are here, and I would like to reiterate bits of it.
Jokes like these are really really normalized in modern society. I’m sure a lot of you didn’t even register it as wrong, and that isn’t a moral failing! It’s a norm in society, and that means the majority of people arent going to register it as something hurtful, because it’s said so often. But it does still hurt. The idea of using a disability as an insult is really harmful and it feels dehumanizing, like our disability makes us lesser, something that should be laughed at.
“Brainrot” as a term originated in Skyrim, as a disease that literally rotted your brain. However, as a term, it has very similar connotations to “brain damaged” and has been used in similarly joking and insulting ways. It’s something that feels really off to me and other neurodivergent people to see used by neurotypical people. It even sometimes feels uncomfortable when used by neurodivergent people, even if it’s used in positive ways. I know quite a few people who have removed it from their vocab completely because of the connotations, and I have personally done the same. Once again, I am just asking you to please consider your words before you use them.
10. Calling c!Wilbur during his Pogtopia Arc “Vilbur”. Yes, he was a villain. Yes, he hurt people. But c!Wilbur during the Pogtopia Arc only has one major difference from c!Wilbur during the L’Manburg Arc: a visible depiction of mental illness, specifically paranoia and psychosis. Treating him as a seperate person and calling that seperate person “Vilbur” comes across as extremely hurtful, and contributes to the villainisation of mentally ill people. His mental illness does not excuse him from hurting people, but calling c!Wilbur “Vilbur” upsets a lot of us, because wether or not it’s intended, it feels reductive, hurtful, and insulting.
If you got to the end of this post, thank you so much for reading. I hope that this helped you recognise things that you might not have known were ableist, and that you consider what I’ve said here. I also know that I haven’t addressed everything ableist that’s spread through the MCYT fandom community, so if you’re ND and have something you’d like to add, please feel free.
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anyways y’all better still be focusing on tom taylor’s ableism and character assassination of barbara gordon, rather than praising him for the stupidest possible acknowledgement of dick being romani
“you have a romani smile” what the fuck is that even supposed to mean fuck you ugly cishet white man
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