#someone’s actual job
Tbvh none of them are new. We just finally have words and phrases that more accurately define how people have been for thousands of years.
And honestly, what does it hurt me for people to be themselves? It’s not like they’re out forcing you to identify as the same thing. They just asking you to learn a few words/phrases and to respect their existence.
It ain’t that hard Bruh. Let people live
“WHO’S GOT A TAMPON? I JUST GOT MY PERIOD, I will announce loudly to nobody in particular in a women’s bathroom in a San Francisco restaurant, or to a co-ed dressing room of a music festival in Prague, or to the unsuspecting gatherers in a kitchen at a party in Sydney, Munich, or Cincinnati. Invariably, across the world, I have seen and heard the rustling of female hands through backpacks and purses, until the triumphant moment when a stranger fishes one out with a kind smile. No money is ever exchanged. The unspoken universal understanding is: Today, it is my turn to take the tampon. Tomorrow, it shall be yours. There is a constant, karmic tampon circle. It also exists, I’ve found, with Kleenex, cigarettes, and ballpoint pens.”
— Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help (via thulelohe)
Questioning whether or not someone on disability benefits actually deserves them is literally always ableist, because you are assuming your limited knowledge of someone else’s situation is more important than what they, their doctors and government officials know about their health.
You are not helping disabled people when you talk about ‘fakers abusing the system.’ You are contributing to a culture of doubt, and you are keeping us from being able to live life without shame.
More over, I don’t give one shit if 99% of the people are abusing the system, if the limitations you are putting on disability services stop event JUST ONE disabled person from being able to claim, fuck you.
Most people with disabilities that aren’t common knowledge are scared.
Wheelchair users that can walk or stand a small amount are too scared to stand at all in public.
Young people with disabilities are shamed out of priority seats and disabled toilets. They let this happen because they are too scared and fed up with their health being questioned.
People with seriously debilitating health conditions that are at all over weight are assumed to just be fat and lazy. When they explain their conditions, they are disregarded as excuses.
If you EVER try to catch a fraud or a fake in action, you are doing more harm than good. You are 50 times more likely to catch a type of disabled person that you just don’t know about. Many won’t defend theirself or correct you because they are scared. Not everyone thinks that scorning us is enough…
It is an incredibly hard process to establish a claim if you have one of the less well known or visible disabilities. For most people it’s an exhausting multi-year process involving a massive amount of documentation and a lawyer, one that is particularly hard to navigate because of the effects of the disability.
Stop harassing someone just because you can’t see something obvious. Heart conditions are invisible, for example, and odds are if someone has a condition with good days and bad days (for example, most things involving chronic pain, a variety of things like MS, etc.), odds are if you are not in a medical setting, you are seeing a “good day” and that person is trying to get as much done as they can before things crash again. If they don’t use that assistive devise or parking spot or whatever, they may not be well enough to, say, feed themselves later. you are seeing them at their very best and you are missing you bad things will be tomorrow or what they were like yesterday.
So don’t make assumptions. You can’t see what’s going on inside that person and often you are missing the amount of effort it took that person to get dressed and leave the house at all.
she is Locally Grown
Reem Acra fall 2018 rtw
I can’t believe thor and valkyrie are hulk’s parents
Floating on the white cloud. #dogsofinstagram #travelingwithdog #rescuedog #dogs
When I was young, every great king had an executioner.