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March 28 2015
"Disorder" is an ableist slur.
Having a disorder literally means that something is not working properly. Applying the concept to neurotypes is rooted in the pathology paradigm and reinforces the idea that there is one “proper” way for a person to function. For the sake of neurodiversity, we need to eliminate the use of “disorder” in this context.
To keep the initialisms that people already know, let’s try calling things “dynamics” instead.
OCD: Obsessive-Compulsive Dynamic
GID: Gender Identity Dynamic
DID: Dissociative Identity Dynamic
ASD: Autism Spectrum Dynamic
ADD: Attentive Difference Dynamic
I find it fucking amazing how tumblr tries is level best again and again to pretend that malfunctions of the brain are somehow not negatively and that we should totally pretend that having your brain malfunction of the point where it may very well kill you (depression, anyone?) is totally not a problem and shouldn’t be recognized as a problem.
I keep waiting for the day when people start claiming that epilepsy is really not just another way of the brain working and totally not something that requires treatment to avoid an untimely death. But no, every variation of brain function is totally health and good for you and what do you mean being forced to wash your hands until they’re bleeding is impacting your enjoyment of life, don’t you see that this is just internalized ableism?
Fucking goddamn tumblr.
I actually have obsessive compulsive disorder and ADHD, and let me tell you, they’re fucking disorders. They’re a problem. That’s why these are called disorders in the first place, they make life more difficult for the person. :/No. Disorders are disorders. They’re not fucking happy funtime additives thrown in for effect. Why is Tumblr so against getting better? There’s nothing wrong with not liking the fact that you got some messed up shit and trying to get help.
"There’s nothing wrong with not liking the fact that you got some messed up shit and trying to get help."
This. This always. Never feel you are less for needing and seeking out help. Never feel like you should suffer alone. Disorders ARE disorders and there is nothing wrong with having them. And there is equally nothing wrong with seeking help with how to handle them.
Can we just notice the Attentive Difference Dynamic there, too? YOU LITERALLY CHANGED EVERY WORD IN THE NAME.
Fuck you. Fuck you. My ADHD impedes my ability to function normally every day. It impacts my relationships, my thought patterns, and my ability to even get things done. It’s stressful and frustrating and HARMFUL. BECAUSE IT IS A DISORDER. ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER IS A FUCKING DISORDER.
Climb out of your ass and realize that not every word that has the slightest negative connotation is a bad thing. It is not a judgement, it is not a slur. It is a dia-fucking-gnosis, for a health problem that REAL PEOPLE SUFFER FROM AND LIVE WITH.
I have nothing to add to this. Just reblogging for the commentary
here are a couple of explanations
stop using the asterisk after trans. it was created to include people who arent even trans (like cis drag queens) and if you use it because you think it’s more inclusive of nonbinary people, you’re implying that nb people aren’t really transif necessary
Drag queens are not trans. They are cis men appropriating trans culture.
I never understood the asterisk but thought it was correct to use it. OK, the more you know.
Street Fighter 2 Ryu team up illustration between myself and my younger brother, Bryce. Just for fun. And because we, like just about everyone else, LOVED to play the original and continue to play its other incarnations.
8″x10″ prints will be available at ECCC Booth 1415 this March 27th-29th as well as available at WonderCon Small Press Booth 025 on April 3rd-5th.
Prints are also available at my Etsy store!
Australia outlaws warrant canaries
The exceptionally broad new surveillance bill lets the government do nearly unlimited warrantless mass surveillance, even of lawyer-client privileged communications, and bans warrant canaries, making it an offense to “disclose information about the existence or non-existence” of a warrant to spy on journalists.
Yeah, I knew this would happen. Fucking supressive police planet.
Like poison ivy, manspreading is a scourge in the garden of life.
You know what we’re talking about: That thing where men — and yes, it’s almost always men — spread their legs so wide that they encroach upon the personal space of the commuters sitting next to them. Alternatively called “lava balls” and “subway spread,” it’s a phenomenon familiar to anyone who’s taken public transportation.
Luckily for the rest of us, Gothamist’s Lauren Evans has taken it upon herself to confront the manspreaders savaging public transportation around the country.
NONE OF THESE GUYS ARE EVEN SPREADING THEIR LEGS THAT FAR APART OR TAKING TOO MUCH ROOM THOUGH
YOU’RE ALL A BUNCH OF PISSBABIESAnd yes, it IS different for guys, because their pelvises aren’t as wide as women’s and their genitals are located outside their body! Fuck this bitch and fuck all the people behind this. God knows you aren’t shaming/creepshoting women who’s bags and purses take up extra seats.
Let me help you micdotcom:
Notice on the right part: men (on top) have acetabulum facing laterally, women (on bottom) have acetabulum facing anteriorly. Men’s legs will naturally tend towards the side. Women’s legs will naturally tend towards the front.
Now can you stop the fake pseudo-feminist bullshit and focus on real issues?!
nothing says equal rights more than publically humiliating men for something they literally cannot fucking help doing, I have long legs and its actually painful to sit on public transport with my legs completely togetherThis reminds me of all the times my aunts would have their knuckles smacked with rulers by nuns to try and force them to use their right hand instead of their left
Oh look, it’s /tagged/crotch-post.
DEA agents had 'sex parties' with prostitutes, watchdog says
DEA agents party with prostitutes.
They say they didn’t know the prostitutes were paid for by drug cartels.
Guess that’s OK then. Alrighty!
Sandwars: the mafias whose illegal sand mines make whole islands vanish
Singapore’s insatiable appetite for sand to use to expand its island’s territory has led to a worldwide boom in illegal sand-mining, run by criminal gangs who are responsible for the destruction of entire islands in the Pacific rim.
Sand smugglers also serve the construction industry, especially in Morocco. The illegal sand mines are all over the world, but they’re at their most vicious in India, where sand mafias murder and intimidate as they steal whole beaches and turn the land into moonscapes of house-sized excavation pits.
An essential and chilling Wired article by Vince Beiser tells the story beautifully, and Adam Ferguson’s accompanying photos are brilliant.
I am all about stories where the hero and villain know each other very well and were once friends, but I could deal with it being used another way.
What if instead of being used for drama, for wistfulness and pleas to join the other side, it was more like the hero looking over a battlefield going Seriously, who does she think she’s kidding, she’s been using the same chess strategy since we were seven or the villain picking a headquarters in a specific climate because she knows the hero hates hot weather or deciding Send in some forces to round up all the copies of his favorite poet’s work, that’ll tick him off.
Or most of all them still having inside jokes with each other.
#the forces on either side wear uniforms the color that the other one cant stand #makes sure to stop the import of their favorite candies. like all other food and stuff can pass. just not THOSE candies #’DID YOU KIDNAP MY CAT?!’ ‘Yeah. He’s a sweetheart. Can I keep him?’ ‘GIVE ME BACK MY CAT.’ ‘Yeah ok.’ #sends cat back with a bow and ‘next time don’t keep your key in the same place you did when we were room mates dumbass’ #’Ma’am…the enemy has sent over a…a turkey?’ ‘…That mother fucker HE WAS SUPPOSED TO NEVER MENTION IT AGAIN. THAT’S IT. SEND HIM A FUCK#ING GOAT HE’S TERRIFIED OF THEM
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