Leftist Ableism Bingo

What can I say? I hate it when supposedly “woke” people throw disabled people under the bus. Image description: a five-by-five bingo board containing descriptions of ableist actions frequently taken by so-called liberals and/or progressives. The text is as follows. First column: Telling disabled people that ableism is less important than [-ism of choice] Calling…

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Normalizing ND Symptoms & Traits

Content/trigger warning: mentions of abuse and police brutality, reclaimed slur Today I want to talk about normalizing neurodivergent symptoms and traits. I mentioned in a previous post that I have experienced a metric crapload of invalidation of my mental illness. (I don’t believe I gave an amount, but the correct technical term is “metric crapload”.)…

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What the Hell is a Microaggression?

Content/trigger warning: saneist slurs (censored) It feels like an appropriate day to discuss a particular way in which saneism rears its ugly head. Let’s talk about microaggressions and how to deal with them. What the hell is a microaggression? Simply put, a microaggression is the casual degradation of any socially maligned group. It’s a fairly…

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Why “Triggered” Jokes Suck

Content/trigger warning: description of dissociation, discussion of emotional abuse Today, I want to talk about triggers and the mocking thereof. I want to talk about triggers because I can’t do any work. I’m sitting in front of my work computer, quaking with a mixture of rage and terror, pressing myself hard into the seat for…

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“Be strong!” Um…okay…

TW: suicidal ideation, death I have a lot of feelings about the idea of “strength” when it comes to mental illness. In the wake of Carrie Fisher’s death, I have seen Internet posts exhorting people to be “strong” because it’s what Carrie would want. Unfortunately, that hurts all three of my feelings. Said feelings are…

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