Tag: ableism

Hermeneutical Injustice

Content/tw: discussion of ableism, cursing (these are probably true for most entries…), mention of Autism $peaks, eugenics, ABA   Internalized ableism is sadly common. I see it all the time, from Disabled people who choose to use terms like “person with a disability” and “the disabled” to those who are pro-eugenics. I’m also queer, and…

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Several Things…

Content/trigger warning: discussion of ableism, including common emotional abuse techniques, cursing (do I always warn for cursing? I should, seeing as I curse like I just discovered the words) Hey! Guess who did NaNoWriMo and didn’t blog for a whole month because she was busy trying to hit 50k? This lady! (I did finish NaNo,…

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Disability Day of Mourning 2018

Content/trigger warning: murder of Disabled people by their caregivers, violent ableism, mention of sick pet Today is March 1. Disability Day of Mourning. Why is it that I never have anything poignant and impactful to say on the days when I really, really should? Oh, well. Here we go anyway. For those who don’t know,…

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Less Well-Known Ableist Language

Content/trigger warning: ableist language (which you might have guessed :P), cursing First of all, I want to discuss ableist language that isn’t widely acknowledged as ableist in this entry because I see a lot of people who are attempting to be good allies to the Disabled community or are even Disabled themselves using some of…

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“I’m Triggered!”

Content/trigger warning: descriptions of ableism, cursing No. Actually, I’m not. I’m fucking furious.  Or maybe I am triggered, as in the symptoms of my illness have been exacerbated by an external stimulus, because unchecked rage is a rare symptom of PTSD, but oh do I have that symptom. It’s time to talk about ableism in…

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