I’m doing a walk with Autism Speaks this May to benefit my five year old niece, Madalee. She’s was diagnosed with Autism a little less than a year ago and since her life has become about doctors visits, therapy appointments and constantly trying to find a new way to handle her daily anxiety…
Hey, autistic children grow up and become autistic adults.
Ever asked an autistic person if we WANT a cure?
Autism Speaks is a horrible organization.
umm, yeah also might want to stop appropriating AAVE. This OP is like a neverending onion of gross shit.
as well as using an autistic family member as some kind of prop for good person points along with medicalizing autism is pretty fucking inappropriate.
thegrumpypinup-deactivated20130 asked: Hi, I am the follower you are angry at, and for that I apologize. I did not mean to offend you and i don't think white people are superior. I just thought the person who made that post was saying that homphobia is just as bad as racism which is a statement I can agree with. They probably didn't go about it the right way and neither did I. As a white person I was really insensitive and I didn't mean to be. I do not see myself as racist but I do see how that comment was racist and it (continued)
shouldn’t have been said
im against black women because the bible said adam and eve not adam and weave
Along with this later fucking bullshit:
now that i’ve gotten a significant amount of hate in response to this post, think how offensive the original logic of “adam and eve, not adam and steve” is. just as ridiculous, ignorant and plain wrong, right?
Do you REALLY THINK THAT BEING A FUCKING RACIST IS A GOOD WAY TO DEMONSTRATE THAT “HOMOPHOBIA IS BAD”????
COMMITTING RACIST VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK WOMEN DOES NOT PROVE A GODDAMN THING ABOUT HOMOPHOBIA. “BLACK WOMEN” AND “GAY” ARE NOT FUCKING MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE CATEGORIES, YOU ABOMINABLE SACK OF SHIT.
The fucking depth of your ignorance, the breadth of your CHILLING LACK OF BASIC HUMAN SYMPATHY for Black people, Black GAY people, and HELLO, Black lesbian, polysexual and bisexual women IS FUCKING APPALLING. IT’S UNCONSCIONABLE, AND IT’S RACIST AS FUCK.
It must be a great comfort to you “Not to see yourself as racist” while perpetrating white supremacy and making sure you stand up for what’s white.
The erasure of Queer People of Color by White gays is fucking disgusting, and further violence is constant;y perpetrated via the APPROPRIATION OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, AND THE DIRECT APPROPRIATION OF QUEER POC’S EXPERIENCES OF OPPRESSION BY WHITE GAYS.
YOUR BULLSHIT DOES NOT EXIST IN A VACUUM.
girljanitor replied to your post: Groupon just sent me an email promo tallking bout…grossssss
Right?! because if that were to come out of my mouth i would be uneducated and “lol silly black people” “you guys are so good humored your stupidity with your bad english”
No, do not answer anyone’s questions.
ok, totally understood.
i do feel it’s important to make it clear I’m an appropriator either way, because accountability. i *do* backslide and there have been past posts i have made in which i’ve appropriated, and i don’t want to discount that.
dreadfulnotdelicate asked: Are you open to answering questions about the appropriation of AAVE?
yes, but it’s important to note that I’m answering as a non-Black POC who was raised with AAVE. I scrub my language so as not to appropriate. I tend to backslide under duress or emotional stress but otherwise, I’ve seen the consequences of what harm appropriating does/causes and I do my best not to.
NO, I am not open to answering any questions about the appropriation of AAVE. I can see that it was disrespectful for me to say I would.
“Why don’t you get more involved with the wicca/pagan community?” Asks the white dude appropriating NDN cultural symbols, channeling ~sacred~ binary energy, and condemning witches who use curses/combine identities/don’t fit into the category of ~white magic~
seriously anytime they find out I’m Native they look at me like they want to eat my liver to gain my magical nature elf powers
As a defense mechanism, fronting makes a lot of sense, and you hone that mechanism after years of being crazy. Fronting is what allows you to hold down a job and maintain relationships with people, it’s the thing that sometimes keeps you from falling apart. It’s the thing that allows you to have a burst of tears in the shower or behind the front seat of your car and then coolly collect yourself and stroll into a social engagement…
We are rewarded for hiding ourselves. We become the poster children for “productive” mentally ill people, because we are so organized and together. The fact that we can function, at great cost to ourselves, is used to beat up the people who cannot function.
Because unlike the people who cannot front, or who fronted too hard and fell off the cliff, we are able to “keep it together,” whatever it takes.
s.e. smith, I Hide My Mental Illness
(Read the whole post. It’s really worth it.)
I posted about this already, but i’ll go again: This is written by a white person appropriating AAVE, combined with the header for the article reading:
Being mentally ill means that I am more likely to be shot by police. I am more likely to be raped or assaulted. I am more likely to be institutionalized, to be condemned as an unfit parent, to be denied employment or fired.
I used to like s.e. smith until this article. “Fronting”? The lead-off line is:
At least once a week, there’s a story about someone with my diagnosis in the news being shot by police.
Stephon Watts, 15
Ernest Vassell, 57
Stephen Eugene Washington, 27
Oscar Guzman, 16
So, white person, please tell me more about how “at risk” you are to be shot to death by police. Because I’m pretty sure “mental illness” was a secondary reason for these beatings and murders.