Why are you looking up here?

I'm just a simple 19 year old guy, who has aspergers and a old kona
papirini:

thunderandflame:

kibblesundbitches:

unaspi:

bluechirri:

fishyinspace:

supervengers:

cishetsnotinvited:

transheadcold:

nauticus:

friendly reminder not to support lindt this easter season, or apparently ever again, because they support autism speaks.

Wowwwwwwww

SIGH.

can someone please explain why autism speaks is so bad?

because they’re adamant that autism is a disease that can be “cured”. They don’t have a single autistic person on their board. Autism Speaks produces advertisements, small films, ect. about what a burden autistic people are to a society. They only spend about 4% of their money on “family services.” They create a stereotype that makes it hard for actual autistic people, like myself, be heard and recognized as actually autistic. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder before they realized that I actually showed signs of Asperger’s. They don’t actually help us. 
That’s the problem with Autism Speaks. 

(tw for violence, ableism, abuse, murder, and death)
It goes deeper than not having any autistic board members. Many of the allistics running the organization promote the horrific notion that you’re better off dead than autistic, and their influence and “activism” only supports the ideology resulting in the continued murder of autistic children and adults by their parents and caregivers.

Former Autism Speaks board member Harry Slatkin, whose wife, Laura, continues to serve on the Board of Directors, stated in an interview with Town and Country while still a board member that sometimes he hoped their autistic son David would drown in the backyard pond rather than “suffer like this all his life.” Evidencing a pattern of similarly violent rhetoric, Autism Speaks is also responsible for the 2006 PSA “Autism Every Day" in which their then Vice President states on camera that she considered putting her autistic daughter in the car and driving off a bridge, and that the only reason she refrained from doing so was because her other, non-autistic daughter would have been waiting for her at home—her autistic daughter was in the room as she made these statements. Furthermore, the producer of this PSA explicitly admitted that the film was intentionally staged to portray negative images of autistic people and their families. Only four days following the release of “Autism Every Day,” pathologist Karen McCarron smothered her autistic daughter with a garbage bag. McCarron stated that she murdered Katie because her “autism had not been improving,” had thought about killing Katie, that made an earlier brief attempt at suffocation, wanted to cure Katie, thought killing Katie would make her “complete” in heaven, and wanted to live without autism and thus had to kill Katie. Investigators found that McCarron was obsessed with different treatments for Katie. (See People v. FRANK-McCARRON, 934 NE 2d 76 - Ill: Appellate Court, 3rd Dist. 2010.) Though it is not presently possible to draw a direct connection between Autism Speaks’ PSA and Katie’s murder, this crime and dozens like it only underscore how the kind of rhetoric that Autism Speaks favors only serves to recklessly endanger the lives of autistic people.

(source article)
Autism Speaks also publicly supports the Judge Rotenberg Center, a group home for autistic and neurodivergent students that uses “treatments” like food and sleep deprivation and electric shock to try and train the residents into acting neurotypical. The center has changed states three times in an attempt to bypass regulation against abusive treatment, and their practices have resulted in the deaths of more than one student.
It’s not just an issue of Autism Speaks making it harder for us to get proper diagnoses and treatment. Autism Speaks is actively killing us.

Well shit.
I was eyeing up their strawberries and cream lindor the other day but this is more important than delicious chocolate.

you all need to know this. You really do. Please do not support Lindt or anything that supports autism speaks. Please.

Well shit. I used to really like Lindor…
At least now though I can get better chocolate from Aldi.

Absolutely re-blogging this, because more people need to know that what Autism Speaks has done (and still is doing) is not cool. I’ve known this for years, having autism myself, but it still needs to be said, and repeated, until everyone gets it.
Any organization who consistently refers to autistics as “taken”, “stolen” or  otherwise “not whole”, or calls their movie “Sounding the Alarm”, which is basically connecting autism to a reference to the goddamn Rapture in the Book of Revelation (where, once again, a parent expresses their want to kill their adult child with autism), should not be supported. They are dangerous, they support a dangerous ideal towards people with autism, and their words can easily be taken as a justification to harm those with disabilities.
And the worst part is, because they are the biggest autism organization, a lot of companies fall for their “altruistic” bullshit. They are not altruistic. The bulk of their money does not go to helping actual autistic people or for other practical purposes - it goes to “research” for a “cure” and a “cause”. And they prey on the emotions of family members of people with autism, and the pursestrings of those companies those families buy from, to accomplish this.
Spread the word and reblog. Boycott these companies and tell them with your money how you feel about their sponsorship of Autism Speaks.

papirini:

thunderandflame:

kibblesundbitches:

unaspi:

bluechirri:

fishyinspace:

supervengers:

cishetsnotinvited:

transheadcold:

nauticus:

friendly reminder not to support lindt this easter season, or apparently ever again, because they support autism speaks.

Wowwwwwwww

SIGH.

can someone please explain why autism speaks is so bad?

because they’re adamant that autism is a disease that can be “cured”. They don’t have a single autistic person on their board. Autism Speaks produces advertisements, small films, ect. about what a burden autistic people are to a society. They only spend about 4% of their money on “family services.” They create a stereotype that makes it hard for actual autistic people, like myself, be heard and recognized as actually autistic. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder before they realized that I actually showed signs of Asperger’s. They don’t actually help us. 

That’s the problem with Autism Speaks. 

(tw for violence, ableism, abuse, murder, and death)

It goes deeper than not having any autistic board members. Many of the allistics running the organization promote the horrific notion that you’re better off dead than autistic, and their influence and “activism” only supports the ideology resulting in the continued murder of autistic children and adults by their parents and caregivers.

Former Autism Speaks board member Harry Slatkin, whose wife, Laura, continues to serve on the Board of Directors, stated in an interview with Town and Country while still a board member that sometimes he hoped their autistic son David would drown in the backyard pond rather than “suffer like this all his life.” Evidencing a pattern of similarly violent rhetoric, Autism Speaks is also responsible for the 2006 PSA “Autism Every Day" in which their then Vice President states on camera that she considered putting her autistic daughter in the car and driving off a bridge, and that the only reason she refrained from doing so was because her other, non-autistic daughter would have been waiting for her at home—her autistic daughter was in the room as she made these statements. Furthermore, the producer of this PSA explicitly admitted that the film was intentionally staged to portray negative images of autistic people and their families.

Only four days following the release of “Autism Every Day,” pathologist Karen McCarron smothered her autistic daughter with a garbage bag. McCarron stated that she murdered Katie because her “autism had not been improving,” had thought about killing Katie, that made an earlier brief attempt at suffocation, wanted to cure Katie, thought killing Katie would make her “complete” in heaven, and wanted to live without autism and thus had to kill Katie. Investigators found that McCarron was obsessed with different treatments for Katie. (See People v. FRANK-McCARRON, 934 NE 2d 76 - Ill: Appellate Court, 3rd Dist. 2010.Though it is not presently possible to draw a direct connection between Autism Speaks’ PSA and Katie’s murder, this crime and dozens like it only underscore how the kind of rhetoric that Autism Speaks favors only serves to recklessly endanger the lives of autistic people.

(source article)

Autism Speaks also publicly supports the Judge Rotenberg Center, a group home for autistic and neurodivergent students that uses “treatments” like food and sleep deprivation and electric shock to try and train the residents into acting neurotypical. The center has changed states three times in an attempt to bypass regulation against abusive treatment, and their practices have resulted in the deaths of more than one student.

It’s not just an issue of Autism Speaks making it harder for us to get proper diagnoses and treatment. Autism Speaks is actively killing us.

Well shit.

I was eyeing up their strawberries and cream lindor the other day but this is more important than delicious chocolate.

you all need to know this. You really do. Please do not support Lindt or anything that supports autism speaks. Please.

Well shit. I used to really like Lindor…

At least now though I can get better chocolate from Aldi.

Absolutely re-blogging this, because more people need to know that what Autism Speaks has done (and still is doing) is not cool. I’ve known this for years, having autism myself, but it still needs to be said, and repeated, until everyone gets it.

Any organization who consistently refers to autistics as “taken”, “stolen” or  otherwise “not whole”, or calls their movie “Sounding the Alarm”, which is basically connecting autism to a reference to the goddamn Rapture in the Book of Revelation (where, once again, a parent expresses their want to kill their adult child with autism), should not be supported. They are dangerous, they support a dangerous ideal towards people with autism, and their words can easily be taken as a justification to harm those with disabilities.

And the worst part is, because they are the biggest autism organization, a lot of companies fall for their “altruistic” bullshit. They are not altruistic. The bulk of their money does not go to helping actual autistic people or for other practical purposes - it goes to “research” for a “cure” and a “cause”. And they prey on the emotions of family members of people with autism, and the pursestrings of those companies those families buy from, to accomplish this.

Spread the word and reblog. Boycott these companies and tell them with your money how you feel about their sponsorship of Autism Speaks.

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18mr:

Last week, Mumbai hosted its largest ever pride march. The Queer Azaadi March was an act of defiance in the face of the Indian Supreme Court upholding Section 377, which outlaws sexual acts that are “non-procreative,” a holdover from India’s years as a colony of the British empire.

See more incredibly beautiful photos here.

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lillycaul:

homophobia is a firmly-entrenched social and political system of obstacles designed to constantly beat down, belittle and kill queer people. queer people making jokes about straight people on the internet is nowhere NEAR comparable. it’s insulting to queer people, many of whom have lost their families, their friends, their homes, and in some cases their lives because of homophobia, to draw such a comparison.

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Abolish Abortion

prochoicehumor:

protego-et-servio:

jesussaves333:

If everything pro-lifers said to women who are entering abortion clinics wasn’t true, these women would have no reason to feel ashamed. If abortion were simply a medical procedure, millions upon millions wouldn’t be outraged by…

arthurdentistry:

werecarrot:

abortion won’t stop because you made it nearly impossible to have clinical support

LGBT people won’t stop loving each other because you banned marriage equality

sex won’t stop because of your abstinence only education programs

LIFE WON’T STOP BECAUSE YOU DEEMED IT IMMORAL IT WILL JUST BECOME MORE RISKY

"If evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will evolve."-Jellos Biafra

(Source: werebohen, via dreadfulstripper)

misshellenroxx:

victoriavai:

felthier:

victoriavai:

aheon:

felthier:

itaqueen:

witch-bitchh:

misshellenroxx:

The only way to respond to idiots who tell sex workers to “get a real job”. 

Dudebro, I think my job is more real than yours.

Get it gurl!

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Tumblr is really confusing. It’s against objectifying women but it’s for sex workers where the woman is clearly objectified. 

seriously

There’s a… really fine line here, and it’s hard to explain. Even sometimes I’m not really sure where I fall on this.

But basically, there isn’t necessarily objectification in sex. Being sexy makes women confidant. Oppressing a woman’s sexuality isn’t cool. But, there’s a fine line between a woman exuding this sexuality for profit - whether they are strippers, prostitutes, models, actresses, whatever - and being objectified. Objectification comes in when the woman is placed in a situation where her -only- merit is the sex appeal.

Humans are naturally sexual creatures, so I think it’s entirely reasonable for us to be drawn towards sexy things. I reblog half naked pictures of men all the time, because I think they’re sexy as fuck and I like to look at them. It is human nature, I think, to naturally want to -look- at another person’s beauty. It is natural to want to bump uglies with someone you think is attractive. 

Objectification is different. Objectification degrades somebody into a mere object. Something of no more value than what they look like. That’s where this fine line gets drawn, because sometimes it -can- be hard to tell if someone is being objectified, and if they are just being attractive and okay with it. 

Objectification happens when someone stops becoming human, and they are just an object. Nothing more. They’re there for gratification and nothing else. When I reblog these half-naked vikings, I am really admiring their body, but I don’t stop understanding that they are real people. They’re not someone I know, but I don’t have this inherit belief that vikings only exist to please nerdy girls like me.

I guess… this is kind of hard to explain, and I really hope I’m doing an okay job. 

I guess, to me, objectification is really apparent when things become oppressive. 

As an example, and I don’t know if this is a good one, but:

Lets say there’s a stripper, or a prostitute, or even a model. Doesn’t matter who they are, but their body is being put on display often. They feel confidant, and men/women are attracted to them. They put their body on display all the time and are okay with it. They are objectified when men (or women, I won’t just say men because women can objectify others too) view them as literally nothing more than a pretty body. They are objectified when they leave the strip club and are harassed by male clients, because all they are to that client is someone who takes their clothing off. They don’t have feelings. They are objectified when they tell a John no, and the John doesn’t take no for an answer. 

I hope that makes sense. I’m more than happy to answer other questions, too.

The nature of prostitution is extremely oppressive. I guess in some perfect world where women weren’t forced to sell their own bodies for sex or if they did it was 100% consensual. However the world we live in the vast majority of women who sell their body, I’d say 99% do so because they are forced to do so. Either through addiction to drugs, slavery, or extremely oppressive societies. 

I’m sure someone would argue how Denmark has a system where prostitutes are able to do what they do legally and safely, but even then I doubt the majority of those women do what they do because they want to. 

I’d like to believe women who sell their body are in complete control of how their audience will see them. But ultimately they will be objectified. Particularly when there is a cash transaction involved.

I say this from a point of confliction because if you go through my tumblr you will find women in various states of undress. So while I do not think I’m perfectly able to stand on my own merits, I just want to point that that the tumblr contention is very confusing.

Prostitution is something different. Judging by this woman’s heels, I actually think she’s a stripper rather than a prostitute. “Sex worker” generally implies prostitution, but it is often used to refer to strippers, too. 

I personally believe that prostitution should be legal. The more regulated it is, the healthier it will be for everyone involved, and I think fewer women would feel so forced to do it. I think it’s degrading because it’s so dangerous. There’s no security. No way to really protect yourself, especially when working on the street. Sex makes you vulnerable. If it is well regulated, the women get the safety, security, and help that they need, because it would be a legal profession. I think it is unfair to assume that no woman would be a prostitute because she had nowhere else to turn, as I do believe there are women out there who do it because they want to. It may be a quick fix for some, and they may not want to make a career out of it, but I definitely believe there are women who do it without feeling shamed. 

I don’t really think it is fair to compare women in various states of undress to prostitutes, though. That said, they’re in the same business of selling their bodies, just in different ways. It isn’t inherently oppressive/objectifying for a woman to be naked/partially naked in photos/movies/whatever. 

To me, what makes objectification is the context. Like… the Robin Thicke video for Blurred Lines. Moving past the fact that the song is obviously about consent issues (that’s another animal all in its own) the video displays women either naked or almost naked. Them being naked doesn’t necessarily make them objectified. It’s the fact that they’re the -only- ones naked, prancing around fully-clothed men that make it very clear their only worth is their body. The state of the men’s dress implies that they are the ones in power, the dominant ones. The women’s state of nudity, body language, and the lyrics of the song imply that they are only present for the men’s gratification. Nothing more. They aren’t women, they are bodies. Pretty bodies. 

Wow lots of comments.
Um, ok.
I’m a webcam model. Any sex worker does not sell her body, she (or he) sells time and skills. We are in control. I only interact with people I want to interact with, and I’m paid for it. I wasn’t forced into sex work. I’m not sure how far up your ass that “99% are forced into this” statistic came from, but it’s simply not true. MOST of us made the educated decision to enter into this profession. Sex work is NOT the same thing as trafficking victims. As you can see, sex work is something I enjoy and am good at. I’m the one in control. I can say NO to potential customers and my boundaries are respected and enforced, or I can consent to whatever it is I’m being asked to do. It’s obviously very different from being objectified on the street where you’ve not given consent.

If sex work were all about being a naked body, there would be no money in it. Look at my photos. Do I fucking look objectified and oppressed and forced into this to you?

I’m sure my sex worker followers can word things a bit better than I can, but I’d ask non-sex workers to please stop speaking for those of us in the industry. You don’t know what it’s like, you don’t know how it works, and you don’t know who we are. Perhaps instead of commenting on a sex workers photo, saying I must be objectified and oppressed and I clearly only got into this because of a drug addiction or no other choice, consider this - YOU ARE THE PROBLEM. These stereotypes, thinking of us as second-class citizens, “oh look at what she’s wearing, half-naked, the poor girl must be forced to do this” - THIS KIND OF THINKING is what makes sex work dangerous. If you want to help sex workers, CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE ABOUT SEX WORKERS.

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bebinn:

Um. WHAT.
Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s wife is on the board of a crisis pregnancy center, a name for organizations that use lies, manipulation, and delay tactics to prevent people from getting an abortion. Their page on the risks of abortion is full of junk science, decades-old studies, and logical leaps, and their resources for pregnant women are virtually all deceptive crisis pregnancy centers.
No wonder Scalia defends anti-abortion harassment masking itself as “sidewalk counseling.” The Supreme Court is currently hearing a case on buffer zones outside abortion clinics, which would keep protestors a respectful (and safe) distance from patients and staff. Justice Scalia is clearly biased and should recuse himself from the case. This is ridiculous.

bebinn:

Um. WHAT.

Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s wife is on the board of a crisis pregnancy center, a name for organizations that use lies, manipulation, and delay tactics to prevent people from getting an abortion. Their page on the risks of abortion is full of junk science, decades-old studies, and logical leaps, and their resources for pregnant women are virtually all deceptive crisis pregnancy centers.

No wonder Scalia defends anti-abortion harassment masking itself as “sidewalk counseling.” The Supreme Court is currently hearing a case on buffer zones outside abortion clinics, which would keep protestors a respectful (and safe) distance from patients and staff. Justice Scalia is clearly biased and should recuse himself from the case. This is ridiculous.

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ceegypt:

blackfeminism:

do people say “bad neighborhood” for cities next to all-white high schools where the boys are getting high every day and raping girls? do they even say “bad neighborhood” for cities with large kkk meetings? or is bad neighborhood a strictly anti-black code?

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