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A little 🧵 on the perils of being an imperfect #ethicist. ⤵️
Being an #ethicist requires a lot of reflection & self policing. Claiming to have authority/ knowledge on ethical reasoning/behavior, means choosing to be held to an extremely ⬆️ standard. Yet, I continue to be a human who makes mistakes & evolves. #UnfortunateReality
The stakes are high in the #bioethics niche. The pressure to be “good” and “right” and “correct” (however those are defined) as an ethicist is something I feel constantly. I spend a lot of brain power reading, reflecting &
revisiting complex moral landscapes.
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I am utterly furious about the ongoing @ravelry new look debacle. And I owe some people apologies - I am sorry I asked you to give Cassidy and Livia more time to fix things because we could and should based on past experience trust them. I was wrong. #ravelry #ableist
I believed Cassidy when she told us she would do whatever it took to fix things. I believed the problems were taken seriously, that the team was listening. I believed that their past professional behavior and vocal support for inclusion was indicative of how things would proceed.
I was wrong.
I thought that considering the very small team, the pressures of everyday life, particularly for Cassidy and her family over the past year and the profit isn’t everything ethos of the site meant we needed to be patient and things would be fixed.
I was wrong
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Hey followers - there's over 3000 of you but we don't know each other very well.

For years now I've been sharing issues ranging from #disabilityrights, being #autistic in an #ableist society, to #vaccines, #MMIW, #alttext, #Dyslexia, #dyspraxic, #Epilepsy, #racism, #PTSD,
#depression, #domesticabuse being the cores of what I share and lands in your timelines.

I've recently shared with you all that I'm in a process of reclamation - my culture, my identity, my gender, my sexual preferences - all of it.

So now you know my skin is white passing
but I am also part #Aboriginal and that matters deeply to me and I won't be erased anymore.

I am #pansexual. I don't need you to be of any particular gender to be attracted to you.

I am a #nonbinary #femme. But I also lean heavy in masc traits sometimes too.

I am #disabled
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#AutisticWhileBlack #COVID19 #DisabilitySolidarity #CripTheVote It's time for us to repeat in an OpEd that this premature reporting of every little medication that disabled folks depend on being used in COVID19 clinical trials is the most #ableist thing ever. 1/
First Lupus patients were impacted by irresponsible touting of hydroxychloroquine as a cure: Potential Shortages of Hydroxychloroquine for Patients with Lupus During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemichttps://jamanetwork.com/channels/health-forum/fullarticle/2764607 /2
Next, it was asthma patients impacted by the run on albuterol inhalers: Albuterol Inhaler Shortage Due to COVID-19 Could Impact People With Asthma: community.aafa.org/blog/albuterol… 3/
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The #ableist gift that keeps on giving. @MarcelFVerweij en @RolandPierik willen niet toegeven dat utilitarianisme f*ing validistisch kan zijn, maar komen met meer redenen waarom deze 'trolley problem' vingeroefening helemaal toppie is. Daar vind ik natuurlijk ook wat van. 👇 1/
'In de praktijk zal dit, vermoeden we, nauwelijks tot andere keuzen leiden dan die de intensivisten nu al zelf maken' maar ondanks *nihil effect* normaliseren @RolandPierik en @MarcelFVerweij het #validisme graag voor een ander moment.
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'Als intensivecare-artsen weten dat de keuzen die zij maken passen binnen een kader waarvoor de maatschappij als geheel verantwoordelijkheid neemt, dan haalt dat een deel van de last van verantwoordelijkheid van hun schouders; die delen wij dan als maatschappij.' 3/
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This is #InspirationPorn and thus #ableist.

This tweet names only one actor pictured (Shia LaBeouf), and completely erases the other (Zack Gottsagen).

It paints treating a visibly disabled person with basic human decency as something heroic - which also implies it‘s optional.
Some things that don’t make you a hero:

- treating a disabled person well
- existing in the same space as a disabled person
- working with a disabled person
- employing a disabled person
- helping a disabled person

Try seeing disabled people as of equal worth as abled people.
It is a sad testament to how society sees disabled people, when treating us as equals to abled people is considered special, optional...

You don‘t deserve a cookie for treating disabled people well.

Disabled people don‘t exist so abled people can feel good about themselves.
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1/So there was lots of talk at @AACNursing #AACNdoc20 re: #Nursing #PhD pipeline, getting folx esp prelicensure students ‘excited’ about #nursingscience & the #BStoPhD

I totally revamped our #nursingresearch & #innovation course @UMassAmherst last fall to do just that

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2/ I told the Asst Dean when I took it on that regardless of the learning objectives for the course I had only 1 GOAL:

That by the end of the semester, these students would be EXCITED!-or at very least, just a little bit CURIOUS-about a career in #nursingscience & #innovation
3/ A note about context: This was a course of ~85 Accel BS students, taught in an urban campus that is geographically ~40mins drive from main @UMassAmherst campus, in the . The classroom assigned had no windows. Class ran 8am-1030am Weds, before more courses. I say this b/c....
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This thread is in response to a recent thread by @leoniedelt that was interesting & provocative & hopefully won’t be a magnet for trolls, but as it stands, deserves a healthy debate.

As a bereaved parent & multiple trauma survivor & a psychiatrist of 30 years & a multiply

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#Disabled #ActuallyAutistic & #AutisticParent, I am very accustomed to being a member of heterogenous groups that share one overarching life experience that sets them apart from the rest of society.

In a bereaved parents’ group, we are there to support one another

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unconditionally.

Everyone is in the same boat, having suffered unimaginable loss, so it really isn’t cool to create a hierarchy of suffering based on how old your child was when they died or their cause of death or how many children died or how many are still alive or

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-Isms should be uncomfortable. Labeling something as a 'bias' or prejudice does not make it less #racist, #sexist, #homophobic, #ageist, #ableist, etc. Recognizing your own racism, sexism, homophobia - your own -ism, is the first step to fighting it
#diversity #inclusion 1/
Sugar-coating these words to make them more comfortable to work with does us no favors.

Back story:

During the Ignite pre-day I was very open about recognizing my own bias, specifically my own racism. I understand that it exists & I actively work against that conditioning. 2/
It is conditioning. And exists in most of us. I was just willing to admit to it in an open forum. It's sad that instead of asking how we can all get to a place where we are admitting to & working against our own isms, people get hung up on the admission & label me "a racist" 3/
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Breaking News: every one of those pathetic, small-minded wastes of oxygen that are critical (AKA afraid) of @GretaThunberg should face the fact that they are one or more of these things: #misogynistic, #ageist and/or #ableist. (1/n)
And yes, you can be a woman and a misogynist. Let me break it down for you: if you say she's a puppet, or being manipulated, then you believe she's somehow weak. If you're a man, particularly in a position of "Conservative" or Republican power, (2/n)
then misogyny is basically guaranteed. If you shed crocodile tears because of her "special needs", for one, you're full of it, and for another, you know NOTHING about neurodiversity. Thinking differently, seeing the world differently and refusing to (3/n)
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EXCLUSION IS NOT PROTECTION

Peter Meijer, 31, heir to a multi-billion $ supermarket chain, is running for Congress, challenging @justinamash (who quit GOP over current admin policies) for MI3 seat. The award-winning @DragSyndrome was scheduled to perform at a venue Meijer owns.
Meijer cancelled the #DragSyndrome appearance. Why? To “protect” them, he says.

Bullshit.

The members of the UK-based troupe have #DownSyndrome (as does my daughter). Never mind that they’re adults, talented, successful, with full agency, who’ve performed around the world...
Meijer says he knows better. Claims he’s “protecting” “differently-abled” people. (Hey Peter: say “disabled.” As in “Americans with Disabilities Act.”)

My daughter’s whole life, people tried to exclude her (violating IDEA, another federal law, btw). They called it “protection.”
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I need someone with time & skills to do a detailed discourse analysis of the responses to @SelmaBlair’s #OscarAwards look on social media. It for now here’s my quick morning take, a thread particularly for nondisabled folks.
Among my #DisabilityRights, #disabilityjustice & #disabilitystudies comrades, there’s excitement about the power of representation. Blair’s look, like hashtags #DisabledAndCute & #DisabledPeopleAreHot, demonstrate disabled bodyminds & accoutrements like canes can be attractive
However, some of the general comments on images & stories of Blair, while seemingly “positive,” are DEEPLY #ableist in that they rely on notions of bravery, pity, overcoming & shock at the attractiveness of a disabled bodyminds. Let’s break down the problems with each response.
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I was paralyzed on Aug 26, 2016.
It changed my life forever.
Fortunately I was able to access a community of #disabled writers, artists, musicians and more on here.
It helped me survive.
I met the fantastic Alice Wong who does @DisVisibility from whom I have learned so much.
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I already knew @nicolaz who is a terrific writer friend and disability rights activist. She introduced me to more people.
One night I met @MortuaryReport on here. Then @Keah_Maria. Then @Tinu. And my dear friend @PKhakpour.
And everyone's best activist pal, @morethanmySLE.
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I watched @Mattbc do extraordinary work pro bono for people. @Nataliew1020 models every day what it is to love your severely #disabled child with all your heart.
And so many others dealing with chronic illness and #disability and mental illness--all helping others to navigate.
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