I want to elaborate on the post I made last night.
“I don’t think we talk enough about the tension between the discourse of ‘believe all women’ and the very real fears Black, indigenous and people of color have of white women’s tears.”
I want to add, that yes, I do recognize that birth conversations are deep in the gender binary and that many men and non binary people do carry and have children. Unfortunately, I do not see this predicted conversation allowing space for that.
Just had a deep existential crisis over a pretty keyboard that doesn’t work with my laptop.
Basically went from: my laptop won’t recognize this cute blue keyboard
To: what is the point of existing if we’re just going to slog through 40+ years of work, 5+
Days a week only hoping for maybe 2 weeks of vacation that we’ll be afraid to take because we don’t want to lose our jobs, Being on the receiving end of micro aggressions after micro aggressions and gaslighting so I can pay off a mountain of debt in the midst of a collapsing
Country and on top of all that I CANT SPEND ANY OF THAT TIME LOOKING AT PRETTY THINGS BECAUSE THE PRETTY THING I BOUGHT TO HELP ME ENDURE EVEN A LITTLE BIT OF THAT IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH MY LAPTOP.
I believe avocado toast led to the worker shortage, a BRIEF thread...
During the 2008 recession, publications admonished millennials for taking simple pleasures like avocado toast to new levels. But, as time has revealed, it wasn’t a trend but the start of millennials turning simple things into EXPERIENCES and valuing time, creativity and
The community they got to interact with at brunch or even in their own homes.
When jobs during and after the recession requires 5 years of experience in starting salaries, people were working overtime to either get or keep their jobs.
Im gonna need more Nondisabled people to pay attention to the ways that the disability community is used to justify horrible shit, because there’s a new class of disabled white supremacists taking public office and if you don’t pay attention to the way disability’s portrayed,
You and others are going to be easily manipulated.
You’re in the fight of your lives with healthcare.
You know how you all always point to a disabled person and ask, “well if they can overcome their disability, what excuse do you have?”
Well, the question is about
To become “if these disabled people can be elected to public office without any handouts from the government, then why do you need socialized healthcare?”
That’s the new fight. Representational politics isn’t paint by numbers. And thinking just any disabled people will do will
It’s not an impossible policy idea. For more than a decade, democrats have been preaching that we need universal healthcare and the pandemic has tee’d it up for them at immeasurable human cost, but they’re more concerned with the fallacy of promoting bipartisanship than
Not only that, but they’re constantly silencing and undermining more progressive Dems in the hopes of not alienating moderates. (Who, for some reason have found the middle between life and death for marginalized people that they’re comfortable
I am well aware that an executive action would not be the right path because it would be overturned by the next administration change and that the filibuster quashes any bill.
But given that they do not have a cohesive comms/outreach strategy, not all Dems are onboard
Oh also, Texans, if you you feel as though you’re going to fall, you have a split second to decide what your body is going to do.
For liability reasons I cannot endorse you trying this at home, but this is what I was taught to do in physical therapy since childhood:
In the millisecond I need to make a choice, I go limp on the SIDE on which i want to fall. If I feel myself going directly forwards or backwards I attempt to use that energy to position myself so I land on the soft part of my side to protect my head. Being limp is also key.
Once on the ground, and I know this sounds ridiculous, I take a mental inventory of my body position. If my body is laying in a way that I’ve ever been known to lay down voluntarily, it means I’ve either sprained or injured something and I need to stay still and call help.
Other than the fact you all left us to die one of the most infuriating aspects to 2020 is that during the 30th anniversary of the Americans with disabilities act, you all were so incredibly inept when it came to discussing the law.
There will always be a certain number of people who will never be able to use masks, but the way anti-maskers toyed with the ADA to spread disease is unconscionable on for them AND FOR THEM. Yes, I blame you both.
Allow me to put it this way: neither side knew the ADA well
Enough to engage in this level of bullshit: Anti-maskers didn’t know the ADA well enough to use it and you all didn’t know it well enough to defend it. And you all can use the excuse that “you didn’t know the law because it doesn’t pertain to you,” but that’d be a lie, because it
I’m coming to the conclusion that ignorance of invisible disabilities partially stems from the combination of capitalism and the Ugly Laws that legally penalized disabled people for being seen in public.
You see, capitalism requires easy segregation of who is seen as profitable
And who is not. People with physical disabilities that are visible can easily be segregated from the general public and demonized for not contributing to the capitalist structure and using benefits, the same cannot be said for those with invisible illnesses. They’re gaslit about
Their disabilities because by all appearances, they SHOULD be contributing to the capitalist structure and their identifying invisible disabilities is seen as a betrayal of this centuries-old system. They’re also forced, however possible, to hide they’re diagnoses until the last
🧵 So if you're wondering why disabled people specifically autistic, people are pissed at Sia, here's a summary of what happened in the last 48 hours. And Trigger warning because Sia gaslights and mocks disabled people. So around Thursday the trailer for see his new film “Music”
A lot of pundits tweeting about Trump’s diagnosis have no experience or desire to evaluate ableism in news media.
Many more have an active hand in perpetuating it. I am begging you all to listen to disabled people on how this would be used.
Let’s assume that all of the conspiracy theories as to why his diagnosis could have been faked don’t matter and that without a shadow of a doubt, he is 100% confirmed and believed to have COVID.
Here are 3 scenarios regarding his ailment and how it will play out in media.
1. He recovers fully and downplays the effects of the virus. His supporters continue to gaslight the public about the veracity of the virus and they make him into a folk hero for “overcoming” his diagnosis. They will effectively erase his record as president and substitute in