Okay so I forgot to post this when I originally saw it but Tumblr just reminded me by being a dick and accidentally adding it to something I reblogged.
We’ve had the whole thing with plastic straw bans and the environmental impact of asthma inhalers, and now apparently we’ve moved on to contact lenses, because the ableds just can’t leave us alone.
Why is it that people seem to feel the need to point out the environmental impact of things disabled people need, while just ignoring the impact of things they use but don’t need.
There are plenty of other things (fireworks, balloons, etc, although now that I think about it some people use balloons for breathing exercises) that aren’t necessities that I haven’t seen anyone really talk about.
I’m sure many of the people bitching about straws and inhalers are the same people who have Christmas lights up right now unnecessarily using electricity and potentially endangering people with photosensitive conditions (and honestly I don’t know how much electricity they use but even if it’s a tiny amount, plastic straws only make up a tiny amount of plastic waste in the oceans).
I’ve even seen ableds complaining about mobility aids being wasteful, because “the hospital wouldn’t take them so we had to throw them away” instead of, you know, donating them to charities or even selling them on when they no longer needed them (most of these instances were people who’d had an acute injury and needed to use crutches, or had a disabled family member who’d passed away).
It’s as if ableds will do anything to demonise us and avoid taking any responsibility and it’s fucking infuriating.
Straight people: tumblr lgbt snowflakes are so easily offended lmao get over it babies
One Trans Kid: Link is trans and I’m proud of him
Every straight within a 50 mile radius:
this post didn’t load properly and all i saw was “straight people:” and then the image and i was like yeah that makes sense
“young adult dystopian novels are so unrealistic lmao like they always have some random teenage girl rising up to inspire the world to make change.”
a hero emerges
And just like in the novels, grown men and women are going out of their way to destroy her. Support our hero.
And it’s not even like it doesn’t happen regularly.
Teenage girls are amazing.
Sometimes they’re not even teenagers
Reblog every time a girl is discredited/ignored
Who they are:
Charlottesville Black Students Union
DAPL protestors (names not found)