not to compare ANYTHING to november 5th but today has vauge Nov. 5th vibes
while we’re on it
an example of internalized misogyny: a woman calling other girls dumb sluts and claiming she’s not like most girls according to misogynistic stereotypes
not an example of internalized misogyny: a woman not liking a fucking war criminal that happens to also be a woman
being an ace/aro writer in a class of non-ace/aro writers is just a huge reminder than so many people don’t view found family or platonic partnership as something deeply emotional and important. Like I keep getting the question “why does character A care about character B if they aren’t attracted to each other?” or insinuations that romance and sex are the height of love and therefore should be in every story
like I’m tired of hearing “lol I really thought they were gonna get together at the end” just because there are two characters that care deeply for each other. They ARE together dummy, just not romantically or sexually!! There’s so much more to love than those two things.
wake up yall new uquiz dropped
going straight to tumblr after learning that prince philip finally died is like hearing the latest gossip in your victorian parlor room and then leaving the house to find your nearest paper boy screaming “hot off the press! prince is finally dead!” just to confirm
the autistic view of the world has insight and beauty in it, and we’re taught that there’s something wrong with it.
What’s fascinating is that the parents who didn’t know it was the work of an autistic kid praised it as well.
Technically, we don’t know that it’s an autistic kid’s work, either. 5e infographic doesn’t say Cadence is autistic.
“appropriate play skills” is such a horrid phrase, goddamn
[IMAGE TRANSCRIPTION: An image divided in half. On the left side is a box reading:
“What Pathologising Autism Looks Like
Four groups were presented this image of 10 year old Cadence’s creation. Over 380 comments were received from the groups. This is a summary of those responses.”
The right side reads:
Group 1 (Mums Group of Typically Developing Children)
“Beautiful.” “Gorgeous colours.” “A piece of art.” “Love it, it reminds me of a 3D zen tangle.” “What a great display of patience.”
Group 2 (Neurotypical Led Support Group for Parents of Autistic Children)
“It’s sad they don’t know how to play.” “My kid does this too, it’s so frustrating.” “Yep, my kid is always making a mess too.”
Group 3 (Autistic Led Support group for parents of Autistic children)
“Wow, that’s a kid with determination.” “Epic.” “I just love the creativity.” “So beautiful and artistic.”
Group 4 (Professionals Led Autism Education Group)
“ABA and RDI can help with developing more appropriate play skills.” “I would use the interest in the toys to direct mutual attention and unwanted behaviour.”
hey so, as a man who works with other men, here’s a quick relationship tip: if he doesn’t much like cats, that might be just a personal preference. if he hates cats, if he tells you he hates cats as soon as he hears that you have a cat and love your cat, he’s an asshole. he’s telling on himself.
every guy i’ve ever worked with that makes a point of telling me how much he hates cats as soon as i mention that i have a cat and love my cat, is always someone who is regularly cruel for fun and who laughs in the breakroom about the mean things they do for fun to their girlfriends and children.
I wish I could articulate all the ways this makes sense and why it makes sense and stuff but it’s just like… something something misogyny something something resentment of creatures that don’t need you and don’t hang on your attention and approval all their lives.
My dad gave me this exact same advice when I was a kid. “Anyone who hates cats is a control freak and an asshole.”
How did I not hear about France banning hijabs? What’s going on?
long story short, there’s legislation in the process of being passed that would
Explicitly include antisemitism in your word string of racism, sexism, transphobia etc that isn’t welcome in your safe space.
Explicitly include antisemitism in your anti-fascist texts.
Explicitly include antisemitism in your approach to intersectionality.
It’s not optional. Include that shit.