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BRAND X

Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged ableism

Jul 17 '14

jabberjack:

lightandwinged:

knifeofice:

cupcakeinatorellie:

denyselfandfollowchrist:

cupcakeinatorellie:

Hey

Psstt

The guy who invented the theory that vaccines cause autism had his medical license revoked for it

thats ridiculous

they took it away because he came up with a seemingly plausible theory?

They took it away because other scientists have been unable to reproduce his results, his results were made up, he didn’t even get approved by an ethics committee, and now he’s risking the health and lives of a whole bunch of people

Let’s not forget he actually admitted all this himself by retracting his data.

Oh and the fact that basing a study on 12 participants is a fucking joke if you know a goddamned thing about statistics and designing scientific studies.

Also a fun note: these studies mostly became popular because of Jenny McCarthy, who claimed that her son’s autism had been caused by vaccines.

As it turns out, her son never even had autism. She claims that she “cured” his autism with things like a gluten-free diet and therapy, but it’s far more likely that he was misdiagnosed… and that she ran with it and started ruining people’s lives with it. 

tl;dr - The anti-vaxx movement is built on lies and misinformation on top of lies and misinformation, and while this might be a laughable thing in other circumstances, this particular movement KILLS CHILDREN.

All of the above. 

(Source: cakesexuality)

Jun 2 '14

madvocate:

The New York Times is officially reporting that mass shootings could be prevented if the mentally ill just had less privacy and were easier to forcibly hospitalize, proving once again that the non-mentally ill are the most dangerous people of all.

Jun 1 '14
"If mental illness caused people to become violent, mentally ill women would kill at the same rates as mentally ill men."

#yesallwomen (via please-live)

Please give credit to the person who said this! Her name is loriadorable (Lori Adorable). Please give her credit.

(via peechingtonmariejust)

Jun 1 '14
"It was like the devil came in the night and stole my child’s soul."

Talking to the parents of children with regressive autism is scary but important (via dimyway02)

Try being the person with regressive autism.  Try standing there right in front of people while they say that your soul doesn’t exist, that you are not in your body, that you are a shell of your former self.  And wanting to punch them in the eye for having the nerve to act like you don’t exist anymore, but not being able to.  (Or doing so, and then being accused of having “unexplainable aggression” which goes more towards having “no soul”.)

NEVER talk about autistic people this way.

NEVER say we don’t have souls.

NEVER say we’re vegetables.

NEVER say we aren’t the person we used to be.

NEVER say you want the “old you” back.

NEVER say these things.

And never repeat these things as if they’re some kind of profound observation about what it’s like to be someone related to us.  Think what it’s like to be right there, with everyone and having everyone around you talking as if you’ve been stolen, as if you’re not the real you anymore, as if they need to go find the real you and bring you back, as if who you are is an empty shell, a vegetable, a vacant body with no soul.

This is not profound, it is disgusting and sickening.

Signed, a ‘regressive’ autistic who is still routinely treated as an empty shell with no soul or thoughts or emotions of my own

(via youneedacat)

May 30 '14
"White men make up approximately 36% of the population, but commit 75% of mass shootings. What would be called terrorism by any other skin tone is suddenly some mysterious unnamed disease. We as a society are perfectly happy to further stigmatize mentally ill people, who are far more likely to be victims of violence than commit violence, in the service of protecting white supremacy and male entitlement."
May 26 '14

queentacotruck:

I find it funny how people refuse to acknowledge mental illness until they need an excuse to protect a white man

May 25 '14

erikawithac:

soulrevision:

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TRIGGER WARNING …

So, by now you have all heard of 22 year old Elliot Rodger who went on a killing spree in Isla Vista, a community in Santa Barbara, California. One Friday night, Elliot shot and killed 7 people, including himself, close to the University of California Santa Barbara campus.

Prior to his violent shooting rampage, Elliot recorded a video titled, Day of Retribution in which he states, “college is the time when everyone experiences those things such as sex and fun and pleasure. In those years I’ve had to rot in in loneliness, it’s not fair.” and “you girls have never been attracted to me, I don’t know why you girls aren’t attracted to me, but I will punish you all for it”.

About a month ago, after seeing some of Elliot’s YouTube videos, his family contacted authorities. Law Enforcement interviewed Elliot and said they found him to be a ‘perfectly polite, kind and wonderful human’ and took no further action.

Now we have media outlets labeling Elliot as a “mad man”, “spoiled brat”, “misunderstood”, “good human” etc and continuing to file this mass murder under mental health.

Understand that no one is saying that he did not suffer from mental illness, I’m sure he does. But we CANNOT ignore the fact that this mass killing was rooted in his hate of women (misogyny) and inability to properly deal with rejection. There is much to unpack about this incident, how it was handled and how it will be portrayed in the media, but for now I’ll post some tweets from those of us responding to the shooting on twitter.

For more info about the shooting: http://bit.ly/1mjerdo

Elliot Rodgers, Day of Retribution video: http://youtu.be/FWWGtee14pA

Elliot was also racist: http://bit.ly/1h0BniC

Three more bodies found at Elliot’s apartment: http://bit.ly/RnzYWP

Elliot Rodgers 140 page manifesto, My Twisted World: http://bit.ly/1nGaWwX

not everyone who is mentally ill kills women, and not everyone who kills women is mentally ill. the illness is not the common denominator here. hatred of women, viewing women as subhuman, feeling entitled to controlling and getting attention from women: these are the common denominators. mass murdering women is not a mental illness problem. it’s a hating women problem.

Apr 19 '14
afrillisdark:

bankuei:

acceber74:

sasha-thumper:











4-Year Old U.S. Adoptee Killed by “Water Therapy”
[TRIGGER WARNING: child abuse, death] As his 4-year-old adopted daughter Cassandra lay dying, Richard Killpack blamed her condition on “emotional problems” and “a really bad case of RAD [Reactive Attachment Disorder]" in his 911 call.
Killpack and his wife Jenette had punished the child for sneaking sips of her sister’s drink by sitting her on a bar stool, tying her hands behind her back with the help of their biological daughter, and forcing her to drink a lethal amount of water.
EMTs found the child unconscious with distended belly and pink foam from her mouth. Medical examiners declared cause of death water intoxication, a condition in which over-abundance of water causes sodium levels in the body to drop, resulting in fatal swelling of the brain.
"I said, ‘You’ll have to go to Mom and do the drinking-water thing,’" the Killpacks’ biological daughter Heather said in a police interview. "She makes her drink ‘til she pukes."

The Killpacks insist they were using “water therapy” to cure their adopted child’s disorder, stating in TV appearances that under the rules set by attachment therapists, Cassandra had to ask for everything, including food and water, “to help her understand dependency, that her mom and dad loved her.”
Sources: CNN |ACT










I’m disgusted. And to top it off the parents’ names are “Killpack”, Jesus. 

Except you don’t get your children to you love you by having them beg for food and water.
What the fuck is wrong with these people???
ETA: The mother only served six years. The father was acquitted.  All because this four year old baby drank some of her [white] sister’s Kool-Aid. 
http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/killpack-walks-free-after-six-years-in-prison/article_98cae908-515c-55f3-b040-9ee371e11fc6.html

the amount of incidents of horrific violence to adopted children of color… 

As a behavior therapist for autistic or other behavior problem kids…. When we want to prompt the kiddos to ask or say things. Like they want a drink. We hold the cup or cover it and look at them and say “have drink?” “Can I have some water?” “Juice?” (Depends on age) And say it enough until they repeat it. Once they repeat it they get the reward of having it. I understand the importance of negative reinforcement but I draw the line at abuse like this. It breaks my heart

Except Cassandra wasn’t autistic OR behaviorally challenged. She was simply adopted by violent shitheads who (like you) blithely conflate being adopted with “behavior problems.”
Your commentary is especially worthless and ableist in light of this. And your level of ignorance of the countless bio spawn child “experts” who feel the need to interject with irrelevant (and frankly suspect) bullshit to mitigate the literal child torture of adoptees doesn’t matter. You people are less than a dime a dozen, seriously.
I’m the OP, and you obviously have no awareness of how us international and transracial adoptees are so systemically gravely misdiagnosed as “behaviorally challenged,” “serial killers,” or the freaking Dark Lord. Sit down and shut your ignorant mouth. X

afrillisdark:

bankuei:

acceber74:

sasha-thumper:

4-Year Old U.S. Adoptee Killed by “Water Therapy”

[TRIGGER WARNING: child abuse, death] As his 4-year-old adopted daughter Cassandra lay dying, Richard Killpack blamed her condition on “emotional problems” and “a really bad case of RAD [Reactive Attachment Disorder]" in his 911 call.

Killpack and his wife Jenette had punished the child for sneaking sips of her sister’s drink by sitting her on a bar stool, tying her hands behind her back with the help of their biological daughter, and forcing her to drink a lethal amount of water.

EMTs found the child unconscious with distended belly and pink foam from her mouth. Medical examiners declared cause of death water intoxication, a condition in which over-abundance of water causes sodium levels in the body to drop, resulting in fatal swelling of the brain.

"I said, ‘You’ll have to go to Mom and do the drinking-water thing,’" the Killpacks’ biological daughter Heather said in a police interview. "She makes her drink ‘til she pukes."

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The Killpacks insist they were using “water therapy” to cure their adopted child’s disorder, stating in TV appearances that under the rules set by attachment therapists, Cassandra had to ask for everything, including food and water, “to help her understand dependency, that her mom and dad loved her.”

Sources: CNN |ACT

I’m disgusted. And to top it off the parents’ names are “Killpack”, Jesus. 

Except you don’t get your children to you love you by having them beg for food and water.

What the fuck is wrong with these people???

ETA: The mother only served six years. The father was acquitted.  All because this four year old baby drank some of her [white] sister’s Kool-Aid. 

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/killpack-walks-free-after-six-years-in-prison/article_98cae908-515c-55f3-b040-9ee371e11fc6.html

the amount of incidents of horrific violence to adopted children of color… 

As a behavior therapist for autistic or other behavior problem kids…. When we want to prompt the kiddos to ask or say things. Like they want a drink. We hold the cup or cover it and look at them and say “have drink?” “Can I have some water?” “Juice?” (Depends on age) And say it enough until they repeat it. Once they repeat it they get the reward of having it. I understand the importance of negative reinforcement but I draw the line at abuse like this. It breaks my heart

Except Cassandra wasn’t autistic OR behaviorally challenged. She was simply adopted by violent shitheads who (like you) blithely conflate being adopted with “behavior problems.”

Your commentary is especially worthless and ableist in light of this. And your level of ignorance of the countless bio spawn child “experts” who feel the need to interject with irrelevant (and frankly suspect) bullshit to mitigate the literal child torture of adoptees doesn’t matter. You people are less than a dime a dozen, seriously.

I’m the OP, and you obviously have no awareness of how us international and transracial adoptees are so systemically gravely misdiagnosed as “behaviorally challenged,” “serial killers,” or the freaking Dark Lord. Sit down and shut your ignorant mouth. X

Apr 2 '14
Mar 28 '14