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adventuresofcesium:

tbh the only reason anybody is “straight-passing” is because of the common and harmful conception that heterosexuality is the default and that queerness must have extreme and visible markers to be valid

It’s also got a lot to do with persecution. Those who would naturally be flamboyant have had to hide their personalities for their own safety.

huffingtonpost:

People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.

Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

(Source: youtube.com)

luaren:

Honestly can’t wait for the 50 shades movie to normalize the manipulation of lower-level female employees. Can’t wait for the new wave of “consent is sexy” banners on the cover of cosmo. Can’t wait for teen girls to think that a controlling relationship is romantic. Can’t wait for sexualized violence to become increasingly mainstream. And most of all, I can’t wait for BDSM to be labeled a feminist revolution.

I can’t wait for actual BDSM to be even more misunderstood than it already is because the mainstream image of it is so dramatically inaccurate and dangerous.

Congress comes together to help the disabled save, tax-free

aspiegirlspeaks:

Shit people say to aspies.

*not work appropriate

Notice how computer simulated voices are used in this video? That’s because an autistic person who cannot speak made this. Many autistic people who cannot speak use electronic devices that they can type in what they want to say and it “speaks for them”…kinda like Stephen Hawkins?

nekobakaz:

tygenco:

wagrobanite:

think-progress:

Members of Congress are living off food stamps for a week to protest Republican cuts. It’s a challenge for them, but GOP cuts would hurt millions of everyday Americans

Why does this not have more publicity. This needs it!

I still feel that they should ALL be required to live like this for a full year before they’re allowed to run for office—with no aide from their otherwise extensive bank accounts.

The same could be said about social assistance North of the border; anyone in charge of social assistance, whether unemployment (Ontario Works) or disability (Ontario Disability Support Program) should live on it for a year before serving, making any changes to the programs. 

Me, as a recipient of ODSP, I’m in favour of Minimum Income, increasing the minimum wage to a SUSTAINABLE minimum wage, and of course, TAXING THE RICH.  Not to mention doing something about all those wastes of taxpayers money, like fraudulent charges made by government employees (no, you cannot pay for your first-class vacation on government time and taxpayers money, no you cannot buy yourself a car with taxpayers money, you fraud).  It’s reasons like that which is why there are problems with cuts in the first place.   

draven926:

theboywasonfiretoo:

michaeeeeeeeeeeeeeel:

tom-sits-like-a-whore:

to get a lot of followers you need a popular post

to get a popular post you need a lot of followers

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to get a job you need experience

to get experience you need a job

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to get a car you need a job

to get a job you need a car

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to become more comfortable with social interaction you need to go to public places

to go to public places you need to become more comfortable with social interaction

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The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino | But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness

ianthe:

For when I don’t have the spoons to explain spoons!

For those wondering what the hell spoons are, who may be dealing with someone who can’t explain what spoons are because they’re all out of spoons.

Why we boycott

boycottautismspeaks:

via Boycott Autism Speaks Facebook page

Why do we boycott?

This is a Civil Rights Movement.

Our intentions with the boycott are to bring the experiences of the REAL authority on Autism, Autisitc people, as central to the conversation about Autism.

We seek for Autistic Voices to lead. 

We seek to empower Autistic people by showing the world that Autistic lives are valuable, no matter the amount of support or interdependence is needed to live our lives. 

We embrace the values of Neurodiversity, Disability Rights and Disability Justice.

We seek for the elimination of hateful and dehumanizing rhetoric when talking about our lives. 

We acknowledge and honor the fact that Disability is a natural part of the human experience, just as the ADA stated almost 25 years ago. Disability is never shameful and we are proud of our identities as Disabled & Autistic! 

We seek Acceptance, Inclusion, and Respect. 

WE DO NOT SEEK A CURE. A cure is not only unlikely, as Autism is our neurological wiring and essential to who we are as human beings, but it also directly contradicts our stated goals. 

We seek unity among all Autistics through the elimination of ridiculous, arbitrary and ableist functioning labels. We acknowledge that the use of those labels is something that groups like Autism Speaks use to silence us and discount us. 

We boycott because we want a better future for Autistic people. The future we envision is fundamentally shaped by these ideals. We don’t just imagine a better world for Autistic people and our families, friends and loved ones, we are creating it.


loveacceptautistics:

Hey we need help getting Sesame Street to continue in its tradition of promoting diversity! Please sign this:https://www.change.org/petitions/sesame-street-reconsider-partnership-with-autism-speaksImage description: Multi colored hands in background.Text reads: We love that sesame street celebrates diversity. Ask them to keep up the good work by signing this petition.

loveacceptautistics:

Hey we need help getting Sesame Street to continue in its tradition of promoting diversity! Please sign this:https://www.change.org/petitions/sesame-street-reconsider-partnership-with-autism-speaks
Image description: Multi colored hands in background.
Text reads: We love that sesame street celebrates diversity. Ask them to keep up the good work by signing this petition.