Today’s picture for invisible illness is a personal one. This is one of about 30 notes that my friend has received since using her handicapped placard. I’m going to say this to you, have you ever seen someone get out of a car parked in a handicapped space and said to yourself “they look too young or they don’t look disabled.” I’m going to go with yes you have, because we all have at one time. I can’t remember doing it, but before I understood the difficulties of invisible illness when I was younger I probably did. Let me ask you this though, when you had that thought was it because you knew with 100% certainty that they weren’t handicapped or did you assume that because of their age and/or not seeing a cane, walker or wheelchair? All I’m asking is that we stop and think when we someone need a mobility aid, park in a handicapped space or say they are disabled that we remember this “DISABILITY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AGE OR APPEARNACE.” #spoonie #invisibleillness #disability #chronicillness #rheumatoidarthritis #lupus #fibromyalgia #myofascialpainsyndrome
If nothing else, this post needs to be seen around the internet more. This harassment is not okay and no one should have to deal with it on top of having an invisible illness. This is just another form of anonymous bullying to add to the internet bullying these TROLLS are capable of.
If you are healthy, please reblog.
If you are sick, please reblog.
If you have a disability, please reblog.
If you have an invisible illness, please reblog.
If you know someone with a disability, please reblog.
If you are a human being, please reblog.
Let’s spread the word and help those of us that may not look like it.
Ignorance isn’t bliss, ignorance is ignorance.
I never thought about this wow
things like this are why I’m too scared to get my disabled parking badge
Why White people are not coming out against the racism in Ferguson. He is dead on.
I could chill with this dude.
I want to thank this man for telling some serious truth. And he didn’t do it in a way that makes him come off as disingenuous. It’s not patronizing. It’s just honest. We don’t ever get that much out of the people who consider themselves “progressive”. He definitely has the right perspective on it. Plus, I just really like that he’s fired up about it. That gives me hope.
This is the only type of white dude I could ever seriously date.
White followers, TAKE FUCKING NOTE!!!
There is a common narrative amongst people that goes: “If you don’t agree with me, then you must be unintelligent, because if you were smart you would see it my way.” which is ableist, as it assumes people who aren’t considered intelligent by societal standards and constructions, can’t make their own decisions and be correct about their lived experiences, as well as it assumes privileged people aren’t simply speaking from positions of power. People have to have something society would consider wrong with their physical being to have an oppressive opinion. It is never the fault of societal oppression narratives people have internalized, but rather the fault of the individual.
You’re using your anxiety as an excuse to be lazy. Just get over it. I was able to get over it, and I didn’t need medication.
You don’t face actual oppression for having a mental illness. You’re looking for attention.
I believe that every american should at least watch this monologue from The Newsroom
I mean yeah but this gifset is also missing the part where he says, “And you, Sorority Girl, just in case you accidentally wander into a voting booth one day, there’s some things you should know” and also “Now none of this is the fault of a twenty-year-old college student, but you nonetheless are without a doubt a member of the worst, period, generation, period, ever, period.”
The entire show is Aaron Sorkin being a pompous, sexist ass through the mouths of his characters. Does he make some good points? Sure. But The Newsroom is still gross.
I would like to build off what maddy said as well. Although I dont watch the show, I have seen this video from where this comes fro and I have to say the first half appears kind of interesting until you peel it back a bit. As maddy already pointed out, there is a lot of sexism already in that whole sorority girl bit and the level of downright arrogance that the guy has for proclaiming us the worst generation ever is downright staggering. American imperialism. Colonization and continued neocolonialism, Eugenics and continued denial of the validity of black life. All fucking American things from generations prior to this one that have left the world we live in a fucking mess. How the fuck can you honestly have the nerve to cause such things to ruin our world, leave our generation with bullshit standards of just finding jobs that do not exist and continue propagating a desire to be involved in continued systems of misogyny, white supremacy, and capitalist exploitation…and you call us the worst generation?
Furthermore, the whole second half of this talk is an utter white, cis, male, able bodied wet dream in him going off about a lost America, an AMerica we could once be again. What America are you talking about there friend? Perhaps more importantly, WHOSE America are you talking about? Sure as hell isnt the one i have grown up in.
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