"tumblr is great except for…"
the neo-nazis? the violent misogynists? the white supremacists? the glorification of mass murderers? the blogs committed to telling marginalized people to commit suicide? the pedophiles?
ah, yes, clearly it’s the marginalized people trying to get rights. they are the problem here. because they’re occasionally overzealous. or something.
People like Clinton Gode are challenging state laws that deny Americans with disabilities the right to vote.
"…Arizona is one of 14 states that categorically bar people who are under guardianship or are judged to be mentally "incompetent" or "incapacitated" from voting, according to the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. Although all but 11 states have disability-related voting restrictions, laws that impose uniform bans on people who are under guardianship or judged to be incompetent disproportionately target adults with disabilities or mental illness, including veterans with traumatic brain injury, seniors with dementia, and people with autism.”
And yet I never hear ableism being brought up in conversations about voter suppression. Funny how that works.
/sarcasm/ Because, gosh, didn’t you know? There’s no discrimination against disabled folks! Everyone supports disabled people! There’s no more debate about disability-related civil rights issues! /sarcasm off/
It was only within the past few weeks that disabled people were almost shut out of a civil rights event on the argument that there was no longer any debate on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other civil rights issues for people with disabilities. Um, whut?
(Source : bisexualfandom)
When a financial institution asks me my “mother’s maiden name” as a security question. Because it’s assumed that I have at least one and no more than one mother in my life AND that she married AND that she gave up her own name AND that that part of her identity was erased enough from my public history so as to be a password to access my private information.