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malformalady:

A mare and her foal walk through the rubble of destroyed buildings in the northern district of Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip, during a humanitarian truce on July 26, 2014. The bodies of at least 35 Palestinians were recovered from rubble across Gaza during the truce.
Photo credit: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

malformalady:

A mare and her foal walk through the rubble of destroyed buildings in the northern district of Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip, during a humanitarian truce on July 26, 2014. The bodies of at least 35 Palestinians were recovered from rubble across Gaza during the truce.

Photo credit: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

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autisticabigail:

When you say you don’t want to vaccinate your child because vaccinations cause autism, all I hear is ‘I would rather have my child die than be autistic.’ 

— 44 minutes ago with 130 notes
"I hope that I will live one heartbeat longer than she does"

realsocialskills:

Content warning: This post is about sentiments leading to murder of people with disabilities. Proceed with caution.

At an autism conference recently, I heard the father of a 20 year old autistic man say in his speech to the whole conference, “I hope to live one heartbeat longer than he does. I’m sure many of you feel the same way about your children.”

That sentiment gets people killed. If you are the parent of a disabled child and you say things like this, it is a matter of life-and-death importance that you stop talking this way. The father who said this is probably entirely correct that many of the other parents in the audience felt the same way. I have heard this sentiment expressed by many other parents of children with disabilities (not just autism.)

Parents who hope to outlive their autistic children are talking about people who, barring tragedy, will almost certainly outlive their parents. Autism does not limit lifespan; most autistic people should live to be old. If you hope to outlive your autistic child, it means that you are hoping that their life will be tragically cut short. It means you think they’re better off dead than they would be living without you. That’s dangerous.

It’s not true. Nobody is better off dead. It is not a blessing to die young. Expressing a desire for someone to die young is not love. (People who say this may well love their children in other ways, but this sentiment is not love.)

Please stop implying that your child will be unable to live and be happy after you die. People just like your child live on in adulthood after their parents die, and your child can too. And they will have a much easier time of it if you accept that they will outlive you, and help them to prepare for their life without you.

The only way it’s likely to live a heartbeat longer than your autistic child is if you kill them and then yourself. Many parents who feel this way do exactly that. And, even if you would never kill your child, people who are considering committing murder can hear what you say. If you say that you hope to live a heartbeat longer than your child, it makes the murder that is the only way this can plausibly happen seem like a much more legitimate choice. Don’t give potential murders that kind of encouragement.

In the disability community, we observe a day of mourning and read a list of people with disabilities murdered by caregivers.

The list is long. And it’s only a list of the names we know. There are many others who died without making the news. 

I hope and pray that your child never ends up on this list. I hope and pray that they outlive you and have a happy and meaningful adulthood. I hope and pray that this list never gets any longer. 

One murder is too many. Not ever again.

Under the cut is the (as of this post) current list of the names we know. In loving memory; may these murders be the last:

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"Imagine, if you will, that an organization existed by the name of “Womanhood Speaks”, which, on the surface, appeared to be in support of women’s rights. Now imagine that the governing body of this organization only included members of the male gender, with not one female represented in its ranks. Imagine that its actual aim was to create a registry for all females and force them to become more masculine, completely disregarding the fact that a majority of females were perfectly content with their womanhood and even found it to be advantageous. Imagine that members of its leadership appeared on popular TV programs talking about the epidemic of womanhood and how it needed to be eradicated. Doesn’t sound too appealing, does it?"

Cody Boisclair, An Autistic Speaks about Autism Speaks

This is EXACTLY how Autism Speaks horribly misrepresents people with autism. Autism is not tragic. It’s not a disease that should be ridden of. Let us speak for you. We want acceptance, not awareness.

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— 4 hours ago with 2234 notes
#autism  #autism speaks 
greencarnations:

oh look I accidentally
here have a PDF and a docx

greencarnations:

oh look I accidentally

here have a PDF and a docx

— 4 hours ago with 16086 notes
Autism Speaks or Hitler #22 →

autismspeaksorhitler:

Wow, I actually managed to do this on time!

Here are the quotes to guess from:

"We needed to be the voice of these children and these families that were struggling, millions of them, with this epidemic…It’s so unrelenting…there’s no time to speak out. We needed to speak out for these…

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Autism Speaks or Hitler #29

autismspeaksorhitler:

“[We need a] national plan to tackle this issue…I look forward to continuing my efforts to work with my colleagues on an actionable response to this health crisis.” 

"[Congress must act to] forbid the additions…to our human breeding stock of persons of a lower natural heredity constitution than that of which constitutes the desires standard."

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medievalpoc:

Medievalpoc Presents: History of POC in Math and Science Week, 8-3-14 through 8-9-14!

Medievalpoc’s first Patreon Milestone Goal has been reached, and the History of POC in Math and Science Week is happening soon! This all-new themed week will focus on the contribution of people of color to the fields of mathematics, science, physics, medicine, natural philosophy, and much, much more!

There will be a focus on primary documents with interactive elements, visual and documentary evidence, innovators and their biographies, and notable personages of color from the Islamic Golden Age, Medieval Europe, African Empires and Universities, Asian images and texts, and discussion about early modern globalization regarding how this knowledge traveled.

If you have an article, image, document, or commentary you would like to submit, here’s your chance to weigh in on this topic! Please use the “Math and Science Week” and any other relevant tags for your submission, and I look forward to hearing about your favorite mathematicians and scientists of color!

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Hoodies are great for covering a sweaty back because of the plastic seats on the train.

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I was wondering why I was sad and eating a bag of stale popcorn instead of showering. Im pmsing thats why!!

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