Did you read the link? It’s not about me getting benefit from it. It’s about them condoning the actual, literal, UN certified torture of autistic people.
It’s about their “autism is horrible and steals your child” negativity.
It’s about how only 3% of their funds goes to services, and most of that goes to things condemned by the autistic community as abusive.
It’s about how they have no autistic people on their board.
I’m getting mad about you ACTIVELY HURTING disabled people, not you “helping those in need”. Autism speaks do not help. They propagate hate speech against autistic people, and actively campaigned against a bill which would have supported autistic people.
You might be trying to help, but you’re not. You are actively hurting autistic people by doing this. And now you are doing it in the full knowledge that you are hurting autistic people, and you just don’t care. Because this isn’t really about helping autistic people is it?
If it was, you’d care about whether the organisation you were supporting did things like condoning the torture of the group they are supposed to be advocating for. It’s about you, and your desire for people to see you as a good person, and you don’t care if a few disabled people get trampled in the way of that. You make me sick, you really do.
Autism speaks doesn’t help autistic people.
And here’s some stuff written by non-autistic people about how bad they are, since you clearly don’t give a shit about what autistic people think or say.
Here’s a post from the CEO of one of the oldest charities in the US for intellectually and developmentally disabled people.
Here’s a post from a major autism parenting magazine
And here are some other posts by non-autistic people.
I’m getting mad at you for putting your own desire to feel good about yourself above the people you claim to be trying to help. Because that’s selfish, and it’s cruel. If you actually gave a shit about autistic people, you’d listen when an autistic person tells you that you’re doing something harmful.
In before the whiny “But i didn’t know I was raising money for eugenics”. You have that information now. You now have all the information now. How you choose to act on it from here on out is up to you.
But if you choose to continue supporting autism speaks, then at least have the guts to admit that it’s not about helping autistic people, because now you know it hurts us, at least admit that it’s about you and wanting a cookie for being a nice person who raises money for charity.
CULTURAL GENOCIDE: Before and After photo of a young Cree boy, forced to attend a Canadian “Indian school.” (1910)
I want to show this to white people who say that cultural appropriation isn’t a big deal because you’re taking a part of someone’s culture that was insulted, attacked and taken away from them for years and years and now you want to wear it as some sort of costume or fashion trend. But your ancestors were the ones to forcefully take away and obliterate OUR cultures for centuries. We STILL aren’t allowed to freely embrace our cultures because white people love to insult us and make fun of us, but white people themselves love wearing it because they think their mayo asses are entitlted to everything. Nope fuck off.
Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions. Dale Spender, an Australian feminist who has been a strong advocate of female rights in this area, noted that teachers who tried to restore the balance by deliberately ‘favouring’ the girls were astounded to find that despite their efforts they continued to devote more time to the boys in their classrooms. Another study reported that a male science teacher who managed to create an atmosphere in which girls and boys contributed more equally to discussion felt that he was devoting 90 per cent of his attention to the girls. And so did his male pupils. They complained vociferously that the girls were getting too much talking time.
In other public contexts, too, such as seminars and debates, when women and men are deliberately given an equal amount of the highly valued talking time, there is often a perception that they are getting more than their fair share. Dale Spender explains this as follows:
“The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.”
In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts.
PBS: Language as Prejudice - Myth #6: Women Talk Too Much (via misandry-mermaid)
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Tumblr, can you please spread awareness of the riots currently breaking out in Glasgow city centre in George Square -
Union supporters have begun rioting in the city waving Union Jacks, saluting Nazis and attacking nationalists.
Absolutely nothing is being reported on BBC News, Sky News or ITV news! Spread the word!
Dear pan and ace people,
Fckh8 have said they’re going to bring out products for pan and ace people in light of this summer’s giant fuckup.
PLEASE DON’T BUY THEM.
FCKH8 have a long history of being a horrible organisation, focussed solely on cis gays and lesbians (and maybe bisexuals sometimes too). Check out http://stopfckh8.tumblr.com for info on lots of the shit they’ve done.
They aren’t creating these products because they suddenly care about pan and ace people. They’ve just seen that there’s a market for this stuff, and what FCKH8 cares about isn’t LGBTQ+ people, it’s money.
Please don’t fund this horrible, for-profit company. They don’t truly care about LGBTQ+ people, and they don’t deserve our support.
amazing that there are living humans out there who have chosen to label other groups of people “justice warriors” and align themselves as directly opposed to them. opposed to justice. look in the mirror. tell yourself “i hate justice”. do you feel like a batman villain yet.