I think I can remove the thorns in my flesh that teenage twats who self diagnose themselves with the conditions I’ve struggled with all my life because they think it’s…
oh because I have SJW in my title means I have to put up with attention seeking teenagers invalidating what myself and other disabled people go through?
You can piss off with your ableism right now, ta. You bratty little divas have some nerve appropriating what we go through and then have tell us we are being ableist/classist/whatever for refusing to validating your shameless attention whoring. You can all sling your hooks and cry about how oppressed you are because the mean snooty retards won’t let you into their clubhouse and post your self righteous sassy gifs somewhere else.
I’d like to take this moment to point out to my followers who ostensibly have figured out by now what I do for a living and the ways i choose to utilize my free time and energy
And let’s just ruminate for a moment on what the above person has to say to me.
- infantilization: check
- disparaging comment about my attitude: check
- r-slur combined with accusation of ableism: check
- re-purposing words like “appropriation” without understanding what they mean but they read it on someone’s blog they consider “SJW”: check
- assumes I do not have a paper diagnosis: check
- assumed I am a teenage girl or something: check
- accuses me of “attention whoring”: check
- gendered slurs: check
- implication that I am not “really disabled”: check
The main thing is pointing out that posts like these, which are very overtly harassing, bigoted, wrong, and creepy+trolling
Have far too much in common with posts that are worded more “politely” but have the exact same intent and purpose.
I feel like this has been a teaching moment. :)
Yes, you’ve taught me that you a are even more of a condescending, entitled little turd then I thought. I don’t need a neurotypical like you to explain to me what ableism is, and I don’t need you trivialising what I go through. All the times I’ve been told I was “faking it for attention” and that “I could be normal if I wanted it’s no excuse” and “autism isn’t real it’s just an excuse teenagers come up with for their own failures and bad behaviour” is because of people. Like. YOU.
Oh and by trying to dictate what language I can and can’t use… is that TONE POLICING?!?! I do believe tone policing someone with asperger’s and dyspraxia is… ableist by your own standards. Do you assholes even practice what you sodding preach?
This is literally what people think “SJW”s do. And then they try to regurgitate it and it just comes out like complete and utter nonsense.
Which, of course, it is.
Notice the vitriol is directed at me, personally, for apparently helping people find diagnostic information and directing them to services. But of course the people this limp tirade is actually harming are those without access to the resources that I have. Like people who can’t afford and have never been able to afford doctors.
So anyhow, this is going to be my last reblog from this person, and I’ll be blocking them until they make yet another new blog to try and bait me and/or people they think are also “SJW”s or whatever other noxious bullshit.
This person doesn’t really need my help to make them look bad.
Self diagnosing is not saying “I want that, that looks cool,” it’s saying “I have these symptoms and this diagnose helps me, even if I for some reason can’/won’t get diagnosed by a professional.” And if it helps people in any way, then that’s fine with me.
High functioning Autism, more then almost any other disorder, is not defined by the symptoms. You can have almost all the symptoms (if not all) of it and not have it. It’s defined by how the brain works (far more then most disorders, it’s more then a chemical imbalance), something that is near impossible for even a professional to self diagnose. Having “symptoms” means nothing. It doesn’t mean you have it.
And it doesn’t help people it hurts people. People with the actual disorder, who have suffered the actual bigotry that comes along with it or the actual trouble with dealing with your brain working differently then everyone else’s (including most Autistics).
And yes, a lot of people do say they have it because they think they’ll get special treatment for it. Like people without Anxiety issues saying they have Anxiety disorder because they feel natural things, or people claiming they have OCD because they like to keep clean, or people claiming they have depression “because they get sad sometimes” (over things that naturally make people sad.).
It’s extremely hurtful, and promotes harmful stereotypes, and it’s a group of people who don’t have the disorder claiming they do to get special treatment when they haven’t suffered the things that warrant said treatment. (It’s also, for the record, overrated.)
I didn’t get ignored when it came to my abuse, I didn’t get told I shouldn’t reproduce (that apparently, I don’t have that right), I didn’t get told I was less then human, and didn’t deserve and opinion so that I can turn around and hear a bunch of people without the disorder claim they have it because they “have some of the symptoms lol” when it comes to a disorder that’s not defined by its symptoms but instead how the brain works (more then most disorders). I didn’t have my life ripped away from me so that I could hear people claim to have it because they want special treatment and want to feel included and/or special when there’s almost no way they could know. (And they’d know this if they knew how the actual disorder works, and since they don’t know that that makes them even more likely to be wrong.)
Do you know how awful this makes me feel? I’ve been told I’m less then human, that I can’t even have an opinion, I don’t have that right, not for my behavior but because of a disorder I have (regardless of how I act). I don’t deserve to also have the same disorder I suffered through become some new thing to call yourself so people feel special. So that they can act like they deserve the same treatment without suffering the pain. That they deserve all the “special” treatment that comes along with it (which is awful, for the record, they speak to you like you can’t even have an opinion, like you can’t even know yourself), and act like they’re on the same level as people who actually suffered through it.
This is literally people who don’t have the disorder speaking for people who do, how do you not see how awful that is?
And not to mention the stereotypes it puts on us, and how it confuses people even further on a disorder the majority don’t understand. It doesn’t help people, it hurts people.
Would you be defending this if a group of people who weren’t allowed basic rights (like getting a job, (and being called a liar about serious situations despite the person being very anti-lying to a severe extreme), and the basic human right to be treated as human being) were suddenly being bothered by people in the group who could always get the jobs, always have the rights (unless they lost those rights by their own actions) claiming they were the same as the people who actually suffered and speaking for them and over them despite them coming from a different group entirely? No? I’d hope not. But that’s exactly what’s happening here. And you’re defending it. This stresses me out and upsets me so much I want to vomit. It makes me feel awful, and I’ve cried over it. So thanks for that. It doesn’t “help people” it hurts the people who actually suffer from it.