The Thing in the Tux

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Hello! You can call me Nakkie or Chess. This is a blog for whatever I like. If you want me to tag for something, just ask! (They/Them-White-USA-Queer)

minamemeoto:

what ableism is

  • actively making fun of disabled people
  • deliberately triggering someone’s mental illnesses (such as doing something to mess with their ocd, or trying to trigger a mood swing if they’re bipolar, trying to trigger a breakdown if they have anxiety issues)
  • asking a disabled person to do something they obviously can’t for the sake of humor and cheap laughs
  • using them as the butt of a joke

what ableism isn’t

  • a teenager calling someone on the internet stupid

Except that ‘stupid’ is considered an ableist slur.

The word is constantly used to disvalue and put down people with learning disabilities. Suddenly people who can’t learn in the same ‘expected’ manner are considered worthless to society.

That’s why any word that places a person’s worth based on ability to learn is considered ableism. (Moron, idiot, imbecile)

Other good words to avoid are ‘insane’ or ‘crazy.’
Those words, while one might assume they mean ‘person with mental illness’, are also used to devalue said people.

A good way I’ve seen to describe it is to understand what the context of the word ‘crazy’ means. It means ‘wild’ or ‘off the deep end’ like some disgusting caricature stereotype of psychosis or schizophrenia.
If any of you have watched Law and Order: SVU, particularly the episode in which Detective Stabler’s daughter begins to get herself into trouble with the law and is diagnosed with bipolar, both she and Stabler consistently insist “I’m not/She’s not crazy”.
They’re angry at the very concept. They’re disgusted. Crazy does not mean you have a mental illness. It means you are beyond help.

But that is complete bullshit. No one should feel they’re beyond help. No one should be assumed ‘beyond help’ because they have a mental illness.
But the continuing use of the word contributes to the helplessness and shit treatment of people with mental illness and it needs to stop.

(via sanguinewings)

— 10 hours ago with 18778 notes
#ableism //  #ableist slurs //  #abuse //  #I understand that the words are very ingrained in people's vocabularies but don't dismiss the fact that they are slurs and that they harm people  #at least make the effort  #sj  #NakkingLoudlu 

comfemgem:

Have you practiced not gendering strangers today?

(via ironicdavestrider)

— 15 hours ago with 3931 notes
#sj  #gender 
http://californiagirl666.tumblr.com/post/98077613602/kaiju-camaro-floralgays-why-be-straight-and →

kaiju-camaro:

floralgays:

"why be straight and cis when u can be queer and tr-"

hi lets not treat lgbtq+ identities like fashion trends

uh, i feel like those types of posts are more suggesting people explore their identities rather than just sticking to a socially enforced norm?…

(Source: pinkfuneral)

— 18 hours ago with 37159 notes
#don't discourage experimentation  #nothing is going to be black and white and (presuming you are able to see) you can't tell black from white unless you bother opening your eyes  #sj  #gender 

bongghosts:

how are we supposed to tell when something abusive is happening to us when we live in an abuse culture where things that are deeply harmful, traumatic or otherwise fucked up are socially acceptable and even socially expected and encouraged

(via galaxytit)

— 19 hours ago with 145 notes
#this gets to me super often  #abuse //  #swearing // 
SEND ME ANONS

ghostprince:

Send me:

"TBH…"
“This or that..”
Confessions or secrets
Questions about me
Descriptions of your crush
Your brutally honest opinion of me
An unpopular (or popular) opinion and I’ll tell you if I agree
AnythiNG

(via captainhanni)

— 19 hours ago with 1298 notes
#caps //  #romance // 
cousinnick asked: cis is a scientific term still used in chemistry to mean "same" in latin and has been used with connection to gender for longer than the internet has fucking existed my god these cis people *rubs temple*


Answer:

galaxytit:

Yeup. It’s used as the opposite of “trans” (go figure right??) in the chemistry world. 

— 19 hours ago with 6 notes
#sj  #gender  #swearing // 

mysterydatefriend:

um, excuse me, we HAVE to assign this baby a gender. how else will we know what color blanket to give it? do you just want babies to be cold and blanketless? do you hate babies and want them to suffer? stop forcing your politics on an innocent baby

(via theaubisticagenda)

— 20 hours ago with 5611 notes
#sj  #gender  #abuse //  #transphobia //  #caps // 
Anonymous asked: Have you got your eyes on any bf material? :O


Answer:

captainhanni:

godzilla

— 20 hours ago with 155 notes
#Hanni you are an inspiration for us all  #romance // 
cemeterycore:

a college aoyagi? idk
(do not tag as genderbend!! this kid is trans!)

cemeterycore:

a college aoyagi? idk

(do not tag as genderbend!! this kid is trans!)

— 21 hours ago with 63 notes
#transcanons you say  #im on my way  #Yowapeda  #gender  #scopophobia // 

eredar:

i want non binary people to be taken seriously for real

(via enbycrocker)

— 1 day ago with 3021 notes
#sj  #gender 

tabbyborym:

it’s an 8 bit theme for frenchfrycoolguy's oc gogo rocket hero

i haven’t worked as much on this as i’d like to because of school and junk but!!! i didn’t forget about it i promise!!

— 1 day ago with 103 notes
#sweeeeet  #music  #good music  #audio warning // 

suicunesrider:

marshmallowknight:

quartzkin:

i see your point, but: disabled dragons

dragons missing a limb

deaf dragons

autistic dragons whose special interests include treasure

dragons missing half their tail who need an also disabled human to help them fly

(Source: frillshark, via thehottesttaco)

— 1 day ago with 7723 notes
#isnt the last one httyd  #Dragons  #me  #save  #fave 

phasellus:

girls image

chubby girls image

trans girls image

PoC girls image

queer girls image

gIRLS image

(via tabbyborym)

— 1 day ago with 1038 notes
#girls are fantastic  #scopophobia // 

socialjusticekoolaid:

New Protest MVP Candidate! Get it girl! #staywoke #farfromover #thefutureisbright

(via ironicdavestrider)

— 1 day ago with 52660 notes
#Ferguson