Cornel West gave a really great quote about the word problematic that went something like, “When a President authorizes drones that destroy schools and kill children, that isn’t problematic. That’s catastrophic.”
And that was the first time I tried to excise that word from my vocabulary. Because if it’s oppressive, then just go ahead and call it by the ism that it falls under. Don’t waste time calling it problematic. If it isn’t oppressive, then why are you calling it out in the first place? Because you don’t like it and you think other people shouldn’t like it either?
i like that we say “oh, man” to express disappointment
because men are disappointing
lets get a shout out for all the disabled and ill ppl out there that love nice clothes but dont have the spoons to change into them. you are lovely.
i think i have another dislocated fucking rib…it’s like JUTTING up from my chest, and, holy fuck, it’s paiiiiiiiiiinful
Cis people who think cis as a term is oppressive to them are so laughable like that’s like someone calling your arm an arm and you’re like “is this some tumblr social justice bullshit”
wow! this is a great post full of ABLED/ABLE-BODIED protesters, but i think you forgot:
[black panther brad lomax and his brother glenn at 504 sit-ins]
[police attacking disabled protesters in bolivia challenging the government to increase their benefits]
[disabled protesters stopping traffic from the disabled peoples direct action network at the fuel poverty action rally in whitehall. her sign reads, “BURN THE BANKS AND EAT THE RICH”]
[protesters outside the WPA in 1936]
[protester with DNNYC. his sign reads “WHEN WE HAVE EQUALITY THEN WE WILL LAUGH”. behind him a woman holds a sign reading, “RETARD IS A HATE WORD”]
[protester in bangalore demanding effective implementation of person with disabilities act of 1995]
[a member of all jammu and kashmir handicapped association (AJKHA) during a protest to mark world disability day in srinagar]
[a. rahman ford holding sign saying, “I AM A MAN”]
[protesters speak out against the ICRC in afghanistan]
[protesters in taipei during a march against their government’s failure to aid the disabled]
[protester from ACT UP at NIH in 1990]
[members of ACT UP protest during a session of the national conference on women & HIV]
just saying, you can be a revolutionary and be disabled, too.
when people say things like “you’re being cisphobic” or “you’re a fucking heterophobe,” all I hear is “I am experiencing for the first time what I have done to you and others like you, and I’ve decided that only people like you deserve to feel this.”