1. 21:27 16th Apr 2014

    Notes: 98

    Reblogged from enefadah

    Tags: judaismcool

    brynndragon:

    Like many Jews with a social justice bent, I had heard the story of how it came to be that we put an orange on the Seder plate. Supposedly a woman had been speaking on the subject of women Rabbis and a man stood up from the audience to proclaim, “A woman belongs on the bimah…

     
  2. hellacatholic:

    "mr. president why is ur hand on the launch nukes button"
    “it’s a metaphor”

     
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    gender-fucking:

goldenheartedrose:

neurowonderful:

(Image description: A partial screenshot of a blog post. The title reads “How I reduced screaming and verbal stimming in my child with autism”, and below that is a colour photograph of a hand holding a rectangular plastic “clicker” device.)I think I may have mentioned this blog post, and the sadness and confusion I felt when I came across it, in one of my videos. This screenshot is from the blog of an “autism parent”. Yes, that is a clicker. Yes, she is encouraging the use of animal training methods on Autistic children. Yes, she considers any kind of vocal stimming, not just screaming, to be a “bad behaviour”. To top it all off, her blog banner reads, “Discovering SOLUTIONS to the Everyday Problems of Living with AUTISM”. Here is an excerpt from her tutorial on how to train your disabled child like a dog to have a “Quiet Mouth”:

Third, I sat back and watched my child. Since he was making bad noises, I decided to reinforce Quiet Mouth (i.e., lips together, no sound). Whenever he had a split second of Quiet Mouth, I immediately tagged (made a click-sound with the device) and handed over a treat. Every time his mouth was Quiet, I tagged (clicked) and treated. Soon there was much more Quiet Mouth behavior. When doing this it is important to ignore and pay no attention to vocal stims or screaming. Do not look at the child, do not speak to him/her or explain. Just say nothing, and immediately tag and treat as soon as there is even a split second of Quiet Mouth. You can also tag and treat a child for any appropriate vocalizations. If he/she says a nice word, or makes an appropriate comment, then tag and reinforce that. Your goal is to increase Quiet Mouth and appropriate vocalizations.

And sadly, as bad as this attitude and treatment of Autistic children is, this is a relatively tame example when compared to the other unethical treatments, therapies, and methods of discipline that Autistic children are being subjected to every day (all in the name of making them appear less obviously Autistic). This is why we need Autism Acceptance Month and not the fear-mongering, negative, misinformed “awareness” that Autism Speaks and its allies are pumping out this April.
We need acceptance because Autistic children should be loved and accepted wholly and completely for who they are, not hurt and mistreated in their parent’s frantic search for a “cure”. Because Autistic people deserve to be treated with respect and listened to, not silenced and forced or coerced to conform to an ableist, non-disabled ideal. Because Autistic children need accommodation and understanding to live healthy, happy lives, not sketchy “treatments” and intensive, soul-crushing “therapies” to try to make them appear more neurotypical and less Autistic.
For more information on ASAN’s Autism Acceptance Month, see the about page on the website here: http://www.autismacceptancemonth.com/about/

I want to cry.  The aim of this is no better than the autistic kid who had their vocal cords cut.  Like.  Just NO.

THAT IS LITERALLY A GOD DAMN DOG CLICKER. YOUR. CHILD. IS. NOT. A. DOG. YOU DON’T NEED TO FUCKING TRAIN THEM LIKE AN ANIMAL YOU FUCKING PEICE OF SHIT.

    gender-fucking:

    goldenheartedrose:

    neurowonderful:

    (Image description: A partial screenshot of a blog post. The title reads “How I reduced screaming and verbal stimming in my child with autism”, and below that is a colour photograph of a hand holding a rectangular plastic “clicker” device.)

    I think I may have mentioned this blog post, and the sadness and confusion I felt when I came across it, in one of my videos. This screenshot is from the blog of an “autism parent”. Yes, that is a clicker. Yes, she is encouraging the use of animal training methods on Autistic children. Yes, she considers any kind of vocal stimming, not just screaming, to be a “bad behaviour”. To top it all off, her blog banner reads, “Discovering SOLUTIONS to the Everyday Problems of Living with AUTISM”. Here is an excerpt from her tutorial on how to train your disabled child like a dog to have a “Quiet Mouth”:

    Third, I sat back and watched my child. Since he was making bad noises, I decided to reinforce Quiet Mouth (i.e., lips together, no sound). Whenever he had a split second of Quiet Mouth, I immediately tagged (made a click-sound with the device) and handed over a treat. Every time his mouth was Quiet, I tagged (clicked) and treated. Soon there was much more Quiet Mouth behavior. When doing this it is important to ignore and pay no attention to vocal stims or screaming. Do not look at the child, do not speak to him/her or explain. Just say nothing, and immediately tag and treat as soon as there is even a split second of Quiet Mouth. You can also tag and treat a child for any appropriate vocalizations. If he/she says a nice word, or makes an appropriate comment, then tag and reinforce that. Your goal is to increase Quiet Mouth and appropriate vocalizations.

    And sadly, as bad as this attitude and treatment of Autistic children is, this is a relatively tame example when compared to the other unethical treatments, therapies, and methods of discipline that Autistic children are being subjected to every day (all in the name of making them appear less obviously Autistic). This is why we need Autism Acceptance Month and not the fear-mongering, negative, misinformed “awareness” that Autism Speaks and its allies are pumping out this April.

    We need acceptance because Autistic children should be loved and accepted wholly and completely for who they are, not hurt and mistreated in their parent’s frantic search for a “cure”. Because Autistic people deserve to be treated with respect and listened to, not silenced and forced or coerced to conform to an ableist, non-disabled ideal. Because Autistic children need accommodation and understanding to live healthy, happy lives, not sketchy “treatments” and intensive, soul-crushing “therapies” to try to make them appear more neurotypical and less Autistic.

    For more information on ASAN’s Autism Acceptance Month, see the about page on the website here: http://www.autismacceptancemonth.com/about/

    I want to cry. The aim of this is no better than the autistic kid who had their vocal cords cut. Like. Just NO.

    THAT IS LITERALLY A GOD DAMN DOG CLICKER. YOUR. CHILD. IS. NOT. A. DOG. YOU DON’T NEED TO FUCKING TRAIN THEM LIKE AN ANIMAL YOU FUCKING PEICE OF SHIT.

     
  4. lucariomegas:

    *puts pocky stick in my mouth* see, its a metaphor, i put the weeaboo thing in my mouth without eating it, so im technically not a weeb

     
  5. infamousnfamous:

    selkee:

    marensss:

    selkee:

    *two girls kiss*
    straight people: i just think it’s so amazing that they would do that, you know. as friends
    *two girls have sex*
    straight people: female friendship is amazing
    *two girls get married, buy a house, have some kids*
    straight people: what better way to grow old than to do it with your best friend

    Literally no one thinks this

    wrong

    • cara delevigne and michelle rodriguez being called ‘gal pals’ (they’re dating)
    • ellie and riley’s kiss in the last of us: left behind labeled as ‘platonic’
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    • "I did a picture in my Basic Illustration class once of my new lesbian couple characters. They weren’t doing anything in the picture aside from looking exasperated at one another, but I CLEARLY stated to the teacher repeatedly that they were a couple (we were discussing how to show relationships between characters via props, expressions, etc.) However, without fail, every single time he mentioned the characters he called them “sisters”. It annoyed the fucking crap out of me." (x)
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    • "Ugh. Ugh. I can’t even count the number of times my girlfriend has been reduced to my best friend while fully knowing the situation, instead choosing to acknowledge it the way that their warped minds see fit. fuck." (x)
    • "This is 100% true. “So, how’s your friend?” “Fiancée” “Yeah, friend, how’s your friend?” “…”" (x)
    • The way that this is worded is hilarious to me because my great aunt actually bought a horse, raised kids, and has lived with the same woman for 30 years, and the majority of my family still refers to them as “good friends”.” (x)
    • "There’s this guy at the 7/11 that is down the street from us that ALWAYS asks where my “good friend” is. I correct him every time and say “you mean my wife?” He just nods. 
      One time after I corrected him he said “so she’s wife, does that make you husband?”
      I looked at him like he was utterly stupid and said “no. We’re both girls. I’m her wife.” 
      I just uuuugh. Fucker. 
      The next time he asks about my “good friend” I intend to just go off on him and refuse to step foot in that 7/11 again.”  (x)

    just a few of the many 

    "literally no one"

     
  6. 17:49

    Notes: 451

    Reblogged from equius-zahhak

    Tags: fucking bronies mannerds

    dragondicks:

    it’s testament to the entitled nature of nerd boys that you give them a piece of media made by a self-described feminist that teaches feminist lessons and they’ll still deny that its anything to do with feminism because it’s something they like and feminists are mean

     
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    rocprinceray:

White People: - “Black people are always pulling the race card!”

    rocprinceray:

    White People: - “Black people are always pulling the race card!”

     
  8. 17:40

    Notes: 543

    Reblogged from boychic

    Tags: racismbullshit

    lordetywin:

    It’s so strange that to conservatives “playing the race card” is worse than actually being racist.

     
  9. 17:38

    Notes: 4650

    Reblogged from totallynotagentphilcoulson

    Tags: signal boostukfuck

    thebicker:

    wocinsolidarity:

    blackpowerisforblackmen:

    Please sign the petition to stop her deportation! 70,792 people have already signed this petition. We’re almost at the goal of 75,000 signatures. 

    SIGNAL BOOST

    (ETA: Seems you can only sign from the UK; definitely share if you have followers there!)

     
  10. 17:37

    Notes: 9210

    Reblogged from zestyoranges

    Tags: animal crossingreverse fursecution

    latias:

    diana please don’t taunt me about the fact that i’m not a cool furry like the rest of you. believe me, i would if i could