07 November 2015

#TheAbleistScript (The Original Tweets)

Content/TW: Institutionalization, sexual violence, gaslighting, other discussions of violence.

Graphic that says #TheAbleistScript

On Friday, I was fed up and pissed off at the everyday, casual ableism endemic to everything from pop culture and fandom to exchanges with total strangers and things that have happened to my friends and me. So I started tweeting under #TheAbleistScript -- both verbatim things people have said and paraphrases of what they're essentially saying. Then a massive shitton of fellow disabled folks picked up the hashtag and began joining in, which is awesome, but also meant I lost a lot of my own tweets (because Twitter can be really hard to navigate for me, for cognitive access reasons). So I've put up the original tweets that I put out here.

Follow the entire hashtag and some truly fabulous contributions here!









































































































Follow the entire hashtag and some truly fabulous contributions here!

3 comments:

  1. I'm an autistic (and otherwise disabled) woman who prefers ability to inability, prefers competence to incompetence. Are you against this? If not, then what is this "ableism" that you consider it necessary to oppose?

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    1. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=definition+of+ableism&ia=definition

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  2. I'm an autistic (and otherwise disabled) woman who prefers ability to inability, prefers competence to incompetence. Are you against this? If not, then what is this "ableism" that you consider it necessary to oppose?

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