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sushinfood:

theantitheticalchiasm:

ghostruto:

calloutstuck:

mCAT: So this happened.

Woohoo, trivialization of autism and general ableist fuckery! Dear god, if “on the spectrum” becomes the new “special” I’m going to blow a fucking fuse. (also, “I’m autistic and I’m not offended!” people, go here. Also here.)

And this should be the definitive proof of Hussie doing something that he knows will upset and hurt people and not giving a single flying fuck about it.

im fucking sick of you peope ignoring this fucking dont

can someone please explain to me how two Autistic people joking around about being Autistic is ableist, cause???????

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like, i’d get it if it was someone who’s verbal making fun of someone who’s non-verbal or something like that, but literally just “hey, you’re Autistic, right?” “most definitely.” “yeah, me, too. plus i have other developmental disorders, but we should stop talking about this or someone might blow it out of proportion.” “those people are on a whole other level.” that’s basically what i got out of it??? maybe saying “on a spectrum of their own” wasn’t appropriate wording, but it wasn’t even Hussie who said that???

idk, it just reminds me of when that person drew a comic about how they felt about their body and being fat, and someone called them horrible and accused them of body shaming, when they were literally just talking about how they felt personally about themselves. or like, thinking of it another way, would you call someone who’s non-cis transphobic for making a “gender of the day” post??? probably not.

tbh, i saw these tweets awhile ago, and was really happy, because i kinda had a feeling that Hussie was on the spectrum, and i thought the way he worded it was funny. it was sort of just “oh, i was right!! he is one of us!! cool!!” and, like, Autism comes with some difficulties, but i wouldn’t say that someone who’s Autistic joking around about it is in any way “trivializing.” i mean, especially considering that in popular media, it’s portrayed as some horrible disease that us poor people suffer from, and like.. ?????? sure, it’s tough sometimes, but chill out a bit.

as for being “i’m Autistic and i’m not offended,” i’m really not offended at all. but if you’re offended, that’s fine. you’re entitled to your own emotions, and they’re totally legit. but i disagree with you on a fundamental level. i don’t see how this is ableist, except maybe that last comment made by Joey Comeau. i don’t see how it trivializes being Autistic, or in any way being on any spectrum, except, again, maybe with that last comment. however, as a fellow spectrumite, i acknowledge that you’re upset, and that maybe your experiences with being Autistic are different from mine, so maybe you see this differently than i do, and that’s fine. all i ask is that you acknowledge that maybe these people’s experiences with being Autistic are also different from yours, and so they react to and talk about it differently than you might. that doesn’t mean they’re wrong or being horrible and ableist about it. it just means they experience it differently than you, and feel comfortable joking around about it.

Pretty much my opinion on the thing. Hussie asks someone something pretty damned politely, even making sure he notes that he hopes it isn’t too personal, then makes light of himself, something I and many of my friends with developmental disorders do as well. The last comment, not even from Hussie, seems to be the only thing here I could even glean disrespect from.

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thotofficial:

dekutrickortreat:

bruh

Incorporating politics into this Ebola epidemic is really what’s slowing the eradication down. News sources are sensationalizing a virus that can be controlled and causing public panic.. which is why the US is wasting millions a day screening airports and related.
Nigeria is the most populated country in West Africa and it’s fully eradicated.. One of the reasons is because they don’t have fox news.

glubster
frickhead:

ATTENTION EVERYONE IN THE LA AREA!!
My cousin, TALLON, was reported MISSING today. He is an AUTISTIC BLACK TEEN AND IS COMPLETEY NON-VERBAL. HE DOES NOT RESPOND TO HIS NAME. This young man went out for his daily bike ride, unattended, and did not come back. Tonight, HE IS IN LA BY HIMSELF. He is 6’0, 200lbs, and was last seen wearing a white t shirt and khaki shorts. PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST!!

frickhead:

ATTENTION EVERYONE IN THE LA AREA!!

My cousin, TALLON, was reported MISSING today. He is an AUTISTIC BLACK TEEN AND IS COMPLETEY NON-VERBAL. HE DOES NOT RESPOND TO HIS NAME. This young man went out for his daily bike ride, unattended, and did not come back. Tonight, HE IS IN LA BY HIMSELF. He is 6’0, 200lbs, and was last seen wearing a white t shirt and khaki shorts. PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST!!

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  • (I work the floor at an independently-owned menswear store. The owner, my boss, spends a lot of time at the shop, and tries to keep prices as low as possible to help our city’s large homeless population get good job interview clothes. A clearly homeless man is wandering around the store. The other patrons are giving him looks.)
  • Customer: “Excuse me, sir?”
  • Me: “Yes, ma’am?”
  • Customer: “I think you may want to call security. That… bum over there, he keeps feeling the suits and muttering to himself. I’m just sure he’s planning to steal one.”
  • Me: “Well, ma’am, I think that’s quite unlikely.”
  • Customer: “Oh, come on, you know how they are! I mean, I’d keep an eye on him even if he wasn’t homeless!”
  • (The homeless man in question happens to be Hispanic.)
  • Me: “We don’t discriminate here, ma’am.”
  • Customer: “Well, I’m sure the owner would want to hear about this!”
  • (I give in and call him over. The customer explains her concerns. As a black man, my boss isn’t happy with her racism, but agrees to talk to the homeless man.)
  • Owner: “Excuse me, sir, are you finding what you need?”
  • Homeless Man: “Well, not really. I’m hoping for something versatile in a dark or navy wool, but most of the options in my size are cut American style instead of European, which fits me a little better. Not to mention they’re all pinstriped, which I really don’t have the build for, you know?”
  • Owner: “I… yes, I understand. I think we may have some options over here, if you’ll follow me. How did you know all that?”
  • Homeless Man: “Back before I lost my job, I used to be really into this stuff. I’m not looking for anything fancy, just something I can use to look good for a job interview later today.”
  • (My boss helps him find something he likes, and comes to the counter with him. The suit is priced at $87.)
  • Homeless Man: *digging in his pockets* “Hang on, I think I’ve got enough.”
  • Owner: *to me* “Take my card. I’m buying it for him.” *to the homeless man* “Here. The suit’s yours, on one condition. After your interview today, you come back and apply for a job here too. Got it?”
  • Homeless Man: “I… oh my God, thank you. Thank you so much.”
  • (Two years later, that formerly-homeless man is my manager, and has a little girl with his new wife—the owner’s sister.)