Tone It Down Taupe!

Well, it’s been fun but now I’ve got to go!

Anonymous asked:

It kind of bothers me how tumblr's autism community has this huge stereotype on how we are supposed to act. I don't act even remotely stereotypical. I'm not particularly shy or awkward at all, I care about my appearance (I can't even leave the house without makeup and I have to shower every day), and I'm sick of tumblr insisting that people who aren't stereotypical aren't "real autistics". It's so fucking pretentious and it's why I avoid any online autism communities at this point.

noyka:

purplewowies:

truecrossacademyofjustice:

noyka:

Don’t feel alone - I am not the stereotype either.

I can’t tell you how many asks I have gotten calling me fake for having certain views and not displaying various symptoms. It’s not okay and it’s extremely ableist. It also is destroying the progress activists have made.

It’s not acceptable and I hate that tumblr perpetuates this attitude.

In all honesty, what the online Autism community, especially on tumblr is doing is gatekeeping. They are shunning anyone who doesn’t fit their ableist stereotype of what an Autistic person looks like and claiming that anyone out of this really ableist stereotype is “not a real Autistic” or “not Autistic enough”. It really is ableist gatekeeping and it’s pretty fucking gross too~

~Mod Mepphy, who does not necessarily fit the Autistic stereotype tumblr has for Autistic people even though they are Autistic

…Is this a recent thing? (Particularly within the last four months.) I’ve never heard these things thrown around and most autistic people I’ve associated with here wouldn’t shun you for that stuff. (And are/were actually outraged when someone tries to insinuate that there is a “real” autistic.)

Really? BEcause I’ve personally been shunned for some of my views and continue to be as do a number of autistic individuals. Tumblr isn’t the bastion for justice it claims to be.

I’ve seen shunning on occasion (like, literally months ago at a point when EVERYTHING was going to a weird place), but I’ve rarely if ever seen it in the circles I frequent, so I was wondering where you’d encountered this (and the “recent” part was posed because I was wondering if it’d happened since I hiatused for forever ago).

Like, I won’t deny the circle exists where people might act like that any more than I will deny the existence of positively evil circles in a lot of other circles (fandoms, disability communities). But I’d never seen it aside from a few weird/isolated instances myself.

The worst manifestation of SJW logic I’ve ever seen. The kind that could really harm people and may have already. This may be “offensive” to some, but I want to talk about it anyways.

archie-edits:

Yeah, it’s with the crowd that uses words like “neurotypical” to describe people that don’t have mental disabilities.  What I discovered is some of these individuals are against finding cures for conditions like autism and have actually campaigned against it.  I read the news articles that proved it. I mean for real, they don’t want any research dollars being spent on it. 

Why you ask?  Because the ideology is that people who have mental disabilities are minority groups and it would be the same as eugenics to try to cure these conditions.  In this train of thought, things like autism should be respected as a culture instead of a disability and condition.  I can understand the idea of trying to buiild up people’s self esteem or sense of community within those groups, but there’s something extremely perverse and vile about this concept.  Basically this is an argument in favor of letting people suffer.  Some people with mental conditions can’t even function at all.  Their existence is a living hell.  If anyone who doesn’t  have autism has actually ever supported ideas like that, I think they are guilty of probably the worst kind of pandering imaginable.  You can’t get more dishonest than that stand point. 

I think it’s a pretty evil stance to want more people to be disabled.  Sure, you have the right to take that stance for yourself, but you can’t inflict that on other people.  It would be like saying the cure for polio shouldn’t have been funded, because it would have made those already inflicted feel bad.  This is wrong.  I believe in accommodating people with disabilities, but this is taking it too far into some pretty immoral territory.

Hi! I’m autistic, and I’m largely against a cure because of its implications for those who don’t want it or don’t consent to it. I know a lot of disabled people comfortable with who they are who wouldn’t mind being around more people like them. I understand and don’t want to limit others’ hope for a cure, if they think it’d work for them, but as an autistic person who has looked into the issue and thought long and hard, I am against a cure as an overarching idea because of its implications.

whatsbestforbaby:

Incredible response from parents of autistic children to Elizabeth Cohen on CNN’s statement that vaccines do not cause autism.
At the time this article was posted there were hundreds of response videos from parents. Less than a week later, that number has grown to over a thousand and it continues to rise. More voices that are tired of being ignored are coming to the surface to be heard. #HEARTHISWELL

Yes. It’s the autism parents that are ignored. Not like any autistic people would like to agree with CNN, it’s always about the parents…

Anonymous asked:

It kind of bothers me how tumblr's autism community has this huge stereotype on how we are supposed to act. I don't act even remotely stereotypical. I'm not particularly shy or awkward at all, I care about my appearance (I can't even leave the house without makeup and I have to shower every day), and I'm sick of tumblr insisting that people who aren't stereotypical aren't "real autistics". It's so fucking pretentious and it's why I avoid any online autism communities at this point.

truecrossacademyofjustice:

noyka:

Don’t feel alone - I am not the stereotype either.

I can’t tell you how many asks I have gotten calling me fake for having certain views and not displaying various symptoms. It’s not okay and it’s extremely ableist. It also is destroying the progress activists have made.

It’s not acceptable and I hate that tumblr perpetuates this attitude.

In all honesty, what the online Autism community, especially on tumblr is doing is gatekeeping. They are shunning anyone who doesn’t fit their ableist stereotype of what an Autistic person looks like and claiming that anyone out of this really ableist stereotype is “not a real Autistic” or “not Autistic enough”. It really is ableist gatekeeping and it’s pretty fucking gross too~

~Mod Mepphy, who does not necessarily fit the Autistic stereotype tumblr has for Autistic people even though they are Autistic

…Is this a recent thing? (Particularly within the last four months.) I’ve never heard these things thrown around and most autistic people I’ve associated with here wouldn’t shun you for that stuff. (And are/were actually outraged when someone tries to insinuate that there is a “real” autistic.)

k1mmyr0cks:

Image Description: Red textured background with dark text that reads: Issy Stapleton deserves justice, NOT justification of her abuser’s attempt to murder her, and light colored hashtag at the bottom: #JusticeForIssy

k1mmyr0cks:

Image Description: 
Red textured background with dark text that reads: 
Issy Stapleton deserves justice, NOT justification of her abuser’s attempt to murder her, and light colored hashtag at the bottom: #JusticeForIssy

Not autism.

Not autism.

tumblrbot asked:

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INANIMATE OBJECT?

…I only turned asks off to take a true hiatus from this blog… but it’s back on briefly?

Things I’m Ticked At

Hark! A post!

(Mildly) The fact Tumblr suspected suspicious activity on my account when there doesn’t seem to be any
This lady named Valerie or something who keeps trying to justify Kelli Stapleton’s behavior (and uses contradicting points like “Issy doesn’t deserve to be killed” but (even if you aren’t doing it voluntarily!) “hurting others could get you killed” and “it’s not about autism”. Sigh.
The fact that my library stocked Loud Hands in their mish-mosh of an anthology section (it was shelved next to an anthology of African American historical literature and Asian-American literature but there was all sorts of random stuff just on the shelf it was on). I’d asked them to order the book, and I’m glad they did, but I was thinking (and hoping) it would be shelved with the autism books, where it would have broken up the monotony of “teh autisms trapped my babby so upsetting much tragic very frighten”. On the weird side, I think I’m the first to check it out, and the pages are crisp and the typesetting shiny.