Human Rights

We don’t experience discrimination anymore?

I read something yesterday morning that made me deeply uncomfortable. An autistic person claimed that we hardly ever experience discrimination anymore. That statement has swirled around in my head for almost two days now. It’s strange that anyone would claim such a thing – especially an autistic person who surely experiences some discrimination directly. Maybe …

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Shervices

[CN: Filicide] (Because I am having trouble with words at the moment, this post may not flow properly. Please be patient as I do have a point to make) It’s happened again. A young woman is dead. Her mother is her murderer. Instead of widespread condemnation, media reports have focused on how the victim was …

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Spectrum Nope

[CN: Functioning labels] I spent several hours creating an image today to address misconceptions about the word spectrum. I’m not entirely happy with the finished product, but there comes a time to walk away before too many hours are expended doing the same thing. Unfortunately, while I have walked away from working on that image …

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Whitesplaining apartheid

I’m hesitant to write this post because I grew up on the privileged side of apartheid. As an English speaking white South African child, my white skin gave me a huge advantage in a society where segregation of racial groups was enforced through legislation. I have seen memes and posts that equate the way that disabled …

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