You look lame

Why did Superman wear glasses to conceal his identity? Why did that little accessory signal to all of society, regardless of culture or language, that he was the antithesis of everything Superman stood for as a social and physical body? Why would you never hit a man with glasses? I'm sure you've heard of social … Continue reading You look lame

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Uninspirational Inspiration

All disabled people have their abilities belittled and marginalized, which is why depression and suicide is so prevalent in our community. Everyone feels worthless to some degree; whether in their school life, working life, family life, love life, etc. ABs interpret our frustration and anger as narcissism and demean us for being bitter. They intentionally … Continue reading Uninspirational Inspiration

How to murder a disabled kid and get away with it

There seems to be confusion over what are laws or not concerning disability. I'll first begin my explanation with an example Americans are likely familiar with, racial segregation. In the 1869 case of Plessy v. Ferguson the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of racial segregation as long as it was "separate but equal." This … Continue reading How to murder a disabled kid and get away with it

Disabling narcissism

The disabled identity is considered to be defined through suffering due to physical pain and extreme prejudice. Those who identify as disabled are considered to be narcissists because the act of embracing that identity is interpreted to be an embracement of suffering in an attempt to gain emotional and financial sympathy. Both disabled studies and … Continue reading Disabling narcissism

It’s like you can call anything ableist now

Disabled person: that's ableist NTAB: OMG you say everything is ableist That's because it is. That's the point of disabling people. From very basic slang to gas chambers, a society creates everything intending to remove that which they don't want; when this refers to a person it's called disability. That's what the word means. You … Continue reading It’s like you can call anything ableist now

Unrest, a visual handbook for the loved ones of disabled people

The award-winning documentary Unrest by Jennifer Brea was released on Netflix this week, introducing chronic illness to the larger public. Brea is described as a modern-day Odysseus as the movie documents very real and metaphorical journey to discover who and what she is as a disabled woman in her 20s with an invisible disability. The … Continue reading Unrest, a visual handbook for the loved ones of disabled people

Killing Nazis is suicide

Kill Nazis and all that, yeah, but put practically that doesn’t work because an ideology doesn’t exist inside of a person. It’s an infectious illness transmitted even from the dead. I wish I believed that righteous condemnation could cure it, but righteous condemnation creates it. Being offended is easy. Vilifying others is easy. Killing people … Continue reading Killing Nazis is suicide