This. THIS is what to do when you commit an -ism and someone calls you on it.
Do you realize how hypocritical that was? People choose to be identified with non gender identifying pronouns, you respect that, but then you tell a person they cannot use a certain word to describe their illness and this is reappropriation. Then you have insinuated that they are not as disabled as you are. I don’t pass for normal, it doesn’t matter how I look. If you consider me passing for normal due to MI, then you don’t understand MI. And I don’t care if you have relatives with MI. You are writing off people with mental illness with one swift blow. People with BP experience ableism daily and they are allowed too choose their own titles. Your followers might agree, you might think I’m wrong, but we have all dealt with struggles, and we are all the same.]
Gender is a social construct and often times a spiritual identity, disability is not.
I understand and know some people with mental illness cannot pass in public but that person I was talking to can. Even so, mental illness can be a crippling disorder but it does not make you a cripple.
We are not all the same in any way shape or form. If you follow anyone who deals with racial prejudice they often talk about how the idea that “we are all the same” is dismissive and offensive, the same goes for us.
Man, this taps of deep disrespect for other people’s struggles. Yea, as someone with a mental illness, you go through shit. You face ableism, and the struggles your disability gives you - doesn’t mean you understand one iota of what it’s like to be physically disabled. Know why? Cuz you ain’t physically disabled.
You are not the same as someone who is physically disabled - your lived experience as a mentally disabled person doesn’t touch the experiences of physically disabled people
As for the gender thing - yea, see, butI am non-binary. So people should definitely refer to me by the pronouns I prefer, since I’m actually that thing. But I’m not physically disabled, so if I wanted people to refer to me by terms referring to people with physical disability, that would be a bit rude on my part.
My only critique, gimpunk, is that gender is not a social construct. Gender expression is a social construct, but gender* itself is intrinsic, internal and individual.
* - Including people who feel no gender.
I sit corrected. I misspoke on that matter.
Sincerely and seriously, gimpunk, you are so awesome for learning from your mistake and saying “mea culpa.” So often, in all communities fighting prejudice against them from all kinds of difference, when someone from one community tries to educate a member of another community after the first person has (usually inadvertently) used language the other person finds problematic, the response is defensive and/or othering and/or dismissive. I love seeing examples of people bucking that trend — and I celebrate it as much and as often as I can.
- I added the image description into the quoted section above for those who can’t view the screenshot of the beginning of the conversation.
“Daphne at the moment that Apollo … ” ~ Beckie Kravetz 1999. via
In Greek myth, Daphne was a nymph or demigoddess (in one variant a mortal) pursued by the god Apollo despite her disinterest, who was transformed into a bay laurel as a means of ‘escape’ from Apollo’s advances. The moment of her metamorphosis from woman to tree has been depicted by painters, sculptors and other artists for over two thousand years. Because in some versions Daphne wished never to marry, and in some versions preferred the company of women only like the goddess Artemis, both asexuals and lesbians sometimes identify with her story.
found at gay sex is the answer & converted to a static image less likely to induce seizures or migraines:
REBLOG IF YOU HAVE MASTURBATED TODAY
Because masturbation is normal and healthy, and something Western culture all too often imposes negativity on. This journal is masturbation-positive.
(Which should not be taken as meaning that people who are asexual, or choose not to masturbate for other reasons, are either abnormal or unhealthy; merely that it is normal and healthy for those who do masturbate. For others, not masturbating is normal and healthy.)
found at sex is not the enemy which is one of my favorite tumblrs:
(in no particular order)
this journal is bisexual positive
this journal is pansexual positive
this journal is transgender positive
this journal is intersex positive
this journal is genderqueer positive
this journal is asexual positive
this journal is queer/questioning positive
this journal is gay / lesbian positive
this journal is positive. it fits here too.