I would actually want to see an AU where Scar does not attempt to usurp the throne and instead just hangs around sassing the living crap out of everyone around him.
imagine how weird our society would be if PEOPLE RANDOMLY STARTED SCREAMING MIDSENTENCE LIKE WE DO ON THE INTERNET
at least everyone would be dressed nicely
friendly reminder not to support lindt this easter season, or apparently ever again, because they support autism speaks.
can someone please explain why autism speaks is so bad?
because they’re adamant that autism is a disease that can be “cured”. They don’t have a single autistic person on their board. Autism Speaks produces advertisements, small films, ect. about what a burden autistic people are to a society. They only spend about 4% of their money on “family services.” They create a stereotype that makes it hard for actual autistic people, like myself, be heard and recognized as actually autistic. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder before they realized that I actually showed signs of Asperger’s. They don’t actually help us.
That’s the problem with Autism Speaks.
(tw for violence, ableism, abuse, murder, and death)
It goes deeper than not having any autistic board members. Many of the allistics running the organization promote the horrific notion that you’re better off dead than autistic, and their influence and “activism” only supports the ideology resulting in the continued murder of autistic children and adults by their parents and caregivers.
Former Autism Speaks board member Harry Slatkin, whose wife, Laura, continues to serve on the Board of Directors, stated in an interview with Town and Country while still a board member that sometimes he hoped their autistic son David would drown in the backyard pond rather than “suffer like this all his life.” Evidencing a pattern of similarly violent rhetoric, Autism Speaks is also responsible for the 2006 PSA “Autism Every Day" in which their then Vice President states on camera that she considered putting her autistic daughter in the car and driving off a bridge, and that the only reason she refrained from doing so was because her other, non-autistic daughter would have been waiting for her at home—her autistic daughter was in the room as she made these statements. Furthermore, the producer of this PSA explicitly admitted that the film was intentionally staged to portray negative images of autistic people and their families.
Only four days following the release of “Autism Every Day,” pathologist Karen McCarron smothered her autistic daughter with a garbage bag. McCarron stated that she murdered Katie because her “autism had not been improving,” had thought about killing Katie, that made an earlier brief attempt at suffocation, wanted to cure Katie, thought killing Katie would make her “complete” in heaven, and wanted to live without autism and thus had to kill Katie. Investigators found that McCarron was obsessed with different treatments for Katie. (See People v. FRANK-McCARRON, 934 NE 2d 76 - Ill: Appellate Court, 3rd Dist. 2010.) Though it is not presently possible to draw a direct connection between Autism Speaks’ PSA and Katie’s murder, this crime and dozens like it only underscore how the kind of rhetoric that Autism Speaks favors only serves to recklessly endanger the lives of autistic people.
Autism Speaks also publicly supports the Judge Rotenberg Center, a group home for autistic and neurodivergent students that uses “treatments” like food and sleep deprivation and electric shock to try and train the residents into acting neurotypical. The center has changed states three times in an attempt to bypass regulation against abusive treatment, and their practices have resulted in the deaths of more than one student.
It’s not just an issue of Autism Speaks making it harder for us to get proper diagnoses and treatment. Autism Speaks is actively killing us.
Is there a petition for this?
A LOT OF THE TIME I FEEL LIKE SOME OF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT DIVERSITY IS
DIVERSITY MEANS HAVING CHARACTERS WHO ARE INTERSTING AND HAVE DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES
DIFFERENT ETHNICITIES AND SKIN COLOR
CHARACTERS OF DIFFERENT SIZES AND WITH DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS
CHARACTERS WHO HAD GOOD CHILDHOODS OR BAD CHILDHOODS
CHARACTERS WHO CRY AND CHARACTERS WHO LAUGH
CHARACTERS WHO HAVE TROUBLE MOVING ON AND CHARACTERS WHO DON’T CARE WHAT ANYONE THINKS OF THEM
CHARACTERS OF DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS AND CHARACTERS THAT ARE RELIGIOUS
DIVERSITY ISN’T JUST ADDING IN A GAY CHARACTER OR TWO
DIVERSITY IS GIVING YOURSELF A CHALLENGE AND MAKING A FASCINATINGLY DIFFERENT CHARACTER WHO YOU CAN DEVELOP AND BE PROUD OF. CREATING A CHARACTER WHO MAY HAVE DIFFERENT INTERESTS THAN YOU OR HAS A DIFFERENT SKIN PIGMENT OR IS YOUNGER OR OLDER OR DOES THINGS THAT YOU HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE
DIVERSITY IS DIVERSITY IN AND OF ITSELF
I love the fact you point out religious and class diversity, because those are hella overlooked too.
PLEASE, DON’T TURN A BLIND EYE ANY LONGER
I’m sorry if this “bothers” you but it really needs to be said. Look at the labels before you buy. These companies don’t deserve your business
All these company’s parent companies are probably all the same anyway, it’s just one giant blood sucking parasite. Make your own products.
DONT JUST REBLOG THIS. TAKE ACTION. BOYCOTT COMPANIES THAT TEST ON ANIMALS. GO VEGAN. BE THE VOICE FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT SPEAK.
1 follower = egg
10-40 followers = hatchling
50-99 followers = baby dragon
100-349 followers = dragon
350-500 followers = still a dragon
501-799 followers = mega dragon
800- 4,999 followers = super hella dragon
5000+ followers = UNHOLY OFFSPRING OF LIGHTNING AND DEATH
These are the legit numbers.