palestinianliberator: setfabulazerstomaximumcaptain: sonic-hip-attack: canikon-bokeh: Exactly. Imagine a wall full of circular holes, that circles can keep walking in and out …
I dislike the term sapphic and don’t want it used for me, but if other lesbians and bi girls wanna use it for themselves fine that’s their choice. But if gay men wanna use a similar term for themselves that’s none of their business.
What people think of when you say ‘the autism spectrum’:
What the spectrum actually looks like:
The black and white dots represent a random autistic person’s particular combination of abilities on any given day. Everything is really convoluted and blurred because all of those major groups I put on there kind of bleed into one another at times. And none of these points are necessarily negative.
Point is, the spectrum is not a line on which a person is born onto and remains at a certain position. It is a complex group of abilities and issues which change for every autistic person, every day, multiple times per day, depending on the situation they’re in. There is no such thing as ‘mild autism’ or ‘high-functioning’ autism, and those labels are actually inherently ableist.
(Also please note that all instances of ‘normal/correct/incorrect’ are to be taken with a grain of salt as what neurotypicals consider to be ‘normal’ is often a very narrow amount of what they consider to be ‘acceptable’ interactions or behaviours)
[Image 1: A simple, linear line drawn in red, with a cross bar at the beginning and end of the line. The beginning cross bar is labeled “mild autism” and the end cross bar is labeled “severe autism”.]
[Image 2: A circular representation of the colour spectrum, similar to the wheel colour picker in Photoshop. The different colour sections on the wheel are labeled, but each colour also bleeds into the next. The red portion is labeled “speech”, the yellow “social ability”, the green “stimming”, and the blue “executive functioning”.
A legend to the left indicates that black dots are “yesterday” and the white dots are “today”. Within each colour section, the dots may be closer to the center or closer to the edge, indicating the severity of impairment.
Speech ranges from verbal to using AAC/PECS/typing to verbal with communication aids to non-verbal and/or noncommunicative.
Social ability ranges from holding normal conversation to using an incorrect word/tone, to unable to leave house.
Stimming ranges from no visible stims, to stimming with toys, to self-harming stims.
Executive functioning ranges from remembering everything and finishing a project to where do I start? to forgetting steps in routine.
The yesterday dots indicate that the autistic person was verbal, stimming with toys, and forgetting steps in their routine. The today dots indicate that the autistic person is verbal with communication aids, unable to leave their house, and that they don’t know where to start when it comes to their routine or completing tasks.]
I get so annoyed when people are like “we don’t need to be teaching sex ed to kids and teens who aren’t having sex” then why are we making kids and teens do fire drills and lockdown drills if no emergencies are happening???? because when the time comes they’ll know what to do to stay safe you stupid onion peel
you stupid onion peel
I keep seeing so many comments in mom threads like “My 7 year old doesn’t need to know about periods! My tween doesn’t need to know about sex!”
Like do you have any fucking clue how early girls develop these days? My niece started her period at age nine. All her friends were starting to go through puberty as well. At NINE. Can you imagine how freaky that would be if it hadn’t been discussed beforehand? You damn well better cover menstruation and sex early.
Native Americans weren’t allowed US citizenship until 1924.
Let that sink in. We lived here first…for thousands of years. And less than a hundred years ago we were finally given citizenship.
We also fought in WWI despite not being US citizens.
In Arizona, natives weren’t granted the right to vote until 1948. Think how that type of neglect ties into resource colonization as infrastructure was developed within years prior.
In addition: the indigenous peoples of Canada were not recognized as Human Beings until the year 1960.
Now let that shit sink in.
In the US it wasn’t until 1968 that the Indian Civil Rights Act was passed and allowed for the right to freedom of speech / assembly / press, a jury trial, the right to an attorney etc. It’s so fucking frustrating.
and it wasn’t until 1978 that we were legally allowed to practice our own religions. in a nation founded on religious freedoms, it was illegal to practice our own religions. in our own country. how fucked up is that?
Aaaand Native Americans weren’t entitled to their own languages (had no legal rights to teach them in their schools, use them in business) until the Native American Language Act of 1990.
I teach this to my students, because NONE of it is in a single textbook. This is and act of indoctrination
Boosting because I didn’t know any of this.
These facts should be known by all.