My stance on the whole kinks-vs-advocacy thing is… eh?
Cause on one hand my initial instinct when it comes to rape/incest/forced/etc kinks and ships and fanfiction and whatnot is to be very and extremely disturbed and uncomfortable. I do not like it and it’s very upsetting for me to see it and to know that people enjoy it.
But I don’t wanna go right out and say that it’s fucked up and wrong and harmful because I don’t know for sure. Maybe it’s a personal issue, where some people can draw the line and others can’t. I don’t know. I don’t fully understand the underlying moral, ethical, or societal implications of such kinks.
I’m very curious about it though.
I’m a disabled person, and I also work at the Disability Services Office at a college.
Not very long ago, a professor rushed into our office flustered and angry because
1. She had a blind student in her class.
2. She asked us how we planned to communicate graded papers to her student, since her habit was to write corrections on printed papers.
3. To which we replied, “Just send her an email instead of writing your corrections on the printed paper.”
How DARE we burden HER with so much extra work? More about how busy she is. More about how that gives an “unfair advantage”. (???) More on how could we possibly expect her to make such a drastic accommodation, which wasn’t fair to her or her other students.
How many emails do you think you send to your sighted students every semester? Dozens? Hundreds? How many classes of 25+ students do your teach every semester? How do you communicate with them?
This problem was entirely created in this professor’s mind by her own assumption that anything a disabled student could need was unacceptable, and a waste of her time.She returned to our office to complain several times over this.
She threw an actual tantrum over something she did for her non-disabled students every single day without even considering it.
Because “everyone knows” disabled people, whatever we might need, that need is too much. It’s a burden on abled people. It’s “unfair to everyone else (read: non-disabled people).
Many disability activists say things along the lines of “our needs aren’t more, just different”. Well, I have to say that even when are needs are the same, they’re still, apparently “too much”.
Sometimes I just want to message people and be like Are we friends? Like really seriously friends? Or am I just bothering you? And if I’ve ever talked to you, there is a 100% chance that this applies to you.
voting against gay marriage is like ordering a piece of cake at a restaurant and having a complete stranger be like “waiter, cancel that cake”
"waiter cancel that cake it’s ruining my cake and i don’t know how to explain it to my children"
"my dietbook said I can’t have cake so throw that guy’s cake away too."
giving guys boners is empowering and nothing else matters
Honestly? Best quote about Pokemon battles there is so far.