bk4ek said: same with me! but with drawing cause I only feel like drawing late at night/dawn!!! DANG IT.
Haha yes, I get the middle-of-the-night art bug too! And the moment I lie down and close my eyes, my brain goes, *prod* “Hey” *prod prod* “Hey dude, I just came up with a really good story plot, wanna hear?” =_=
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ASAN Testimony to the Neurological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee of the FDA
The FDA is currently debating whether or not we feel pain.
From Ne’eman’s speech:
Good morning. My name is Ari Ne’eman, and I am testifying here in my role as President of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, the leading national advocacy organization run by and for Autistic adults and youth. In addition, since 2010, I have served as one of President Obama’s appointees to the National Council on Disability.
ASAN strongly urges the FDA to prohibit the use of aversive-conditioning devices for all populations. An extensive body of research shows that youth and adults with significant behavioral challenges, including self-injury and aggression, are best served with positive, non-aversive support measures. Self-injury and aggressive behavior are typically the result of lack of access to meaningful communication support systems or adequate mental health supports. Neither of these needs are met by the use of aversives.
Some have claimed that aversive-conditioning devices are appropriate for a subset of children and adults who prove ‘the most resistant to alternative forms of treatment’. As noted in the FDA research review, no evidence exists to suggest such a distinct population. In truth, those who are subject to aversive-conditioning are no different than those who are served purely through non-aversive methods. I would like to address the remainder of my remarks to this issue.
This was in my Facebook feed today:
Why is this a necessary debate? Why is this even UP for debate?
We are human beings. We feel pain.
Because currently, they’re giving painful electric shocks to people like me and calling it “therapy”. It is currently legal to do so.
This is what they do at the Judge Rotenburg Center. You can read a survivor’s letter here [tw: detailed description of torture, abuse].
Even the United Nations has called this supposed therapy nothing but torture, according to their special rapporteur on torture, Juan Mendez:
The rights of the students of the JRC subjected to … electric shock and physical means of restraints have been violated under the U.N. Convention against Torture and other international standards.
I think I may have to block everything about autism on my dash. This gave me a panic attack.
There’s a debate on effectively whether autistic people feel pain
They don’t do it on dogs, but autistic people is fine?!?!?!
Speaking of dogs, they’ve “debarked” autistic people, too. Notice the article title: “Is surgically altering an autistic boy’s voice cruel or kind?”
That’s a question. And there are people willing to defend that. To them it’s some kind of debate, and we’re not invited to it.There are people everywhere who really believe this is for our “own good”. It sickens me and it terrifies me.
This is part of why so many autistic people are against Autism Speaks, among many other horrible reasons. They actually promoted the JRC at their DC Walk. They think that electric shocks are apparently the kind of “therapy” autistic people need.
I honestly thought this kind of shit-for-brains thinking was a thing of the past, and anyone who’s had as much as a pet rock knows nothing and no one responds well to fear and pain.
The only reason i enjoy going to bed is so i can make stories up in my head which makes my brain think it’s actually real
Warning: this opinion is about rape
Hello, tumblr. My name is Jack. I’m 17 years old. As you can tell by my name, I’m a guy. And last year, I was raped by my older male neighbor. I’d put my tumblr URL here, but I’ve received some disturbing and frankly borderline triggering messages in regards to my rape, so I’d rather not risk it. I hope you understand.
When I first went through my rape, all the supportive posts on tumblr about male rape victims was very comforting. I’m glad people acknowledged that guys could be raped and that they matter.
I eventually had much more bitter feelings towards these posts when I noticed a certain trend with them: almost all of them belittled female rape victims in some way.
Just because someone is talking about girls/women getting raped doesn’t mean you need to derail it with “guys get raped too!”. As long as nobody is denying that fact, it’s unnecessary. Not every conversation about rape has to include all demographics of rape victims. There can be posts about male rape victims only, and there can also be posts about female rape victims only.
It seems like people also act like female rape victims have it soooo easy and should just shut the fuck up, because male rape victims have it harder. A lot of women in my life including my friends and my sister have been raped, and it isn’t any easier for them. They still are told they deserved it, not given the legal attention they deserve, and accused of being liars and bitter sluts. That doesn’t sound easy to me. Male rape victims deal with a unique stigma as well (as in, some people don’t even believe we can get raped, which sucks) but that doesn’t mean it’s much easier for the ladies.
And another thing, why can’t tumblr have one nice photoset or post about male rape victims without some dumbass commenting “Because they’re men, nobody will care” or “This won’t get nearly as many notes as the female version”? Uh, shut the fuck up? You’re ruining the powerful message behind the post. And also, rape isn’t a fucking contest.
This not only pisses me off because I care about women and female rape victims, but it also pisses me off because I get the impression these people don’t actually give a shit about male rape victims at all. They only seem to use us as a prop in arguments to derail discussions of feminism, female victims, etc. by using a vulnerable group who has been through a horrible trauma. How sick is that?
While it’s important to spread awareness of other types of rapes besides male on female, there’s way to do so without derailing or talking over other victims.
So, as a tl;dr to this opinion: if the only time you talk about male rape victims is in some way to downplay or belittle women getting raped, then fuck you. You are a piece of shit, nothing more.
We deserve to be mentioned in our own posts rather than in derailment, and women who have been deserve a chance to talk about their experience without someone derailing saying men can get raped too when nobody was denying that fact. Fuck. You.
People, feel sorry for me, my life is so hard!
First I had to get my cat to the vet. He does not like his carrier cage, understandably enough, as he’s wet himself on several instance when in there. And he’s big. Tall, long, weighs over seven kilos. And me, almost a hobbit, it supposed to wrestle him into it… With a bit of help from my grandma who was driving we managed it.
Then I had to carry him in and out of the car. At least the carrier doesn’t weigh much, it’s just plastic, but it’s still a real work out for my noodle arms. Seven kilos of cat!
His eye is mending well, though, that’s good, but the vet wants to check on him a few more times in the coming weeks. But then my mother will be home, so it’ll be less of a hassle for me.
Coming home again I remembered I needed to go pick up my meds since I had run out of both 50 and 250 mg pills. I managed that, despite annoyingly having to go to the drug store furthest away because that can get those meds, but the closest can’t. It’s still only a five minute walk, it’s not really something to complain about, but the opening hours there are much more restricted, it closes at six at the latest, and with my sleeping schedule that doesn’t always work out. Yes, that is extremely silly, I know that. It’s more that I don’t wake up enough to realise that “Shit, I need to get my meds!” before after six sometimes.
So, home again, everything fixed, right? Nope, forgot to get my birthcontrol pills… For the second time, as I picked up other meds on Tuesday and forgot then, too. I’ll just do it tomorrow, I think.
Things are okay, I’m just not used to how complicated the world is.
the most beautiful, moving, emotional words you’ll ever hear in your lifetime
"i watched/played/read this because of you"
"i ship this because of you"
"Jesus take the wheel!"
No, don’t let Jesus take the wheel. he died in the first century, he wouldn’t know how to drive a car. We are crashing, and Jesus is very confused.