Disabled by Culture

This blog is mostly for quotes. The main topics are LGBTQ-stuff, feminism, trauma, dissociation, and child development.

I’m not where I need to be, but thank god I’m not where I used to be.
— (via thegoodvybe)

(Source: feellng, via dreamlovhappiness)

I think writing really helps you heal yourself. I think if you write long enough, you will be a healthy person. That is, if you write what you need to write, as opposed to what will make money, or what will make fame.
— Alice Walker (via writingbox)

(via saturnoregresa)

workingamerica:

Everyone who works hard deserves to make a decent living. And that’s not a new idea.
LIKE to support the effort to Raise The Minimum Wage. Then, sign on: http://bit.ly/MSj0ho http://ift.tt/PfWeBz
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workingamerica:

Everyone who works hard deserves to make a decent living. And that’s not a new idea.

LIKE to support the effort to Raise The Minimum Wage. Then, sign on: http://bit.ly/MSj0ho http://ift.tt/PfWeBz

(via mercurialme)

sunshinelobotomy:

theabsurditiesoflife:

thelegalizeddeafies:

Deaf Mom denied service in the drive thru and watch what they threatened to do. 

So many ppl don’t realize how inaccessible the world is…

the thing is you can order from the window i know ive worked drive thru. I hope that person was fired 

(via primadollly)

burrowklown:

abbieprime:

lotrconfessions:

It annoys me when people comment on the lack of women. It is technically a war film set in medieval times and back then women simply didn’t go to war. There are women in the city areas which makes sense. This is coming from a woman herself.

Medieval times?
Magic’s ok, elves are ok, Sauron’s evil eye sweeping over the land is ok, a magic ring that was stolen from a dragon and turns the wearer invisible is ok, and walking talking trees are ok, but oh god, make sure you’re letter-accurate in the depiction of the women!
Give me a fucking break.

WORD

burrowklown:

abbieprime:

lotrconfessions:

It annoys me when people comment on the lack of women. It is technically a war film set in medieval times and back then women simply didn’t go to war. There are women in the city areas which makes sense. This is coming from a woman herself.

Medieval times?

Magic’s ok, elves are ok, Sauron’s evil eye sweeping over the land is ok, a magic ring that was stolen from a dragon and turns the wearer invisible is ok, and walking talking trees are ok, but oh god, make sure you’re letter-accurate in the depiction of the women!

Give me a fucking break.

WORD

We don’t flog people in our prison system, or put them in thumbscrews or stretch them on the rack. We do, however, lock prisoners away in social isolation for 23 hours a day, often for months, years or decades at a time. We prohibit the former and permit the latter because we make a distinction between physical and social pain. But, at the level of the brain where pain really resides, this is a distinction without a difference.

glitterlion:

We use language in various forms from the moment we’re born until the moment we die. To pretend or argue that it has no power, that it can’t be used to marginalize and oppress, that it can’t be violent, that it can’t be used to murder, is either immensely disingenuous, or completely naive.

(via postgenderfemmerobot)

Speak your heart. If they don’t understand, the message was never meant for them anyway.
You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say.

We have a strange habit of falling back on “civility” as if every social movement was entirely civil. Like unions didn’t bust up on scabs. Like Nelson Mandela didn’t blow shit up. Like MLK would tell us all to shut the fuck up, and women never chained themselves to the fences in city squares, stormed political buildings or committed acts of arson and violence in an effort to achieve suffrage.

Surprise!

My specialization is in the history of revolutionary movements, and let me tell you, folks – being nice and holding hands didn’t get shit done. Or sure, it was one tactic. But never the only tactic. I wish a nice circle jerk got shit done as much as the next person, but if it were so, history would look much, much different.

Change is messy. It’s angry. It’s uncomfortable. It’s full of angry people saying angry things, because they’ve been disrespected and forgotten again and again and again and again, and they’re tired of being fucking nice because it makes you uncomfortable if they act in any way that is not deferential or subservient to you and your worldview.