a hilarious joke
tanku: three cats are competing in a race. there’s an american cat named “one two three”, a german cat named “ein zwei drei”, and a french cat named “un deux trois”. the cats all swim across a lake. the american cat finishes first, the german cat finishes second, but the french cat is nowhere to be found. why? because the un deux trois quatre cinq
Very Informative Article on Endometriosis →
sherlocksflataffect: thecaffeinatedvegan: New research reveals endometriosis is a disorder of estrogen productionon a cellular level Endometriosis implants have an abnormal amount of an enzyme called “aromatase”. This enzyme converts estrogen-precursor molecules to estrogen. Endometriosis implants also have high levels of estrogen receptors. Therefore endometriosis implants can both...
One good thing: these candles are not blue.– Autistic advocate Phil Schwarz, at the Boston candlelight vigil for people with disabilities (via codeman38)
Comments are open on ADA Accessibility issues
What does April, civil rights and swimming pools have in common? Thirty Five Years ago (April 5, 1977) thousands of disabled protestors converged on federal offices around the country demanding that the equal rights legislation Congress had passed five years earlier be implemented. In San Francisco they took over the Health Education and Welfare office. On April 28, 1977 they ended the longest...
payslipgig asked: Hey there! This is Kelsey! I'm following bookshop and saw your ask, so hi! :)
Become a Member of the Autistic Self Advocacy... →
I would love to see you all become members if possible! (and if you have extra cash, maybe sponsoring a membership for those without?)
Trans* Studies Syllabi →
The following is a list of syllabi for trans studies and related courses that devote significant time to trans issues. These syllabi have been posted here with the permission of the professors who created them and who reserve all rights to their work.
my problem with personality disorder diagnoses. ...
soillfightmycorner: my problem is the fact that it doesn’t matter what you say once *they decide* a personality disorder is what you have. it doesn’t matter if there is any evidence whatsoever of you having a personality disorder. you cut yourself? welp, that means you have a personality disorder. (even though it could very well mean you have meltdowns, and if you’re a girl, meltdowns aren’t...
Fanfiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where...– Henry Jenkins (via awwyeahquotes)
fellow cis folks.
soillfightmycorner: talldarkbishoujo: If a trans* person tells you to take a seat, take a seat. Nobody needs our cis opinions on shit that does not concern us. This shit shouldn’t be difficult. ^
Cafe Press Autism Awareness Month Donations Poll -... →
Cafe Press’s poll about who to donate to for April is only up for a few days! Please vote for ASAN so that money will go toward self advocates and things that will actually benefit Autistics! PLEASE SHARE WIDELY CROSS YOUR NETWORKS! “For the month of April, CafePress is donating 10% of proceeds from autism-related products sold through our Marketplace to charity. These proceeds will...
People are more important than numbers or money
I’m paging through this power point, and the Bureau of Autism is being reduced by $788,000. The funding to state developmental centers, Centers we are supposed to unde the Olstead and Benjamin decisionsbe moving people out of, are getting a funding INCREASE of $3.57 MILLION. In response to a question on provider rates, the language shows preferential wording for “efficient”...
Looking for (non-tumblr) blogs to follow
Being contrary by being
Today is a budget information sharing meeting with the head of PA’s Office of Developmental programs, Kevin Friel. That’s cool. But there’s (of course) local Autism $peaks reps here, and I wish I could do more than visibly rockk to be contrary to them. Thankfully it’s enough that the woman just moved to the other side of the room, But it never feels like enough. ...
Finding a Positive Experience- or, New... →
My newest post! A brief summary of my history with psychiatrists, along with a detailed review of my latest- and best- Psychiatrist visit. It is my hope that it will bring hope to people with similar histories as I do with Psychiatrists, help people think about what they want to have or need to have in a good psychiatrist, and as a tool to point out things to your psychiatrist about how to...
I love animation because in the world of animation, you can be anything you...– CHRIS ROCK, introducing the Best Animated Film Oscar. (via inothernews)
minorsportsbancho: きっと大丈夫 - 嵐
Declaración Conjunta de ASAN y Sociedad de Autismo... →
(The Joint statement from ASAN and the Autism Society, in Spanish/en espanol)
I have blacked out my tumblr today. See you...
I mean, I’ll be in internetless land until friday afternoon, but my tumblr’s main page will be available again tomorrow.
Friday, 1/20(the 2nd Anniversary of the “Citizens United” decision, Occupy Pittsburgh will hold a permitted protest Action against “Citizens United” and Corporate corruption of our government and body politick. We’ll have a permitted rally Friday, 1/20 at 4pm, in Market Square. Then we’ll got to nearby PPG and posting, ceremoniously and theatrically, a...