i just realized it’s breast cancer awareness month so here’s a reminder:
don’t donate to susan g komen. they’ve spent TONS of money making sure their upper management can drive pink cars with customized license plates and tried to sue planned parenthood for using the pink ribbon, which they stole from an elderly woman who was trying to draw attention to the misuse of donated funds, which is the exact shit that susan g komen is doing right now.
whats your opinion on the ableism in the steven universe fandom when they make cracks about pearl being "ocd" but only as a joke. because as someone with anxiety and ocd it upsets me a lot :/ why do those behaviors always have to be a joke to people
First thing first, I do not have OCD, and as you do have it, your opinion is always the only one that is valid. All I can do is be an ally and educate people on behalf and support you when you need it.
But yep, it’s ableist, thus terrible and upsetting. People without them use mental conditions for themselves to commune how “quirky” they are and like to flanderize it in cartoon characters with their limited knowledge on the subject. And if you say it’s insensitive to people actually diagnosed with the condition, you’re a partypooper.
If there are people who like to see Pearl as representation for anxiety conditions, that’s great, but only the people who have such conditions are to determine the worth of that representation, for it represents them.
My cousin, TALLON, was reported MISSING today. He is an AUTISTIC BLACK TEEN AND IS COMPLETEY NON-VERBAL. HE DOES NOT RESPOND TO HIS NAME. This young man went out for his daily bike ride, unattended, and did not come back. Tonight, HE IS IN LA BY HIMSELF. He is 6’0, 200lbs, and was last seen wearing a white t shirt and khaki shorts. PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST!!