Humainquivolepas

primadollly:

I’ve got mixed feelings about making fun of Lorde, y’know?

Because there are legitimate criticisms to be had of her songs/messages (like this), and there are ‘white people have no rhythm’ jokes, which are totally harmless.

But there are a lot of white folks making fun of her appearance (which is weird because, like, have you seen you?). A lot of men, especially. Most of these people are older than her. She’s seventeen. If you’re not coming from a place of mocking the euro-centric beauty standards she embodies (which the white people mocking her definitely aren’t), then you’re coming from a place of misogyny- “She’s not pretty (and women are required to be pretty)”

And most of the jokes center around the way she moves, uses facial expressions, and emotes. And let me tell you something: If you look at Lorde and see ‘odd’ movement, that is because you are trained to only accept allistic physical mannerisms. The way Lorde rocks and contorts her body, struggles to find the ‘right’ facial expressions, and physically interacts with other people are all autistic/neurodivergent traits. I’m not saying Lorde is autistic, because I have no clue if she is or not, but I’m saying that she moves like a lot of us move, and to make fun of her for that is to say that only allistic movement/physical carriage is acceptable.

tl;dr: If you’re making fun of Lorde, you should really think about what place you’re coming from, because a lot of the time it’s either misogyny or ableism

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And most of the jokes center around the way she moves, uses facial expressions, and emotes. And let me tell you something: If you look at Lorde and see ‘odd’ movement, that is because you are trained to only accept allistic physical mannerisms. The way Lorde rocks and contorts her body, struggles to find the ‘right’ facial expressions, and physically interacts with other people are all autistic/neurodivergent traits. I’m not saying Lorde is autistic, because I have no clue if she is or not, but I’m saying that she moves like a lot of us move, and to make fun of her for that is to say that only allistic movement/physical carriage is acceptable.

tl;dr: If you’re making fun of Lorde, you should really think about what place you’re coming from, because a lot of the time it’s either misogyny or ableism

Make me think so much of the people who criticize Kristen Stewart in kinda the same way.

prettybirdy979:

thecharliecharmander:

No but what about the Australian magical creatures?

You think Acromantulas are terrifying? hahaha
You think every magical creature in England wants to kill you? ohoho
You think English professors seem unconcerned about students’ personal safety? heeheehee

Australia is perilous enough without this shit.

Bunyips in the lakes and unlike the squid, they don’t push you back into the boat you fell out of.

Yowies in the bush, shy until you’re too far to run and then you know why there’s only spotty reports of them.

Yara-ma-yha-whos whose existence scared the Muggles so much they invented Drop Bears to try and laugh them off…

Basically all the creatures of legend that really weren’t legend… And then there’s the introduced magical creatures that went native. 

Things “social skills” courses actually need to teach

autisticfandomthings:

  • How to set and enforce boundaries.
  • How to say no.
  • How to say no without making people think you hate them.
  • How to refuse sex without getting beaten up.
  • How to detect and obey other people’s boundaries.
  • How and when to disclose disability.
  • How to comfort people.

Things social skills courses actually teach:

  • Passing .
  • Heteronormativity.
  • Gender norms.
  • How to survive if you are magically transported to the world of american high school teen movies.

THIS

feliscorvus:

Utu Noranti Pralatong, of “Farscape”. She is (in the show) well over 100 years old. She has dementia, can’t cook, won’t bathe, and falls asleep at random. She is also an utter and complete badass with a wicked sense of humor who unquestionably holds her own in the crew.

looks like i need to watch this serie

feliscorvus:

Utu Noranti Pralatong, of “Farscape”. She is (in the show) well over 100 years old. She has dementia, can’t cook, won’t bathe, and falls asleep at random. She is also an utter and complete badass with a wicked sense of humor who unquestionably holds her own in the crew.

looks like i need to watch this serie

Reblog if you can proudly admit you’ve never sent anon hate.

countesscruella:

natalunasans:

not even proud, it just seems like it’d be a pointless thing to do.

i did send a complaint once… but it wasn’t anon because the person answered me in my inbox.

I’ve sent anonymous complaints, but on what I can’t recall.

spoonie-living:

65pinkroses:

Amazing spoke guard art for my wheelchair done by my lovely cousin (go check her out)!!! 65 Pink Roses for Cystic Fibrosis :)

Oh my god, so cute. Brb, dying.

Reblog if you can proudly admit you’ve never sent anon hate.

countesscruella:

natalunasans:

not even proud, it just seems like it’d be a pointless thing to do.

i did send a complaint once… but it wasn’t anon because the person answered me in my inbox.

I’ve sent anonymous complaints, but on what I can’t recall.