The Autism Speaks Problem
The lady in front of me in the Target check out line yesterday afternoon was wearing a shirt from the walk. It looked like an organizer’s version, not one from a team. I asked her whether she knew most of the organization’s constituents wish it would disband. She spluttered, recoiled, acted like I had slapped her. I assume she felt as I did every Tuesday night for two months. They...
More JRC Stuff
This is another organization that supports the JRC: http://www.facebook.com/ABAInternational.org Bother them if you have the time and spoons. Here is a petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/abai-stop-supporting-the-judge-rotenberg-center-and-the-torture-of-americans-with-disabilities
Atlanta may need an ASAN chapter. Getting people together is too hard. A social group exists. Rose found it, but a look at their website shows issues. They are far from public transportation They have not answered my email, but activist activities do not seem to be on their agenda. Their discussion topic descriptions make me cringe. It seems allistic-run and deficit focused. It is covered...
Anonymous asked: And 'kid'? I am older than you. Anyway, you have a good day, Larkin ;]
Anonymous asked: Holy shit you are so wrong. Do you not know anything about IP addresses? And you cannot call the cops because someone trolled you on the internet.
What is it with graduations and flash photography? Each bulb going off made me feel like I was being poked in the eye with a stick. I hate being stuck in an orchestra pit while people snap at the stage in a darkened auditorium.
Anonymous asked: Its funny how you thought you could do shit with my IP address.
Dog needs a ride out of Iowa City; fundraising... →
swanblood: This is my friend’s dog and she’s gotten him through a lot of suicidal thoughts. She was an abused dog too and he would hate to give her up. Signal boosting because Ryan and Cordy need to stay together! Can someone in the Midwest help them? If you are not in the area, ask yourself if you know someone who is.
Highlights: The movie:Dark Shadowshas an awkward plot, but seeing it with my friend Ayren was fun. Arts and Crafts: The epaulettes I made between twelve and two on Saturday morning came out surprisingly well. The Black Sheep Ensemble Gig: it was generally good. There was one solo space we forgot to fill in the tenor sax player’s absence, but it held together. Andy, another tuba player,...
If you are a white woman and you want to call yourself a feminist, you must...– ladyatheist (via mamaatheist)
Cis people please help collect thetranstruth
goldenheartedrose: sherlocksflataffect: tal9000: allecto: saneoldsameold: purplegoesbothways: Please. Like oh my god I can’t. Can you put up a click-through link? The mobile app and site won’t let me reblog for some reason right now :/ Here you go. Signal-boosting this. Doin’ my best, signal boosting. And signal boosting, too.
Being a "good [member of marginalized group]"...
sherlocksflataffect: You can join in the tone policers, the “ask nicely” evangelists, the let’s-just-get-along/agree-to-disagree folks, but really, to them you are NEVER a really real person. Not as long as you are part of 1+ marginalized groups. Helping to shit on those of us who are righteously angry may make your life superficially easier, but it doesn’t actually help you or anyone in the...
I have figured out why most tuba players are men.
personality-in-a-crisis: Because it’s like 8797486485614286245864564514x easier to play tuba without a bra on. true story. try it someday. If that complicates things so much, you breathe too high. :)
New York Considering Closing the JRC →
vraisemblance-of-normalcy: iamthethunder: Most students at the JRC are sent by the state of New York. Legislators there are considering banning state funds to support aversives, which would pull their students out and leave the institution in financial crisis. It might well have to close its doors. Please encourage them, especially if you are a New York voter. So the New York government...
New York Considering Closing the JRC →
Most students at the JRC are sent by the state of New York. Legislators there are considering banning state funds to support aversives, which would pull their students out and leave the institution in financial crisis. It might well have to close its doors. Please encourage them, especially if you are a New York voter.
"You don't need this junk. You need a cat.":... →
youneedacat: In a not too alternate universe this would be me. Several times over. I take it very seriously. Spread the word. Get there if you can. Tell others if you can’t. And if anyone says this was okay, just be glad I’m not in a room with you right now. No evidence of any wrongdoing, even with witnesses,…
Anonymous asked: are you talking about that "myloxylato" or whatever his name is?
How to Dispose of a Troll
I have his town, thus his local police department. I have coordinates that could probably show an address. He was kind enough to provide a first name, what may be a photo of his obscured face, and a screenshot of hims saying he wants to hit a fairly specific group of people. I am toying with making a call. There might be just enough here to get an officer to pay him a visit if it was a slow...
Watching people go through the jury process is strange. In an odd way, it feels like where I should be. I found better than that for myself but sometimes wonder how it would be to have a normal college experience.