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Abled people complain about disabled people needing accommodations, because “in the real world there are no accommodations”.
But abled people receive accommodations all the time. Cars are an accommodation for those who can’t run a steady speed of 60 mph. Stairs are an accommodation for those who can’t jump from one story to the next. Phones are an accommodation for those who can’t communicate telepathically. Calculators are an accommodation for those who can’t do large math problems in their head. Lights are an accommodation for those who can’t see in the dark. Stoves are an accommodation for those who can’t heat things with their eyes. Clocks are an accommodation for those who can’t tell what time it is just by the position of the sun. Jackets are an accommodation for those who are susceptible to frostbite when it’s cold.
Abled people receive accommodations all the time, but since it’s considered socially acceptable to need those accommodations, they’re not considered accommodations. But imagine if you lived in a world where you needed those accommodations but most people didn’t. That’s what it feels like to be disabled.
This is an incredibly important post. As one of my favourite professors said, “Technology is not innocent." As in, all technology had to be designed by a human being. And chances are, if that human being had any biases or assumptions that could be translated into the technology they created, they probably wound up in there. Practically everything is designed specifically for abled people. Think about cars, for example. Could you drive a car one-handed? Well, yeah, very likely, but since most people have two hands, they designed the cars to use both hands. Two hands to grip the steering wheel, buttons and levers on both sides of said wheel, etc. There is nothing that says cars are better when you design them for one specific degree of physical wellness, but yet that is exactly how they’re designed. This extends to virtually everything human-made you see. I do mean everything.
So for the love of heaven, please don’t whine and complain when you see disabled people of any variety getting “special accommodations.” All technological design is purposeful. Every piece of technology you see was designed to accommodate someone. If you’re lucky enough to be accommodated by something’s most common design, don’t be an ass to people who would be better served by an alternate version.
Happy 450th birthday to the most important man in my life - Mr. William Shakespeare. Born this week in 1564 and died today in 1616, he lives on and inspires thousands of lives daily.
"So long as men can breathe and eyes can see/ So long lives this and this gives life to thee."
when did we replace the word “said” with “was like”
When it occured to us that “said” implies a direct quote, while “was like” clarifies that you mean to communicate the person’s tone and general point without quoting them word for word.
oops i’m listening to witch house from 2010 again fight me
can we appreciate the fact that dean smith thought sam wesson was hitting on him?
that’s canon. that happened
it just hit me that the whole Shakespeare-didn’t-write-his-plays-because-he-couldn’t-have-known-this-shit theory is hella classist. Fuck that
This is just one of the many reasons that I have a problem with the authorship conspiracy.
"If you are asking the authorship question, you’re already wrong." - paraphrased from Stanley Wells
whenever i see these post-apocalyptic films set in the USA where everyone is pretty much just killing each other with no mention of other nations i always just assume that the rest of the world is fine and has learnt how to resume life as normal
Let’s play a game.
Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.
you, also, what, when, why, how, look, because, never
You know why Sam doesn’t cut his hair, despite Dean’s constant bitching and moaning about it? Because he loves it when Dean yanks his head back during sex and exposes just how vulnerable that pretty neck of his can be. He doesn’t cut it so Dean can get his fingers in it and just pull so he can put one of hands around Sam’s throat.
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