brain-firkin

fatassvegan:

nomorepuzzleprofits:

Hello, AndrewGarfieldDaily.

As an autistic person, I feel the need to help inform the public, especially on this important Autistic Pride Day.

Please, please DO NOT SUPPORT AUTISM SPEAKS.

Autism Speaks hates autistic people. Autistic people have been treated horribly by this corporation. They have done many, many really shady things that should be brought to public attention, yet they are often seen as the “face” of autism because they are so large. This is a LIE. Autistic people DO NOT want to be represented by Autism Speaks. We do not support Autism Speaks. We do not want Autism Speaks to continually pretend to “help” us while raking in massive corporate profits, that we, disabled people, will never see.

So What’s SO Bad About Autism Speaks?

  •  Autism Speaks does not have a single autistic member on their board.
  • Autism Speaks only spends 3% of their budget on “family services”.

  • Much of Autism Speaks’ money goes toward research, and much of that research centers on finding a way to eliminate autism, and thus, autistics (which will likely be done through a prenatal test, in the same way that the Down’s Syndrome test is conducted).

  • Autism Speaks produces advertisements, small films, etc. about what a burden autistic people are to society.

  • Autism Speaks was responsible for “Autism Every Day”, which featured a member of their board talking about contemplating murder-suicide of her daughter in front of her daughter.  This has now be removed from Autism Speaks’ Youtube channel.

  • Autism Speaks is responsible for the atrocity known as “I am Autism”, a short film produced by the Academy Award Winning Alfonso Cuaron, who also directed the 3rd Harry Potter movie (yes, really) and features an ominous voice saying things like “I am autism…I know where you live…I work faster than pediatric AIDS, cancer, and diabetes combined…I will make sure your marriage fails.”

  • This woman’s job offer was rescinded after she asked Autism Speaks for accommodations in caring for her autistic son.  They refused, and she made necessary accommodations for childcare, but they withdrew her offer anyways.

  • Autism Speaks shared the news of Google removing hate speech regarding autistics from Google’s autofill feature, completely erasing any mention of autistic people’s flashblogs having anything to do with the change.  It was only after a member of the autism community (and not a parent, but an autistic person themselves) spoke with a reporter about the flashblog and a statement was released to the media that Google decided to make this change.

  • Autism Speaks highlighted AAC use, while erasing those those who actually use AAC devices to communicate.  The focus was on the caretakers, not on the autistic people themselves. (The attached link has a link to a rebuttal by a nonspeaking autistic person, Amy Sequenzia).

  • Autism Speaks has violated copyright and has profited off an autistic advocate’s writing for three years.

    Is that not enough? Here, have way more of Autism Speaks dirty laundry that they don’t want you to know about.

Do not donate to Autism Speaks. Do not support them. Educate yourself on why they are so horrible. I like Emma Stone and I like Andrew Garfield, but they are obviously unaware of the horrors that go on behind closed curtains when it comes to Autism Speaks.

Please spread the word and listen to autistic people, not Autism Speaks!

I’ve heard many autistic people say that Autism Speaks profits off the lives of the autistic while simultaneously silencing them. Please be a good ally to the neurodivergent and
do not support Autism Speaks!
an0therwildfl0wer:

flowerstreesandhoneybees:

Woah!

゚。*・★・*。゚

anyone know where?

an0therwildfl0wer:

flowerstreesandhoneybees:

Woah!

゚。*・★・*。゚

anyone know where?

universalequalityisinevitable:

David Suzuki in this interview about facing the reality of climate change and other environmental issues from Moyers & Company.

getting ready for a night out

manhatingbabyeater:

loitering is basically the illegal act of existing while not spending money

spittingwhys:

"no, i’m fine. just wish i were dead, that’s all"

spittingwhys:

"no, i’m fine. just wish i were dead, that’s all"

Give up to life your every action, every ounce of faith. Throw all your best energies, sincerely and disinterestedly, into life. Immerse yourself, living creatures that you are, in the live, pulsing tide of human existence, until you feel at one with it, until it floods through you, and you feel your individual personality as an atom within a body, a vibrating particle within a whole, a violin-string which receives and echoes all the symphonies of history; of that history which, in this way, you’re helping to create.
Antonio Gramsci, August 1916
awwww-cute:

Dog rescuing a cat from a flood in Bosnia

awwww-cute:

Dog rescuing a cat from a flood in Bosnia

harleylovegood:

2damnfeisty:

2damnfeisty:

daggerpen:

neopetcemetery:

sexhaver:

thinksquad:

http://elitedaily.com/news/world/controversial-anti-homeless-spikes-prevent-homeless-sleeping-doorways/624292/

http://www.travelandpositiveliving.com/2014/04/whats-purpose-of-concrete-spikes-under.html

http://www.ministryoftofu.com/2012/07/photos-guangzhou-sets-concrete-spikes-under-bridges-to-drive-away-homeless-people/

http://stsnext20.org/vignettes/2014/03/26/when-parisian-benches-have-politics-street-furniture-and-the-strategies-of-spatial-exclusion/

http://rue89.nouvelobs.com/photo-rue/2009/11/26/empecher-les-sdf-de-sasseoir-la-ville-ne-manque-pas-didees

http://www.morbleu.com/le-tiers-exclu-iv-des-dispositifs-architecturaux-anti-sdf/1547124430_1854ccee23_o/

http://fictioninternational.sdsu.edu/wordpress/catalog/issue-43-walls/do-not-remain/

http://www.bogoboo.com/bizarre-park-bench-spikes/

"homeless people are on the same level as pigeons and should be treated as such" - multiple people, apparently

there is a war on poverty. it is a war to destroy the poor. to keep the rich rich and keep the rest of us complacent and quiet. pay your quarter to sit on this bench, but watch that time limit!

You know, housing every single homeless person actually costs LESS than letting them sleep on the streets. And that’s without the additional costs of measures like this.

You would rather pay to strip a person of their last places of refuge than you would to give them a fucking roof over their heads. Even when the latter would save you money. Nevermind that it’s nearly impossible to get a job while homeless. Nevermind that it’s nearly impossible to save money while homeless. Nevermind the number of homeless youth who have run away from abusive situations or been tossed out by homophobic/transphobic/ableist/otherwise abusive parents. Nevermind that it’s a felony to house a homeless youth for more than 24 hours, or help them find housing other than the home they can’t go back to. Nevermind all the youth and veterans and mentally ill people and disabled people and so fucking many others who have literally nowhere else to go.

No.

You would rather put metal spikes anywhere they might take sanctuary - because I guess those are less of an “eyesore” than an actual fucking person, right? - and hey, if you’re a blind person or someone with mobility issues and no change on them or something who just needs someplace to sit or some other relevant disability, I hope you don’t mind all the formerly free and safe resting places around you being full of fucking spikes.

What a fucked up world we live in.

WOWWWWWWWWWWWW that last one fucked me up. Heartless bastards.

The money spent on spikes could be spent to actually help but hey… what do I know.

Yoooooooooo

It’s not like the homeless will just disappear if you keep doing shit like this. What are they hoping for? That they’ll just disintegrate or die?

Most people die at 25 and aren’t buried until they’re 75.

Benjamin Franklin (via vitael)

Best quote ever

(via stay-alive4urdreams)

1nanna:

tehehe

How To Act NAtural In Front Of Yer Crush

1nanna:

tehehe

How To Act NAtural In Front Of Yer Crush

sadvelvetgirl:

wtf

I feel this way about clover too.