R. Kelly, sex trafficking, pedophilia
I mean yay for him getting convicted and all but fuck every white person celebrating this news with images including nooses. I don't care if the text is about pedophiles y'all were a little too quick to post nooses on an article about a black man.
Again not defending r Kelly because fuck that guy but y'all...
Not forgetting ace people. They're lives would probably be enhanced by people trying to be horny being openly so instead of having to decipher cloaked intentions
not a subtoot / ableism / discussion of equating empathy to moral goodness
Yes, it's ableist to equate having the ability to empathize with being a morally good person.
Caring about other people is not empathy. The ability to feel/reflect other people's emotions is empathy*. And it's not necessary in order to care.
When someone does something cruel, it's not because they "lack empathy." When someone is bigoted, it's not because they "lack empathy."
Saying that someone has to lack the ability to feel another's emotions in order to be bigoted or cruel is saying that being neurodivergent in that specific way is intrinsically linked to being a bigot or a cruel person. It's ableist, and it's factually incorrect.
Many bigots have the ability to empathize. That does not stop them from being bigoted.
(Small note for context: We have not had much sleep, and our brain is suffering intense fog. Wording may be strange or inaccurate in some areas; for this, we apologize. We wanted to type this out before we forgot our thoughts.)
* addendum — there is more than one type of empathy, but when discussing empathy in this context, this is usually the type people are referring to.
R: If you can't stop being afraid of ghosts assume that inducing fear is just a property of ghosts, they can't help it, accept that, live with the fear as you would with a fever or headache, it's unpleasant but it's just there, leave it there and say hi to the ghosts, invite them in, give them some tea, remember you and them are alike.
If you can't stop being afraid of nameless-ominous-dread assume that this is the season for dread, it's just time for it, accept that. Say hi to the feeling of persistent pressure, give it some tea. Look at what you look like in the mirror, some sort of dark forest entity yourself, you and nameless-ominous-dread are kin.
the government has "accepted" that 2200 people will die from covid during their opening up the state plan.
it's really. unacceptable. "only" 2.2k deaths. and with the vaccine not actually helping spreading much, this whole thing is pretty much telling anyone immunocompromised to shove it. opening up is great, but they need to consider the fact that this isn't like every other vaccine that prevents spread, because currently the covid vaccines only slightly reduce spread. they help you not get too many symptoms, but don't reduce spread. meaning that as we get vaccinated we will likely actually end up with a higher spread rate because of vaccinated people not realizing they have covid, thinking it's just a cold.
this plan is just really frustrating. the government is not dealing with this well at all.
"only" 2.2k deaths, sounds great for the healthy people, but it's not proportional, that's like 200 healthy people dying and 2000 disabled people.
i hate how the government constantly neglected disabled people because we don't contribute to society in a capitalist way. and they get away with it because unlike a lot of other minorites (nothing against other minorities, they are my fashionably too. just annoyed about stuff) we struggle to fight because we are already spending what little spare energy we have on fighting to live, fighting the government to get on dsp, being forced to choose between food and meds, not being able to leave the house because nothing is accessible. it's just. so frustrating.
the headmate whisperer
Five systems we're friends with all realized they weren't singlets because of us. We're extremely touchy to people's energy, and it's easy for us to notice when someone switches. We usually react surprised when it's someone we thought was a singlet, which draws attention to the moment of the switch. Apparently because we're "so visibly and obviously plural," that's enough to make them realize what's up 😅
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