The good news is that my main reason for talking to the doctor DID get somewhere after all the unexpected swerves, though! Medicated ADHD here I come.
Living that floppy disk arbitrage life
Back in the 90s "what if your car had all the problems your computer has" was a common USENET joke and now we're living it
like i Do Not Think that deriding a sincere but misjudged take about ableism is an effective gesture of allyship towards disabled people at all. actually it's just straight-forwardly having a bit of fun at someone else's expense (and the odds are pretty high it's a disabled person).
about 80% of the time a take gets the collective hooting and hollering internet-wide "can't believe someone said [X] is ableist!!!" treatment, the take was actually more along the lines of "it's instructive to consider how attitudes about [X] are shaped by wider ingrained societal attitudes about non-normative bodies and access needs"; and the other 20% of the time a random teenager had a bad take - which is like, big deal!, that might as well be a tree falling unheard in a forest afaic.
Queer nerd from Oakland, CA. Literally the Space Core. Striving to make fiction as strange as truth.
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