benicebefunny:

Let’s just talk for a second about “NO IEP or 504 mtgs” being literally squeezed into this poster.
Placing IEP and 504 meetings amongst a list of things that are completely optional under the law (tutoring, letters of recommendation, school plays, coaches, concerts, parent emails, online grades) gives the impression that IEPs and 504 plans are somehow not a legally mandated part of any grammar and secondary school teacher’s job in the US. That they are an extra responsibility that teachers take on out of the same interest in a child’s education that motivates teachers to tutor, direct school plays, and email parents.
When, no, that is not the case. Despite IEPs and 504 plans being federal law, many teachers take them less seriously than legally optional duties like coaching or tutoring. Or even required duties like assigning and grading homework.
Story time: I had a teacher who didn’t attend my 504 plan, because she wasn’t “employed by the district at that hour.” Yet she was able to supervise student associations and assign our class several hours of homework a night.
Do teachers deserve better pay? Absolutely. Should they protest and organize for better pay? Of course.
But don’t act like IEP and 504 meetings are on some even keel with coaching sports or tutoring or providing letters of recommendation. As if IEPs and 504 plans were some mutually agreed upon good that are enacted flawlessly by teachers. Because they are not.

benicebefunny:

Let’s just talk for a second about “NO IEP or 504 mtgs” being literally squeezed into this poster.

Placing IEP and 504 meetings amongst a list of things that are completely optional under the law (tutoring, letters of recommendation, school plays, coaches, concerts, parent emails, online grades) gives the impression that IEPs and 504 plans are somehow not a legally mandated part of any grammar and secondary school teacher’s job in the US. That they are an extra responsibility that teachers take on out of the same interest in a child’s education that motivates teachers to tutor, direct school plays, and email parents.

When, no, that is not the case. Despite IEPs and 504 plans being federal law, many teachers take them less seriously than legally optional duties like coaching or tutoring. Or even required duties like assigning and grading homework.

Story time: I had a teacher who didn’t attend my 504 plan, because she wasn’t “employed by the district at that hour.” Yet she was able to supervise student associations and assign our class several hours of homework a night.

Do teachers deserve better pay? Absolutely. Should they protest and organize for better pay? Of course.

But don’t act like IEP and 504 meetings are on some even keel with coaching sports or tutoring or providing letters of recommendation. As if IEPs and 504 plans were some mutually agreed upon good that are enacted flawlessly by teachers. Because they are not.

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http://arthurfemmedragon.tumblr.com/post/93337066245/autistickanaya-protect-autistic-people-protect

autistickanaya:

Protect autistic people. Protect non verbal autistic people, autistic people who talk a million miles an hour, or too loud, or very rarely.

Protect autistic people who stim frantically, stim vocally, or don’t stim at all

Protect autistic people with 100 special interests,…

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"

The problem with metaphors like “I was blind and now I see” is they overwhelmingly position the disability as the negative. When you’re “blind to the consequences”, when your voice “falls on deaf ears”, when you need to “stand up for yourself”, those are all negative situations that should be rectified.

In contrast, having your “eyes opened”, being “all ears” and “standing your ground” are situations that are generally applauded. Sadly, I never hear anybody being told to “sit their ground”.

Disability is synonymous with lack of insight, inability to communicate and not having the power or the intelligence to have agency over your own life. Sound familiar? Those are all stereotypes that are associated with all kinds of disability.

"

The Trouble with Ableist Metaphors" @ That Crazy Crippled Chick (via queerandpresentdanger)

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http://dangercupcakemurdericing.tumblr.com/post/93338266934/deergoths-so-this-study-came-out-on-the-more

deergoths:

so this study came out on the more long term effects of HRT (warn for cissexist and generally outdated gross terminology; wide-spanning medical tw)

and it basically says hormone therapy is safe; the results are “reassuring” and side effects are less than they thought

but like,…

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"Q: Why is disability history important to all Americans, but Americans with disabilities in particular?

A: History gives us the tools to think about us—whoever that us is—as being part of something bigger; we have a past, which means that we have a present and a future. Because disability has been ignored for so long, it’s important for the general public and people with disabilities to learn that it played an important part, not just because of a few important people who defined a movement, but also for how we think about things like productive labor, our healthcare system, the impact of war and how our nation establishes various hierarchies. By understanding how disabled people are defined by these experiences and often helped define them is tremendously empowering both individually and collectively."

from Why Disability History Matters, an interview of Cathy Kudlick by Alice Wong of the Disability Visibility Project (via longmoreinstituteondisability)

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missmollypond:

GUYS GUYS GUYS

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY WAS LITERALLY WRITTEN BY A FEMALE ROCKET SCIENTIST

SHE’S THE FIRST WOMAN TO EVER WRITE A MARVEL MOVIE

WHY IS THIS NOT GETTING TALKED ABOUT

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thedwellingofanalliecat:

cyberlocc:

fuckyeahthescarletwitch:

Female-lead action movies just don’t sell.

"White lady who shoots people for not speaking English triumphs over other action movie with poc lead role"

bolded mine

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