While vaccine activists tend to dismiss the articulate neurodiversity people as “not really autistic,” merely “quirky” individuals hijacking the fates of those more seriously affected, they fight for research by pointing to swelling autism rates that include just such people.

http://nymag.com/news/features/47225/index2.html (via crystalbethuniverse)

I have been telling people this for years:

You can’t use stuff like 1 in 166, or even higher numbers, without counting people who are ‘high functioning’ or ‘PDDNOS’ and ‘Asperger’ and etc.  So if you claim to use numbers like that in your fundraising, then you cannot claim that you’re not talking about (insert type of ‘high functioning’ person here).  Because without ‘high functioning’ autistic people, you would have much smaller numbers much less impressive ones.  So you basically use them for numbers, but then throw them away when they’re inconvenient to your cause.

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softboycollective:


thebluelip-blondie:

my white protesters please remember that you’re rarely at the same risk we are when you stand up for what is right

I’m not gonna stop reblogging these reminders

softboycollective:

thebluelip-blondie:

my white protesters please remember that you’re rarely at the same risk we are when you stand up for what is right

I’m not gonna stop reblogging these reminders

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consulting-violinist:

A further example of how the cast are actually their characters

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psuedofolio:

America Chavez/ Kate Bishop as commissioned

psuedofolio:

America Chavez/ Kate Bishop as commissioned

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There is nowhere to get my crazy out now and it is killing me.

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I am healing. I am growing. One day, I will be good at this.

Keira Knightley photographed by Ellen von Unwerth for Harper’s Bazaar UK, 2012

Keira Knightley photographed by Ellen von Unwerth for Harper’s Bazaar UK, 2012

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leanin:

Mo’Ne Davis Makes Little League World Series History In Three-Hit Shutout

The 13-year-old became the first girl to toss a complete game shutout in a Little League World Series-clinching contest Sunday thanks to a three-hit, six-strikeout effort for the Taney (Pa.) Dragons in an 8-0 victory over Newark (Del.)  At 70 mph, Davis’ pitching arm bested every boy and girl in the opposition. 

Source: Yahoo News

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tazemaster:

Headcanon that the first time a kid in a wheelchair comes to Hogwarts they freak out because first they’re gonna have to ride in rowboat and they keep hearing about all the stairs but when they get to the boats there’s one specially equipped for them to ride and when they get inside they find that whenever they roll up to a staircase it changes into a little platform at the bottom for them to roll on to and once they get on it carries them upwards and when they go back the next year they find that one of the carriages has special lift device on it that Hagrid made

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