calling privileged people who commit heinous acts that society has told them they should be rewarded for are not “diseased” or “disturbed”.
and making violence into something Othered—a crime that only the mentally ill, the “sick”, the disabled can commit—obscures the fact that violence is deeply ingrained in the foundation of our society, woven into every institution that operates within its borders. people who commit institutionalized violence are not aberrations or outliers; they’re acting exactly the way they’re supposed to.
i wonder if magic is real, but only in a really mundane way.
when i was little i could almost inerringly switch back to disney channel right as the ads ended when i was channel surfing.
maybe youve never accidentally crushed a ladybug underfoot. maybe your microwave popcorn never burns. maybe you can spin around lots and lots of times before you get dizzy.
is that magic??
honestly im not sure if these are magic or just small, invisible skills. im not sure which i like better.
Frankly no one should be surprised at the rampant and unrepentant ableism in the medical professional community—the medical profession has LONG been an important tool of the privileged to maintain power. Science has LONG been used to “prove” that the oppressed are naturally lesser than the oppressors. Racism, ableism, sexism, homophobia, and cissexism in society are currently and always have been given support by science and medicine.
I love how people have turned the idea of not being a racist, ableist, sexist, transphobic, queerphobic fucknut into the phrase “political correctness”.
Because it’s much easier to say “I don’t like all this PC stuff” than it is to say “I actually like my position at the top of the hierarchy and though I know that I’m only here because many people suffer every day, I don’t plan on changing it, because this is waaaay too comfortable.”