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Can we talk about how Anne Hathaway’s husband Adam Shulman looks a bit like William Shakespeare… who had a wife named Anne Hathaway?
damn the illuminati’s not even trying anymore
I guess you could say that when Anne hath a Will, Anne Hathaway
okay I have to reblog for that pun
(via deductionseduction)Source: andernina
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friendly reminder not to support lindt this easter season, or apparently ever again, because they support autism speaks.
can someone please explain why autism speaks is so bad?
because they’re adamant that autism is a disease that can be “cured”. They don’t have a single autistic person on their board. Autism Speaks produces advertisements, small films, ect. about what a burden autistic people are to a society. They only spend about 4% of their money on “family services.” They create a stereotype that makes it hard for actual autistic people, like myself, be heard and recognized as actually autistic. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder before they realized that I actually showed signs of Asperger’s. They don’t actually help us.
That’s the problem with Autism Speaks.
(tw for violence, ableism, abuse, murder, and death)
It goes deeper than not having any autistic board members. Many of the allistics running the organization promote the horrific notion that you’re better off dead than autistic, and their influence and “activism” only supports the ideology resulting in the continued murder of autistic children and adults by their parents and caregivers.
Former Autism Speaks board member Harry Slatkin, whose wife, Laura, continues to serve on the Board of Directors, stated in an interview with Town and Country while still a board member that sometimes he hoped their autistic son David would drown in the backyard pond rather than “suffer like this all his life.” Evidencing a pattern of similarly violent rhetoric, Autism Speaks is also responsible for the 2006 PSA “Autism Every Day" in which their then Vice President states on camera that she considered putting her autistic daughter in the car and driving off a bridge, and that the only reason she refrained from doing so was because her other, non-autistic daughter would have been waiting for her at home—her autistic daughter was in the room as she made these statements. Furthermore, the producer of this PSA explicitly admitted that the film was intentionally staged to portray negative images of autistic people and their families.
Only four days following the release of “Autism Every Day,” pathologist Karen McCarron smothered her autistic daughter with a garbage bag. McCarron stated that she murdered Katie because her “autism had not been improving,” had thought about killing Katie, that made an earlier brief attempt at suffocation, wanted to cure Katie, thought killing Katie would make her “complete” in heaven, and wanted to live without autism and thus had to kill Katie. Investigators found that McCarron was obsessed with different treatments for Katie. (See People v. FRANK-McCARRON, 934 NE 2d 76 - Ill: Appellate Court, 3rd Dist. 2010.) Though it is not presently possible to draw a direct connection between Autism Speaks’ PSA and Katie’s murder, this crime and dozens like it only underscore how the kind of rhetoric that Autism Speaks favors only serves to recklessly endanger the lives of autistic people.
Autism Speaks also publicly supports the Judge Rotenberg Center, a group home for autistic and neurodivergent students that uses “treatments” like food and sleep deprivation and electric shock to try and train the residents into acting neurotypical. The center has changed states three times in an attempt to bypass regulation against abusive treatment, and their practices have resulted in the deaths of more than one student.
It’s not just an issue of Autism Speaks making it harder for us to get proper diagnoses and treatment. Autism Speaks is actively killing us.
I was eyeing up their strawberries and cream lindor the other day but this is more important than delicious chocolate.
(via trolljima)Source: nauticus
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"bollocks" is such a funny word to me like what is a bollock
it’s literally a testicle
are you telling me that “bollocks” is literally just the english way of cursing “balls”
are you telling me that people didn’t know that
ARE YOU TELLING ME THAT PEOPLE DIDN’T KNOW THAT?!?!
(via deductionseduction)Source: snergelly
- 4 days ago
- Always post the rules
- Answer the questions from the person who tagged you
- Write 11 new ones
- Tag 11 people and link them to the post
- Actually tell them you tagged them
I was tagged by jagoras-heart-to-heart - thanks! =D
Questions I was asked
1. do you like to sing/play instruments and what sort of music do you like? (even if you don’t do either)
Hahaaa I sing all the time (much to my housemates’ annoyance). But I am not very good. Also I can theoretically play guitar and piano but I haven’t actually played either in far too long…
My music tastes are really eclectic. I mean *really* eclectic. My favourite artists at the moment are Laura Marling, Lindsey Stirling, Owl City, Janelle Monae… Yeah try and categorise me!
2. what is your favourite season and is there a special thing you like about it?
Winter. I don’t know, I really enjoy wrapping up in a big coat and a scarf and braving the elements and then being inside and drinking tea whilst it looks so cold outside. Also, I *really* don’t do so well in hot weather, so yay winter!
3. do you have a favourite episode of something and your favourite bit/why you like it?
One favourite episode? Of one favourite thing? And One favourite bit of that?!
Uhm… “Hush” (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)? Is it weird to say that my favourite thing is the dialogue?
Or “Vows” (Dollhouse) When [SPOILER] is driving the car at the end because feeeeeeeeeelings
Or episode 3.15 of Battlestar Galactica when Kara cuts her hair because oh gosh the futility.
I will stop now.
4. how are you feeling right now?
Right right now I am sleepy because I had a really long day at work.
FitzSimmons (Agents of SHIELD) would have to be my forever platonic OTP. Platonic OTPs are the best.
6. any words that you overuse and your favourite ones?
I use a few words a lot, to the point of wild abandon, but I would never say I overuse words. To say they are “overused” is to take away the right to use those words, and if we don’t have the right to words then something has gone terribly wrong.
That being said, my favourite word is palimpsest. Such a beaut.
7. things you like/appreciate in a friend?
Fully working organs.
8. if you could be anywhere (including fictional universes) for a while, where would you want to be?
Kyralia (The Magicians Guild by Trudi Canavan). But only if I am a magician. And allowed to practice/study magic. And actually good at it.
9. the last book you read and your opinion on it?
The last I finished was Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn. You should go away and read it right now it is one of the most inspiring books. For serious.
Nearly finished reading The Ambassador’s Mission by Trudi Canavan. At first I wasn’t so sure, but it is actually pretty great, and quite well constructed as a story! =D
10. do you believe in following your head or your heart or a mixture of both?
Uhm, I would probably say that a mixture of both is best, but often I can’t tell the differences in their voices so I don’t actually know which I am following.
11. do you have any pets?
1. What is your favourite period of history? =D
2. Do you have a catchphrase?
3. If you could meet one fictional character for one day, who would it be and how would you spend your time with them?
4. If you be one fictional character, who would it be and why?
5. Name one thing you particularly like about yourself and why.
6. For which ideal/value that you have do you feel strongest (if any)?
7. If you could be a superhero, what superpower would you have?
8. Five years ago, when you were asked that horrible “where do you see yourself 5 years from now”, are you anywhere near where you thought you would be?
9. If robots were real in an I, Robot robo-companion/servant(/slave) sense, would you have/want one?
10. If your life were a book/film/tv series, what would the title be?
11. Give me one random fact that you find really interesting.
I am tagging:
(… Uhm… My tumblr friends list is quite small, so I can’t think of 11 people to tag here… uhm—-)
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