joss whedon, noted feminist who fired charisma carpenter for daring to be pregnant
joss whedon, white cishet male who decides that he gets to define feminism and rebrand it to make it more appealing to himself, while also erasing the entire history of feminism and ignoring the existence of the term womanist
joss whedon, making a speech about feminism whose only mention of a female is to dismiss her entirely
joss whedon, deciding that the biggest problem with feminism is in its name and not its history of being racist, transphobic, and homophobic
joss whedon, lacking all self-awareness when twisting a brilliant junot diaz quote about poc representation to mean representation for white cis females
joss whedon, trying to equate sexism and racism while completely ignoring that woc exist and can experience both at the same time
joss whedon saying equality is important!!!!! but not casting a single asian person in his show grounded in the fusion of asian - western culture and also equating reavers (literally referring to them as the monsters of the story) with the apache
wait hold up, ignore all that, i should just be super grateful to joss “what is privilege and intersectionality?” whedon for having the courage to speak over women on a continuous basis
protip: just because you have a disability of one type, or even three disabilities of three different types, that does not give you license to speak for the experiences or truths of other types of disabilities.
other protip: not all disability falls under the same scrutiny or social experiences/axes.
being disabled does not exempt you from being ableist.
This is so true. There are so many different kinds of disability and we often misunderstand one another’s experiences. It’s important to communicate so we can become better allies to each other and fight together against abelism. But don’t think just because you’ve talked a lot with other people with one type of disability that you understand it any better than those people themselves.
This is definitely a thing about the work that people are doing to fight ableism that makes me feel a little squicky. A lot of the vocal/blogging community I’ve seen seems to be folks who are have invisible disabilities. I wish that there were more voices out there from people that don’t (for lack of a better word) pass so much.
maudsmuggers asked: the hogwarts queer club gives out free buttons that appear blank but once they're pinned to your robes they magically say your preferred pronouns. the buttons will diligently change at any time for students who are genderfluid.