A protester who uses a wheelchair holds up a sign that says “Fix The System: Not Me.”
Courtesy Of Max And Colleen Starkloff-Starkloff Disability Institute
The more pain I’m in, the more femme I dress…because if I have to go to work, I want to deflect comments about my limping or pain face. Even better, my crutch matches the outfit (Gwynnie Bee outfit).
I just get SO excited every time I see a girl with a cane/crutch show up on my dash
- If I say “no” to someone and they get angry, this does not mean I should have said “yes.”
- Saying “no” does not make me selfish.
- Although I want to please the people I care about, I do not have to please them all the time.
- It is okay to want or need something from someone else.
- My wants and needs are just as important as those of anyone else.
- I have the right to assert myself, even if I may inconvenience others.
HEY I needed this super hard tonight, maybe you need it too
Dear Tumblinguists and users of Tumblngsh, let’s talk about this ship business…
I’m trying to get a sense of the grammar of ship, in the “Derek/Stiles shipper” sense. Could you let me know which of the follow are unacceptable uses of “ship”:
(a) I ship Cas and Dean.
(b) I’m shipping Cas and Dean.
(c) Do you ship Cas and Dean?
(d) No, I’m a Cas and Crowley shipper.
(e) Who are you shipping?
(f) Who do you ship?
(g) Imma ship myself with Cas.
(h) Imma ship me and Crowley.
(i) Sam and GhostKevin are my new ship.
(j) I ship Jon Winchester and Mary Winchester.
(k) I’m shipping Jon and Mary, #MadSuperwholockGame.
(l) I was a Cas/Dean shipper until I realized my otp was Cas/Sam. Now I ship Dean/Crowley.
(m) I wish I could ship with the cute barista at Coffee Town.
(n) I got dumped; ship me with darkness for I am done with love.
(o) I never ship as well in life as I do in fanfic.
(p) I really like your blog— wanna ship with me?
(q) Shipping IRL is such hard work.
(r) My friend Twan ships better than anyone.
(s) My friend Xian is the best shipper I know.
(t) My friend Fawn tried to ship me with this guy at Sonic. No.
For the items you find unacceptable, can you say why they seem wrong?
For those of you who find (m)-(q) acceptable, how would you gloss the meaning for someone?
For those of you find (r)-(t) acceptable, how do you understand the meaning of those?
I’m putting my answers/discussion under a cut, if you’d like to think of your own first.
Agreed, but I think the problems I’m experiencing with those sentences are more semantic than syntactic (although, where do you draw the liiiiiine) - like, the “wanna ship with me” options are marginally okay with the meaning “do you want to promote non-canon pairings with me” but not with the (presumably) intended meaning of “do you want to be in a relationship with me”
"We don’t critique social attitudes to tell people how to think. We critique social attitudes to talk about how we think, and how their actions impact us.”
Kurt Vonnegut (via adding)
NOPE not kvonn, it’s Mary Schmich: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-schmich-sunscreen-column,0,4054576.column
"She helps me when I’m having problems at school."
"What’s one thing she’s helped you with?"
"Well, she’s always telling me to stand up for myself."
"How do you stand up for yourself?"
"If somebody is saying mean things to you, you’re supposed to tell them how it makes you feel."
yessss more girls with disabilities on HONY