in case anyone’s wondering why you shouldn’t wear straight jackets for halloween:
- straight jackets are symbols of the oppression of the mentally ill, they are the embodiment of centuries of violent ableism
- when people were put into straight jackets they lost their autonomy and control over their own body which is a terrifying thing to experience and a loss of basic human rights
- as someone who has been physically and chemically restrained, when i see someone wearing a straight jacket for halloween it says to me that you think the abuses that sane people have perpetuated against me and people like me are a costume you can put on for one night and then take off and go home and never have to think about what it does to a person to be have their most basic rights taken away
- DO IT
Friends don’t let friends wear anything asylum-related 2k14
Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
Liberals are like “it’s fine if you want every child in public school to recite a nationalist oath in unison while facing the country’s flag every day but don’t put ‘under God’ in it that’s fucked up”
The Illuminator projected this near the Brooklyn Bridge in solidarity with the people of Ferguson.
You can’t just respond to criticism of allyship with “yea but this probably made some poor gay kids day” because while that may be TRUE it doesn’t mean we have to roll over and be silent and grateful for every little crumb of decency that’s thrown at us, we r allowed to be critical of allyship even if it may have positive effects for some, is this a new idea for u tumlr dot corn or shall we start up the macklemore debates again?
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