@2 months ago with 97629 notes
Are you fucking kidding me? Like, no, Shakespeare wouldn’t tweet a sonnet cause 140 characters is a bit short for that. Wrong medium. But you know what he would have? A very active twitter FULL OF DICK PUNS AND YOUR MOM JOKES okay. (And probably also a blog for the sonnets and longer works, that cross-posts links to twitter anyway.)
Get out of here with that pretentious anti-technology bullshit.
@3 months ago with 170718 notes
This robot is for a very sick little boy who suffers from eosinophilic esophagitis and anaphylactic shock syndrome. His obesity is a symptom and unrelated to why he must send a robot to school.
If there are even tiny particles of milk or peanuts in the air, he will end up in the emergency room. He is basically allergic to life and has been in intensive care twice in the last 2 years. This robot allows him to go to school. He can learn, interact with students and teachers, and make friends that aren’t nurses and doctors.
Sometimes when I tell people I have to work from bed most days, they respond with, “I wish I could do that.” or “That sounds awesome.”
I know this is an easy and obvious joke to make, and I am not admonishing anyone who has made that kind of joke. But I would like people to know that it is hurtful. One of the more hurtful things that is said to me, if I’m being honest. Because I want nothing more than to get out of this bed. And I think this kid would like to play with his friends in real life rather than sending his robot to school. Our lives are not ideal, but we adapt them to make the best out of a bad situation.
This is what bothers me about people making snap judgements. I mean, beyond the fact that just because someone is obese or doesn’t look disabled doesn’t mean that is the case.
You 100% cannot know shit about someone based on looking at them.
So yes, there are probably people without disabilities who utilize handicap spots by using a family members disability tag.
There are probably people who are just straight up too lazy to walk around a store and decide to use the seated carts instead.
But there is absolutely no way for you to know if someone is actually disabled or not. So instead of looking like and being an asshole and assuming that someone is “just lazy” because you can’t visually see something wrong with them, how about we all assume that every individual knows what is best for them and knows their own physical and mental limitations?
The commentary right before me. Yes.
(Source: tibets, via cognitivedissonance)