Using terms like “Hispanic” or “Latinx” are one thing when you’re using them to describe yourself.
But don’t use them to describe someone else without their permission.
Both of those words have cultural and political connotations that are not shared by everyone that you think they describe. They are not the catch-all terms that you think they are and the complexities of many of our identities go far, far beyond these words.
PREACH IT GIRL
have you ever heard about condoms or other methods “to not get pregnant” girl
Have you ever heard of pregnancies as a result of rape and abuse? Have you heard of the failure rates on contraception?
Have you ever heard of adoption agencies or police stations that you can literally drop your child off at for free if you can’t/won’t take care of him/her?
Have you ever heard of the thousands of children that just get circled through social services/foster homes because there are too many kids and not enough families to adopt them?
Have you ever heard of the millions of parents wanting & waiting to adopt those children because they can’t have kids on their own?
Have you heard that a report by Unicef says there are 143 million and 210 million orphans worldwide, and this is not including abandonment, or sold children. It is estimated that 5760 children become orphans every day. So to try to make the case that it’s the responsibility of someone with a uterus to give birth against their will because other people want children is bullshit and absolutely ludicrous.
"One fun fact I learned while on the air with Keith Olbermann was that humans on the Internet are scumbags. People say children are cruel, but I was never made fun of as a child or an adult. Suddenly, my disability on the world wide web is fair game. I would look at clips online and see comments like, "Yo, why’s she tweakin?" "Yo, is she retarded?" And my favorite, "Poor Gumby-mouth terrorist. What does she suffer from? We should really pray for her." One commenter even suggested that I add my disability to my credits: screenwriter, comedian, palsy."
Maysoon Zayid on TEDWomen (x)
this is SO IMPORTANT I AM YELLING
I would recommend watching this video. For starters, it’s very funny. Also, Maysoon Zayid talks about the importance of disability representation and the problems she ran into with regards to that.
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