can i just say like telling people not to smoke or drink alcohol while they’re pregnant is ableist and classist as fuck and it needs to stop

first off the majority of smokers/substance abusers are from disadvantaged and poor backgrounds or are struggling with mental health issues and they use it as a coping method so to tell them theyre a bad person for doing that is both classist and ableist

the main argument against it is that your child will come out disabled but honestly if that happens so what??? whats wrong with that??? this whole mindset has deep fucking roots in ableist thought process and im fucking sick of it. like. why do you hate people with disabilities lol

This is such a fucking reach. I’m poor, recently gave up a smoke habit I had since 15, and this post is so enabling and insensitive it’s ridiculous. It’s not just disability that results – it’s sometimes fatal or life long medical conditions!

If you choose to carry a foetus full term, then you should start thinking about their health and wellbeing. I can’t believe people in 2015 are pro smoking when pregnant. What the fuck

Both drinking and smoking while pregnant can increase the chance of miscarriage and stillbirth, plus smoking increases the chance of sudden infant death syndrome, all of which result in the baby being dead. 

Is preferring a live baby ableist? I didn’t realize that death counted as a disability.

“the main argument against it is that your child will come out disabled but honestly if that happens so what??? whats wrong with that???”

Because you are purposefully engaging in behavior that will harm your child.

By your logic, these things are also ableist: making a child wear a helmet on a bike, making a child wear a seatbelt, not letting you child eat lead paint, etc.

Parents engage in many behaviors after a child is born to protect them from injury and death.  

You would never say “oh just let Jimmy ride his bike without a helmet, why are you so afraid of a traumatic brain injury, what are you ableist?” or “I never make Suzie wear a seatbelt, so what if she becomes paralyzed, I don’t hate disabled people.”

A parent is supposed to PROTECT their child.

Not do things that have been proven to maim or kill them.

There is nothing wrong with disabled children.

There IS something wrong with disabling your child.


USD Professor Leads Silent Protest Against Anti-Muslim Rhetoric – Times of San Diego



A religious studies professor at the University of San Diego
who is concerned about growing anti-Muslim rhetoric has started a
silent protest, with students and faculty wearing yellow stars
marked “Muslim.”

Bahar Davary, associate professor of theology and religious studies,
came up with the idea during her class “Islamic Faith and Practice,” an
introduction to Islam, and her students suggested several designs.

The yellow Star of David is what the Nazis required all Jews to wear prior to the Holocaust. The crescent moon and word “Muslim” draw the connection with today’s politics.

“What it symbolizes is that there have been people who have been made
to be the ‘other’ throughout history,” said Davary, an Iranian-American
whose academic specialty at the Catholic university is Islam.

Gee, if only there were a known symbol for Islam.

I barely even have the stomach to write about this anymore, it’s just too much. I am so tired of people trying to win public sympathy over OUR DEAD BODIES, and somehow I very much doubt they take seriously any actual Jewish warnings of antisemitic rhetoric.



Not to fucking mention this bull suggests that the othering and violence against the Jewish people is somehow neatly tucked away in history and not a very real current threat.  

The Magen David isn’t just some random symbol “the Nazis required all Jews to wear.”  It is an important religious symbol to the Jewish people. The Nazi’s didn’t just think it up one day.  The Magen David does not belong to oppression, it belongs to Judaism.  And the yellow star forced on the JEWISH PEOPLE by the Nazi’s belongs to the Jewish history of oppression.

If you support this, you’re being antisemitic and you need to stop.

USD Professor Leads Silent Protest Against Anti-Muslim Rhetoric – Times of San Diego