Starry Night (detail)
Vincent Van Gogh
Oil on canvas, 1889
THIS IS HOW THE BRITISH PRESS RESPONDS TO THE KILLINGS OF DISABLED CHILDREN. All of these extracts were taken from UK news websites. the final tweet is in response to a now-deleted tweet from politician Sandy Kaylan, who praised a mother for ‘euthanising’ her infant children
tania Clarence, 43, admitted to smothering three of her children, all of whom suffered from physical disabilities. Regardless of the circumstances that led to their tragic deaths, these methods of reporting are unethical and go against the British editors code of practice - which states that, once proceedings are active, the press cannot publish any material that could create substantial risk of prejudice in court. The language used in these articles (“tragic mum”, “the unbearable burden of care”, putting the word murder in scare quotes, etc) does exactly that. Reading these articles, it is clear who we are meant to “side” with.
that these rules on court proceedings are apparently not applicable to cases involving the killing of disabled children shows how little the British press (and by extension, the public) cares about the welfare of disabled people in this country. Calling these children burdens and implying they deserved to die reinforces ableism and makes the world a more dangerous place for disabled people. Yet the press does not count it as encouraging prejudice. maybe it’s because we believe the unlawful killing of disabled infants does not “count” as a real crime
This is abhorrent.
5,000 notes. Tumblr really that’s it?
People are surprised that this only had 5000 notes? That’s pretty much a standard problem. Tumblr as a whole tends to not really give a shit about ableism. I mean this might not be the case for smaller communities like the autistic community or the mentally ill communities etc, but yeah, I’m very much unsurprised at the lack of notes. That’s pretty standard.
After all, tumblr circulated a petition to make a death star but didn’t really circulate one that advocated for it to be illegal to prevent a disabled person from receiving an organ transplant.
But you know. What do I know?
The only time I see Tumblr caring about abelism is when slurs like “stupid” or “crazy” are being tossed their way when someone’s criticizing them.
Gravity Falls : Little Gift Shop of Horrors; Roughs to finished sculpted pieces.
Sorry for the delay on these but here is my rough concepts and designs for the stop-motion portion of this episode. This was the first time my work has been translated for stop-motion and it was pretty exciting. Stoopid Buddy did the sculpts and Alex even gave me a souvenir for my hard work. It’s sitting on top of my animation desk forever now.
also there’s the “Why?” monster, which might be the creepiest thing I’ve designed yet.
This is in the running for “worst thing I’ve ever drawn”.