Q:are there any women in the persian catholic community considered a saint
I literally stared at this for like half an hour. I can’t tell if this is like, the weirdest troll in the universe, someone who sent the wrong person an ask (not particularly relevant to my blog?) or someone trying to do their homework (inventive).
I mean, it’s better than anon HATE, I guess, but whoa.
By the way, the answer is yes, there are. There’s a wiki page on the subject. Saint Christina is one.
….this website gets weirder every day.
Q:Are any of the long exposure Firefly photos by Rei Ohara for sale?
I just reblogged that, haha, it’s not mine in any way. But, since this was a question I wanted to know too, I clicked on the link to the artist’s site. As near as I can tell none of them are up for sale.
TW: institutionalized ableism, abuse, violence, torture (potential seizure trigger in the video)
update/more info on the earlier info I posted, from Mother Jones, via disabledtalk
We had already planned to focus a week on education, disability, and ableism. Unfortunately, this coincided with fresh news about just how much a problem ableism and education are. Please be warned that the video included in this article is extremely difficult to watch, and very triggering. The trigger warnings also go for the text, but especially for the video.
Teen Is Tied Down, Shocked By Teachers at “School” for Autistic Kids
“In 2007, we ran a devastating exposé of the Judge Rotenberg Center, a “school” that took mentally and psychologically troubled kids from across the country and treated them by hooking them up to electrodes and shocking them whenever they misbehaved or displayed symptoms of their disorders, like autism. Reports from former students and staff were horrific, and Jennifer Gonnerman’s extensive reporting helped launch or fortify state and local investigations into the school, and its founder Matthew Israel. Yet despite the investigations and ongoing lawsuits, the school managed to stay open.
Last month the school was targeted by Anonymous, which released a video condemning the “torture” of its students. But the video that may truly take down Rotenberg for good is below. Just yesterday this footage of a Rotenberg student being restrained and shocked for hours was played in a Massachusetts courtroom:
(EDIT: We received a message pointing out that some people have been reporting seizure triggers in the video, so please be warned. It can be seen at the source, motherjones.com, but again be aware that it is extremely triggering.)
The disturbing video, which Boston’s Fox 25 received permission to air despite the objections of Rotenberg’s lawyers, shows a 2002 incident in which 18-year-old Andre McCollins was restrained, face-down, on the floor of a classroom, and then given 31 shocks—all because he had refused to take off his coat.
McCollins is currently suing Rotenberg. His mother Cheryl testified yesterday, “I never signed up for him to be tortured, terrorized, and abused. I had no idea—no idea—that they tortured the children in the school.” More footage is expected to be shown in court today.
As a note, JRC isn’t JUST for kids with autism (kids with mental, behavioral and physical disabilities of all kinds are enrolled there), but that’s how MJ ran it and probably kids somewhere on the autism spectrum do make up a majority of the attendees there, so. Nitpicking.