The Asylum For Wayward Victorian Girls
“Not just any insane asylum!” she exclaimed indignantly, as though I had offended her. “Though you certainly do not deserve it, you are a very lucky girl indeed, for you have been assigned a bed in the most progressively innovative, the most morally experimental, the most, ah, the most ingeniously directed medical institution for the mentally ill, lead by my own dear son, Dr. Montmorency Stockhill. You, unworthy child, are now an inmate of The Asylum For Wayward Victorian Girls.”
Well, that isn’t condescending and infantilizing at all. -_- I think you’re just proving Emilie’s point.
Emilie should have a fucking trigger warning on that book. She triggered me into selfharm for the first time in 2 years. Also, the way she triggers to EDs is just disgusting, and made me relapse again after a horribly painful road towards recovery from anorexia. Not saying that she was the one who drove me mad or anything, I know it’s not her fault that I started doing it to myself in the beginning, but I just wanted to enjoy a book I believed to be harmless.
My copy has a warning that the book contains depictions of suicide and self-harm. Which edition do you have?
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“Spreading a Plague of Lulz” used to actually be lulzy. This shit is just unfunny and idiotic.
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If you want that, try “The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls”. Sucker Punch is a piece of creepy, fetishizing crap.
‘Emilie Autumn is the reason I wish I was born in the Victorian Era’
Way to completely miss the point of Emily’s story. ._. It was basically about how shitty it was for women, and especially mentally ill women, during the Victorian Era.
*dies* I LOVE IT SO MUUUUUCH. It’s like a blend of Emilie Autumn and Black Swan, just with moar Gaga. xD But it especially reminds me of Em - not the stage character, Emilie Liddell herself. Especially with the bit about not being a liar ;_; And the whole hospital thing.
Also, explosions! And Gaga looking like Courtney Love! I approve. xP
(I assume you’re only talking about ableism here, correct me if I’m wrong)
I’m fairly sure chronic depression counts as a disability, by the way.
I think you could start by reading some Aspie self-advocacy blogs. Of course, autism isn’t the only disability, but it’s the one most people seem to have the most trouble understanding.
As for books about ableism, I really loved “The Asylum For Wayward Victorian Girls” by Emilie Autumn. It’s not autism-related, but it’s an awesome critique of ableism and the treatment of the disabled/mentally ill in the US.
It’s also a good idea to read some posts about privilege. Try searching the privilege tag, there are some very clever posts there.
And try to avoid using words like “retarded”. Some disabled people are offended by the concept of intelligence and words such as stupid or idiot - I am not personally, but it’s a good idea, if you meet a person who criticizes ableism, to ask what they think about that; just to avoid triggering anyone.
It’s awesome to meet a privileged person who is willing to learn and be educated <3