A few days ago in a parking lot in Lisbon wheelchair users and volunteers occupied all the available Non-Handicap spaces to make a point to able-bodied motorists what it is like to have “their” parking places unavailable to them.
On every wheelchair various notes were left like: "be right back", "it only takes a moment", "I’m get something here", etc.
Reblogged this yesterday from a different source, but I think this photograph is more powerful.
I love this so much I’ll reblog it a million times!
YEAH, BUT DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW HARD IT IS FOR ME TO FIND A PARKING SPOT EVERY TIME I GO TO TARGET?!?! I have to drive around in circles for 5 fucking minutes until a regular spot is fucking available.
Target needs to change this -__- I don’t have anything against handicapped people, but NOT EVERYONE IS HANDICAPPED and some of us really DO just have to go into the store for just a fucking second.
you’re right, we’re really not prioritizing the plight of the able-bodied driver. it must be so hard for you to walk without using any assisted devices, and without any long-term pain whatsoever when the disabled are getting all those sweet ~*VIP*~ spots that should be going to “regular people”.
it must be so difficult having 1 spot for every 25 spots.
or having to leave when there are none available and you’ve been waiting for 30 minutes.
and when all those able-bodied spots (when there’s only 2 available) taken up by the disabled? so unfair.
i know it’s hard, too, when you eventually get so tired of waiting for an open spot, so you park in a spot - usually at least halfway across the lot - having to assemble a wheelchair, cram it into 2 feet of space, and transfer yourself.
i can’t imagine, either, how hard it must be for, having to factor in at least 10-15 minutes just to get out of your car.
and how on earth do you deal with being out of eyesight for cars backing up, so you’ve almost been run over an untold numbers of times?
i feel so terrible for you, having to navigate terrain so uneven you fall out of your chair, and people walk past you without a care!
target needs to change this. i mean i have nothing against the abled, but NOT EVERYONE IS ABLED, and some of us really do have the right to accessibility, so that we can go into the store (if we can even get around it) for a fucking second.
of all the replies i’ve seen, yours is one of the most self-important, whiney, and fucking careless i’ve seen. you think i give a blistered bleeding fuck that you have to drive in a circle for 5 minutes, so you consider it “hard”?
Reblogging for the above comment! Also, imagine having to do the above in the rain/wind/snow/etc.
Anonymous said: you live in canada yes?
Anonymous said: can you feel your legs at all?
I have some feeling in my legs, but no movement. Paralysis is a strange thing!
Anonymous said: are you paraplegic?
I’m a quadriplegic, which just means all four of my limbs have been affected by paralysis! :)
Canada’s rainbow money
Fun fact for Americans: our money is technically made of plastic and they won’t get wet/gross when you accidentally wash them, and you also can’t rip any bills.
Everybody is in love with canadian money, the thing is who isn’t?
The funniest thing ever is to see canadians try to use american money. One of my friends asked me “HOW DO YOU GUYS KNOW WHICH ONE IS WHICH?! THEY’RE ALL THE SAME COLOR!”
its called reading the numbers
americans learn at an early age to differentiate between the faces of old white men
Why is the queen of England on Canadian money?
Because England basically raised Canada until we were old enough to make our own decisions.
America left home super early
We are still part of the Commonwealth nations, which are “governed” by the Queen. In Canada we have a Governor General who carries out the Queen’s duties, since, as we know, she lives in Britain. So that is why she is on our money.
Roseanne Supernault and Eric Schweig in a scene from “Maïna” (2012) The film also stars Tantoo Cardinal and Graham Greene. From Perspective Canada:
Following a bloody confrontation between her clan and the clan of “Men from the Land of Ice,” Maïna, daughter of Innu Grand Chief Mishtenapuu, finds herself unwillingly drawn into a mission that will change her life.
Ooh ooh ooh!
First contact stories that don’t involve white folks? DOPENESS.
did I reblog this??? so what.
It was filmed in Kuujjuak and the dogs in it are owned by an actual dog sledder, they did their research. The actors are mainly from Nunavut and they had to learn the Nunavik dialect to make their lines more seamless since Inuit have varied words. They also consulted Innu people to be as true to the cultures as they could. They hired first nations women who know how to sew and consulted elders on how to work with animal hide the way it was done before settlers. The amount of effort put into the movie is great and I can’t wait to see it.
This looks cool. I always think the Inuit people have such an interesting culture!!
i laughed so hard my dog started barking
These are perfect.
"As women, we are taught to be tiny. To have small bodies, to never be imposing. The ideal of our gender are thin and childlike, hairless and dainty. We are defined by our bodies; defined by our control over them. We are taught to obsess over our physicality and to be repulsed by our desires and intelligences.
-Michelle K. - The Truth About Growing Up A Woman. (via ambitionperfection)
We are taught to walk scared late at night. We cradle our keys between our perfectly manicured fingers, walking gracefully like a baby antelope in a herd of lions. That our virginity defines our character. That I am a frigid bitch if I do not fuck him, and a dirty slut if I do."
hahaha, i live in texas, where it’s normally, like, 75 degrees on xmas
That’s just so strange! haha