Emily Gaudet (via questionabletruths)
True fact, guys. Not just because I said it.
For the same reason I don’t block your IP or disable anon. Because I’m used to overcoming adversity. It doesn’t bother me. I take most of the criticism in stride. Notice that very few of the answers I’ve given are long. In fact only two, including this one, were at all serious.
I’ve spent so much of my life being told I’m different, and that being different is wrong, and being mentally ill is wrong, and being ethnic is wrong. I’ve been civil in every instance of communication with you. I’ve never called you out or told you you were wrong, and that I was right. I’ve compiled evidence in your favor. I make weird faces when I sing, yeah. So does everyone granted I make some weirder faces that others do, but such is life. I have a small face. But I also have a small body and my sunglasses do fit correctly. I haven’t waved my acceptance letters in your face to community college jokes. I have asked you time and time again to provide evidence of when I use my mental illness to justify improper actions.
I spend time so much time coming up with civil answers to your questions because I know better than to suffer quietly through injustices. I know that if I speak out against adversity, I have the power.
So, come at me. Because no matter what. I will always win.
Down syndrome, or Down’s syndrome, with emphasis on the “D.” Named after John Langdon Down. Also, that does not justify points 1, 3, and 4.
1. I have a hard time believing this.
2. For God’s sake it’s “Down’s Syndrome,” not “down syndrome.”
3. Just because you’re Asian, or you know someone who has Down’s Syndrome, it doesn’t stop you from being racist or ableist.
4. I’m fairly certain that thoughts are by definition figurative, and thusly cannot be literal.
The reason that I have a hard time believing that you have a brother with Down’s Syndrome is because you use it as if you’ve never been around someone disabled. Having spent most of my life in the special needs community, I know that ableism is not something to take lightly. But maybe you haven’t been immersed in a culture where everything that happens is a miracle. Maybe you spend your time leaving hateful messages in the ask boxes of people who really couldn’t care less about being insulted. And so what if your brother has Down’s. Using it to justify your ignorance is doing more harm than good and reflects poorly on your character.
I don’t care if you insult me. But don’t bring other people down to do it. And certainly don’t use someone else’s misfortune to do it.
No. I’m Asian. That’s racist. And ableist. And just generally not true.
Yeah. I’d say that I make some pretty strange faces.
To quote John Green:
It seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even “lame” is kind of lame. Saying “You’re lame” is kinda like saying “You walk with a limp.” Yeah, whatever. So does 50 Cent; he’s done all right for himself. It’s not that I mind being insulted, it’s that I mind being insulted so poorly. There are plenty of great insults. I mean, you could be like “u r way 2 focused on urself”.
Really, because I thought I was Emily.
I’m pretty sure everyone does. You have to do weird things with your face in order to make noise. Like go on youtube and pick a video. Stop it at any time while someone’s talking or singing and they will probably be making a strange face, just because that’s how it works. No joke.
That is far too long to be an insulting nickname. And I’m small. I’m less than 85 pounds and under 5 feet tall. Do you think it matters that I have a small face. No. Shouldn’t you have better things to do than poorly insult me at 5 in the morning?
I like them. And they look fucking awesome. And the money goes to support a super awesome business. And they fit.
I don’t care enough about your opinion to make a new gif. So I’m just going to leave you with this:
Seemed accurate. What makes you think they don’t fit?
Not about going to community college. If that’s what I need to do, then I’ll do it. Or I’ll get some orphans or write a novel. Or a job. Whatever. I don’t really care about the future. And you don’t really understand humors.
YeAh! CuMmUnIty CoLlAgE 4 LyF.