Ableism and suicide and wishing death on people
apparently a postcard (link
) (image description below) about wishing suicide on family members with mental conditions “exemplifies the beauty of the postsecret community
”, also people with said conditions are just selfish and lazy and not trying hard enough and should really take horrible hospitals as a learning experience
That discussion I linked has no discourse on how abled people often go beyond wishing death on their disabled kin and go and murder them, nor anyone calling wishing death on innocent people horrible. There are some reasonable posts, and a few voices from people with mental conditions, but way too much of it is one big pity party about how hard it is to live with disabled people and how they can totally sympathize with the feeling they should just off themselves to make things easier for everyone else or can’t help but hate disabled people for ruining their life.
Ummmmmm, I’m not even sure I can be articulate about this right now. Just…. fuck that noise to hell and back.
Image description: The back of a postcard, in the style of an old european playing card but titled “El Diablito” and depicting a devil standing next to a couple of modern pill bottles, one overturned with pills spilling out. Text is superimposed and says:
“My brother’s mental illness is destroying my mother’s life. Even though I know it’s not his fault, I sometimes wish he would kill himself so my mother can live again.”