Now that I am not exclusively locked in a panic cycle about surgery....

So I missed apparently a new discussion on ableism at VVC. I saw the original discussions about the wording of the original policy and the public apology immediately after and the start of revisions, but was there something specifically in the last couple of days that happened that is leading to more discussion after that? As I'll be really honest; I stopped reading my flist days ago when I realized that yeah, this entire surgery thing was becoming real.

Due to the fact I don't have disabilities that need accommodating--ADHD doesn't count, and the occasional outbreak of claustrophobia during occasional vid shows is thankfully rare and usually just requires walking it off outside--I'm just mostly engaged in reading catch-up to see what's happening.

On that note: *hugs* to [personal profile] amireal, [personal profile] milly, and [personal profile] fan_eunice. I'm not sure what else to say; I'm so sorry for what you are going through right now, and I wish I could do something to help. I'm online tonight. I'm pretty sure the joy of my textual presence is not what anyone sane would call consolation, but if you need to talk, or you know, rant! I am here for you.
kuwdora: Pooka - card 60, brian froud (Default)

2010-07-02 05:46 am (UTC)
jenn a bunch of us have been at #vidding
kuwdora: Pooka - card 60, brian froud (Default)

2010-07-02 05:47 am (UTC)
including milly, becca left sometime ago and she said she wasn't going to be watching comments or checking her email anymore. ^^

I hit enter too quick and I can't edit posts anymore)
milly: (Default)

2010-07-02 05:55 am (UTC)
milly: (Default)

2010-07-02 06:02 am (UTC)
Seriously, hugs are very welcome and awesome right now. I'm at the '*shakes head* whatever' point right now. I've gotten a lot of emails of support, some of well known people in the community who feel as though they're not allowed to speak up, which just makes me... incredibly sad. When did this Omerta climate happen?
morgandawn: (Cat Basket Going To Hell?)

2010-07-02 06:26 pm (UTC)
As soon as the debate shifts to: "my position is a moral one and therefore those who disagrees with me = immoral" then people tend to step back and start making kitten icons.

Not that I have anything against kitten icons. the worlds need more kitten icons.
norabombay: (Corona Crab)

2010-07-02 12:47 pm (UTC)
I'm interested in the discussion, although I have no particular opinion on warnings-

The big change from last time is that suddenly A03 is being held up as the gold standard of trigger warnings. Which, is not a bad thing, but is interesting as it was previously a contentious fight of it's own.
amireal: (Default)

2010-07-02 02:26 pm (UTC)
Nope. Still really fucking mad.

Er, not at you. *sigh*
edited at 2010-07-02 02:26 pm (UTC)
libitina: snake across an open book (Default)

2010-07-02 03:28 pm (UTC)
All I've seen was the apology, and I'd love links to the discussion, if you accumulating them.
libitina: snake across an open book (Default)

2010-07-02 04:02 pm (UTC)
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