It’s important to talk about how vaccines don’t cause autism, but can we please also talk about how much people must hate autism if they’d rather expose their child to polio, measles and chickenpox than autism?
that is some vicious abelism if I ever saw it. and I’m p sure autism starts in the womb. autistic people are people, too! it’s really saying something if you’d rather have your child (as well as the unvaccinated around them) possibly die than have autism.
that’s exactly what it’s saying. god help me, if I meet an anti-vaxxer in person, I will probably fly in to a Borderline black-out rage.
"UGH, AUTISM IS SO GROSS, I’D RATHER HAVE MY KID GET CRIPPLED BY POLIO AND LIVE IN CONSTANT PAIN"
I can’t stand Kenji and Ikuko being called Usagi’s “foster parents”. They are her parents in every conceivable way. They are both her biological parents and raised her the whole life. Usagi’s past life in no way cancels this.
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I think some people convinitently forget this scene in episode 35.
And I actually wrote a pretty in-depth post on why Ikuko IS Usagi’s mother (the same logic applies to Kenji being Usagi’s father, I just didn’t mention him in particular because the subject was about whether Queen Serenity or Ikuko was Usagi’s “real” mother). Like OP said, they are Usagi’s parents in every way a parent can be a parent. They birthed her, raised her, and loved her all her life. Queen Serenity did the same in the Silver Millennium, but neither her love nor the Tsukino’s cancel each other out.
And I hate how the term “foster parents” implies that Ikuko and Kenji are somehow “lesser” parents than Queen Serenity was. They’re Usagi’s biological parents, yes, but even if they weren’t, they’d still be her real parents. It’s just like how a lot of adopted kids see their adopted parents as their true parents.
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WHY DOES TUMBLR KEEP FORCING ME TO UNFOLLOW PEOPLE WHAT THE FUCK
Take a piece of paper and start writing a letter to the person or people who caused you all that pain and anger. It took me four months to write mine. Don’t stop until you finish, and at the bottom write “I forgive you” when you feel it in your heart. Forgiveness is more than “letting go.” It is proactive rather than passive. You have to feel the physical freedom from that pain and anger.
Forgiveness is a way of healing oneself from pain, trauma, and/or tragedy. It is a means of self-liberation and self-empowerment.
When I was 10 years old, my family and I were taken to Auschwitz. My twin sister Miriam and I were separated from my mother, father, and two older sisters. We never saw any of them again. We became part of a group of twin children used in medical and genetic experiments under the direction of Nazi doctor Josef Mengele. I became gravely ill, at which point Mengele told me “Too bad - you only have two weeks to live.” I proved him wrong. I survived.
In 1993, I met a Nazi doctor named Hans Munch. He signed a document testifying to the existence of the gas chambers. I decided to forgive him, in my name alone. Then I decided to forgive all the Nazis for what they did to me. It didn’t mean I would forget the past, or that I was condoning what they did. It meant that I was finally free from the baggage of victimhood. I encourage all victims of trauma and violence to consider the idea of forgiveness - not because the perpetrators deserve it, but because the victims deserve it.