TW/CW: Judge Rotenberg Center, use of electric shocks to intimidate and instill fear into disabled human beings. Disabled human beings!
It is now 2018. Why is this still happening? These students are human beings. This should have been stopped in the beginning.
Reblogging because everybody needs to call in, sign the petition, and spread this blog far and wide. Even if you don’t have the spoons to read through this, please skim to the bottom where the links are to call, write and sign the petition.
I wrote the following in January of 2015. Even then, the battle was far from new. Autistic people and those who love them have been fighting to end this desperately inhumane form of torture for YEARS.
Please, please get involved. At the end of the post, you will find quick, concrete ways to make your voice heard. Even if you can’t bear to read the bulk of the post, I understand, but please don’t ignore it. This can’t be who we are.
In this Aug. 13, 2014, photo, a female student wearing a shocking device on her leg, lines up with classmates after lunch at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Canton, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Source
cw: electric shock, torture of disabled people
What you are about to read and watch and hear will be extremely difficult to process. It’s horrifying. I’m asking you to read it anyway.
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