[Picture: Background — a six piece pie style colour split, alternating black and grey. Foreground — a picture of an armadillo. Top text: “Classmate constantly makes fun of people who make grammatical mistakes or have trouble reading” Bottom text: “Barely resist urge to stab the arrogant ableism out of them”]
I have a feeling this might upset people and possibly not even get posted, but it just kills me inside to see so many English majors make fun of people with learning disabilities on a daily basis. I know that’s probably not what most people intend, but it’s what most people do. Please, next time you feel tempted to say something witty about people who have trouble writing and reading correctly, take a moment to think - not about how unfair it is to try to make people feel stupid for being sick, but about how you’d feel if you weren’t be able to read your beloved books because of dyslexia. People who already have to deal with that don’t deserve to be mocked.
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Of course we’ll post this! Just because you love grammar, doesn’t give you the right to openly mock others for it, especially if they have a condition that makes such things difficult for them.
LOVE EVERYBODY, ARMADILLOS! <3 <3
~Tori

[Picture: Background — a six piece pie style colour split, alternating black and grey. Foreground — a picture of an armadillo. Top text: “Classmate constantly makes fun of people who make grammatical mistakes or have trouble reading” Bottom text: “Barely resist urge to stab the arrogant ableism out of them”]

I have a feeling this might upset people and possibly not even get posted, but it just kills me inside to see so many English majors make fun of people with learning disabilities on a daily basis. I know that’s probably not what most people intend, but it’s what most people do. Please, next time you feel tempted to say something witty about people who have trouble writing and reading correctly, take a moment to think - not about how unfair it is to try to make people feel stupid for being sick, but about how you’d feel if you weren’t be able to read your beloved books because of dyslexia. People who already have to deal with that don’t deserve to be mocked.

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Of course we’ll post this! Just because you love grammar, doesn’t give you the right to openly mock others for it, especially if they have a condition that makes such things difficult for them.

LOVE EVERYBODY, ARMADILLOS! <3 <3

~Tori

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posted 3 years ago
  1. moonscoops reblogged this from stfuableism and added:
    I used to be a douche like this. I used to correct every single mistake while feeling all smug and superior. It was...
  2. amorremanet reblogged this from cifer
  3. bapeonion reblogged this from mariahoenenevigglad and added:
    I am an English major, and my younger sibling has reading disabilities, and I appreciate this series of posts very much....
  4. makeshiftbody reblogged this from fyeahenglishmajorarmadillo
  5. telegantmess reblogged this from metapianycist
  6. transascendant reblogged this from fyeahenglishmajorarmadillo and added:
    vaguely classist/racist, anti-dialect, anti-pidgin stuff spewed by...grammar police...
  7. lucydiamante reblogged this from fyeahenglishmajorarmadillo
  8. eat-sunlight reblogged this from iamthecrime and added:
    I have dyslexia, I always feel stupid when people make fun of my handwriting or mistakes. Thanks for making me feel...
  9. joeylucas reblogged this from fyeahenglishmajorarmadillo
  10. malgorp reblogged this from fyeahenglishmajorarmadillo and added:
    Learned this lesson the sort of hard way, in eighth grade. But that is okay, because that was a long time ago, and...
  11. mickeyblowsyourmind reblogged this from fyeahenglishmajorarmadillo and added:
    GPOY.
  12. firstfairytale reblogged this from fyeahenglishmajorarmadillo
  13. 03092014 reblogged this from lush-in-denial and added:
    I’ve always kind of felt this way. I mean, there’s a certain amount of eye-rolling that occurs when someone types...
  14. danikasapphistry reblogged this from fyeahenglishmajorarmadillo and added:
    YES.
  15. mothsinamoshpit reblogged this from fyeahenglishmajorarmadillo
  16. raltvater reblogged this from fyeahenglishmajorarmadillo
  17. stfuableism reblogged this from celiaannn and added:
    "Morons" is ableist language and a former diagnostic term. Using it in a discussion on ableism doesn’t do favors to your...
  18. lancrebitch reblogged this from twelvefootmountaintroll and added:
    lololol someone complaining about people using the wrong grammar using the wrong whose/who’s roflchops
  19. twelvefootmountaintroll reblogged this from celiaannn and added:
    Unless every single one of them has told you that they don’t have any sort of learning disability, you have absolutely...

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