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Desc:'Crazy' is a slur and you may not use that word.
Category:Educational, Religious
Tags:otherkin, ableism, tumblr, sociology majors
Submitted:EvilHomer
Date:06/24/15
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Comment count is 23
EvilHomer
She presents a good argument. However, she undermines her own message by repeatedly using the word "deHUMANIZING" to describe what she believes to be the negative consequences of using the word "crazy". De-HUMAN-izing!!! The word "dehumanizing" is incredibly speciesist and marginalizes the experiences of non-humans; given the fact that she's talking about otherkin, or trans-speciesed non-humans, it is likely the most inappropriate word she could ever possibly use.

Uhhh, yes. They are Otherkin. They WANT to be deHUMANized. That is the whole point.
jangbones
I can not absorb a single word she is saying because of her voice, sing-song delivery, and STOP FUCKING MOVING YOUR HEAD LIKE THAT

chumbucket
I'm lost in what this is supposed to be telling me. I would have expected this to be voiced over an animated whiteboard video.
Oh and she says "airquotes".

Old_Zircon
If you ever want to have a lively conversation, bring up the Social Sciences when you're hanging out with an ACTUAL scientist.

Anthropology is OK, though.
pressed peanut sweepings
Physical anthropology and archaeology, at any rate. I'm not so sure about cultural anthropology.

That guy
The social sciences are completely different depending on methodologies. They just get called the same subject at different universities for some reason. Someone could have a PhD in one and be full of information or shit.
Usually bet on shit.

kingarthur
As someone who was once working on a doctorate in psychology, it depends on the school and the students.

Psychology, thanks to the APA, has thankfully started to move (as of a decade ago) into the realm of more brain science and away from allowing chakras and shamans into the practice.

Sociology is a science as well, as it's studying social dynamics via statistical analysis and normalizing based on statistical evidence.

You can't hook a living organism's brain up to a chemical monitor at every step of a process in a clinical lab and expect to get a real measure of normalized behavior.

The major gripe you get coming from the physical sciences is that they don't understand any sociological or psychological discipline that doesn't involve a tangible substance they can poke with a pipette. My girlfriend's a chemist and we have this argument regularly.

kingarthur
I should also point out that sociology is NOT the same as social justice or the popular conception of what social justice seems to be in this day and age.

kingarthur
Psychologically and sociologically, at least in real scientific terms, you would describe "otherkin" as engaging in collective fantasy as a way of escaping from something they can't deal with, probably life.

That guy
I retract my "usually bet on shit".

ashtar.
The problem with otherkin is that they're *not* crazy. They're deluded because they choose to be.
The Mothership
You lost me at hashtag and tumblr, honey.

5 stars for introducing me to the term 'neurodivergent people'.

Now THAT's crazy.
Waugh
come, armageddon
Waugh
yes i think the portal of evil diaspora are the perfect arbiters on the subject of ableism, and it's totally not gross or pathetic for what has to be a grown man to pick out a twenty-year-old girl's vlog and condescend to it
what

FABIO
Leave Britney alone!

Nominal
Time to take down all the roof jump wrestling videos, guys. Making fun of teenagers is NOT COOL!

Waugh
if you're going to argue by analogy, at least try not being completely shit at it

CIWB
Isn't ableism just about recognizing and avoiding discrimination against disabled people? What does it have to do with otherkin?

Is it because she's fucking retarded?

Potrod
Of all the reasons to hold poetv in contempt, I would not have guessed this would have been waugh's.

Ugh
my true, otherkin self is edward norton's character in the score, im glad people are finally willing to accept that
Nominal
Why Otherkinism is rooted in social ineptitude.
Nikon
Oh, she's on tumblr. That explains a lot. That place is a melting pot of crazy.
Hailey2006
Luna Lovegood?
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