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GleeFail. Oh. My. God.

November 17th, 2009 (09:32 pm)

EDITED TO ADD: if you are a random stranger who shows up to basically tell me to lighten up, or if you are on my friendslist and you use the phrases "overly sensitive, easily insulted," or the laughable "PC," I am no longer going to respond to you except globally with this: if you are too stupid to understand the point of cultural criticism, please do not read this post.

If you want to genuinely discuss my points, post away.

I hated the Wheels episode of Glee so, so, SO much.

WOW what a bunch of offensive, inaccurate, feel-good AB liberal bullshit.






For the record:

  1. When an old folks home has a tag sale, they do NOT have a dozen state-of-the-art rigid lightweight wheelchairs in funky colors to get rid of for nothing. The hardware they had in there, even massively used, would have paid for dozens upon dozens upon quadrillions of bus rides. Old people get piece-of-shit rundown folding chairs that are nearly impossible to push on your own.
  2. When your sister has Downs? You don't hold her hand as you read her stories in precious, pwecious tears at her pathetic wretched handicapableness. You've known she had Downs your whole life. You're over feeling sorry for her, assuming you ever did, since you're her LITTLE SISTER.
  3. When you are in a wheelchair and you find out that your love interest has been FAKING HER STUTTER? You are not angry because she's now "normal" and you are "stuck in this chair for the rest of your life." You are angry because she's been playing at what you actually experience. You are angry because half of the world treats you already as if you're faking it, and she really WAS faking it.
  4. Noble and adorable cripples do not clasp their hands and give an "aw, shucks" look when their AB comrades in wheelchairs say: "This is for YOU," and point at them cheesily.
  5. Schools that are not fully wheelchair accessible are BREAKING THE LAW. You do not have to give up your bus to pay for handicapped ramps. People do not have to write their own checks. Ramps are not provided out of the goodness of people's hearts. IT. IS. THE. MOTHERFUCKING. LAW.
  6. And no one is worried about getting sued if they don't hire disabled people. Disablism in hiring practices is rampant and accepted. Threatening someone with the ACLU is a way to get yourself laughed out of the place, not immediately hired in a horrible economic climate.
Oh, I'm too angry and repulsed to go on.

But I could. At length. Because that list is just the tip of the goddamned iceberg.

Oh. Also?


And what is up with the gay kid being less public in his gayness to protect his fragile dad? Nobly?




Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: November 18th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)

You know how we found out they'd been carrying him?

When he nobly oh so nobly offered to give up the bus ride and instead pay to install ramps to the auditorium, one of the guys said: "It beats carrying you in all the time," and they all laughed.

Ha ha ha, they said. Ha ha ha.

The boy in the wheelchair gave a watery, grateful, asexual smile

la la la

oh, it was grand.

Like I said? The list was the TIP of the iceberg.

Posted by: burgundy (burgundy)
Posted at: November 18th, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)

An iceberg of FAIL

Posted by: witchsistah (witchsistah)
Posted at: November 18th, 2009 06:41 am (UTC)

BWAHAAAAHAHAAA @ "asexual smile."

So basically if your legs don't work they assume everything else down there is dead or you've utterly given up all hope on it and therefore those parts need never be thought of or mentioned, forget about touched, handled, stroked and fondled...I need some ice-water now.

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: November 18th, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)

Bizarrely enough, he says awkwardly to his love interest: "my penis works just fine," which is supposed to be funnAY and awkward but also, I guess, combat stereotypes?

And yet, he still acts totally asexual in every other aspect.


Posted by: Mary Dell (marydell)
Posted at: November 19th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)

Maybe his penis works fine but his testicles are nobly crippled?

Posted by: badgerbag (badgerbag)
Posted at: November 18th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)

Oh what the fucking fuck

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