Sick sad world… Some in the world would sooner rewrite reality than to simply accept it… And, of course, the law is on *their* side, like usual.
To think, post-abortion mothers apparently have more right *not* to (possibly) feel bad about a single, personal decision than individuals with Downs Syndrome have to show the happiness they feel in merely existing. Fuck eugenics!
And the reason for the ban is, frankly, appalling:
On November 10th, the French ‘State Counsel’ rejected an appeal made by people with Down syndrome, their families and allies to lift the ban on broadcasting the award winning “Dear Future Mom” video on French television. The ban was previously imposed by the French Broadcasting Counsel. Kids who are unjustly described as a ‘risk’ before they are born, are now wrongfully portrayed as a ‘risk’ after birth too.
The video features a number of young people from around the globe telling about their lives. Their stories reflect today’s reality of living with Down syndrome and aims to reassure women who have received a prenatal diagnosis. Their message of hope takes away the fears and questions these women may have, often based on outdated stereotypes. The video was produced in 2014 to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. A day created by Down Syndrome International and officially recognized by the United Nations for the promotion of the human rights of people with Down syndrome.
The State Counsel said that allowing people with Down syndrome to smile was “inappropriate” because people’s expression of happiness was “likely to disturb the conscience of women who had lawfully made different personal life choices.”
My Commentary: Sick sad world… Some in the world would sooner rewrite reality than to simply accept it… And, of course, the law is on *their* side, like usual.
To think, post-abortion mothers apparently have more right *not* to (possibly) feel bad about a single, personal decision than individuals with Down Syndrome have to show the happiness they feel in merely existing. Fuck eugenics!
As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artworkhere, being shared by the page, “Voting is Violence,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…
“Patriotism is an immoral feeling because, instead of confessing himself a son of God… or even a free man guided by his own reason, each man, under the influence of patriotism confesses himself the son of his fatherland and the slave of his government, and commits actions contrary to his reason and conscience.” – Leo Tolstoy
Rayn: Thanks for sharing, Brooke. It sound like Raede and Mears are describingSensory defensivenessand emotional/Sensory overload. I definitely find myself stuck in a sort of sensory feedback loop mode, often, and agree that it’s very draining. It leaves me overwhelmed, and unable to communicate through speech as well as I am able to without such feelings.
Brooke N.: The physiological sensation element was very well described I thought.