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Kelli Stapleton’s teenage daughter was autistic and prone to violent rages. Kelli had come to fear for her life, and for her family. So she made a decision that perhaps only she could justify, and is now serving 10-22 years in prison. In our new cover story, she talks about her experience trying to cure her daughter through applied behavior analysis (ABA), and what led to her attempt to take her daughter’s life, and her own.

(via By Noon They’d Both Be in Heaven)

Stop glamorizing abusive murderers. Stop giving her a platform to portray her victim as abusive.

I’M SO FUCKING ANGRY I FUCKING HATE THIS 

SHE DESERVES TO ROT IN PRISON FOR TRYING TO KILL HER CHILD FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT 

ABA is torture and abuse in medically acceptable forms. Because treating autistic people like actual human beings instead of problems is just too much, right?

Kelli Stapleton is a fucking murderer and thank God or whatever you believe in that she was not successful. She abused her daughter and refused to accept her daughter as she was, and as is the case in most autistic people subjected to such therapy, Issy responded negatively. Because when all your choices are taken away, anger is what you have left.

Interestingly enough, now that she’s in a loving home with her father? She’s not the problem that her mother claimed she was. Funny how that happens.

Kelli deserves to rot.

If you read the article, it even says she was doing much better while institutionalized than she had at home with her mother, which says a lot about how awful her mother must have been to her. Behavior is communication. Always.

This.

"Behavior is communication. Always."


"[People Magazine] asked people to recreate scenes from famous movies in a photo. They asked Andy Samberg and I if we wanted to recreate a scene from a movie like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and we said that sounds great, but we’d rather do a scene from E.T. You might be like, “How could you and Andy do that; one of those is a child and one of those is an alien! Well, I feel like we nailed it.” - Seth Meyers

"[People Magazine] asked people to recreate scenes from famous movies in a photo. They asked Andy Samberg and I if we wanted to recreate a scene from a movie like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and we said that sounds great, but we’d rather do a scene from E.T. You might be like, “How could you and Andy do that; one of those is a child and one of those is an alien! Well, I feel like we nailed it.” - Seth Meyers

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Yes, you can see China’s air pollution from space

Earlier this month, NASA’s Earth Observatory released the below photo, capturing a thick blanket of haze obscuring much of northern China. During that time, the depicted region experienced levels of smog that are 20 times higher than the World Health Organization’s safety limit, forcing Beijing to raise its air pollution alert to the second-highest level.
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micdotcom:

Yes, you can see China’s air pollution from space

Earlier this month, NASA’s Earth Observatory released the below photo, capturing a thick blanket of haze obscuring much of northern China. During that time, the depicted region experienced levels of smog that are 20 times higher than the World Health Organization’s safety limit, forcing Beijing to raise its air pollution alert to the second-highest level.

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Sexy costumes for young girls have officially gone too far

Over the weekend, Canadian writer Raina Delisle gained attention after penning an op-ed for the Huffington Post titled “Halloween Costumes Are Sexualizing Our Youngest Trick-Or-Treaters.” 
Delisle wrote about how she took her daughter to Value Village to buy a firefighter outfit for Halloween. But to her shock and disappointment, she found that while the boys’ costumes looked like actual firefighter outfits, the girls’ costumes were prettied-up parodies that bordered on inappropriate.
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micdotcom:

Sexy costumes for young girls have officially gone too far

Over the weekend, Canadian writer Raina Delisle gained attention after penning an op-ed for the Huffington Post titled “Halloween Costumes Are Sexualizing Our Youngest Trick-Or-Treaters.” 

Delisle wrote about how she took her daughter to Value Village to buy a firefighter outfit for Halloween. But to her shock and disappointment, she found that while the boys’ costumes looked like actual firefighter outfits, the girls’ costumes were prettied-up parodies that bordered on inappropriate.

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