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If I’m Filthy, Beat Up and Screaming on a Street Corner…

Please god, medicate me against my will

Venezuelan photographer Ronald Schemidt was awarded the prestigious World Press Photo of the Year prize in 2018 for this photo of a man on fire during violent clashes with riot police.

There’s a big problem with the disability rights activists who want to block the state from medicating mentally ill people against their will. Those activists aren’t protecting the people who are scruffy and beat up and screaming on street corners. They’re protecting their disease.




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Patsy Fergusson

Patsy Fergusson

Tree hugger. Tour guide. Top Writer. Feminist. Newly-baptized Bay swimmer. Editor of Fourth Wave.

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