Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Stop. Just. Stop.

Lydia Brown holding a sign protesting the use of contingent electric shock.
I've written, in the past, about the use of contingent electric shock. I written about the smell of burned flesh. I cannot imagine that this kind of treatment is seen as treatment and not as what it is, a blatant exercise of power permitted only because of the perceived subhuman nature of those who's lives, movements and choices are dictated by pain. I remember when the instruments of torture were called what they were 'cattle prods.'
Under the name of treatment people are hurt, humiliated and had their humanity erased.

Isn't it time to listen to the voices of self advocates and stop?

Isn't it?


Antonia Lederhos Chandler said...

I thought it HAD stopped. . . ?

Anonymous said...

Hard to believe that this is even a question! People treat animals better than this!

Andrea S. said...

It's still happening at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Massachusetts

You can find information current through late 2014 at http://autistichoya.com/

You can probably google for more recent information (not counting the propaganda from the Judge Rotenberg Center)