Student carries disabled friend to school every day for three years so he never misses a class http://t.co/nwvCDBuFxS pic.twitter.com/YPjNt23iAB
— The Independent (@Independent) April 26, 2015
don't be inspired by this, be pissed off no one else has provided this person w independent mobility to get educated https://t.co/DbF9ay1KItI found these in my notes from last week. I saved them because together they explain why "Inspiration Porn" is bad. It's not just because it implies most disabled people are pathetic. The real problem is that by highlighting personal virtue, Inspiration Porn distracts from the unjust and entirely changeable situations that make such virtue necessary. Recognizing this takes nothing away from the individuals being virtuous by the way. In the absence of justice, a bit of one-on-one kindness and sacrifice is better than nothing. But let's not mistake them for solutions.
— Zara (@zaranosaur) April 26, 2015