Friday, December 13, 2013

Don't Let Us Happen To You!

Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty - December 12, 2013

I haven’t been feeling well today, but I’m a little better now, so I’ll just do this quick post.

The article above concerns one of those disability prejudice incidents that are easy to recognize and be outraged over. There’s a person we can be mad at … an enormously privileged and possibly ridiculous person to boot. The problem is that people with disabilities are cast as punishments in cautionary tales all the time. Usually, it’s when there’s some other goal being discussed that has nothing to do with us. We function as a convenient example of what can happen with things or wrong, or when people misbehave.

Doesn’t if feel great to be of use?

Photo Of The Day

From the Blithe’s Life Tumblr blog, via Wheeliewifee.