Why did Superman wear glasses to conceal his identity? Why did that little accessory signal to all of society, regardless of culture or language, that he was the antithesis of everything Superman stood for as a social and physical body? Why would you never hit a man with glasses? I'm sure you've heard of social … Continue reading You look lame
The social model of disability was created in 1975 by UPIAS (Union of the Physically Impaired Against Segregation) but was coined as "the social model" in 1983 Mike Oliver, a disabled academic. Disabled people didn't have a civil rights movement until the 80s and much like the feminist movement it was both allies and the … Continue reading Old disabled people are irrelevant
Everyone wants us to die, it's unanimous. They have the capability and the inclination. So why aren't we dead yet? We don't have the power that they do. We don't have autonomy. Our humanity is still disputed. We aren't alive because we fought hard enough, we're alive because they need us.
People are always making comments about how they're surprised or skeptical that someone young can be disabled. There is a very simple explanation for that: millennials are the first generation of disabled people whose majority reached adulthood.
I saw Kevin or Chad or whatever; he's an aryan dude who was captain of the basketball team but then he got drunk or fell off something he was climbing or some other dumb shit and now was paralyzed and he was constantly telling everyone how he was proof that you should treat disabled kids like they're real people. I mean, yeah, duh, he was one of them who accidentally became one of us so of course he was like them.