Where did all these crippled people come from?

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.

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Why Captain America and the Avengers are racists

The X-Men are great metaphor for disability and the Inhumans are great metaphor for second generation disabled people, people who weren't born disabled but became disabled. The two groups are very similar but the X-Men got that way because of genetics and Inhumans got that way because of the physical act, entering the Terrigen mists.