Oct. 15th, 2009

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Did you really have to go down the "overcoming disability is about trying really hard" - route? Doubled with the "I know people with disabilities and therefore I know what you are dealing with" approach?

I get that we live in a culture that idealizes the idea of "pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps".  But just because so many people believe in the myth that everything can be achieved if you just try hard enough, doesn't mean this is actually true. And insisting that t is means being completely ignorant to the racism, sexism,ableism, classism, heteronormatism and all the other practices of oppression that are still so prevalent.

rant rant rant )

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