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What Pisses Me Off About Media Coverage For Disabled People

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Cross-posted from The Blog and the Bullet.

The Divine Ms. Jimmi blogs:

Things like the special Olympics, Variety Club events, The Cure-A-Crip Telethon or some other fluffy piece about someone trying to overcome their disability (has it worked, are ya not disabled anymore?) gets big press. When people with disabilities take to the streets and say that the system is broken, we don;t want to live in your shitty institutions because the sight of us bothers you or that we want our rights along with choiuces that the mainstream public takes advantage of everyday–suddenly, we’re not so cute and inspirational.

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