My friend Frida was verbally abused by people paid out of tax money, in front of her children, because she uses a mobility device.
There are people who insist that "nobody hates the disabled." Those are generally the words that one hears prior to explaining how discrimination against people with disabilities isn't actually discrimination. Don't tell me this isn't hate. Don't tell me it isn't frightening and intimidating, that it isn't meant to be frightening and intimidating. Don't tell me they hadn't intended to degrade her. I am sick of excuses.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
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