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Disabled People Are Not Your Inspiration!
“I use the term ‘porn’ deliberately because they objectify one group of people for the benefit of another group of people. In this case, we’re objectifying disabled people for the benefit of non-disabled people.”
— Stella Young (1982-2014)
It’s time to stop exploiting disabled people and start working together to imagine disability liberation and bring it into existence.
My vision is Stella Young’s vision.
I wanna scoot my motorized wheelchair around a world where a disabled person learning to drive a car or plant a garden or play guitar on their own is no different than any other person tackling any other challenge—not clickbait used to increase shareholder profits.
Bad news for me, though: that’s not the way it works here in the land of Late-Stage U.S. Capitalism©.
Since at least I was born (way, way back in the trickle-down ‘80s) and probably well before, we’ve been told disability is something bad which must be defeated. We’ve been raised to believe our crippled bodies are subpar and we should be pitied.