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Can We Talk About Disability and Net Neutrality?

Can We Talk About Disability and Net Neutrality?

It seems every month or so there is a new call to action for a new cause.  Whether it’s defeating a racist, pedophile in a Senate race in a very red state (I’m looking at you Roy Moore), or saving healthcare, or saving the internet.  One thing that I notice is that in all these movements and, I guess protests (?), is that no one ever talks about how losing any of these would affect the disabled. At least not really.  It’s usually the disabled population who bring it up.

So I want to share with you a thread which focused on net neutrality and the impact that loss would be on the disabled population.

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For the Disabled People Struggling to be Inclusive of the Abled people in Your Life: You’re Not Alone

For the Disabled People Struggling to be Inclusive of the Abled people in Your Life: You’re Not Alone

Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? Well, that is how every “disability diversity” workshop for the ‘abled’ sounds to me. Really, just treat us how you’d treat your able-bodied peers…with a few tweaks. Thanks Imani!

Crutches & Spice

No one plans for this to befall their friends or family, but now that ableds are in your life, you suddenly become aware that they are, in fact, actual people. So what do you do now? This has thrown off all of your plans! For your life, for theirs—what is to become of your relationship? Well first, know that you are not alone. Other people, like me, have gone through it before you and are oh-so-caring enough to take you through this. Here are some of the tips to get you through the rough days.

  1. You are not alone.

Again, you aren’t the only person going through this. There are scores of only mildly patronizing allies who will “All Lives Matter” you and your loved ones into a cuddled-by-puppies bliss. It doesn’t even matter if your income, race, gender, sexual orientation affects your ability to acquire institutional support for this…

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