Like ok I have a lot of problems with some of the more popular teenage disabled trans bloggers on this site due to their ableism but I think it’s important to always remember that when I was their age I was just as shitty if not more shitty then them??
Like they’re just kids and I can’t hold them to the standard I hold people my age to bc they are not my my age. They are children. And as children they are most definitely still learning about different facets of oppression and unlearning bigoted behaviors.
But that being said, us older people have to take the responsibility to at least try to calmly explain why something is bigoted or oppressive to our younger people because younger people will react defensively and won’t learn anything this way.
And younger people, don’t ignore what older people of your marginalized group are saying. Think about it. Ask questions, and try to understand. It’s entirely possible that older people have experienced something in life that you have not experienced yet, but will.
Sorry if this doesn’t make sense. I see younger kids afraid to admit they messed up or refuse to and ultimately it just hurts everyone more if they do instead of learning about why what they are saying/doing/thinking is wrong.
My only goal is for other disabled kids to really understand how our whole society is based on the oppression of disabled people, and it does get really frusting why I see younger people straight up refuse to think they could possibly learn anymore on the subject of ableism.
I care about disabled kids so much you all are the future and I want to be able to teach you thingd that I have learned the hard way and help make it so you never have to experience those things.