• disabled person:im a human being and i don't hate myself for being disabled. also im going to talk a bit about my experiences in a way that isn't wholly negative
  • abled person:stop glorifying disability though...
  • Tegan:*looks at Sara*
  • Tegan:Ladies and gentlemen, I am just gonna state the obvious: we have a doppelgänger in our midst. As an artist who respects creative integrity and intellectual property, I am disgusted at how much you have copied my appearance. From the hair to the face, do you not have any value or respect for originality? You’re a laughing stock, it’s cheesy, it’s disgusting. I personally found it absolutely artistically atrocious. I am embarrassed to be sitting here in your presence."
  • disabled people:so this is our experience.
  • "experts":well our studies don't show that is the case
  • disabled people:well this is what we're telling you
  • "experts":well you're crazy and we're the experts so.
  • disabled people:but your treatment is ineffective in several ways and it could be improved if you listened to what we're saying.
  • "experts":we know what's best for you. we might look into what you're saying if some able-minded grad student thinks of the idea themselves and does a peer-reviewed study and enough of us like what we see
  • "experts" several decades later:oh wow, you were right. that is true. the studies prove it!
  • disabled people:*dead due to lack of treatment because the "experts" didn't listen*