cripple problem

The real effects of saying not everything has to be accessible

You are disabled. You go to a meeting about an activity you’re interested in. There is no way for you to physically enter the building unassisted. There are no funds to change that. They tell you “Not everything has to be accessible. Go try something else”

You are disabled. You go to a meeting about an activity you’re interested in. Your accommodations slow down and affect others enjoyment. Other members tell you that your accommodations are special treatment and unfair on the rest. They tell you “Not everything has to be accessible. Go try something else”

You are disabled. You go to a meeting about an activity you’re interested in. Members probe your medical history. Some are scared of your conditions and appearance. Members deliberately test and provoke your conditions for laughs. You are called a faker and a tax burden. They tell you “Not everything has to be accessible. Go try something else”

You are disabled. You go to a meeting about an activity you’re interested in. Members refuse to help you because they don’t think the disabled are capable of this activity. They tell you “Not everything has to be accessible. Go try something else”

You are disabled. You cannot drive or take public transport to the event. You stay at home.

You are disabled. Your irregular attendance due to health is seen as a detriment. You stay at home.

You are disabled. You realise very few groups will accept you because they think its fine to turn you away because others must accept you, right?

You stay at home.

Cool hey so here’s the thing:

I have twenty dollars and a maxed out credit card to my name right now. I have bills to pay and doctors to visit and prescriptions to pick up, I have 2 cats and a service dog that need to eat.

So I made an Amazon wishlist, which you can find at this link, and I’m hoping y’all will help me out. The pet food is the most important thing on the list, if you’re thinking about helping out. If you can’t afford to help out, please signal boost. And maybe check back every so often, the list will probably grow and change with time.

Thank you!

lets have a discussion.

so, this is gonna be on the word “cripple”.

very often you see people throw this slur around, unironically, thinking its nothing.

very often you also see people using this word to describe things like debt, depression, work, etc etc.

and also use the word as an insult against disabled people, constantly.

just wanted to know how people who are affected by the word feel about it not being seen as a slur, but also by it being used in every day conversation, to describe so many different things.

Today I hit my coffee cup with my fingers while moving my hand over the table to grab my breakfast. All that precious spilled coffee…
So I did a quick search on the internet and seems my over-the-top clumsiness is also explained by EDS.

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