ladygeeks

anonymous asked:

The reset thing sounds really confusing. Pretty sure anon means that since he has to heal the character fully to resurrect him, that he'd come back 100% fixed, including the limp. As for offending people, I mean, people have disabilities but most would like them fixed. I have a bad back, have scoliosis actually, and if i read that being "healed" in a book I wouldn't be offended. I know this can be a gray area for some disabilities, but a limp? I really don't see that being the case. ;-)

>>Pretty sure anon means that since he has to heal the character fully to resurrect him, that he’d come back 100% fixed, including the limp.<<

Yeah, I understood that. You don’t understand my answer.

I was simply suggesting a way she could explain why the limp was gone without it simply being “fixed” as a result of the resurrection.

>>I mean, people have disabilities but most would like them fixed<<


I know this may sound crazy, but having scoliosis (or any disability) doesn’t actually mean you get to speak on behalf of “most” people with disabilities. Not everyone with a disability has the same feelings or experiences. Although there may be many disabled people who would like to be cured, I certainly do not think that you or anyone else can claim that “most” people with disabilities would like to be cured. 

Disability cures are a problem in fiction. This is an actual thing. I didn’t make it up. Please Educate yourself:

The Trope of Curing Disability via Disability in KidLit
Throwing Off the Disability via TV Tropes

In Brightest Day: Characters Don’t Get to Stay Disabled via LadyGeek Girl
Stereotypes in the Portrayal of People with Disabilities via the CBC
Why Curing Disability Should Not Outweigh Equality via Words I Wheel By
Writing Disabled Characters via Jaclyn Dolamore
Writing Disabilities in Fantasy and Science Fiction via Diversity in YA
Disabled Characters in Fiction via The Huffington Post
What Writers Did Next: Disability, Illness and Cure in books in the Second Half of the 20th Century via Disability Studies Quarterly

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