I hate that post going round that’s like “haha you wouldn’t tell a disabled guy he’s using his crutch as a crutch” ecause that very thing literally happens to people that use mobility aids.
I can’t count how many time people (including physiotherapists who’re supposed to be understanding and help me) have said “you need to stop relying on your crutches” and the like.
I literally had a physiotherapist remove my crutches from under me without my consent and tell me to walk.
And it’s not even a rare thing.
Wheelchair users get told they need to stop relying on their wheelchairs, cane users get told they shouldn’t rely on their canes etc.
I’m just so bored with the depression-centric ableism rhetoric, erasing the ableism people with physical and visable disabilities experience