Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Someone who is talking about how reasonable it is for a parent to not want a kid with a disability, or how it’s wasteful for kids with disabilities to get the best possible education, or how they’d never date a person with a disability, isn’t thinking of fully formed and complicated disabled people.

They’re not saying it’s reasonable not to want a blind kid who becomes an anarchist and can’t go to a family gathering without getting in fights with your more conservative relatives. If they say the word blind, they’re usually referring to a kind of blindness that doesn’t actually exist—a kind that is not attached to a real person.

Amanda Forest Vivian, “why no one counts”

read the whole thing please

(via cool-schmool)

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