What can I say? I hate it when supposedly “woke” people throw disabled people under the bus.
Image description: a five-by-five bingo board containing descriptions of ableist actions frequently taken by so-called liberals and/or progressives. The text is as follows.
- Telling disabled people that ableism is less important than [-ism of choice]
- Calling Trump or his policies “ins*ne”
- Lack of trigger warnings on political writings
- “Keyboard warrior/slacktivist”
- Insulting Barron Trump by calling him “autistic”
- Vidist or audist descriptions of conservatives
- “I can’t be ableist! I’m woke!”
- “How r*****ed do you have to be to vote for Trump?”
- Conservatives should have some empathy!”
- Laughing at the “mentally, are you okay?” line from the SNL Spicer skit
- Diagnosing Trump
- Organizing inaccessible activism events
- Free space
- Bashing self-diagnosis despite race, class, etc. barriers to diagnosis
- Calling bigots “emotionally h*ndic*pped”
- Not talking about IDEA when criticizing Betsy DeVos
- Ignoring sheltered workshops while discussing the wage gap
- Calling bigotry a disease or mental illness
- “Can Trump be impeached for being a l*natic?”
- Insulting the intelligence of conservatives
- “[Trump appointee] is cr*zy”
- “Triggered” jokes about Trump or his supporters
- Arguing against repeal of ACA while ignoring how many disabled people will die without it
- Tokenizing Serge Kovaleski
- Making videos about social justice without captions
Carrie Fisher quote of the day: “I’ve learned to celebrate my life, to embrace it. If I have the problems, the problems don’t have me. They’re not something I’m ashamed of.” I’m not very articulate today, so I can’t really tell why, but this quote speaks to me.
Mentally ill activist and angry Disabled loudmouth. Neuroqueer as hell.