Comments on: Ableism on the Left is Still Ableism http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2013/03/15/ableism-on-the-left-is-still-ableism/ Changing the Cultural Conversation Sat, 11 May 2013 13:47:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: cate http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2013/03/15/ableism-on-the-left-is-still-ableism/#comment-611370 cate Mon, 08 Apr 2013 09:17:26 +0000 http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/?p=2173#comment-611370 Feminist argument is not simply voicing the grievance Empowerment is success.It lies in catalysing the change.To do so – it must speak clearly the change it wants to bring about.Ablism/Disablism etc. categorises social oppression in ways which are arbitrary and artificial, and is proving extremely dammaging and divisive as a model for socail change.Ablism/Disabilism an adversarial model -it identifies with a dominant/minority power dynamic, and seeds conflict, resentment and insecurity amongst women and men alike. Feminism is a political tool -. Personal security – is part of the package or baggage of social cohesion, social change and personal well being. The economy is biting, the divisions are marked and models which portray scroungers,pit women against women, mark the have against the have not – will not make for a future of health and social security of for a woman her family or her nation .(courtesy of Malcolm X – . Political activism has an accent. and constructive proactive solutions are URGENTLY needed -F work is social motherhood and the efficient mother is the archetype for social justice and family sustenance, which are the root of the personal and social welfare for all..it is ongoing

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By: Kim Wombles http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2013/03/15/ableism-on-the-left-is-still-ableism/#comment-606722 Kim Wombles Sat, 16 Mar 2013 20:58:43 +0000 http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/?p=2173#comment-606722 Added to my list of must-read articles on disability for my comp 1 students.

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By: Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2013/03/15/ableism-on-the-left-is-still-ableism/#comment-606717 Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg Sat, 16 Mar 2013 19:49:01 +0000 http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/?p=2173#comment-606717 Hi Betty,

I don’t have subscribers, but I have a Facebook page on which I notify my readers of new posts. If you click Like, you’ll get the notifications.

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By: Betty Tisel http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2013/03/15/ableism-on-the-left-is-still-ableism/#comment-606710 Betty Tisel Sat, 16 Mar 2013 19:16:11 +0000 http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/?p=2173#comment-606710 Hi! can you subscribe me to your blog, so that I receive notifcations by email when you post? Thank you. – Betty

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By: Marc Rosen - Co-editor of the Perspectives series http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2013/03/15/ableism-on-the-left-is-still-ableism/#comment-606705 Marc Rosen - Co-editor of the Perspectives series Sat, 16 Mar 2013 18:19:23 +0000 http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/?p=2173#comment-606705 I’ve almost gotten expelled from school and risked arrest over confronting people on their ableist statements. The near-expulsion happened because when I called them ableist, I was accused of slandering my fellow students, and brought before a disciplinary hearing where the entire staff refused to acknowledge the ADA at all (I had to remind them about my words being protected speech as well, and that it’s only slander when you lie). As for almost getting arrested, I tried to educate a cop.

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By: Emily http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2013/03/15/ableism-on-the-left-is-still-ableism/#comment-606200 Emily Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:28:53 +0000 http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/?p=2173#comment-606200 Yes! I’ll never forget an elevator ride my first year as a graduate student when a peer criticized another student in the class by saying, “She’s classist and heterosexist, she’s so retarded!” I’ve always regretted not having the guts at the moment to call her out on the hypocrisy of the statement. Thank you for your post!

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By: Lydia Brown http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2013/03/15/ableism-on-the-left-is-still-ableism/#comment-606198 Lydia Brown Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:14:19 +0000 http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/?p=2173#comment-606198 Yes. This.

So many liberals and progressives are great on X, Y, and Z issues but epicly and fantastically FAIL when it comes to ableism. The hypocrisy would be laughable if it weren’t our LIVES at stake (literally).

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By: Howard Moon http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2013/03/15/ableism-on-the-left-is-still-ableism/#comment-606197 Howard Moon Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:58:22 +0000 http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/?p=2173#comment-606197 I totally agree. All too often the left unintentionally (or intentionally) forgets that acceptance needs to include everyone. The disabled or otherwise-abled are often the forgotten group, the group it is still OK to make fun of or blame. Those with mental illnesses are usually the last to be accepted.
All we can do is continue to educate and advocate. Great post and great blog.

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By: Ableism on the Left is Still Ableism | http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2013/03/15/ableism-on-the-left-is-still-ableism/#comment-606195 Ableism on the Left is Still Ableism | Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:51:44 +0000 http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/?p=2173#comment-606195 [...] Ableism on the Left is Still Ableism. [...]

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