The NYT calls persons with disabilities complainers

September 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

for asking that PWD play PWD on tv…..

and also assumes that there is a universal reaction of able bodied people when confronted with a disability.

He and the writers know what you know about Mr. Fox and how you are naturally inclined to feel about it — that condescending mix of sympathy and pity and discomfort that any disability brings out in those not directly affected by it.

What a complete load of crap.  Certainly there are able who feel those things, but not every able reaction is either that annoyingly passive agressive or that on the far side of benign.  Reactions range from open acceptance to revulsion, and targeting for violence and everything in between.  Lazy writing

Would have been a good article, but for that sentence. I feel sympathy pity and discomfort for the writer.

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