Scientist on 60 minutes discussing technology and disability: "Technology is freeing, removes the shackles of disability, and one day will eliminate all disability."
This view of disability is rife with fallacies.
For one, there is the social model of disability which argues that disability is to be accepted, even celebrated, and that societal barriers not the disability itself are greater limitations on disabled people.
Jul 19, 2018 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
When fighting Ableism, straw bans, inaccessibility, or the general oppression of society, I am uncomfortable that we tend to resort to, "What if you/your kid/your spouse/your friend/family member was disabled & needed this?"
It paints disability as something negative & to fear.
We can, or should be able to, state our truth, or the existence of others' truths, without relying on using hypothetical scenarios that target subconscious negative views and beliefs held by society. #Disabled#DisabledTwitter#StrawBan#Ableism#FightWithoutFears