Friday, February 4, 2011

Ableism in the Disability Community

I just read this great piece called "Another View of Ableism" by S. E. Smith. It's a fascinating discussion of ableism in the disability community, especially in regards to ranking some disabilities as being more or less important, more or less real, etc.

"The disability rights movement, large as it is, experiences substantial internal pressure, and one of the most persistent sources of friction is the hierarchy of disability, which results in internalised ableism expressed within the disability rights movement."

Click here to read the whole article.

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