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#DisabilityTooWhite (Original Post) romanic May 2016 OP
When people complain about stuff like this gollygee May 2016 #1
I get what your saying romanic May 2016 #2
Nicely stated. demmiblue May 2016 #4
. Shankapotomus May 2016 #3
I agree. However, being disabled is a minority status itself. kcr May 2016 #5


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1. When people complain about stuff like this
Thu May 19, 2016, 05:18 PM
May 2016

It isn't usually to the point of "oppression olympics." It's usually more like, "I've noticed this and it's bugging me."

And interseconality is something people talk about a lot and this seems like a fair part of that conversation to me.


(2,841 posts)
2. I get what your saying
Fri May 20, 2016, 02:21 AM
May 2016

but the whole "intersectionality" just leads to a divide in an already margenalized group without any answer to thier grievances.


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3. .
Fri May 20, 2016, 06:10 AM
May 2016

If we agree that being disabled effects visibility and being minority effects visibility, I don't think it's a stretch to conclude being disabled and a minority effects visibility two-fold.

Of course, that doesn't mean the disabilities of non-minorities should be ignored or diminished.


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5. I agree. However, being disabled is a minority status itself.
Fri May 20, 2016, 07:43 AM
May 2016

I can understand why someone would interpret #disabilitytoowhite as diminishing. Having a minority status that you would have even if you were able bodied probably does make it worse to a degree, but disabled is disabled. Once you are in that category you are just not seen. Able bodied people cannot fully appreciate just how much that matters.

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