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Thu May 19, 2016, 06:15 PM

#DisabilityTooWhite

Saw this hashtag on another forum and thought it was a hoax. Turns out it's an actual thing.

https://storify.com/SFdirewolf/disabilitytoowhite?awesm=sfy.co_j1Ohz&utm_content=storify-pingback&utm_medium=sfy.co-twitter&utm_campaign=&utm_source=t.co

I can agree that there is a lack of visibility for disabled minorities in some publications; but some of the tweets ive seen are just unbelievably bigoted and reek of oppression olympics. What do you all think of this?

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Reply #DisabilityTooWhite (Original post)
romanic May 2016 OP
gollygee May 2016 #1
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Response to romanic (Original post)

Thu May 19, 2016, 06:18 PM

1. When people complain about stuff like this

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.

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Response to gollygee (Reply #1)

Fri May 20, 2016, 03:21 AM

2. I get what your saying

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

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Response to gollygee (Reply #1)

Fri May 20, 2016, 07:46 AM

4. Nicely stated.

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Response to romanic (Original post)

Fri May 20, 2016, 07:10 AM

3. .

http://www.divaswithdisabilities.com/

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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Response to Shankapotomus (Reply #3)

Fri May 20, 2016, 08:43 AM

5. I agree. However, being disabled is a minority status itself.

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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