Interesting Ableism Insight from Pandragon

March 2, 2009 at 6:28 pm | Posted in disability | 4 Comments

Pandagon shows some interesting insight about able-bodyism in their post Ableism elevated to high – well, low – art

The comparison is made between parents who don’t want to talk to their children about sex and parents who don’t want to talk about disabled people. The conclusion is basically that these parents are chicken shit and aren’t doing their job.

Q: Mommy, why is that lady on TV missing an arm?

A: Because she was born with only one arm. That happens sometimes.

Really, is that so freakin’ difficult?

EDIT: Whoah! The icon for infuriated is



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  1. What are you up to nowadays, anyhow? I’m no on the net much – you seem to be a lot – so I’ve lost track of the context for all this narrative. Call me sometime and we’ll catch up?


  2. yeah, I’d love to get together.

    I have been super online for the past three weeks. I’ve been experimenting with what it would be like to be a full time blogger. It’s been rewarding. I feel a lot more plugged into what’s going on in Vancouver now.

  3. Ironic; it made me feel exactly the opposite.

  4. That would explain why you seem to be on a lot, though. Anyhow, talk to you soon, I hope.

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