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This thread is in response to a recent thread by @leoniedelt that was interesting & provocative & hopefully won’t be a magnet for trolls, but as it stands, deserves a healthy debate.

As a bereaved parent & multiple trauma survivor & a psychiatrist of 30 years & a multiply

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#Disabled #ActuallyAutistic & #AutisticParent, I am very accustomed to being a member of heterogenous groups that share one overarching life experience that sets them apart from the rest of society.

In a bereaved parents’ group, we are there to support one another

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unconditionally.

Everyone is in the same boat, having suffered unimaginable loss, so it really isn’t cool to create a hierarchy of suffering based on how old your child was when they died or their cause of death or how many children died or how many are still alive or

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-Isms should be uncomfortable. Labeling something as a 'bias' or prejudice does not make it less #racist, #sexist, #homophobic, #ageist, #ableist, etc. Recognizing your own racism, sexism, homophobia - your own -ism, is the first step to fighting it
#diversity #inclusion 1/
Sugar-coating these words to make them more comfortable to work with does us no favors.

Back story:

During the Ignite pre-day I was very open about recognizing my own bias, specifically my own racism. I understand that it exists & I actively work against that conditioning. 2/
It is conditioning. And exists in most of us. I was just willing to admit to it in an open forum. It's sad that instead of asking how we can all get to a place where we are admitting to & working against our own isms, people get hung up on the admission & label me "a racist" 3/
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Breaking News: every one of those pathetic, small-minded wastes of oxygen that are critical (AKA afraid) of @GretaThunberg should face the fact that they are one or more of these things: #misogynistic, #ageist and/or #ableist. (1/n)
And yes, you can be a woman and a misogynist. Let me break it down for you: if you say she's a puppet, or being manipulated, then you believe she's somehow weak. If you're a man, particularly in a position of "Conservative" or Republican power, (2/n)
then misogyny is basically guaranteed. If you shed crocodile tears because of her "special needs", for one, you're full of it, and for another, you know NOTHING about neurodiversity. Thinking differently, seeing the world differently and refusing to (3/n)
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EXCLUSION IS NOT PROTECTION

Peter Meijer, 31, heir to a multi-billion $ supermarket chain, is running for Congress, challenging @justinamash (who quit GOP over current admin policies) for MI3 seat. The award-winning @DragSyndrome was scheduled to perform at a venue Meijer owns.
Meijer cancelled the #DragSyndrome appearance. Why? To “protect” them, he says.

Bullshit.

The members of the UK-based troupe have #DownSyndrome (as does my daughter). Never mind that they’re adults, talented, successful, with full agency, who’ve performed around the world...
Meijer says he knows better. Claims he’s “protecting” “differently-abled” people. (Hey Peter: say “disabled.” As in “Americans with Disabilities Act.”)

My daughter’s whole life, people tried to exclude her (violating IDEA, another federal law, btw). They called it “protection.”
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I need someone with time & skills to do a detailed discourse analysis of the responses to @SelmaBlair’s #OscarAwards look on social media. It for now here’s my quick morning take, a thread particularly for nondisabled folks.
Among my #DisabilityRights, #disabilityjustice & #disabilitystudies comrades, there’s excitement about the power of representation. Blair’s look, like hashtags #DisabledAndCute & #DisabledPeopleAreHot, demonstrate disabled bodyminds & accoutrements like canes can be attractive
However, some of the general comments on images & stories of Blair, while seemingly “positive,” are DEEPLY #ableist in that they rely on notions of bravery, pity, overcoming & shock at the attractiveness of a disabled bodyminds. Let’s break down the problems with each response.
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I was paralyzed on Aug 26, 2016.
It changed my life forever.
Fortunately I was able to access a community of #disabled writers, artists, musicians and more on here.
It helped me survive.
I met the fantastic Alice Wong who does @DisVisibility from whom I have learned so much.
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I already knew @nicolaz who is a terrific writer friend and disability rights activist. She introduced me to more people.
One night I met @MortuaryReport on here. Then @Keah_Maria. Then @Tinu. And my dear friend @PKhakpour.
And everyone's best activist pal, @morethanmySLE.
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I watched @Mattbc do extraordinary work pro bono for people. @Nataliew1020 models every day what it is to love your severely #disabled child with all your heart.
And so many others dealing with chronic illness and #disability and mental illness--all helping others to navigate.
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