On Thursday, Rachel Maddow asked "Who campaigns on gutting the American's with Disabilities Act?" in a segment that included no interviews with disabled people. https://twitter.com/MaddowBlog/status/964324763740065792 She asks the question and seems to understand that the answer is "no, one" but she fails to ask or investigate why no one would ever openly say "Send me … Continue reading Why Everyone Thinks that They Care About Disability Rights When They Really Don’t
The Ineffectiveness of Sentiment Masquerading as Disability Solidarity
We live in a world that is fundamentally inaccessible to disabled people. Physical access to public space is still a significant barrier. Social policies also make it difficult for disabled people to participate in society. Yet, these issues rarely make the news unless they are perceived as particularly callous. Consider when Calgary Airport removed wheelchair … Continue reading The Ineffectiveness of Sentiment Masquerading as Disability Solidarity
No, Mitch McConnell’s Polio Treatment Wasn’t Government funded and it Likely Influenced his views on Healthcare
A couple of days ago a meme starting going around Facebook about Mitch McConnell's history of surviving polio The thing is, beyond the fact that McConnell did in fact have Polio as a child, the rest of the text is false. His care was not government funded. He received care at the frankly prestigious Warm … Continue reading No, Mitch McConnell’s Polio Treatment Wasn’t Government funded and it Likely Influenced his views on Healthcare
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