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Alice Wong
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Alice Wong 2h
😡 "...certain psychologists and educational therapists who specialize in learning disabilities charge exorbitant fees, often in the range of $5,000, to give a diagnosis that will result in extra time."
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Jason Dorwart 10h
There are disabled LGBT people too, who still can't get married because of precisely this issue.
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A Non Mom Happy Hour Podcast 10h
Please read this thread. Part of why isn't married. Also, my lawyer straight up told me that I was lucky I wasn't a mom because it would be even harder to win my cases if I was caring for a baby or young child.
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Jason Dorwart 15h
EXACTLY. If people are offended that I don't want to be called a child, sorry? I'm not here for your feelings. I'm here to make sure my family is safe and that disabled people have access to education, jobs, healthcare and autonomy.
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DisBeat News 11h
Indigenous Lives and Disability Justice – Disability Visibility Project
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Carly Findlay Mar 17
Replying to @carlyfindlay
Also I’m not responding to people who’ve told me the hashtag makes them uncomfortable or angry. That’s on them. Ableism makes me and other disabled people uncomfortable. We don’t need to manage your feelings.
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Carly Findlay Mar 17
Replying to @jeanettefindla
And thanks to my Mum who got right into the hashtag - angry (not defensive) at the ableism we have faced. She is the absolute best.
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Carly Findlay Mar 17
Off to bed now. My face is sore from wearing large headphones for long periods of time to record my audiobook. Thoroughly enjoyed participating in - thank you to and everyone who took part (apart from those who were SO defensive - proving ableism).
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Elsa Sjunneson-Henry 23h
Another one: because they think that yelling at blind people makes us understand them better. But also, fellow blind people, maybe cut out the “I’m blind not deaf!” Line. Also yelling just makes it harder to hear you.
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hamza jaka 11h
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Joe Nobody 11h
... which is not equality. Honestly, I'm a bit ashamed that I didn't immediately recognize this. After years of fighting for marriage as a queer person, I guess that part of me got really possessive of the term. Sorry for causing a ruckus over this folks. I was wrong.
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Juh-neece 11h
The absence of a bar against is not the same as accessibility. We literally require disability accommodations for many things. We only achieve equality with this access. Marriage, then, is inaccessible for us. Therefore, there is no equality. This isn't your hill to die on.
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Joe Nobody 11h
There's nothing "technical" about it. There is no law prohibiting disabled ppl from getting married, thus it is not an issue of marriage equality. Period. You can argue semantics all you want, but you'll still be wrong.
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Jenny from the Black Bloc 11h
Instead of saying that as an LGBTQ person you have a monopoly on the marriage equality convo it would be a really great chance discuss the intersection of oppression and marriage in the US as BIPOC also historically had barriers to marriage. But ableism is cool too I guess?
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Adam Pottle Mar 16
Replying to @AddyPottle
The publisher has given me permission to reach out to artists, and once I see everyone’s samples, I will recommend artists to Benchmark. I won’t have final say, but I will have strong input. The publisher and I really want a Deaf artist for this project.
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Adam Pottle Mar 16
Everyone! I am looking for a Deaf illustrator to work with me on a children’s book featuring a Deaf character. Please help me spread the word; the book will come out with Benchmark Education. Email me samples and past credits through my website, !
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Alice Wong 11h
Replying to @HamOnWheels
Yeeesh
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Jason Dorwart 17h
Was inducted into an honor society at Yale for my work on disability. I'm on the ground off to the side separated from the group in all the photos, not on it with everyone else. Why? No one there had ever used the lift and they didn't know how to work it.
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Erin Gilmer 14h
If I somehow get shadow banned or put in twitter timeout it will be for engaging with this woman and pointing out ableism. All day disabled people get picked on, verbally assaulted, and worse. But gosh forbid that we call it out for what it is.
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