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October 20, 2014 / Randall

Yes, Ableism is Seriously a Thing

There are a lot of disabled people who simply need assistance walking or can get up for short periods of time. Disabilities and physical illnesses are incredibly diverse. Many individual illnesses or disabilities present differently in different people. You can never assume that someone is “faking” or even that a stranger who doesn’t appear to be disabled isn’t suffering from chronic pain or something else that impairs their ability to do things that able-bodied people take for granted.


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