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Ye-up- as a person with MS, both EX husbands got praise just for tolerating my disease.

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Usually as the end of the year draws nearer, websites really like to do lists or countdowns of various notable things that happened during the year. More and more often, I’m seeing some version of a collection of “heartwarming moments.” The problem is, these lists are often ableist as all fuck. So, let’s talk about inspiration porn!

This list is a great one to critique, because over a quarter of these images are about disabled folks, or people battling illnesses. I mean, just think about that for a second–a quarter of the reasons to feel good are inspiration porn. That’s no small amount. That’s a hefty burden to place upon our shoulders as a community. I mean damn, if I’m not a good cripple, there’s only 73% the reasons to feel good about the last year! That’s like…a low C if you’re lucky. A failing grade at…

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Written by EllenBeth Wachs

December 20, 2012 at 1:52 pm

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