People Are Sharing Common Things People Say And Do That Are Ableist, And It’s Important To Know About

December 30, 2019, 6:53 am


Ableist language and ideas are deeply embedded in our culture, often to such an extent that many people don’t even consider the ways in which they perpetuate it. On Sunday, the hashtag #YouMightBeAbleistIf starting popping up all over Twitter attached to all the cliches, stereotypes, and ableist nonsense that folks have been confronted with all of their lives.

Scrolling through will really make you think about how what you do and say might be making people feel excluded—or, even worse, actually excluding them from everyday life. Points about accessibility, medical treatment, and job opportunities get brought up along with all the ableist phrases and behaviors that often get taken for granted or brushed over.

It’s a great chance to consider how to be better because as many people wrote, we’re all taught to be ableist from a young age. Now, it’s time to unlearn it all.

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You Might Be Ableist hashtag on Twitter, ableist language, ableist behaviors
via Twitter
You Might Be Ableist hashtag on Twitter, ableist language, ableist behaviors
via Twitter

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https://twitter.com/autandabout/status/1211155824636289030

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https://twitter.com/jendatabasegeek/status/1211263648645177345

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https://twitter.com/heybluewrites/status/1211155919473725440

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*First Published: December 30, 2019, 6:53 am