Yesterday, Buzzfeed's Rachel Sanders published a rather ableist article, where she openly mocked the those who might need to use certain as-seen-on-TV devices to make the preparation and service of food a bit, (read: a lot,) easier. Not only was her article offensive, it was just plain lazy writing. As a twenty-three year old, (and very much not lazy,) woman who suffers from limited mobility thanks to an autoimmune disease, I was not amused.
Now, I could be a bit sensitive to these matters, but there are a lot of us out there. After reading the comments on Ms. Sanders' post, I can clearly see that I am not the only one who found her post to be passive-agressive, abilist, elitist, and just plain stupid. I do have better things I could be doing with my time, yes, but I happen to have a huge problem when a company that attempts to pride themselves as being all-inclusive, has an employee blatantly throw up a middle finger to the inclusion of all.
It is true that I don't know Ms. Sanders, but I also get the feeling that she's just not the type of person I really want to.