People Shared Phrases And Microaggressions That Are Ableist And It's Important
FYI, don't say, "Everyone has something."
Last year, people on Twitter shared sayings, microaggressions, and everyday instances of ableism, using the hashtag #YouMightBeAbleist. Soon enough, the hashtag trended with thousands of tweets, and we wrote a post about it. People in the comments shared additional examples, too.
The information and experiences shared on Twitter and in the post's comments are still really important. Here's what people said:
"#YouMightBeAbleistIf you don’t vaccinate your kids because you’re worried they’ll get autism or some other disability."
"YouMightBeAbleistIf you say, 'You’re so lucky' or 'I wish I had that problem' when i bring up hyperthyroidism, which causes me to lose a lot weight."
"#YouMightBeAbleistIf you incorrectly use medical terms as insults."
"#YouMightBeAbleistIf you say, 'There — that's my good deed for the day,' when helping someone like me, who uses crutches."
"#YouMightBeAbleistIf you say, 'Well, there are a lot of people that have it worse than you.' Well, you know what?! There are also a hell of a lot of people that have it better than me, and I'd give anything to be one of them."
"#YouMightBeAbleist if you say 'I have a spouse/child/sibling/parent/friend with a disability, so I know how it feels.'"
Did they miss any? Let me know in the comments below.
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