I’m dead serious @sbstryker How did that question enter your head in 2018? How did you think it was ok to publish in a lighthearted listicle? Didn’t you think it was a question better suited to the far corners of 4chan?
To @buzzfeed Do you not check you employees’ work before things get published? Who on your editorial team okayed that argument for segregation in 2018? Will there be any repercussions for you editors and for @sbstryker ?
The irony is that @buzzfeed provides some great coverage & representation for people with certain kinds of disabilities Many of their Youtube personalities openly talk abt experiencing chronic pain Mental illness and a variety of other disabilities that are largely invisible
They fall very short on physical disability though with most of the “progressive” coverage being very tokenistic “Here’s a video of one disabled person we will probably never employ again talking about their individual experience with X”
There are no visibly disabled people in the recurring cast of characters that we see in @buzzfeed‘s videos Where are the wheelchair users in taste test videos Why are there no Tasty videos that just include adaptive kitchen equipment because the chef is hemiplegic?
Why are overtly visibly disabled people never the people we get to keep seeing? Who get to the same level of popularity as the #Ladylike team or the Try guys (yes I know they don’t work at Buzzfeed anymore)
The ultimate injustice is that @sbstryker gets to literally get paid to have his say and see himself personally represented in cultural content and he’s just contributed to the idea that it’s normal and just to not see disabled people
At 12, in 1972 I knew better than this. I was ignorant about disability, but was used to seeing disabled people in markets,at PTA meetings, and so on. Does this guy have no life experience whatsoever? Was he raised in a crate like veal?
Unfortunately, it’s a pretty common sentiment When I tell a nondisabled person that I advocate for accessibility & inclusion, the most common response I get is them excitedly telling me about that one disabled person they saw in public once like that’s evidence of progress
This is awful and reminds me when a family member complained about a disabled person using a wheelchair being in the way when we went out on Black Friday. So you don’t want disabled people to enjoy life? So messed up. Are we supposed to be stuck indoors all the damn time?
why in this day and age would you want an autograph that could be easily duplicated just more of the media machine thank you to the strangers on the train who helped me I appreciate each and every one of you