What is Ableism?

Erin Human

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What is ableism?

Ableism is a cultural disorder that can affect people’s language and communication skills, social relationships, and other interpersonal behaviors.

Symptoms may include:

* Deficits in respectful, disability-inclusive communicate skills; may include the repetitive use of language that discriminated against or excludes disabled people, and a failure to provide communication access to disabled people.

* Deficits in social-emotional reciprocity with disabled people, ranging (for example) from lack of empathy toward disabled people to failure to include disabled people in social activities; in severe forms, may include abuse, homicide/filicide, and/or total apathy toward the abuse of disabled people.

* Restricted patterns of discriminatory behavior, for example: insistence on segregating, mocking, and/or abusing disabled people; unusual interest in “inspiration pornography” that objectifies and demeans disabled people, etc.

Ableism is any form of discrimination or negative bias toward disabled…

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2 thoughts on “What is Ableism?

  1. Jesse Grillo

    This probably go against what I’ve read, I am going to go ahead and try it out then I will let you know what happens. What might you say to those that disagree with you on this issue? Your blog keeps coming up when I talk with people about this subject. I used to read about this topic back in school. It’s really hard to find high quality writing like yours these days.

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