Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Blogging Against Disablism Day

Blogging Against Disablism Day, May 1st 2009

This is a topic I feel strongly about. Our society has gotten much better at recognizing and ending Racism......but we are a long, long way off from recognizing and ending Disablism [our President is clear proof that most of society, even the most intelligent and well-versed members, just don't get Disablism and how entrenched it is in our society.

On this same topic, watch this video clip and see how we, as a collective whole, pre-judge others:

Susan Boyle - Singer - Britains Got Talent 2009


Anonymous said...

I adore the Susan Boyle clip - I already had it saved to my YouTube 'favourites' list before reading your post - it gives me chills!!!


Kleidy said...

Susan Boyle is a beautiful and an amazing singer :0). Love her voice and performance!!!

Nan P. said...

Tara Marie, I agree with you, we are all guilty of basing our opinions on our prejudices and other's appearance... The clip you showed is only a little taste of it. And I watched that show, and I judged her before she started singing, and I was so wrong!

My experience of Disablism has not been very long, barely one year, and yet I encounter it... I dread to think of what Cathal and his parents will face. But I never miss an opportunity to give my tuppence worth and try to point people away from generalisations, away from disablism - I like that word!

melody is slurping life said...

Agreed. Daily I watch the world judge my boys.