Have you ever been called a faker by another person with a disability? Have you ever thought someone didn’t deserve the right to accessibility because you believed they weren’t “disabled enough?” Why are those with disabilities sometimes the harshest critics of others who have disabilities?
These are all great questions that we have to ask ourselves in the disabled community. Ableist ideas and views don’t just come from able-bodied people.
We as disabled individuals and as a community struggle with ableist ideas all the time. Although ableist ideas still come from able-bodied society, it does not mean the disability community is excluded from having ableist ideas and that we do not struggle with our own internalized ableism.Read more on themighty.com