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PLUCKY CRIPPLE DOESN'T LET LACK OF BINGO CARD STOP HER!

February 2nd, 2010 (10:36 pm)

EDITED TO ADD: the updated card is here:
http://haddayr.livejournal.com/604179.html

Okay, kids. What did I miss? (probably crossposted, I imagine):




VISUAL DESCRIPTION:

HEADING TO CARD: Are you writing an article that profiles or even tangentially involves a disabled
person? Make it easy on yourself: string together these words and phrases with a few voyeuristic references to the person's body parts, and call it a day!

BODY OF CARD:
She didn't let her disability stop her!
Brave
Inspiration
Will never see his children's faces
Courageous battle
Confined to a wheelchair
Then tragedy struck/her dreams were shattered/the unimaginable happened
Forced to use [mobility device]
Can only communicate through [communication device]
Cheerful/ Never let it get her down/ Positive attitude
Special
He has overcome his disability!
Defying overwhelming odds
She "suffers from" [impairment]
Determination
WHAT AM I MISSING?

Comments

Posted by: Magenta (magentamn)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)

I'm not sure how this would fit, but one I hate, hate, hate is the New Age types who say things like "You must have attracted this to yourself" or "You need this for your spiritual development" or "It must be your karma".

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC)

This one is aimed at reporters, but there is another card lurking in the wings of stupid shit people say to people with disabilities.

There are two great ones on invisible disabilities, but they're missing your suggestion:

http://disabledfeminists.com/2009/11/02/invisible-illness-and-disability-bingo-1-0/

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_t85IBdvYzDk/SfoST8eN-8I/AAAAAAAAAEg/aQm-1d4qNJk/s1600-h/annaham-iib2.gif

Posted by: R. Francis Smith (rfrancis)
Posted at: February 4th, 2010 03:31 am (UTC)
cane

I was going to complain about how the first one didn't have something along the lines of "oh, yeah, I get dizzy sometimes, too!" but LO AND BEHOLD first thing on the second card. Sweet!

My "favorite: one for stupid things people say (well, after the one above) is, "Being fat shouldn't get you a disabled parking permit" or the like, as if someone being fat means that nothing else could possibly trouble them.

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: February 4th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)

Everyone knows that fat has magical powers that makes you immune to all disease and disability.

Tsk.

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