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Physical Disability Bingo (crossposted to dot_gimp_snark)

March 17th, 2010 (09:57 am)



Thanks, codeman38, for creating the ping! If you'd like a .pdf, download here:
http://www.copleywoods.com/Disability-Comments-Bingo-v2.pdf

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HEADLINE: We hear so many annoying and unpleasant things as physically disabled people. Wouldn't it be nice if we could leap to our feet (or fall out of our chairs) and yell: 'BINGO!' This body of literature is so vast and rich, we decided to divide it into categories for easy reference:

SUBHEAD: General Annoying Ignorance
SQUARES BELOW SUBHEAD:
You're too young to have that problem/use that mobility device/need those painkillers!
You don't look/act disabled!
Are you sure you have [condition]? Do you really need that [mobility device/hearing aid/service dog]?
But you speak/walk/write/ think so well!
I should totally get my pet a vest like that; then I could take him with me everywhere!

SUBHEAD: Smug Superiority/Condescension
SQUARES BELOW SUBHEAD:
Must be nice not to have to walk everywhere/work!
Well, I just don't do sick.
[Talking v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y]
Careful you don't get a speeding ticket on that scooter! Heh, heh, heh.
I wish I could sit down all the time!

SUBHEAD: Astoundingly Stupid Advice
SQUARES BELOW SUBHEAD:
My [acquaintance] had that! She used [panpipes/pesto/ aromatherapy/reiki/satanic chants] and is better now!
Maybe if you'd exercise more, you'd get better!
BOLD: Free Space: YOU'RE SO BRAVE!
If you'd stop being so negative/gave it over to God, you'd be cured!
You don't really have to take those medications. Big Pharma has just convinced you that you do.

SUBHEAD: More Annoying Ignorance
SQUARES BELOW SUBHEAD:
What's wrong with you? Why are you wearing/using those?
Your spouse/parent/ roommate must be a SAINT!
Everyone has SOME sort of disability!
How do you have SEX?
Oh yeah; I have [totally unrelated thing], so I know how hard it is!

SUBHEAD: Outraged Hatred
SQUARES BELOW SUBHEAD:
Being fat isn't a disability!
These parking spaces are for old people!
If you really had X then there's no way you'd be able to do Y.
People with [your disease] are a burden and the reason the government had to raise taxes.
By using [mobility device], you're just letting the illness win!

Comments

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC)

Sure thing! I would love to talk to you about "stupid" and other language at WisCon. Will you be there?

Posted by: Sasha_feather (sasha_feather)
Posted at: March 19th, 2010 12:55 am (UTC)

Absolutely! I am Access Coordinator this year. :D :D

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