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Physical Disability Bingo (crossposted to dot_gimp_snark)

March 17th, 2010 (09:57 am)



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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!

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Posted by: Jonquil Serpyllum (jonquil)
Posted at: March 20th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
God BLESS.

I've posted, repeatedly, on my LJ why I don't consider myself brave, yet people insist on replying "But you are brave!"

This is my life. It is what it is.

And the next person who tells me to try acupuncture is getting it right in the chops with one of my tapestry needles. Which are blunt.

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