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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: Friend of the Ood. (bork)
Posted at: March 17th, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)

I love these!

Posted by: MG Ellington (xjenavivex)
Posted at: March 17th, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC)

You are damn sexy!

Posted by: Stephanie Burgis (stephanieburgis)
Posted at: March 17th, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC)
30s female friends

OMG, yes. I really needed to see this today! Thank you.

Posted by: nightshade1972 (nightshade1972)
Posted at: March 17th, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC)

I always enjoy your "bingo cards", and this is no exception :-)

Posted by: Dwelling in Probabilities - C. Lundoff's Journal (catherineldf)
Posted at: March 17th, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)

I love most of these but am a trifle baffled by "Being fat isn't a disability." Speaking as someone who actually is fat, I can't say that in and of itself, it stops me, or even slows me down, from doing much of anything (particularly when compared to my various chemical allergies, for example). People being stupid about their own and by extension, other's people's bodies and the weight thereof, is, of course, another matter.
On the other hand, I'd love to watch someone try and heal themselves from anything other than stress using panpipes and pesto. :-)

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: March 17th, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)

People who are disabled and also fat (of which there are many; it's easy to pack on the pounds when your mobility is restricted) get this often.

When people see you hobbling slowly along with a cane or going along in a scooter and you happen to be fat, they assume that you need the cane or the scooter BECAUSE you are fat.

Or, they yell it at disabled people who happen to also be fat who use handicapped spaces.

Yep; it's a lovely world we live in!

Posted by: R. Francis Smith (rfrancis)
Posted at: March 21st, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Clint Harris (wendigomountain)
Posted at: March 17th, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
Nausicaa

My wife was recently on a pregnancy forum where one of the posters was discussing how she could not use the hospital in her area because she was obese. They claimed that obese people are a health risk and they would not treat her. This woman now has to drive three hours to the nearest hospital that will take her for delivery.

My wife was pissed and posted a few things back about the ignorance, prejudice, and risk the hospital was putting on this woman. A few lawyers--also pregnant--chimed in, claiming is wasn't discrimination, that not only did fat people have a greater chance of dying, but also were the reason there were so many malpractice lawsuits and why insurance won't cover them. Everyone agreed. Since then, she hasn't gone back.

God damn that infuriated me. That conversation alone was probably worth three or four squares on the bingo chart. The fucking assholes.

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: March 17th, 2010 06:19 pm (UTC)

WOW.

Well, Black folks and American Indians have higher rates of diabetes than other people, so I guess it's not discrimination to refuse to treat them, either. Also, Irish and Jewish people have higher rates of Cystic Fibrosis than the rest of the population, so they shouldn't serve us, either. Smokers should be banned, and so should people with very fair skin because we're just riddled with skin cancer.

None of that is discrimination! It's just all about HEALTH.

Posted by: Jessie (orbitalmechanic)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)

Posted by: R. Francis Smith (rfrancis)
Posted at: March 21st, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Jessie (orbitalmechanic)
Posted at: March 17th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)

Just saw some beautiful pictures of the Paralympics. I'd say 50% of the comments used the word "inspiring." But you should look at the pictures, because oh my god those prosthetics are SO HOT, and yes the Norwegian men's Paralympic curling team also wears those ridiculous pants.

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: March 17th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)

Thank you; I shall.

Did you know there's a movement to integrate the Olympics by the time they come to London? Make it 3 weeks and have all the events together. I like it, even though I'm fairly certain they won't really cover much of the para stuff. Still, I think they should. They're as fun to watch as any other sports.

And THINK of the sob story profiles in-between the action! I think I just heard an NBC exec cream his shorts.

Posted by: Kao (kaowolfie)
Posted at: March 17th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Some people play tennis, I erode the human soul (firni)
Posted at: March 17th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
crabby

I'm going to print that out, and the next time someone says something like "oh, your husband must be a SAINT!" I'll say "I guess I forgot to mention my anger issues" and cuff them to the piano.

Posted by: lauredhel (lauredhel)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)

Hi - I love the card, really nicely done!

I sometimes feel like I'm the only one saying this, but no one else has, so here goes: would you consider rewording "Idiotic Advice"? Given that that word is a word rooted in ableism against people with intellectual disabilities?

Thanks.

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)

Of course; however, since I was so thoughtless in the last incarnation, can I run "dim-witted" past you before I ask Cody to edit it? Or perhaps "Nitwit Advice?"

Posted by: lauredhel (lauredhel)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 05:32 am (UTC)

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 01:46 pm (UTC)

Posted by: The Empress of Ice Cream (icecreamempress)
Posted at: March 19th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: March 19th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Sasha_feather (sasha_feather)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 01:06 pm (UTC)

This post has been linked at Access-fandom. Thank you!

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)

Hmmm. Do you feel like removing it for a day?

We're fixing some disablist language I introduced (with "idiot).

Posted by: Sasha_feather (sasha_feather)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Sasha_feather (sasha_feather)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)

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

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

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Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC)

and FYI, we're changing "idiotic advice" to "astoundingly stupid advice," because, um, being disablist on a disability bingo card is . . . hmmm. What's the nicest word for it? Tacky.

Posted by: Sasha_feather (sasha_feather)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 04:19 pm (UTC)

Posted by: lauredhel (lauredhel)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Sasha_feather (sasha_feather)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Loca del Rio Penobscot (ex_voz_lati)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 05:35 pm (UTC)
thanks

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC)
Re: thanks

Posted by: balgar (balgar)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)

Outstanding. I don't get the vest reference though.

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Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 10:37 pm (UTC)

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.

Posted by: the Jack (buggery)
Posted at: March 30th, 2010 11:56 pm (UTC)

This is astoundingly awesome.

At least once a year a complete stranger approaches me on the street to urge me to attend their organisation's upcoming "healing service" which is invariably a "limited-time-only" thing, and often actually billed as a "tent revival." (Thanks for assuming anyone using a wheelchair and/or cane is Christian or interested in converting.) I'm always tempted, being a part-time wheelchair user who 90+% of the time has the option to stand and walk (badly) for short distances, to attend, make a big show of standing up out of the chair when they do their laying-on or whatever... and then scream and fall back into the chair.

So far I've never had the spoons. And also been mildly afraid of how ugly a crowd of fundamentalists can turn when faced with something that contradicts their world view.

Posted by: Dammit, Clark's penis is going in *something*. (thete1)
Posted at: March 31st, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
holster (LaT)

buggery pointed me here, and -- Lord above, I think I'm going to print this out and paste it on my door. The shit I've had to put up with from people *paid to be my aides* --

Anyway. Thank you!

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