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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

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Posted by: Samantha Henderson (samhenderson)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 04:36 am (UTC)

Something about being lucky to be disabled because it let them do something better.

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 04:42 am (UTC)

"His disability was actually a blessing"

Posted by: destroyer of clocks (jocelina)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)

What about "devoted/selfless/etc. partner"? That seems like a common one, too.

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 04:43 am (UTC)
walk

"Her husband was a devoted, selfless saint"

like janradder, but with less sex!

Posted by: Rachel Swirsky (rachel_swirsky)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)

Posted by: sacwentie (sacwentie)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC)

Posted by: timprov (timprov)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 04:50 am (UTC)

The fact that bingo cards are 5x5?

Gotta have something funny for the free center spot.

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 04:59 am (UTC)

Oh, thank you!

I was looking at it, wondering why there was no center space, and that is why.

Can I blame MS for my bad math?

Posted by: Naomi (naomikritzer)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 05:09 am (UTC)

"Differently abled" or some other saccharine euphemism for disability?

Posted by: Michael Merriam (mmerriam)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
Blind

Yes. This one.

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 04:30 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Naomi (naomikritzer)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 05:11 am (UTC)

And I think "Inspiration!" should be the center square.

Posted by: Naomi (naomikritzer)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 05:13 am (UTC)

When God closes a door, He opens a window!
or
God never gives you more than you can handle. (Except when he gives you cancer, and it makes you dead.)
or
Any other pluckily religious phrase.

Posted by: baronnemelisend (baronnemelisend)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 05:23 am (UTC)

Yes, exactly.

Posted by: witchsistah (witchsistah)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 12:20 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Michael Merriam (mmerriam)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 04:32 pm (UTC)

Posted by: baronnemelisend (baronnemelisend)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 05:22 am (UTC)

Don't forget the whole faith-based angle.

Posted by: Clint Harris (wendigomountain)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 06:48 am (UTC)

Your bingo card is inspirational!

Ow! Fuck! That hurt!

Posted by: witchsistah (witchsistah)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 12:04 pm (UTC)
Damn you!

Didn't you know you existed to make me feel better about my life and give me someone to pity inspire me?!

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Damn you!
laughing

HA

I just recorded a rather sarcastic and snarky etiquette guide for dealing with disabled people for MPR, and my editor thinks it will probably piss people off, and I think this is the reason.

Also, if I may be permitted to quite Alice Walker: "White people think the world is governed by their intentions."

Posted by: Marissa Lingen (mrissa)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 12:11 pm (UTC)

"Thought she would never get to ______"
"Through the miraculous assistance of [something completely non-miraculous"

Posted by: Naomi (naomikritzer)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 03:04 pm (UTC)

Ooh, I like the miraculous assistance of (a guide dog, adaptive technology that has existed for years, etc.)

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Julia (skogkatt)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 01:35 pm (UTC)

Where is the tragedy? "Tragically she was forced to [go on living through the miracle of being human and having access to useful tools]"

Edit: Oh wait, that's totally there. Sorry. I fail at reading. Though, I think possibly tragedy and the unimaginable happening and the dreams shattering might even deserve separate spaces.

Edited at 2010-02-03 01:41 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Naomi (naomikritzer)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC)

"Refused to give up" or "refused to give in." Some phrasing that makes it sound like disease or disability is something you can just, you know, refuse like an unwanted package at the post office.

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC)

YES

Posted by: Naomi (naomikritzer)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 03:06 pm (UTC)

Also, it's hard to put this into a pithy Bingo Square phrase, but something that makes it clear the reporter can't tell legitimate cutting edge treatment from woo-based pseudoscience and wishes to lionize the individual being written about for trying EVERYTHING no matter how stupid, especially if the snake oil had some sort of horrible side effect that the person "bravely endured."

Posted by: geniusofevil (geniusofevil)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)

plucky. and I agree, you need something really awesome for the center square

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)

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

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