Take Down the Image of the Wheelchair User Standing Up

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Carolina Cordero
7 years ago
People need to be more respectful of invisible disabilities and disabilities that aren't always obvious from looking at a person.

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CLAUDIA LEVY
7 years ago
Should be important to all humans.

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Nat Ford
7 years ago
Ableism is as bad as racism and any other hate speech. I have an invisible disability and some days I can walk, some I cannot and some I can stand for a minute or two at a time. I am not the only one.

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Mohammad Faizan
7 years ago
because i need this in my life

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Virginia Sargent
7 years ago
a friend of mine was terrified to go places in their wheelchair because they could stand and walk but had a chronic pain condition, so for longer distances/longer amount of activity, they felt excruciating pain and HAD to use the chair, and these kinds of jokes were the reason they were afraid. the dirty looks, the shame they felt standing up. not funny, not cute. not every disability is the same

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Karen Goodwin
7 years ago
Making assumptions about the persons disability

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April ANJARD
7 years ago
I have an autoimmune disorder that fuses and destroys my bones, mainly in my spine and I have a genetic disorder that affects my connective tissues. I use an electric wheelchair as pushing my own chair will dislocate my joints, and my heart rate will soar because of my dysautonomia. I can stand and I can walk with something to hold onto, several feet. I could stand out of my wheelchair and do just what this woman is doing. Lets stop the ignorance now George Takei and truly make us all equal.

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Camo Coffey
7 years ago
This may superficially appear to be funny but in reality it is insidiously disablist and only perpetuates prejudice against the infirm. Lose the image please, George; and better yet, remark on it with the gentle wise conscience we know you have.

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Linda Robinson
7 years ago
My husband is disabled. He uses a cane to walk and the few times he's able to go to the store with me, he uses a scooter. He can walk; it's just very painful and he's extremely slow. He has been mocked, told he is faking, laughed at, given dirty looks... and he is far from the only one! This meme is insulting to a large number of people, and snidely condones the shaming and mocking of the disabled. George, I wish you'd listened to your fans in the first place. PLEASE listen to us now and take that image down!

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Stephanie Chamberlin
7 years ago
It's not funny to use people as your jumping off point to be funny... people get hurt.