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The Broken Of Britain

October 24, 2010

Brilliant blogger Bendygirl has just set up a brand new group blog called The Broken Of Britain. This blog comes shortly after Bendygirl’s V-Logging success. Its Homepage reads:

To the disabled people of Great Britain. Our individual voices are too quiet to be heard, but collectively we can shout loud enough to drown out this tide of abuse against us. Disability Hate Crime, lack of full legal protection, people in care homes costing too much to be let out and not one political party willing to fight for us. We must emulate other successful civil rights movements and with polite determination take our place as equal members of society.

Same Difference fully supports this new blog and will be doing everything possible to help. I ask those of you who are in the UK to do the same.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Janet Riley permalink
    November 8, 2010 6:04 pm

    Thank you I am one of the Broken – I could not find a word for prejudice against disability but I feel it all the time. Every time I wheel out of my house, the looks of pity not for me but the poor unfortunate able bodied friend with me. People talking over my head, helper in my home putting things where I can’t get. Being patronised as if the loss of the use of my legs has affected my intellect, I never kept my brains there.

    It is never mentioned in the media, this last taboo, you can be any any colour, any sexual orientation anything you want or are except disabled. Don’t imagine you can find love, no one can love a woman whose legs don’t stand.
    Friends, only a few really see beyond the hindrance of the wheelchair most don’t.

    There are no images of the men, heros, returning from war with pieces missing, we should not be seen we are a hidden embarrassment.
    Old people cruelly disregarded, their dignity taken by callous indifference for their humanity.

    So good luck, with this expose and shine a light on the invisible million with no voice no place in the society of the physically able.

  2. April 6, 2011 11:33 pm

    I have a blog of a similar name because I am writing a book on Broken Britain in the 21st century. This is a political/social history but it will also cover aspects that involve people with disabilities and the rough shod way they are treated. If you want to add some comments to my blog please go to http://thebrokenbritainblog.blogspot.com

    Four years ago I should have had surgery on my spine – something called a laminectomy – but I have opted to live with my condition, at least for the time being, because I felt the risks of an operation were too high. So I have a vested interest in your causes.

    I also follow you on Twitter.

    Regards

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