Blogging Against Disablism Day 2016: Disablism- The Enemy Of Disability
Readers, today is Blogging Against Disablism Day 2016!
My contribution, as usual, comes in the form of a little bit of poetry.
Disablism- The Enemy Of Disability
As long as disability lives
It’s enemy, disablism, will never forgive
Like Harry Potter and Voldemort
Not opposites, but enemies.
Both tall and neither short.
Disablism is to disability
What racism is to race.
What sexism is to gender.
While disability exists, disablism will never surrender.
Does this mean we should want to kill disability?
Wipe it from the face of the Earth?
Of course not, we wouldn’t have killed Harry Potter
Even to avoid Lord Voldemort’s rebirth.
Disability is different
Like the wizard with the scar
But it’s not wrong
Any more than it’s wrong to drive a fast car.
Disability can be beautiful,
Like Harry’s magic spell
But if you use disablism against us,
You’ll never be able to tell.
If disabled people want to stay alive
We must fight disablism always
No matter what anyone says
We can’t stop this job each day at five!