Monday, December 5, 2011

The demonization of the disabled

There is a climate of hostility towards people for whom life is already difficult and it is being fostered by politicians and journalists, writes Observer columnist Ian Birrell.

The demonization of the disabled is a chilling sign of the times


Wow. I am shaking my head at the intensity of this article. As if there weren't enough to cope with and worry about --

Louise, I also want to encourage you to visit my blog and see the flyer for an upcoming free webinar that I am moderating on puberty, adolescence and developmental disabilities. I hope you'll pass along to your contacts!

I think this is a well written and important article but it worries me the way that "the disabled" is used. I think this feeds into the negative perception of people with disabilities in our society.