Inclusive Humor
June 19th, 2012 by Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg

Source: Facebook

I love this graphic. I really do. Here are the top ten reasons:

10. The pink wheelchair. Seriously.

9. A disabled person is (okay, was) participating in a social gathering with (gasp!) able-bodied women.

8. The table appears to be octagonal, rather than rectangular, which means that everyone is seated in an equal position to everyone else (i.e. no one is left isolated at the end of the table).

7. The room in which this social gathering took place was likely wheelchair-accessible.

6. Was everyone really naked, or did their clothes disintegrate over time?

5. The graphic implies that, just like the able-bodied women at the table, the disabled woman desires sexual relationships and can participate in them.

4. The disabled woman has enough self-respect to set her standards high (okay, a little too high), rather than being grateful for the first guy who pays attention to her.

3. The disabled woman’s presence implies that disabled people have dreams for the future — with other people, no less.

2. The disabled woman’s presence implies that, in dreaming our dreams, we make the same ridiculous mistakes as able-bodied people.

1. Rather than following the conventional approach and making only the disabled woman the symbol of vulnerability, lack of control, and death, the graphic reflects the undeniable truth that life is fragile and brief for everyone.

© 2012 by Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg

One Response  
  • Trance writes:
    July 17th, 202411:44 amat

    Agreed! Good points!

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