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Re: Eh?

An "ableist insult" is, among other things, something you trot out to distract others, and perhaps yourself, from the fact that a product/service is not usable by people with disabilities when it damned well should be. I'm disabled, and I, for one, sincerely wish people would feel free to insult me as much as they like so long as they spend the money to make their products accessible as they are often legally required to do. Alternatively, let's at least have the honesty to tell those of us who are disabled: "we don't care, go kill yourself". Is it that the problem is hopeless and the only things we can focus on to make ourselves feel better is the unimportant?

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