Inspiration porn

Inspiration porn further disables the disabled, by David M. Perry.  Building on the late Stella Young’s TEDx talk about the objectification of disability, the author discusses three recent inspiration-porn news stories, which all focus on the “hero” being kind to the disabled person, who is treated simply as a prop.  He says that such stories conceal the real issues faced by the disability community, rather than illuminate them- and then outlines what’s missing in those stories.  He asks some very good questions and makes some important points- well worth a read.

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