Don’t Think Disabled People Have It Easy Because We Get ‘Perks’




Samantha Renke


By Samantha Renke in The Metro.


‘But you get free parking, and you get to jump to the front of the queue. What about those nice big toilets, they can’t be all that bad, hey?’

These are just some of the comments I’ve had over the years as a disabled woman; small microaggressions rooted in very harmful ableist attitudes.

Admittedly, I’ve often brushed these comments off, putting them down to people trying to be humorous. Many non-disabled people still feel awkward around disability so making light of our circumstance is a regular occurrence.


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