Halloween’s Ableism Problem: The Commercialization of Disability Oppression and Mental Health Stigma

Halloween’s Ableism Problem: The Commercialization of Disability Oppression and Mental Health Stigma

… the message that certain groups of disabled people inherently lack empathy underscores the deeply troubling trend of dehumanizing those people. Whether it’s the Autistic like me or those with mental health and psychiatric disabilities, the stigma we face is staggering. Unlike those believed to be non-disabled, we are forced to prove our humanity, to prove our worthiness to be included as having equal value and worth as everyone else. Because we are other, it is possible for the mainstay of society to make light of our marginalization. And, as you may well know or have suspected yourself, the commercial exploitation of disability enfreakment is a lucrative business. Quoted from the link.

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