Sunday, July 31, 2016

While some mock, others rock

If you share my sentiments about Trump and disabilities then you too have been wondering how his egregious mimicry of a journalist with disabilities back in November 2015 was so hastily forgotten. And you will no doubt also be pleased with this poster that is being disseminated by my favorite blogger.

I would add:
And never forget Trump's lame claim afterwards [New York Times, November 26, 2015] that he had never met the reporter, Serge F. Kovaleski, who has arthrogryposis which limits the functioning of his joints.
“I have no idea who this reporter, Serge Kovalski [sic], is, what he looks like or his level of intelligence,” Mr. Trump said. “Despite having one of the all-time great memories, I certainly do not remember him,” he continued...
(Don't know about the memory, but that's undoubtedly one of the all-time great comb-overs/toupees he unabashedly sports.)

A commenter at Elizabeth's blog aptly responded to my comment about how in the world this pathetic behavior was deleted so quickly:
It's not been purged. It's worse than that Most people don't care is the very sad thing about this. Also a reality check. [Rebecca Yourig - July 25, 2016]
Blogger Sandrine Ciron: founder of Fashion Handi
But don't despair about our society as a whole. The intolerant contingent is undoubtedly on the road to extinction even if the pace is so slow we seem to be standing still.

Out of France comes a heartening story about breaking down the barriers of exclusion because of disability.

The second Fashion Handi show demonstrates that plenty of people are ability-blind. You can learn more about the woman with CP who came up with the concept of a fashion show featuring able-bodied models appearing together with models with disabilities. One of them - a man confined to a wheelchair who designs sleek wheelchairs explains: "To be proud of your chair, that's the goal".

Also modeled at the show are trendy clothes adapted to the needs of people with disabilities such as jeans with higher backs, zipper-free opening flaps, smoother seams and elasticized waists.

There's more here. And a YouTube clip here.

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