Why I Would Not Take a Magic Pill to Cure My Disability
edited: Sunday, December 19, 2010
By Anita Cameron
Rated "G" by the Author.
Posted: Sunday, December 19, 2010
Become a Fan
I have often been asked if it were possible to do so, would I take a "magic pill" to cure my disability. The short answer is no!
My disability is not the problem. The problem is the ableism and outright hatred that causes society in general to devalue and to dehumanize people with disabilities. Everyone is worthy of life, yet disabled people are the only ones that it is OK to kill or eradicate as a people. Consider the untold number of abortions of disabled babies or the sympathy that a parent gets for murdering his or her child with a disability. Indeed, the very question, "would you take a "magic pill" to cure your disability" is based on the assumption that my life is horrible because of my disability.