Disability Thought Of The Week: Judging Activisms

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Can We Stop Arguing About the “Right Way” to Be a Disability Activist?
Andrew Pulrang, Rooted In Rights - May 4, 2018

People seem to like this piece I wrote for Rooted In Rights. TL;DLR … We should stop judging others, and ourselves, for which modes of disability activism they / we choose.

I may write what would probably be a more controversial followup on how we think about the content of disability activism, as distinct from methods. Should we be as open and accepting of all disability activism goals as we are of how and where to pursue them? What do we do when a disabled person does disability activism activities in pursuit of, say, medical research, or a personal advocacy goal, or to keep a sheltered workshop open? Does it matter what “we” think?