WHAT IS ABLEISM?
"Ableism is a form of discrimination or prejudice against individuals with physical, mental, or developmental disabilities that is characterized by the belief that these individuals need to be fixed or cannot function as full members of society (Castañeda & Peters, 2000). As a result of these assumptions, individuals with disabilities are commonly viewed as being abnormal rather than as members of a distinct minority community (Olkin & Pledger, 2003; Reid & Knight, 2006). Because disability status has been viewed as a defect rather than a dimension of difference, disability has not been widely recognized as a multicultural concern by the general public as well as by counselor educators and practitioners.
Laura Smith, Pamela F. Foley, and Michael P. Chaney, “Addressing Classism, Ableism, and Heterosexism in Counselor Education”, Journal of Counseling & Development, Summer 2008, Volume 86, pp 303-309."
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Avoiding Ableist Language: Suggestions for Autism Researchers (not just applicable to researchers)
ABLEISM AND RACISM
"Racism and ableism are often thought of as parallel systems of oppression that work separately to perpetuate social hierarchy... Ableism will always exist if racism exists because it is a tool of racism".
Against Ableism & White Supremacy:
Disability Justice is Our Liberation
ABLEISM AND SEXISM
Ableism - A Form of Violence Against Women
Tales of Disabled Woman, Working is Ableist, Sexist Workplaces
ABLEISM AND HOMOPHOBIA