By Wendy Burnett
I hate the “court shows” that have taken over daytime TV, but I get stuck watching them on a regular basis because my husband likes them . . .
That disclaimer being made, Judge Judy happened to be on my TV the other day while I was getting ready for work. The case doesn’t really matter, it was just another group of folks making themselves look stupid until Judge Judy came out with something to the effect of:
“if he was able to go pick up money at Western Union, twice, he doesn’t sound very disabled to me!”
This is a perfect example of the total ignorance of what a disability IS, and the complete lack of understanding that people with disabilities face every day from the “healthy” population.
Does Judge Judy perhaps think that if we are not totally confined to our homes, we don’t qualify as disabled? Has she forgotten that even those among us who use a wheelchair, and therefore are VISIBLY dealing with some form of disability, are still able to leave our homes? Continue reading Judge Judy and (the Lack of) Disability Awareness »