If you find memes like what you see below funny, do some soul searching. Ableism seems to be one of the last acceptable forms of discrimination. Handicapped parking isn’t a privilege for many of us, it’s a necessity. Furthermore, it’s not cute or amusing to hear folks make light of it.
Handicapped parking (or however you refer to it) for those who may not even use mobility aides — especially those with MS — is critical; especially in hot weather. Heat is literally intolerable for many folks with MS. It can wreak havoc on our bodies. It’s excruciating.
This said, insensitive and tone-deaf memes like this are especially offensive. Please take some time to reflect. Below you’ll find a very interesting perspective on ableism, and what you can do to help end it.
Love and Light,
D & D