Just Stop — Your Ableism Isn’t Cute

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