this made me really angry, because the only way i can parse this is a complete disregard for a person’s disabilities based on age. both myself and my housemate look quite young. we often get shit from strangers about how disabled we are because of our apparent age.
i carry my cane everywhere because i physically need it, and also because it’s the only way i can signal some of my needs to others. if i get on a bus or train, the thing i need right away is a place to sit down in. it isn’t a request, it’s a requirement.
it makes me feel so sick, when i hear these people try to justify to me that i am of lesser importance and should risky my health and well-being to try to get a seat further into the vehicle while it is moving than move their fucking asses and their oversized strollers.
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