End Ableism Carrd.
Made by @scyllasluthor (a 21 year old neurodivergent)
What is ableism?
Ableism by definiton:
Ableism is discrimination and social prejudice against people with disabilities or who are perceived to have disabilities. Ableism characterizes persons as defined by their disabilities and as inferior to the non-disabled.
It can also apply to mental health.
How to spot ableism
How does one spot ableism?
Simple; ableism is discrimination towards disabled people. Whether they're disabled physically (ex: people in wheelchairs) or mentally (ex: Autism/ADHD)
If someone you know has made jokes about not abled bodied people, mocked how people in public behave or laughed at someone having a melt down. Those are examples of possible ableism. You can never really know what's going on in someone's life and you shouldn't just assume. Also if someone uses the R slur as a joke or an insult, definitely call them out for that too.
What to do if someone is being ableist
If someone is being ableist; you should always call them out for their behavior. Ableism has been so normalized in society, you get called a "snowflake" for simply asking someone NOT to call you the R slur!! that's how sad it is!!
How to catch your own ableism
While calling out others for their ableism is important, it's also important to be aware of our own! If you catch your self saying "Oh, I'm so (r slur)" or "This thing is so (r slur)", Stop and check your behavior for a second, and realize who you might be offending. Another example might be mocking somebody because they can't do a certain task that perhaps many other people can do, is also ableism. (Example. Mocking the president of not being able to ride a bike) . Being aware of our own behavior is super important and one step closer to ending ableism.
How to stop ableism
No person alone can truly stop ableism. It takes us as a community to truly figure out how to stop it! It starts by removing ableist words from your vocab, to being a little more respectful to those who might be slow walkers. It also starts by teaching your loved ones about ableism and why it hurts others.