Encouraging Prayerful Efforts Toward Social Justice and the Inclusion of People with Disabilities
Pretty revolting incident. I found it strange that the commentators continually assured the viewers that Gov. Paterson "can take a joke" and that he "makes fun of his own blindness at times." This, to me, signals able-bodied anxiety over PWDs and disability in general. I did, however, think that there was a mixed effort to thoughtfully explain why this is an issue: when making fun of Paterson SNL was doing more than making fun of one man -- which is cruel enough -- but they are attacking an entire swath of society. Such an explanation exposes the continued need to evangelize the solidarity of PWDs so that we are not fractured into heterogeneous impotence.
I saw it. It really sucked. It was below SNL who usually parodies what people have done. I wrote about it in my blog. I'm a CRC voc. rehab counselor, btw., and person with a disability!
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