andrewducker + disability   47

Love is not blind - even when the people are.
When I was a teenager, I went to a boarding school for blind children where the sound of wildly rushing male and female hormones could be heard on every corridor. I particularly remember a new girl arriving. No one took much notice in her first few weeks... until one lad said they'd heard she was blonde.

She may have been a quiet shrinking violet but she suddenly started getting a lot of attention after her hair colour was made known. Of course, few of her admirers could see her crowning glory, or even knew that blonde was a kind of light yellowy brown, but because "blondes" are talked about as desirable, and dare I say thought more attractive than darker haired people, she became very popular.
love  beauty  disability  blindness  anthropology 
may 2009 by andrewducker
Ableism in action
Man waits in wheelchair with his luggage when a security guard attempts to wander off with it, because disabled people apparently aren't competent to watch their own luggage.
security  culture  ableism  disability 
march 2009 by andrewducker

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