Ok, this has been bothering me, feminist blogs, so listen up.
You talk about intersectionality. Constantly. I see the word pop up on my dash all the time, and that’s great!
But here’s the thing.
If you only focus on one or two areas of intersectionality, YOU’RE DOING IT FUCKING WRONG.
Intersectionality deals in a lot of areas. Race, the gender binary, age, weight, economic status, etc. And generally speaking, I think many (certainly not all) people do an ok job at this. Not good, certainly not great, but ok.
You know what else deserves a LITTLE BIT of your focus? Disability.
And when I say this, I don’t mean just casually adding the term ‘ableism’ to a list of isms. I mean actually take the fucking time to think about it, post about it, and learn about it.
Another thing that begs to be mentioned is that when you are talking about privilege regarding disabilities, ‘able-bodied’ is not a catch-all term. Because while everyone has a body, there is something else that everyone has. A brain.
I don’t know if you knew this, but learning disabilities, mental illnesses, and neurological disorders also exist.
Acknowledge them. Learn about them. Talk about them.
Seriously, if you’re going to talk about privilege, you need to acknowledge everything the word ‘privilege’ encompasses.
That is all.