“I’ll Pick You Up By Your Back Brace and Throw You Like a Suitcase”: On Naming Discrimination Against Disability

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Jillian Weise


Disability, Discrimination, Ableist/Ableism


What word is there for discrimination practiced against disability?  In the following essay, I will explore—through personal narrative—incidents of discrimination in the academic, non-academic, and reader-text environments.  Then I will discuss the various meanings of the word ableist and the importance of placing a name for discrimination against disability in the public domain.    

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