Deconstructing Disability Oppression within Social Justice Work
All manifestations of oppression are connected to form a matrix of domination, necessitated by settler colonialism, white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, cis* gender supremacy and economic exploitation.Because we have all been socialized into this matrix of domination, anti-oppression is therefore a life-long process of unlearning, relearning and resisting.
Ableism: a set of institutionalized attitudes, policies and systems which dehumanize, pathologize, criminalize and either desexualize or hypersexualize people whose bodies* do not fit into socially constructed notions of what constitutes a ”normal” human being/body.”
— A presentation by the fabulous Edward Khanya Ndopu, black queer disabled Afropolitan femme.
*including brains and gut brains =]