Disabled oppression

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 =]

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