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'The victimisation was horrible': why are so many disabled lawyers treated badly?

Discussion in 'Work, Finances and Disability Insurance' started by rvallee, Feb 16, 2020.

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    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://www.theguardian.com/law/202...hy-are-so-many-disabled-lawyers-treated-badly

    Of course we know why, for the most part this discrimination stems from medicine misunderstanding and misrepresenting the reality of chronic health problems, promoting a mantra that the only disability is a bad attitude. And of course The Guardian played its role in this first example, adding another layer to the why. Medicine itself doesn't even do accomodations outside of physical injury so it's hard to imagine why anyone would bother doing so when medicine is in the process of selling the idea that attitude adjustment is all that's needed.

    Truth is that most disabled people get treated badly, for the same reasons, but even more so in discriminated diseases where medicine essentially, and for all practical matters, encourages to treat people badly, as they (mostly) do themselves. Mostly unwittingly and out of ignorance but the outcome is just the same. There are consequences to promoting ideology and playing politics with people's lives, this is one of many such consequences.

    (Wasn't sure where to post, it's often hard to properly place news coverage about ME, maybe there should be a section for that?)
     
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