I probably just caused the majority of people who read my Facebook feed to roll their eyes. I posted this:

Every undescribed visual posted as part of a horrified response to the presidential election results makes me more and more upset.

What I wanted to add, and valiantly refrained, was: Bemoaning the triumph of bigotry and hate while posting material inaccessible to some people with disabilities shows a degree of hypocrisy those doing it might wish to consider.

A few who routinely engage in this practice even liked my post. Liked it.

The bright light is the one person who reposted it to her wall and has since been describing the images she posts. One person at a time, right?

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About Jen

After acquiring a degree from Vassar College in psychology, I moved to Western Mass where I ran a peer mentoring network for disabled college students as well as activism and organizing around disability issues. I also conducted research on disabled women’s body image. An Upstate New York native, I eventually followed my heliotropic nature to the sun of Southern California. I divide my time between writing (disability fiction and essays) along with moderating San Diego Bisexual Forum which is one of the oldest groups of its kind in the country. In my off hours I can often be found in my neighborhood live music venue enjoying our local talent.

4 thoughts on “Hypocrisy

  1. You awakened me on this issue! One person at a time. I don’t repost someone else’s image meme without transcribing it, unless I forget, which is rare (I think). I know you said in the past that you really wanted original posters to take responsibility, but I think the problem is way too big for reposters not to get involved. It does mean that sometimes I don’t share something because I don’t have time to transcribe it. When that happens, I weep a little that the world is deprived of one more temporarily able-bodied cis white guy’s opinion.

    • Mike,
      So glad we are friends because this could have otherwise been offensive. You are one of about 3 people I know who puts the effort into describing images or transcribes images of text. Thank you.

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