Ableism isn’t simply a *result* of capitalism, or even just bound up in capitalism. i believe they are one and the same. i often struggle with screwed up messages about productivity and worth, even things like continuing to do access audits, creating captions for films/videos, or trying to regularly maintain this blog or the facebook page for Radical Access Mapping Project, etc. What happens to me when i can’t do those things anymore at all? i’ve already had to cut back hugely on auditing and captioning, and already feel the tangible impacts of it. When we’re not producing something that’s seen as being of any (even temporary) value in a world that continually devalues and ignores disabled lives, if we can’t produce something that can be crow-barred into the range of acceptably “productive” things, if it & we can’t be itemized, listed, named, shown, PROVEN… what happens to us? If ableism and the system of valuing/devaluing supposed productivity or lack thereof is to end, capitalism has got to go too.
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Here’s an excellent article by Gillian Giles on The Body Is Not An Apology talking about experiences with ableism and racism:

https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/magazine/you-are-more-than-what-you-do-dismantling-ideas-of-productivity-in-life-purpose/

“Combinations of my blackness and lack of productivity caused by disability resulted in teachers and peers marking me as lazy, or a problem; one teacher going so far as to advise me to copy the student beside me, just so I could keep up with the pace and production of the class. Isolation and shame resulted out of these experiences.”

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