Friday, July 15th, 2016 08:12 pm (UTC)
It's really one of my pet peeves.

There are some lines from the opening of "A Winter's Tale" (Shakespeare, not the fantasy novel by wassisname), to the effect of:

Person A: "The prince is so wonderful, he's even inspiring people who go on crutches to find a reason to live until he becomes king."

Person B: ... I'm pretty sure, if there were no prince, those on crutches would desire to live until a prince were born.

And I got squeeful about it to someone online, pointing out: (paraphrased) "hey, look! People knew disabled people existed as far back as 400 years ago, and that your argument "better dead than disabled" was BS even then.

And this someone said: Well, Shakespeare didn't mean "disabled people" -- he just meant "old people."

I wasn't up for arguing, 'cause the clueless factor was massive.

But old people who go on crutches are still people who go on crutches!

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