Your response does seem to still be rooted in the idea that a disability is always worse than not having a disability, and that it’s only preferable to death, and that too is a limiting and condescending view of disability. Even when people don’t mean it to be, which I’m sure you don’t. Most Deaf people don’t want to be cured. Neither do most Autistics. Many disabled people are glad to be the way we are. And often our only source of disability-related suffering is the ignorance of others. That includes the fatalism baked into assuming disability equals suffering, and that the fate of the disabled person is simple to accept it. Please don’t romanticize oppression that way. I know you didn’t mean harm by saying any of this, just wanting to point out the implications of the view when it’s widely believed.

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