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Just caught up with some of my Blogging Against Disablism Day/May 1 blog posts. (I own my slowness). One particularly apt post talked about educating kids about what "disability" means using the Incredible Hulk and modeling clay.

From Never That Easy, 1 May 2014
begin quote  "And I guess it isn't exactly super-normal that you change into a big green monster when you're angry either" suggested her brother, ALMOST apologetically. "Well, I'm not sure disabled and normal are exact opposites there, bud" I corrected him gently (because you try and correct a 14 year-old any other way), "but yeah, I think maybe Hulking out could stretch into the disability category if we really tried, because it's something in his body that he's not always got control over and a lot of disabilities -" I gestured to myself "are kind of like that. Cousin Sara once called her seizures Hulking out." (Our cousin has epilepsy.)
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Date: 2014-06-06 12:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dirty_diana
Interesting! I actually have many half-formed thoughts about Bruce Banner and self-care and the portrayal of such in fanfic so I am completely down with that metaphor.

Well...

Date: 2014-06-06 06:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Also consider that Hulk has a
speech delay, which makes people
think he's stupid, which he isn't.
He also has to compensate for the
fact that he is much bigger,
heavier, and stronger than everyone
else and nothing is built for his
size/strength. Not exactly a
disability, but definitely a handicap.

Now consider Ben Grimm, who
does have a handicap in
that his stony skin makes it
difficult for him to manipulate
tiny or delicate things -- which
was quite aptly shown in the movie
when he tried to pick up the ring.

Some superpowers come with
drawbacks. I write about this a
lot in Polychrome Heroics.

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