Disabled People: They Have The Ability, So Stop Discriminating Against Them
What do you call a person who sits on a wheelchair? Over one billion people in the world are living with the disability. As you might know, the word disability is formed by “dis” and “ability”. It means that disabled people don’t have the ability to do things like a typical human(normal people) can and that’s why people with disability damage a lot of discrimination. Although many people think that people with disability can’t do things as typical humans can, people should stop discriminating against them because they will have a hard life to living alone, they have the possibility of not getting a job which could leave them impoverished, last but not least they would think that they are useless because of the discrimination and could commit suicide.
Disabled people are having a hard life living alone. People with disabilities are almost always alone without anyone caring about them. According to a website called Ohchr(Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights) has an article that writes about how lonely are disabled people. Ohchr says“They(disabled people) have little hope of creating a family and raising their children, socializing or voting” (in-text citation). This quote is explaining why people with disability are lonely because they don’t have their family to look after them. for example, if they were blind or deaf it is hard for them to live alone. Imagine if you were blind and try to go upstairs by yourself, how do you feel? Would you feel like you about to fall? So they need our help to take care of them to make their life easier. Not only that it would make their life easier if you stop discriminate them. Moreover, it would make them feel like they are not alone in the dark silent world.
Second, they have the possibility of not getting a job which could leave them impoverished. Not only typical people are impoverished, but disabled people are also impoverished. Again, according to Ohchr had written about some facts that show why disabled people are hard to afford a job. It says, “20% of the world’s poorest people are with disabilities, 98% of children with disabilities in developing countries do not attend school, around a third of the world’s street children live with disabilities, and the literacy rate for adults with disabilities is as low as 3%, and 1% for women with disabilities in some countries” (in-text citation). For the second sentence says that children with disabilities do not attend school if kids don’t have any knowledge at all, how can they afford a good job in the future to live by themselves? So if you are an employer, you should give disabled people a chance to be a part of your company and you should give more money for the payday to them to make their life easier.
Due to discrimination, people with disabilities could potentially commit suicide. If they are an only disability, it is not that stressful for them to suicide. However people around them make fun of them and discriminate them, that’s the problem that they have every day. According to The Guardian, a newspaper. This website called www.theguardian.com. An article was written about a disabled person that considering euthanasia and everyone around her seems to not care about her. It says, “Marieke Vervoort, the 38-year-old Belgian Paralympian gold medallist, is only the most recent disabled person to announce that she is considering euthanasia, saying her “body is exhausted”. She is not imminently dying. Yet no one seems to be trying to persuade her that life is worthwhile”. Although she didn’t want to suicide herself because of discrimination, no one persuades her that life is worthwhile which is discrimination too.
In conclusion, disabled people are damaged by discrimination a lot that makes them have a hard life living alone, have the possibility of not getting a job which could leave them impoverished, potentially commit suicide. The government should create a law around the world that says “people must stop discriminating against disabled people” and everyone must follow the rule so it can solve the problem. Finally, everyone should call people with disability “ Ability people ”. Why? Because when you say that they are disability you mean that they don’t have the ability to do things like move around, reading, running and etc,…They have the ability to do as typical people, but they just do it into the different way from us so call them “ Ability people ” from now on.
2, Carr, Liz. “Legalising Assisted Dying Is Dangerous for Disabled People. Not Compassionate | Liz Carr.” The Guardian, Guardian News, and Media, 9 Sept. 2016, www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/sep/09/legalising-assisted-dying-dangerous-for-disabled-not-compassionate.
2, OHCHR | Freedom of Religion: UN Expert Hails Albania, but Notes New Challenges and Unresolved Issues from the Past, www.ohchr.org/en/issues/discrimination/pages/discrimination_disabilities.aspx.