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Things You Didn’t Know About Inspirational Disability Videos

Have you seen the ABC show Speechless? It’s a comedy about the day-to-day life of a teenage boy—JJ—who has cerebral palsy. He and his family deal with everyday normal situations just like any other family, but they often encounter and deal with misconceptions based on JJ’s disability. That leads to the show featuring issues that many people don’t know about, and the latest topic to get that spotlight was inspiration porn. How Can Inspirational Disability Videos Be Insulting? The term inspiration porn doesn’t refer to some sort of explicit video on the internet. It refers to using people with disabilities as inspirational material. Many people think this is endearing, but it often insults the individuals being used or insults people like them. Internet videos are often where we see this happen a lot. They portray people with disabilities as saints to learn life lessons from when most of them are…
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Is Fake News Hurting Public Perception of Social Security Disability?

We’re facing some pretty uncertain times in the country right now, and a lot of this strife is being caused by social media. Lately, outrageous news stories have been flooding people’s feeds spouting rumors and lies as if they were fact. Now this trend of fake news has started narrowing in on a new target, Social Security disability… Is Fake News Targeting Social Security Disability? Social Security is already the butt of many rumors. Some people say that it’s a secret welfare program while others say that the system is plagued by a high fraud rate. These rumors are just as untrue now as they have always been, but people are taking these rumors seriously because of fake online news articles. Have you seen articles claiming that young non-disabled people are applying for Social Security disability benefits? Have you seen articles with pictures of these young people filling Social Security…
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