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Disability is not a cute little joke

(Source: Ramp Up)

What’s that thing they say on the Twitter? Oh, yes. *headesk*

Perhaps one of these days we’ll get through a week without a media commentator revealing their ableism. Unfortunately, that week is not this one.

Joe Hildebrand, News Limited columnist and regular panelist on Q&A, was clearly frustrated at Sydney Airport yesterday, judging by this tweet:

I just want to say I think it’s great that Sydney Airport is providing so many jobs for the mentally handicapped.

Oh dear. Looks like we’re going ‘there’ again.

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