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‘I got fired from my job for requiring accommodations’: Worker exposes company HR for not reasonably accommodating her for her disabilities

'Just because they did not see an external struggle it didn't mean it wasn't there.'

On Oct 2, 2022 by Melody Heald

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An autistic TikToker reported an ableist sound that trivializes sexual assault 4 times. It’s still wildly popular

'Most of us had to turn our comments off from our videos calling out the sound.'

On Aug 24, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

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‘This is explicit ableism’: Autistic TikTokers want you to stop using this disturbing sound

The widespread use of the sound is hurting people.

On Aug 24, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

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Beyoncé is removing a word considered an ableist slur from a new song—the same one Lizzo removed

The word is used as an insult against people with cerebral palsy.

On Aug 1, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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PewDiePie removes part of video where he appears to mock a deaf Black woman following backlash

In the video, he mimicked a TikToker who was signing a story.

On Jul 28, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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A woman called out a Reddit page dedicated to outing people with ‘fake’ disabilities. TikTokers are aghast

'Why do people hate disabled people so much?'

On Apr 15, 2022 by Laiken Neumann

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‘This interaction was scary’: TikToker says ‘aggressive’ off-leash pet at Joann Fabrics ran at her service dog, sparking debate (updated)

'The point is PLEASE only bring friendly pets into pet friendly establishments.'

On Feb 5, 2022 by Brooke Sjoberg

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‘Pulling some ableist sh*t’: Man accuses blind TikToker of faking condition in viral video

'Why's his blindness any of his business?'

On Oct 28, 2021 by Kahron Spearman

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TikToker’s husband calls her ‘incompetent’ after she was fired over disability accommodations

Viewers say she deserves a better job and a better husband.

On Sep 18, 2021 by Cecilia Lenzen

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Karen doesn’t think TikToker ‘looks’ disabled enough for handicap parking spot—so he confronts her with his missing leg

'Obviously you can't see my disability if I'm in the car,' he says before getting out of the car to confront her at McDonald's.

On Mar 13, 2021 by Mikael Thalen

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This TikToker has a super ableist reason for not wanting kids

'You really just kind of outed yourself.'

On Mar 12, 2021 by Jennifer Xia

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Madison Cawthorn’s signature brings about mockery, ableism accusations

'If I had to see the Madison Cawthorn signature, you have to see the Madison Cawthorn signature.'

On Jan 20, 2021 by Phil West

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‘Jeopardy!’ interim host Ken Jennings once tweeted that people in wheelchairs are ugly

Disability advocates are slamming the resurfaced 2014 tweet.

On Nov 24, 2020 by Siobhan Ball

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Publisher pulls book with autistic character after backlash

Excerpts of 'Finding S.A.M.' circulated on Twitter.

On Nov 12, 2020 by Rachel Kiley

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Advocates call out ableists for mocking Biden’s mid-debate stutters

Biden has spoken publicly about his stutter in the past.

On Sep 30, 2020 by Cecilia Lenzen