Critical Disability Studies Hurts Disabled People

Society can and should make certain accommodations for those with disabilities to help people participate in society as equals. But like so many areas of advocacy, these noble ideals have been hijacked by the tenets of “critical theory.” Members of Generation Z have made normalizing disability a priority. We’re seeing a shift from framing disability as a condition, to framing disability as an in-vogue identity. The focus has changed from equal treatment under the law to an ideological power struggle between the disabled oppressed class and abled oppressor privileged class. We have drifted so far from the goal of improving the lives of the disabled, that people with serious disabilities are now shamed for seeking or receiving treatment. Free the People creative director Sam Martin breaks it all down in this episode of The Cult of Wokeness.

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Sam Martin

Sam Martin is the Creative Director at Free the People. Sam has over a decade of experience in cinematic storytelling, acting, and production. Sam directed Free the People’s How to Love Your Enemy, a full-length documentary about restorative justice. He also hosts three series at Free the People: Freedom Over Fear, Cult of Wokeness, and Liberty Beats.

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