Voluntary amputation article
cloudburst at prodigy.net
Tue Apr 10 14:21:48 PDT 2001
Sorry to have snapped at you. That never helps anything.
FWIW, I'm not suggesting you admire anyone. What I'm trying to say is that
people who are marginalized need to be able to treat each other with respect
if we're going to hold onto any kind of progress. There just aren't enough
of us crips to do it alone, not with proposed cuts to HUD, the Dept. of
Labor, the Dept. of Justice, and the very real possibility of religious
institutions taking over the functions of independent living centers.
I think giving everyone the respect that I want, and feel entitled to, is a
matter of courtesy.
----- Original Message -----
From: Margaret Lauterbach <mlaute at micron.net>
To: Amputee Information Network <amp-l at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: Voluntary amputation article
> At 02:46 PM 4/10/01 -0500, you wrote:
> > > There are others with "outside the mainstream" notions as well.<
> >Margaret, I hate to be the one to break it to you, but that mainstream
> >you're so fond of doesn't give a rat's tushy about crips as a rule. Does
> >feel icky knowing you owe whatever rights you have (like,oh, say, the
> >to a bunch of long-haired, pinko commie freaks?
> No, I don't feel icky. I feel grateful to those who fought for it. I'm not
> a conservative or even a Republican. I don't admire weird sexual
> preferences. And nothing you say will change that attitude.
> Isn't this still an amputee list? Why in hell am I surrounded by
> deviates? Where are the other amputees? Margaret Lauterbach
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