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McLoughlin Take 2: Some resent ‘privileges’ of disabled

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It is one of those wonderful benefits I have discovered as a disabled person: For the first time in more than six decades, women, some fairly attractive, now open and hold doors for me. A few even have offered to carry my packages. I have resisted that offer, but I suspect that soon I will succumb. It’s amazing how your perspective gets altered as a card-carrying disabled-type needing a forearm crutch, hydrocodone and morphine to ...

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April 27, 2012
4:01 p.m.

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Your piece goes to attitudes. The highest barriers of all. And, as you elude, they reside in the psyche of the holder. They are harder to modify than any threshold, comode, or counter.

It is very simply our aversion to having the ailments of whomever is being accommodated vs the perceived loss of the ailing. Good luck getting this sorted out.

On somewhat of a tangent, have you ever considered why there's no telethon for those living with stenosis