it is tragic that the parents of people with physical & intellectual disabilities feel as if their only chance to provide their children with the care and support they deserve is by permanently altering their bodies in this way.
it is so tragic that parents of girls and women with disabilities think that their only chance of protecting their children from sexual assault is by permanently altering their bodies this way (because they know the numbers).
it is so tragic that many parents of children with disabilities can’t afford the supplementary support to empower those children live their lives with as much self-determination as they are capable.
it is so tragic that we can’t listen to people with disabilities — the community directly affected by this kind of permanent medical intervention — to learn what is best for them.
this is all so fucked up