I had a random idea for coining a word: "disableism"

I propose this be the word for when people with disabilities have ableist attitudes because they consider only their own disability and not the disability of others

This isn't a subtoot it's more of a random "painting my nails" thought

An example: the Mastodon image description feature. It's hard for users with low vision or colourblindness to use, but blind people have thrown shitfits over these complaints. That's disableism.

Another example: when someone who can't drive has the attitude of "abolish cars," not realising public transit usually requires walking farther distances, and impairs people with limited mobility or other problems with those distances. That's disableism.

@Elizafox I am literally pondering seeig if i can ride a bike again, and if i can, getting a motorbike license here in NY because i ... can't get to the bus stop :V
@Elizafox the closest bus stop is literally over a mile away uphill... on a road that is a 40mph limit that people... definitely don't do 40
@Elizafox i literally think i'm safer on a motorbike than a push bike or on foot.
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