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Blame the NFB.
I want to meet the blind. I’ve never met the blind before…
Agreed…I am not your show-and-tell project.
Meet … the … blind … month. No. No, this is a horrible idea that needs to be murdered in its sleep by stabbing it with many icicles in such a way that the murder weapons dissolve. Good gravy.
Google it. Because I need you to be as angry and offended as I am. Yes. I’m actually offended.
Oh damn, I’m not going to even google it…
Not one of NFB’s best ideas. In fact, one of the worst.
No it’s not just gross, it’s disgusting.
It’s gross, lol.
Now there are two Amanda’s that I’m in love with. LOL
Living the life I want does not include wholehearted support and promotion of inspiration porn.
Living the life I want does not include meet-the-blind month.
OK, I’m not the type of person who is easily offended, but this offends me on a visceral level.
It does make us sound pathetic, like no one would talk to us just because we’re awesome. They need to be urged to.
Hello, no it is not called education month. Also, it makes us look ridiculous. I don’t know about you but I am not a circus sideshow. Stop treating me like one.
No it’s better this way. I’m usually not very good with names. LOL
Bill, it’s over. I was going to rock your world but now I’m moving on to Alvin, He knows how to make me the only Amanda in his life. Alvin M. Suarez
Would you like for people to pet you on the head throughout the month of October also? Stop being ridiculous.
Danielle, it is not education or it would have the word ‘education’ in it.
Bill, my heart is broken. I wanted to be the only one.
Ok, so first of all, I’m amazed you just learned about this. I’ve known about it for quite some time, and every single time I hear of it I want to vomit all over my keyboard. The NFB really could, and ought to do better. That goes completely against their slogan of living the life you want. If they really are going to exemplify walking the walk, they gotta talk it too; and that means not encouraging and promoting inspiration porn. It’s just completely and totally disgusting and offensive.
Hello it’s called education month. Why not make a good example of yourself. Instead of complaining and saying it’s stupid. If you want people to understand and respect you more why not educate in October. It’s not as stupid as you may think. There are other entities that do the same thing. If we don’t do this We will never move forward on helping people. Do we not want to help people get jobs and other blindness related problems. Even if we do it in our own way. It’s not that you really have to go out and educate someone. But just be you on the street! Maybe have a conversation with someone. That’s all it is. It just makes me really disappointed when I hear people say it’s gross it’s stupid. When you’re just hurting yourself. No one else is going to learn unless you help them. I don’t do a whole lot for meet the blind month. But at least I can appreciate what it’s really trying to do. Next time someone talks down to you, demeaned you because they think you are not capable. I hope you don’t complain! Because you could have helped. But you choose not to
There may be two Amandas you’re in love with, but you know I’m the best. Lol!
Danielle, I bust my ass every damn day helping to ensure that the web, (for example) is something that everyone can use. And I manage to do it without becoming an object with which others can stroke their ego or scratch their inspiration itch. No, other groups don’t do this. There isn’t a “Meet the Jews Month”, or “Meet the Women Month”, or “Meet Black People Month”, and every single one of those communities would flip its shit if one of their own organizations, one that claims to speak for all of them, be the largest advocacy organization, ETC., did something like this. So no, I am not going to make an extra effort to objectify myself during the month of October just to make other people feel better about themselves, or raise money on the backs of the group of people they are supposed to be advocating for. This is inspiration pimping on the part of the NFB, if indeed this is the month in which they raise most of their moneys, and if this campaign exists for that purpose.
Also, it is not my job to ensure that other people are educated about blind people.
I bet Clicky McClickerson is all over this, isn’t he.
I am just so sick of someone crawling out of the woodwork to attack anyone who doesn’t agree with the NFB whenever it comes up. This is why I have nothing to do with this organization. The cult like atmosphere and snowflake attitude gets on my nerves.
Right, I look out for myself, not all of you. If I get the chance I will educate someone, like if they ask me a direct question, and I do try not to make blind people look bad by acting like a helpless tool, but in the end you all have accountability for how you are viewed.
Wow, this is a thing? That’s all kinds of sad.
I get what you mean, though I must say I don’t feel like wasting the contents of my stomach on it. ?
I like many of the events that happen but perhaps it’s time for a rebranding.
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