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Dear #1u #UberLyftStrike #UberShutDown I am totally on board with gig economy workers receiving just wages and all the benefits of employment, but these campaigns once again ignore the fact that, in a lot of locations, Uber and Lyft are the only sources of reliable transportation for people with disabilities who cannot drive and where public transportation is sorely lacking. People with disabilities cannot just take a day off work or cancel appointments for the sake of a boycott. Activism which mandates the participation of everyone without exception and without considering whether or not it is possible for everyone to participate fully is just as ableist as legislation which specifically targets people with disabilities, and just as in the legislation case, good intentions don’t mitigate the harm. And yes fellow liberals, I’m calling you on this, because theoretically at least, you’re supposed to know better. So, do better.

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