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How many people are affected by ableism?
Everyone is affected by ableism.
* At any given time, about 1 in 5 people worldwide has a disability.
* People who were not born disabled, or aren’t currently disabled, may become disabled later in life.
* Some people who do not identify as disabled or recognize themselves as disabled are in fact disabled and directly affected by ableism; for example, people with psychiatric disabilities such as depression and anxiety.
* Disability Rights are highly intersectional; civil rights issues for women, people of color and LGBTQ+ people are intertwined with disability issues. Disability rights also overlap with issues such as healthcare, education, poverty, and more.
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Descriptions of ableism as a disorder is this series are satirical and not to be taken literally.
Ableism is not a form of mental illness or psychiatric disability; in fact, blaming bigotry or prejudice on mental illness or any other disability… IS ABLEIST!
Part 1: What is ableism?