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Sep. 24th, 2012 (UTC)

This is a good article, but it would be better if it didn't use "schizophrenia", which is an actual condition that affects some people, as a metaphor for something else. I don't have schizophrenia, but I am bipolar, and I feel othered when people describe themselves as "a little bipolar about bagels" (or whatever) because they like bagels sometimes and dislike them at other times. To them, it's just a metaphor, but to me, it's my life, which they are taking and trivializing for their own point.

I realize that this is part of a quote, but I think you could use the quote while also bracketing the problematic nature of using disabled people's lives as metaphors to prove points that aren't about disability (at least, if you think it's problematic).

I'd like to be able to link this, but I don't feel like I can do so while it begins in an ableist way. Which is too bad, since I think the main point (that it's more useful to think about debugging one's issues than to think of oneself as irreparably "stupid") is an anti-ableist one.

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