Skip to content

February 22, 2014

Inspiration Porn

by Brendan

Having encountered the term “Inspiration Porn,” I went exploring.  I think the term came up because the Winter Olympics are in session, and the Evil Network broadcasting them just loves itself some stories about how an athlete overcame a disability or condition, or an athlete who has a brother, sister, or third cousin who is missing a limb or has Cerebral Palsy, etc.   Yup, the Evil Network loves inspiration porn.

So I found the That Crazy Crippled Chick blog (http://thatcrazycrippledchick.blogspot.com/), helmed by Cara Liebowitz.  I loved it right away ’cause Cara starts out right in your face with the name of her blog, which is 3 politically-incorrect words in a row!  Go, Cara!   When you click the link, you’ll see this picture of her

Cara Liebowitz, Crazy Crippled Chick

Cara Liebowitz, Crazy Crippled Chick

and her postings on issues relating to disability, including a very enlightening post on Inspiration Porn.

Cara also links to Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg’s Disability and Represesentation blog, where you’ll find an enlightening posting on how to talk to normal people, here:

http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2013/01/28/how-to-talk-to-normal-people-a-guide-for-the-     rest-of-us/

So, if you’re sick of the Evil Network using the Olympics to manipulate the never-ending story of how inspired we should all be because some folks are missing limbs or have a terrible disease and still manage, manage (wait for it) to have normal lives, go to one or both of the sites above.

Down with endless media crap– house porn (HGTV), torture porn (12 Years A Slave), inspiration porn (a lot of the Olympics).  Everybody’s story is inspiring.  Unless it’s not.

Advertisements
Read more from Popular Culture, Recovery

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Note: HTML is allowed. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to comments

%d bloggers like this: