as of 2011, about 15% of the world’s population [around 785 million people] have a significant physical or mental disability, including about 5 percent of children. [x] disabled people are significantly more likely to experience unfair treatment at work than non-disabled people. in 2008, 19% of disabled people experienced unfair treatment at work compared to 13% of non-disabled people. [x] persons with disabilities are more likely to be victims of violence or rape, according to a 2004 british study, and less likely to obtain police intervention, legal protection or preventive care. research indicates that violence against children with disabilities occurs at annual rates at least 1.7 times greater than for their peers without disabilities. [x]
ableism is a form of discrimination or social prejudice against people with disabilities. [x]
more info on disabilities can be found at disability.gov.
even while i love ditzy doo quite a bit, the way the fandom [and sadly, show] interpret her is fucking disgusting. just her name, “derpy”, is ablest as fuck and the fact that it seems to be her canon name now makes me want to vomit. i encourage everyone to not draw ditzy as a joke, but instead as a functioning member of pony society.
[if there is any inaccuracies to this post, please inform me about it. i do not wish to send inaccurate representations or info around, thank you.]
please do not edit and/or repost my artwork!!