can i just say like telling people not to smoke or drink alcohol while they’re pregnant is ableist and classist as fuck and it needs to stop
first off the majority of smokers/substance abusers are from disadvantaged and poor backgrounds or are struggling with mental health issues and they use it as a coping method so to tell them theyre a bad person for doing that is both classist and ableist
the main argument against it is that your child will come out disabled but honestly if that happens so what??? whats wrong with that??? this whole mindset has deep fucking roots in ableist thought process and im fucking sick of it. like. why do you hate people with disabilities lol
This is such a fucking reach. I’m poor, recently gave up a smoke habit I had since 15, and this post is so enabling and insensitive it’s ridiculous. It’s not just disability that results – it’s sometimes fatal or life long medical conditions!
If you choose to carry a foetus full term, then you should start thinking about their health and wellbeing. I can’t believe people in 2015 are pro smoking when pregnant. What the fuck
Both drinking and smoking while pregnant can increase the chance of miscarriage and stillbirth, plus smoking increases the chance of sudden infant death syndrome, all of which result in the baby being dead.
Is preferring a live baby ableist? I didn’t realize that death counted as a disability.
“the main argument against it is that your child will come out disabled but honestly if that happens so what??? whats wrong with that???”
Because you are purposefully engaging in behavior that will harm your child.
By your logic, these things are also ableist: making a child wear a helmet on a bike, making a child wear a seatbelt, not letting you child eat lead paint, etc.
Parents engage in many behaviors after a child is born to protect them from injury and death.
You would never say “oh just let Jimmy ride his bike without a helmet, why are you so afraid of a traumatic brain injury, what are you ableist?” or “I never make Suzie wear a seatbelt, so what if she becomes paralyzed, I don’t hate disabled people.”
A parent is supposed to PROTECT their child.
Not do things that have been proven to maim or kill them.