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Old 09-09-2019, 09:51 AM
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Default Disabled People Being Exploited

https://www.fox47news.com/news/local...d-amid-protest
People with down syndrome are being exploited. What's your opinion?
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Old 09-09-2019, 10:23 AM
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I find this whole thing odd. I think the article was too brief for me to really form an opinion. I know most people find drag shows funny and fun but maybe there is a fine line between laughing at a person in drag and laughing at a DS person in drag.

Tough one. Gut instinct says it is wrong but if the DS adults are making the choice it becomes a grey area.
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Old 09-09-2019, 10:45 AM
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Can DS adults legally make their own choices?

I have a disabled (not DS) adult child and we have guardianship. He cannot legally make any decisions. If he can't consent to a vaccine or physical, he certainly couldn't consent to this, kwim?
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:14 AM
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Isn't drag just mocking women? Isn't it akin to blackface?

I am not a fox fan, but do find the whole thing to be in poor taste. If they wanted to showcase their talents (as the article states) why didn't they just have a talent show? Maybe because it would not have gotten enough attention?
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If any body signed up for this on their own and are basically living unassisted then I think they are free to do as they choose. If someone lives in an assisted living home or with family still and someone else signed them up for this, that is not okay so for me it depends on if a person lives assisted or unassisted and what level of authority they have over themselves.

As for content or subject matter of this "show"... I have no comment.
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If any body signed up for this on their own and are basically living unassisted then I think they are free to do as they choose. If someone lives in an assisted living home or with family still and someone else signed them up for this, that is not okay so for me it depends on if a person lives assisted or unassisted and what level of authority they have over themselves.

As for content or subject matter of this "show"... I have no comment.
I agree with you blackcat. I have a girlfriend who’s sister has DS. She lives unassisted in her own apartment and gets herself to and from work etc. there is a wide range on severity of the Down syndrome disability just like autism. Some you wouldn’t even know (besides the facial features) and others that will need to be taken care of their entire lives.
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