Why does one mum wetting herself at a railway station raise huge news and social media interest, yet hundreds of thousands of disabled people in that same situation every day does not even raise an eyebrow?
Why is it less newsworthy if a disabled person who cannot stand or walk soils themselves than when an able-bodied person does?
Why is it not newsworthy when an incontinent person has nowhere suitable to change a pad?
Why is my fellow campaigner Zach Kerr not making headlines with his experiences, as a disabled adult, of having to be lifted to the floor to have pads changed?
Check him out and sign his petition here.
Why did my friend have to change her 7 year old daughter in a public place recently? Her daughter had a horrible experience yet it didn’t make the news?
Why am I awake at 1am crying at the knowledge that my son’s favourite place to visit will not install toilets which would enable him to go there with dignity?
The mum in the story was quoted as saying “It was really humiliating. How many other mums have been in my situation?”
If only she knew how much bigger it was! Hundreds of thousands of disabled people are in this situation every day, taking that risk almost everywhere they go, yet none of them make the news.
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Don’t they deserve to go out without risking humiliation too?