There is a lot of outrage in our sizable global community of people with disabilities lately. You can read it in a variety of disability blogs, including our own, and see it in various letters to the editors of major newspapers like the New York Times and others.
But that is about it sorry to say. Our feelings, issues, complaints, etc. do not make up much of the content in mainstream media today, nor will they ever, ever, ever. There are a multitude of reasons for this. It is a simple fact. I encourage you to continue to advocate for a bigger piece, better coverage, or a different perspective.
Please believe me when I say I understand all this emotion. I have been a parent of a person with a disability for 24 years and a friend of many others for even longer. If “it” can happen to a person with a disability then I have either experienced “it” through my daughter, seen it, read about it, or heard about it, many, many, many times and expect to do so many, many, many more times before I die. One aspect of the human experience that we share with all our fellow humans is “#*%$ happens.”
Now this does not diminish at all the well articulated and deeply felt responses to the way we are referred to in the New York Times or the way we are ostracized in Florida kindergarten classes, or any of the other public and private degradations that do not make it into the consciousness of mainstream media but to which we and our fellows are subjected every second of every hour of every day of every week, of every month, of every year from before time was measured or history recorded.