Wheelchair dating stories
The notion that a building has better rights than a human being is laughable, yet it has stood in the way of accessibility for decades.Perhaps the most frustrating thing of this whole debate is that listed buildings can easily be made accessible.As buildings age & fall into ruin, & as trends change, well-preserved older buildings become treasures.Often they can give us information about the way people lived throughout history, & what sort of conditions they lived in.Rockwood is paralyzed from the neck down, which means that she can't move her body into sexual positions without her boyfriend's help.
They are beloved, iconic in the local area, & thanks to disabled people being institutionalised for much of history, they are often completely inaccessible.
The ramps & lifts do not take away from the aesthetics of the place as they are carefully designed to be hidden, sometimes in plain sight.
The Clothworkers building has kept its old wooden double doors on giant hinges, that opens at the touch of a button.
Whatever the case, “listed building” is nothing short of an excuse for blatant ableism.
What saddens me most of all isn’t even that this ableism is legal, but that there are disabled people out there who not only accept it as an excuse, but actively support the decision to be excluded.
If it sounds like they're getting into a sex position, that's because they are — but, no, this isn't porn.