Abuse of people with disability in public places at the centre of this week’s DRC hearing — a topic many Australians know all too well
ABC News, Posted 10.10.2022
Last week I was standing on the corner of a crowded intersection waiting to cross the road.
The type of thing many of us do, day in, day out.
Nothing extraordinary here, I know. That was until I noticed a man staring, unashamedly, at my prosthetic leg.
In that moment, I wished that I could’ve shrunk away into the crowd around me.
He glanced up and gave an awkward smile, I frowned back, too scared and embarrassed to tell him to stop.
When the pedestrian signal went green, he continued to stare as I hurried across the road, desperate to get out of his line of vision.
To many people, it may not seem like a big deal.
But when you are subjected to constant staring, or other forms of harassment — it really starts to wear you down.
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