Police in New York City arrested several wheelchair users at a demonstration sponsored by Occupy’s Disability Caucus on August 8. Demonstrators gathered in front of Gracie Mansion to protest the annual Mayor Bloomberg-sponsored event “celebrating” the Americans with Disabilities Act. The protest was focused on the mayor’s ferocious opposition to making the New York City taxi fleet accessible, as has been done in London and elsewhere. Bloomberg has stated publicly that he does not think that wheelchair users should be out on the street hailing cabs, and has publicly voiced sympathy for taxi drivers who, despite the law, choose not to stop for people with wheelchairs.
Demand access to contraception, abortion, comprehensive sex education and health care. If you’re called an angry feminist in the process, tell them you have a fucking right to be, but only as long as that anger drives you to change something.