What’s all this about Cosmos? Can I have one?
Child Actor - If You Loved Me
Medical marijuana has become legal in an increasing number of states, but many major advertisers still haven’t been comfortable running ads about it. Comcast, it seems, isn’t one of those companies. On Monday, Comcast began airing a commercial for MarijuanaDoctors.com that the site says is likely the first spot to ever run on a major television network.
“Another myth that is firmly upheld is that disabled people are dependent and non-disabled people are independent. No one is actually independent. This is a myth perpetuated by disablism and driven by capitalism - we are all actually interdependent. Chances are, disabled or not, you don’t grow all of your food. Chances are, you didn’t build the car, bike, wheelchair, subway, shoes, or bus that transports you. Chances are you didn’t construct your home. Chances are you didn’t sew your clothing (or make the fabric and thread used to sew it). The difference between the needs that many disabled people have and the needs of people who are not labelled as disabled is that non-disabled people have had their dependencies normalized. The world has been built to accommodate certain needs and call the people who need those things independent, while other needs are considered exceptional. Each of us relies on others every day. We all rely on one another for support, resources, and to meet our needs. We are all interdependent. This interdependence is not weakness; rather, it is a part of our humanity.”
— AJ Withers Disability Politics and Theory p109
Aloe Blacc - Ticking Bomb, Lift Your Spirit, 2013