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Re: CHAT: Vexillology and games (was: Re: Flag of England)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Thursday, June 22, 2000, 10:33
At 13:05 21/06/00 +0200, you wrote:
>At 11:55 21.6.2000 +0200, Christophe Grandsire wrote: >>And I don't think you can find ageism and >>sexism there (well, that's a feature of the Dutch people, they don't >>tolerate discrimination in any form), at least the people I saw there were >>of any kind. :) > >What about "abilitism"? IME even those against ageism, sexism, racism... >are happily unaware of the fact that disabled people are being >discriminated. Sure we get pensions, transportations, wheelchairs etc., >but we are routinely discriminated against when it comes to employment. Do >you have to walk to be able to *write* well? is what I always ask them when >I get turned down. >
Is it in the Netherlands? Because as far as I saw, disabled people seem to be completely integrated to the social life (i.e. pavements have approach ramps for wheelchairs and special 'paths' for blind people, shops' corridors are made to allow wheelchairs to pass, etc...) and as for work life, my boy-friend told me this kind of discrimination was not allowed (but on the other hand, the positive discrimination is not allowed either - i.e. firms don't have quotas of disabled people to employ like in France -). Is there still a problem in this case? (if there is, at least it's less than in France!) Christophe Grandsire |Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G. "Reality is just another point of view." homepage : (ou :