So, there's this meme going around. Lots of friends have shared it, many of whom have links to the disability community. It goes something like: Don't argue with people online. Do you know that kid in school who always ate paste? You're probably arguing with that kid.
And every time I see it, I feel a mild punch to my gut. I have a child with ID/DD, and she has a condition known as pica, which means eating non-food items. It feels like a swipe at my kid and people like her.
Now, I know that isn't what the meme is supposed to convey AT ALL. I get it: making fun of people we disagree with is super fun and has almost become the national past