Eat Paste

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.

White plastic container with an orange lid.  Blue label says School Paste

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