The reaction to Stephen Hawkingâ€™s death shows just how regressive attitudes still are towards disability
The headline recounts how the physicist was â€œglowing with health as a boyâ€, before defying â€œcrippling illnessâ€. ....One cartoonistâ€™s image depicting Hawking standing in heaven next to his wheelchair went viral (it had been shared or liked over 40,000 times at last look). Sky News immediately asked for permission to broadcast it and many (presumably non-disabled) social-media users praised it as â€œbeautifulâ€.
Ryan, F. (2018). The reaction to Stephen Hawkingâ€™s death shows just how regressive attitudes still are towards disability.