Why It's Ableist to Ban the Plastic Straw

Why It's Ableist to Ban the Plastic Straw

The debate about the plastic straw should have stopped the first time a person with a disability said, “Wait a minute… I need a plastic straw to drink.” Environmentalists should have apologized and moved on to the next issue, one that probably would have a greater impact on the plastic pollution crisis. However, months later, the disabled are still fighting to be heard on social media and at city council meetings across the globe.

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