“Yet, this isn’t all about Chernobyl. Internats house a range of people, some with conditions that would not in any way prevent them from living independently if it weren’t for societal attitudes towards disability. This is important to remember, for while scientific efforts to decontaminate agricultural land are absolutely necessary, it must also be remembered that there will always be subjects who do not fit with some cultures’ ideals of what constitutes a ‘normal’ body or mind. Those are subjects who we should take the most care of, and with whom we should forge a being in common, not a divided body politic separated by walls and fences.”

Invisible People of Belarus by Jadwiga Brontē (3/4)

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