A Polite Letter

Dear mums with prams,
My friends in DAN didn’t put their lives in danger, handcuffing their selves to busses and blockading streets in central London so you could park your baby in the wheelchair space on busses and refuse to move it. That space was very hard fought for indeed. For many years wheelchair users like myself were prevented from using public transport, and without the Direct Action Network we would still be unable to do so. As the signs on the busses themselves state, you can occupy the space only if it isn’t needed by a wheelchair user. It is thus called a wheelchair space for a reason, and for you to occupy it with your pram, as if it was created for prams, refusing to move, strikes me as the height of entitlement and arrogance.
An angry cripple

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