@sifr A true capitalist would've never given up two crates!

@esureL two possible explanations, not necessarily exclusive:

1. the capitalist was too cheap to shell out for any more crates than he himself felt he personally needed

2. there are 15 discarded or broken crates offscreen

@sifr Of it's so true. The capitalistic environment ends up having less (boxes in total)

@sifr My favorite variation on this removes the fence.

@sifr @Kye i think the fence is necessary for an interpretation which accommodates disability, because it helps to illustrate the variations in capacity which are nonetheless accommodated.

@turtlebirb @sifr Remove the fence, add a little communal area with bike racks, versatile seats, and leaning posts.

@turtlebirb @Kye my reading of that is that the fence by design makes disabilities marginal and out-of-norm, it's systemic discrimination, while removing it it does not mean to erase disabilities but to erase the bad design and the injustice of a system that sees them as inferior

@sifr @turtlebirb The original was about systemic oppression, the resulting class divides, and the different ways the main political factions in the US deal with it. medium.com/@CRA1G/the-evolutio

@Kye @sifr

Right, so disability:

Think of the barrier as equivalent to the irreducible degree of labour that is necessary for all human beings to reproduce their existence. Even if we imagine a society outside of capitalism, you still need to procure food, get around, socialize, etc. Most people get over it just fine, like the adult in this illustration. But that barrier will be higher in some places for people with disabilities, and there is usually some part of that barrier that you are unable to get over without accommodation. Accommodation does not remove the barrier, no more than a wheelchair gives someone their legs back or my medication cures my mental illness. It makes the barrier navigable. Pretending such a barrier does not exist or that it can be "removed" as such rather than accommodated is as much a lie as the idea of equality in this picture.

@Kye @sifr

The barrier is important to me because it represents effort, the increased effort that comes inherently with having a disability. You can make barriers smaller by changing the structures and expectations of society and the built environment, but they won't ever go away entirely. There will always be a barrier somewhere for folks with disabilities that you won't be able to knock down. When it comes to that, just give them the boxes they need.

@turtlebirb yeah, got your point, if you interpret it like this I do agree

@Kye @sifr

Yeah. Every time I see this, it bugs me that all the scenarios still leave everyone as spectators instead of players.

I pointed this out on a facebook post but equity and equality go hand in hand anyway

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