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Depression – “That doesn’t sound like much of a struggle to me”

#ableism in the #animalrights movement

This is what you DON’T say to someone who says they are struggling with depression.
➡️➡️ “That doesn’t sound like much of a struggle to me”. ⬅️⬅️

Paul Bashir of ‘Anonymous for the Voiceless’ during street outreach.
The clip was proudly posted on the facebook page of AV here.

How could this have been handled better?

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– Paul Bashir: So what would be stopping you then?
– Person: As far as going vegan?
– Paul Bashir: yeah
– Person: Depression
– Paul Bashir: You think you would be depressed?
– Person: No, it’s just difficult to like, cook for yourself, and like, you know, do things other than order take-out.
– Paul Bashir: That doesn’t sound like much of a struggle to me.
– Person: Have you been depressed before?
– Paul Bashir: Yes, but I don’t put that before justice issues. I don’t say because I’m depressed I’m gonna exploit others.
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[ID: photo of two persons talking to each other, subtitle reads: That doesn’t sound like much of a struggle to me]

Geertrui Cazaux (Trudi). Vegan. Gardener. Wife. Disabled. Writer. Activist. Caretaker. Ex-academic. Wannebee drummer. °1970. Belgium. Vegetarian since mid '90's and vegan since 2010. My main motive has always been the ethical perspective, although I am also inspired by the environmental and health aspects. Writing about veganism, animal rights and ableism on Graswortels.org, Brugesvegan.com, and CripHumanimal.org

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