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15th Sep '17 4:28:26 PM Kitsune1
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-->'''Tummi:''' But look, your an involent, incapable, helpless...

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-->'''Tummi:''' But look, your you're an involent, incapable, helpless...
13th Sep '17 10:32:04 AM Gamermaster
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* Averted in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''. Hayate is paraplegic and wheelchair bound, but it's never really treated as being important outside of [[spoiler:being a sign that the [[ArtifactOfDeath Book of Darkness]] is slowly killing her]]. In fact, no one outside of her doctors or family even mention her condition. It helps that she's depicted as an incredibly competent homemaker [[WiseBeyondTheirYears despite being nine years old]].

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* Averted in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''. Hayate is paraplegic and wheelchair bound, but it's never really treated as being important outside of [[spoiler:being a sign that the [[ArtifactOfDeath Book of Darkness]] is slowly killing her]]. In fact, no one outside of her doctors or family even mention her condition.mentions it. It helps that she's depicted as an incredibly competent homemaker [[WiseBeyondTheirYears despite being nine years old]].
13th Sep '17 10:31:42 AM Gamermaster
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* Averted in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''. Hayate is paraplegic and wheelchair bound, but it's never really treated as being important outside of [[spoiler:being a sign that the [[ArtifactOfDeath Book of Darkness]] is slowly killing her]]. In fact, no one outside of her doctors or family even mention her condition. It helps that she's depicted as an incredibly competent homemaker [[WiseBeyondTheirYears despite being nine years old]].
8th Sep '17 12:01:05 PM tyrekecorrea
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/CliffordTheBigRedDog'' has a three-legged dog. Clifford and T-Bone assume the dog needs a lot of help and Cleo believes the dog has, as she put it, "some kind of leg-losing disease" and if they came into contact with him, they too would get it. At the end of the episode, the dog calls them all out on this, explaining that while he appreciates their help (and sometimes ''does'' need it), he can do a lot of things himself and assures Cleo he is not at all ill as she thinks.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/CliffordTheBigRedDog'' has a three-legged dog. Clifford and T-Bone assume the dog needs a lot of help and Cleo believes the dog has, as she put it, "some kind of leg-losing disease" and if they came into contact with him, they too would get it. At the end of the episode, the dog calls them all out on this, explaining that while he appreciates their help (and sometimes ''does'' need it), he can do a lot of things himself and himself,and assures Cleo he is not at all ill as she thinks.thinks.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/LittleBill'', the titular character's friend Monty, who has cerebral palsy, joins his class at school. Little Bill tries to help Monty with everything without being asked, and ultimately pushes him away. Little Bill begins to see sense after getting the same kind of treatment at home.
8th Aug '17 7:57:42 AM xelldx
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* This is also why Toph's parents in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' kept her so sheltered that even her ''existence'' was a secret. Why, their helpless little blind girl would obviously perish if allowed to leave the house for even a moment! When she proved to them that she is ''more'' than capable of handling herself, their reaction was to declare that she had been given ''too much'' freedom and will now be monitored 24/7. This kind of upbringing presented a whole new set of problems for Toph later in her life in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''.

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* This is also why Toph's parents in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' kept her so sheltered that even her ''existence'' was a secret. Why, their helpless little blind girl would obviously perish if allowed to leave the house for even a moment! When she proved to them that she is ''more'' than capable of handling herself, their reaction was to declare that she had been given ''too much'' freedom and will now be monitored 24/7. This kind of upbringing presented a whole new set of problems for Toph later on in her life in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''.''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' in terms of relationships.
28th Jul '17 1:03:11 PM ironballs16
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** Aside from this, there have been a number of court cases over the years involving the sexual activity of a handicapped person with a healthy one, with the healthy being accused of, essentially, statutory rape. One particular case had [[https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/06/12/professor-accused-raping-disabled-man-sees-her-convictions-overturned a college professor be convicted of raping a man who was mute with cerebral palsy]] - only for evidence that had been excluded in her first trial, in which the man had answered 43 out of 45 multiple-choice questions correctly, to be permitted, resulting in her conviction getting overturned.

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** Aside from this, there have been a number of court cases over the years involving the sexual activity of a handicapped person with a healthy one, with the healthy being accused of, essentially, statutory rape. One particular case had [[https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/06/12/professor-accused-raping-disabled-man-sees-her-convictions-overturned a college professor be convicted of raping a man who was mute with cerebral palsy]] - only for evidence that had been excluded in her first trial, in which the man had answered 43 out of 45 multiple-choice questions correctly, Suffice to be permitted, resulting in her conviction getting overturned.say, [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil this]] is a ''very'' [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment hotly-debated topic]].
28th Jul '17 1:00:38 PM ironballs16
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** Aside from this, there have been a number of court cases over the years involving the sexual activity of a handicapped person with a healthy one, with the healthy being accused of, essentially, statutory rape. Even if the handicaps are ''physical'', rather than mental.

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** Aside from this, there have been a number of court cases over the years involving the sexual activity of a handicapped person with a healthy one, with the healthy being accused of, essentially, statutory rape. Even if One particular case had [[https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/06/12/professor-accused-raping-disabled-man-sees-her-convictions-overturned a college professor be convicted of raping a man who was mute with cerebral palsy]] - only for evidence that had been excluded in her first trial, in which the handicaps are ''physical'', rather than mental.man had answered 43 out of 45 multiple-choice questions correctly, to be permitted, resulting in her conviction getting overturned.
28th Jul '17 12:56:10 PM ironballs16
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** Aside from this, there have been a number of court cases over the years involving the sexual activity of a handicapped person with a healthy one, with the healthy being accused of, essentially, statutory rape. Even if the handicaps are ''physical'', rather than mental.



* Apes have flexible arms that can pull out tranquilizer darts, unless shot in the neck. Some people are unaware of this and think Harambe was a helpless gorilla who could have been shot in the butt.
12th Jun '17 5:23:14 AM DoctorNemesis
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* There is no hard rule for helping a person with a wheelchair or a scooter with a door, as they are just as different with their feelings as everyone else. Some are quite adept with opening doors on their own and prefer to do so, some ask for help.
** In fact there '''is''' a hard-and-fast rule for helping someone in a wheelchair/scooter with a door. Ask if they want help (note the use of the word want, ''not'' "need") and if they decline the offer, ''back off''.
*** Yes, make an elaborate show of asking the poor dears whether they need help or not, thereby showing just how helpless (and emotionally fragile!) you think they are - that's more condescending than help as a reflex action. The real solution: hold the door for everyone, apparently disabled or not.
3rd Jun '17 10:10:09 AM nombretomado
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* At the SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse, Greta is a genius inventor who is on a training team and likes to mix it up on the front lines. She's in a wheelchair, and she has real trouble getting her teammates to respect that she doesn't need to be protected constantly. In "Ayla and the Birthday Brawl" we see that some other people have spotted that this is now one of her team's big weaknesses.

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* At the SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, Greta is a genius inventor who is on a training team and likes to mix it up on the front lines. She's in a wheelchair, and she has real trouble getting her teammates to respect that she doesn't need to be protected constantly. In "Ayla and the Birthday Brawl" we see that some other people have spotted that this is now one of her team's big weaknesses.
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