The Ziba(s) of our World

Every second, minute, hour, and the day, it seems like People With Disabilities (PWD) must live under constant struggles to survive.

On the street, they must fight for their rights to be respected, to be given their parking spaces, to be able to use the public amenities without any need to provide accountability to others, and most demanding, the right to move freely without fixed gazes.

At home, the PWD are either loved or unloved. They are either manipulated, by their biological members of their family, for material gratification, or they are forced to endure issues such as abuse and silent internal discrimination.

Overall, anyone who falls with the category of the PWD is the “scapegoat” of the normal society where what is hors norm is unacceptable. However, the question is; who is normal and who is not?

The likes of Ziba permeate every structure of the human society and as such, social interactions are regulated, most disturbingly for the PWD. The former consciously or vice versa determine the daily prospects of the disabled. Where there are legislations or established mechanisms purported to ease life for the PWD, one often finds out that such regulations are useful only in papers. For instance, lack of functioning accessibility to the transport stations or lack of inclusion of the PWD into community social engagements.

I conclude that the PWD are not and should not be other people’s scapegoats that anyone can take them for granted.

May God helps us.

Published by Ehiyeh-sh’Ehiyeh

“Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:25‬ ‭

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