Where Meryl Streep's Golden Globe Speech Went Wrong

Dear Ms. Streep,

Firstly I just want to thank you for shedding light on an issue that really, doesn't have anything to do with you. Over time, it seems to me that individuals who have disabilities have been put on the back burner because we are not seen as productive members of society.

However, there is one thing I do disagree with you on. In your Golden Globes speech, you made a political statement and addressed the incident in which President-Elect Trump mocked the individual, who has a disability, whose name is Serge F. Kovaleski, by the way.

While addressing the incident, you insinuated that individuals who are disabled are incapable of fighting for themselves, and do not have the 'capacity' to do so. You also mentioned how it shocked you that something like this could happen and take place in real life.

Unfortunately for people who are disabled, this isn't a dream or something seen on TV. Incidents like these happen more than they should. Just because every occurrence isn't being broadcasted on the media, does not mean they don't exist and aren't being fought against.

Honestly, Ms. Streep, what you saw on the news was only the brink of discrimination and mockery that individuals who are disabled, face on a daily basis. But thank you for shedding light on the subject. Now, we need to work on getting more important information about disabled individuals in mainstream media such as lack of health care, and so on.


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