Consuming

 

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Consuming means buying goods or buying services.

 

 

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Buying goods means buying things like food and clothing.

 

 

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Buying services means buying things like a hair cut or getting someone to fix something in your home.

 

 

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Some people are seen as better citizens because they are able to do paid work.

 

 

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They are seen as productive because their work earns money.

 

 

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People who are seen as productive have more rights and access to justice and fairness.

 

 

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Labelled people are often not seen as productive.

 

 

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Labelled people are seen as unproductive because they aren’t hired for jobs.

 

 

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Labelled people are seen as unproductive because they aren’t paid as much as non-disabled people.

 

 

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Labelled people also don’t have much money because disability benefits are low and hard to get.

 

 

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This means that labelled people often do not have the money or resources to be consumers and buy things.

 

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Not having money means labelled people can’t always afford to go out on a date or buy diapers or supplies for a baby.

 

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So not having access to money or resources can be used to prove that labelled people cannot have an intimate life.

 

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For example, labelled people are often not seen as good parents because they do not have access to money and resources to buy things.

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