It's undeniable that what we are taught as a culture to believe about disability is at odds with traditional notions of masculinity.
My disability exists not because I use a wheelchair, but because the broader environment isn't accessible.
Let me make this clear: my impairment is such that without a wheelchair, I can't do very much for myself. I can't get out of bed. I can't get myself to the toilet. I certainly can't get myself to work.
Personally, I like a generous side of wheelchair access with my cities.
I'm a full-time wheelchair user. And yet, given the right circumstances, I am able to work.
The purpose of our justice system is to reflect the values of our society and to punish those who violate our standards.