Plastic straws are necessary medical tools and creating legal bans endangers the lives of disabled people. In this video I talk about the history of its use, why alternatives do not work, the variety of ways banning them is dangerous and stigmatizing, and my hope that environmentalism becomes more intersectional and acknowledges the needs of disabled people without dismissing them as lazy or wasteful. Illustrations by Ashe Walker http://instagram.com/marsupialpudding http://youtube.com/marsupialpudding VIDEO SOURCES: Straw Twitter Moments: https://mobile.twitter.com/i/moments/1024935203666624513 Straw Chart: https://twitter.com/rollwthepunches/status/1022355150554492929?s=20 Santa Barbara: https://reason.com/blog/2018/07/19/santa-barbara-bans-plastic-straws-proscr Straw Denial: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/viral-tweet-thread-shows-straw-230822656.html Plastic straw statistic: https://phys.org/news/2018-04-science-amount-straws-plastic-pollution.html Alternative Straws More Wasteful: https://nypost.com/2018/08/02/your-10-reusable-steel-straw-may-be-creating-more-waste/ Alternative Straws Terrible Solution: https://www.sfchronicle.com/restaurants/article/Why-nonplastic-straws-are-a-terrible-solution-to-14432654.php?t=7a12bec1c5 Anaphylactic...
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