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[personal profile] lizcommotion posting in [community profile] signalboost
A non-profit (@InvDisability) has trademarked the term "invisible disabilities" and apparently is enforcing it by stopping disabled individuals and organizations from using the term. ALL THE RAGE.

There is a Storify of tweets about it for more info.

There is a Change.org petition (with a sadly small number of signatures) to end the trademark of an identity.

If you can, please help signal boost, as I am currently low on spoons.

(Currently cross-posted to my own journal, headed over to [community profile] disability to cross-post.)

Date: 2016-08-09 05:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] the_rck

Date: 2016-08-09 06:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yohjideranged
signed and shared. Thank you for the notice.

Date: 2016-08-09 06:46 pm (UTC)
rydra_wong: Lee Miller photo showing two women wearing metal fire masks in England during WWII. (Default)
From: [personal profile] rydra_wong
I think their Twitter may be @InvDisabilities rather than @InvDisability .

Just to add, there's a news report here:

http://www.dailydot.com/irl/invisible-disabilities-trademark-petition/

Date: 2016-08-09 09:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] inoru_no_hoshi
Signed, will be boosting on twitter shortly!

Date: 2016-08-10 01:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cesy
Signed, thanks for letting us know.

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