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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

What's the Harvey Weinstein row got to do with learning disability?

Letter to the i newspaper, 18 October 2017

Grace Dent's article on James Corden's jokes about Harvey Weinstein was forceful and will hopefully stop some comedians from doing the same. But I have a problem. My son has a learning disability and too often I hear comedians defending jokes cracked about people like my son because 'anything should be discussed by an artist'. One rule for some and one for others? What we need to do in the learning disability movement is to be more convincing in our arguments and take a leaf out of Grace Dent's book.

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