Wow, Isn’t Luke such an ablest to Sarah?
No. He isn’t. And I’m tired of STILL hearing some people say he is, so I decided to show how much he isn’t an ablest.
lmao, you can have good intentions but still be ableist. luke shouted at sarah for hours, called her a maniac and actually at one point said “maybe jane is right” (not the original quote, but whatever)
also, a lot of DISABLED people saw his actions as ableist (and they know what ableism is, they actually experience it everyday), and you can’t just upload a bunch of screenshots and silence them like that.
Luke DID NOTcall Sarah a maniac, his exact words; 'After Carlos she just lost it, started running through the woods like a maniac' That is in no way calling her a maniac, it is a matter of speech like; ‘'ran as fast as a cheater' or something along those lines. By saying that Sarah was running through the woods likea maniac he is using a simile, and that simile isn’t describing Sarah as a person, it is describing her running; she ran through the woods like a maniac, so he is in no way calling Sarah a maniac.
I suffer from server anxiety, I have panic attacks the whole works and I did not see his actions as in any way ablest. He ran through a herd to try to save her, was locked in a small trailer that was about to be over run by walkers as they were fighting to get in, that door would break soon and Sarah wasn’t moving. Of course it wasn’t her fault, her dad just died, but to Luke, he had just ran through a herd and followed her all the way over here just to keep her safe. He didn’t leave her to run off on her own and die out there, he tried to keep her safe, and when she wouldn’t move, and walkers were threatening to get in he panicked, he shouted at her to try to get her to come with him, he didn’t know how to handle her because he had never had to handle anything like this before. Even my own family don’t know how to act around me if I’m having a panic attack. At least Luke didn’t leave her, and think she isn’t moving so I’m just gonna leave her he stayed with her and tried so hard to get her to come with. When Luke said 'maybe Jane's right' he was agreeing that she wouldn’t move, he had just been trapped inside a room with her trying for hours to get her to move,and even when Clementine came along, someone he thought would help the situation being her best friend, even when Sarah shut out her best friend (again not blaming Sarah, i understand) Luke probably thought 'I've been in here with her for hours and nothing worked, Jane is saying all these things like 'We have to get out of here. She isn't going to move' she may be right' After trying for that long he probably thought well, I don’t think she will change her mind, and that attitude is not ablest in anyway, it would be ablest of Luke if he had said 'lol no Sarah is mentally ill I don't want her to come with us she's a liability' that is able-ism, not 'nothing is working, I guess we should really leave now or else we will all die' Luke never calls out on Sarah’s disability or ridicules her disability, which is the true meaning is ablesm.
so it’s okay to compare a person in the middle of a sensory overload to a maniac (which is, actually, an ableist slur)
ok, you didn’t, but a lof of other people did? and you have to consider their feelings, too? they’re hurt, and just because you’re not doesn’t make it any less hurtful.
also, sarah is autistic (it wasn’t confirmed by the devs, but all the signs are here and a lof of autistic fans see it really clearly), so it’s not just anxiety and panic attacks :/
he wanted to help her, but he HARMED HER. he YELLED AT HER, and you can’t do it to a person who is having a sensory overload. this is ableist behaviour, unintentional, but still. he was with her for HOURS, and y’know, you can actually notice that shouting doesn’t get you anywhere?
also, nah, luke said it when jane was talking about leaving sarah, it was right in the end. so no, it’s not about sarah not moving.
luke cared for sarah, but he was ableist. he had good intentions, but he executed it extremely poorly and he was hamrful to sarah.
You should read my latest post, I go into more detail there, Luke never compared SARAH to a maniac he compared HER RUNNING as like a maniac, THAT is not ableist. Luke said she was 'running through the woods like a maniac'a simile, a simile is a 'figure of speech' If Luke had said Sarah was a maniac that is different, it is ableist against Sarah, but Luke never called her a maniac, he used a matter of speechto describe her running, of course he didn’t mean anything by it, he was just describing to Clementine and Jane that Sarah is in a bad place right now.
Finally, I accept that Luke has flaws, I’m not trying to say he is perfect of course he isn’t! But he isn’t an ableist so yeah I do accept that my ‘fave’ has flaws, but he isn’t an ableist.