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Disabled UK Woman Slams Strangers Who Mistake Her Boyfriend For Her Carer
Wednesday 30 January 2019
Disabled woman slams strangers who mistake her boyfriend for her carer
A disabled woman has slammed ‘ignorant’ strangers who mistake her able-bodied boyfriend for her carer – and even ask invasive questions about her sex life.
25-year-old Jasmine Lowdon has been with her partner Alex Hay, 24, for ten years, after the pair met at school.
During this time, Jasmine was diagnosed with illnesses including epilepsy, ME and tachycardia syndrome. She now uses a wheelchair.
Though Jasmine and Alex’s relationship is stronger than ever, the reactions of strangers really do frustrate Jasmine.
She said: ‘We constantly get people thinking Alex is my carer. Once, when we were out on a date together, a lady even asked what time he finished work.
‘People will also speak over my head, directly to him, or even see the chair as an open invitation to ask questions.
‘It’s fine if it’s children, as they are still learning, but adults can be very rude. We’ve literally been asked about our sex life on the bus before.
‘I wish people would stop making assumptions and see us for what we are – a young couple, in love, just like anybody else.’
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