Why Disability Activists Argue Against Labels Like ‘Differently Abled’


In this story, the author describes how, as the disabled community is taking control of their own narrative, euphemisms to describe disability have garnered criticism. The article asserts that the act of insisting on positive language reinforces negative stereotypes about disability because it suggests that being disabled is undesirable—so much so that one shouldn’t even use the term “disabled.”

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Published on 09/01/2022

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