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Why You Need to Stop Using These Words and Phrases

Language has long been used to dehumanize or marginalize people with disabilities. Ableist language shows up in different ways: as metaphors, jokes, or euphemisms.

  • While ableism exists beyond the words we use, in structures and policies, our vocabularies can help us how we think and behave with people around us.
  • We spoke to four disability rights activists to know why our words matter, how they influence our biases, thoughts, and behaviors and what we can do to check them.

https://hbr.org/2020/12/why-you-need-to-stop-using-these-words-and-phrases

 

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