Living With Chronic Pain Blog
Attached you can find the full document of offensive disablist language! In the document it has outlined all the words with origins. I found it very helpful and interesting to read where the words were from and how they became slang for disabled people.
I dated a guy once who used some of these terms... and while I could feel it was wrong, sometimes I didn't know how to defend it or explain it to someone who isn't disabled. I think this document helped me understand my discomfort of others using disablist language.
Here's a great book that I am currently reading. I relate to a lot of what it says. It focuses on expanding both feminism and disability studies and how they are related.
-A woman yelled at me for parking in a disability parking spot even though I have a placard -- I just look able-bodied.
-staring (many different people) at me when going to my car in the disability parking spot -- probably trying to figure out how I'm even disabled
-At a funeral for a member of my family, nearly everyone commented on my cane -- while they were probably worried, it is rude to comment on it and make me explain my disability