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Author Topic: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)  (Read 5548 times)

Tova

Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #200 on: 25 Feb 2019, 01:31 »

Thanks for that insight.

Just to add more weight to this perspective, I'd like to quote the late Stella Young.

Quote from: Stella Young, writing a letter to her 80-year-old self.
I started changing my language. To jog your memory, back when you're still thirty there are all kinds of fights about whether we are allowed to say 'disabled people' at all. It's 'people with disabilities' that's all the rage. 'Cause we're, like, people first, you know? And if we don't say that we're people, folks might get confused. But I've never had to say that I'm a person who's a woman, or a person who is Australian, or a person who knits. Somehow, we're supposed to buy this notion that if we use the term disabled too much, it might strip us of our personhood. But that shame that has become attached to the notion of disability, it's not your shame. It took a while to learn that, so I hope that you've never forgotten.

I started calling myself a disabled woman, and a crip. A good thirteen years after seventeen-year-old me started saying crip, it still horrifies people. I do it because it's a word that makes me feel strong and powerful. It's a word other activists have used before me, and I use it to honour them.

You left us far too soon, Stella. :,(
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #201 on: 25 Feb 2019, 02:23 »

Quote from: Stella Young, writing a letter to her 80-year-old self.
...seventeen-year-old me started saying crip, it still horrifies people.

If you look to the bottom of this screen (unless you are not using the default), you will see that the forum theme we use as default (with my modifications) was designed and written by a person who called himself "Crip" online.  He was quadriplegic, and typed using a stick in his mouth.  His name below is a link to his obituary.
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Tova

Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #202 on: 25 Feb 2019, 03:04 »

HOW HAVE I NOT NOTICED THIS
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Re: WCDT Strips 3941-3945 (18-22 February 2019)
« Reply #203 on: 25 Feb 2019, 05:05 »

The practice of referring to, say, you as a "person with asthma" as opposed to an asthmatic is called "person-centered thinking" and it's a very real part of the professional culture of the mental health care field.  Calling you asthmatic would also be considered a faux pas in this culture.  It's less about not using perjorative terms than preventing the creation of those terms to begin with.

When I mention this, I say that I am autistic, because it's a major part of my personality and identity. To say that I have autism would feel like I was talking about an affliction. But it does make sense that health care professionals would phrase it otherwise. Having been treated for depression on many occasions, I know that they typically use phrasing that at first seems strange but is designed mold the relationship between carer and patient in the right way.

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ETA: And of course it turned out others (lurkylurk, mikmaxs) had already said the same thing, only better. Take it as me voicing agreement.
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