Human Parts
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Human Parts

Devon Price

Sep 10, 2020

15 min read

Express Yourself

We Can Abolish Language Policing

Words can inspire reflection and growth, instead of prompting attacks

Photo: Javier Zayas Photography/Getty Images

A few months ago, I wrote an essay about why I dislike the term “differently abled.” As an Autistic person, I find it unhelpful and condescending to hide the word “disabled” behind softening euphemisms like that one. I also explained that…