In this video I talk about what it means to get called out, a recent experience where I was called out and had to apologize and 4 steps to making a genuine and successful apology. I hope you find this helpful and are able to use it in future call out situations that result in non-apologies.
This is particularly relevant to this blog, I hope you’ll give this fantastic video a watch.
I get that you’re trying to be helpful or nice or something
but disabled is not a bad word. It’s not an insult, it’s not un-pc (or whatever the fuck) , it’s doesn’t mean un-able so much as prevented-from-being-able
As in society is set up to ignore the needs of people with disabilities.
If disabled people choose to self identify with differently abled, or disAbility, or whatever pc nightmare some well meaning able-bodied NT made up, that’s fine. But just like you shouldn’t apply a sexuality or gender label to someone without asking them first, don’t invalidate disabled people by policing word choice.
I spent years running from the “disabled” title despite my disabilities, because I associated it with many negative stereotypes. And every time someone says “it’s not disabled it’s _____” you are intimating that ‘disabled’ is a bad word, and something to be ashamed of, and that’s complete and utter hokum.
we’re taking a group of people who have insider knowledge of the English language (or at least a good grasp of it) and placing them in a new, unfamiliar, virtual space. This space introduces visual aids to language in the form of photos and gifs, the ability to comment on someone else’s text in a reblog and the ability to communicate a lot of information in very few words using hashtags. We also see the creation of tone in a toneless medium. In order to simulate conversational patterns in writing we SHOUT WHEN WE’RE SUPER EXCITED or *psssst whisper when we’re pretending to tell someone a secret while perfectly aware that anyone on the internet can read what we’re saying.* slash the coolest bit tho is that u can like ironically forgo all capitalization and punctuation just write in a weird speech pattern its ok everyone will still understand maybe it even helps read the text more quickly because nothing is interrupting the flow of words
In short, this dialect results when people who already share a language are given new tools. The result isn’t a butchering of English language but a creative experiment with it. Am I claiming that the Internet as a whole is operating on a level of postmodernism that would make Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon seem like novices? maybe i am maybe im not u punk wut of it like who r u to tell me otherwise