here is a great website that outlines a lot of ableist language that people still use today, as well as talks about WHY these words are ableist and gives alternative words to use.
please read this page and phase ableist language out of your daily conversations, it does make a difference.
From the link:
”One important note: Many people who identify with particular disabilities or disability in general may use descriptors from this list in an act of reclaiming the language. You may well too! BUT if you do not identify with a particular disability/disabled identity, it’s probably appropriative to use some of those terms.”
"Zeke just got home from the vet — being allergic to certain grasses, he broke out in hives and they gave him steroid and benadryl shots. This is Winston, loving and taking care of him"
A cats purr vibrates at a frequency that promotes bone health and aids in healing. So the kitty is probably trying to purr him better.
Animals are fucking cool. Love yr creature.
Hey! So, Coming Out Day is coming up soon (Oct. 11) and I just want to post a very stern reminder to NOT out anyone without their explicit permission.
Do NOT out anyone.
AND DON’T “COME OUT” AS…