The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57244 Message #900262
Posted By: sharyn
28-Feb-03 - 01:09 AM
Thread Name: songs about disabilities
Subject: RE: songs about disabilities
Abby, when I was a child, calling me "a cripple" was about the cruelest thing anyone could say -- on a par with "retard." A lot of physically dsisabled people now use the term "crip" in the same way that gay people sometimes use "faggot" -- to reclaim the term as an in-group word. I mentioned "Crip Lit" in one of my earlier posts, for example. But I don't think I'd like seeing that sign in a serious context.