Saturday, October 03, 2009

Consider me cosigned

I'm not always great about recognizing ableist language, either coming out of my mouth or someone else's.

But that's my problem, one for me to work on, because I am an ally. It is my job to think before I speak (or type) and stop myself from using words that harm people unintentionally. Intent to harm is not required to be an asshole.

And because I am an ally I cosign this with the extra promise that I will work harder to recognize ablism in myself and to smack down others who use ableist language on my blog or in my presence.

H/t to Ouyang Dan

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