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How many of you know what "people first" language is?

If you know what it is, do you use it?

 
outstandingLove

Asked by outstandingLove at 5:25 PM on Jun. 11, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Instead of saying, "He is deaf." You are to say, "He is a person who suffers from deafness." You are to state it as a condition and not a defining quality. It's sort of like profiling is bad.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 5:52 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • It is the act of making things PC. I probably don't use it 100% of the time.
    MythicMMM

    Answer by MythicMMM at 5:30 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • spanish lol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:30 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • Jesse is correct.
    You are not the mom of an autistic child. If you look at the definiation of Autistic it isnt going to have a picture of anyones child next to it. Autism does not define the child. the child does not define autisim. it is a child with ASD
    It is a child with ADHD
    It is a child with (fill in with disabling condition here).
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 6:03 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • BUT
    Jesse, ...do you use people first language?
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 6:03 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • I do, all the time, however I am a special ed. major and it's been drilled into my head in every single class for the last 4 years, so it's second nature for a reason.
    ba13ygrl1987

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 6:30 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

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