"This word embodies the removal of some of the most basic physiological and safety needs. When you use this word or any of its permutations, when you exercise and flex your privilege, you participate actively in the removal of the rights of another. You perpetuate the scorn, the hurt, the marginalization.
Those with disabilities are flavours of humanity; this world needs to accept this once and for all. What keeps people with disabilities from leading their lives is not their "conditions". It is society and the able bodied people in it. It goes beyond a ramp, beyond an accessible door or parking, past service animals and assistive devices, deep into the rhetoric of our own language.
Those who continue to use and defend this word are party to the atrocities committed in its name..."