Reveals and feeds biases against disabilities
Referring to people as “idiots” because they’re “turning a blind eye” is rarely about their actual intellectual capacity or lack of 20/20 vision. It’s about behavior that’s damaging, inconsiderate, or mean - or about a point of view not shared. Disparaging words, metaphors, jokes, and euphemisms are rife with ableist language. We use them every day, usually without ill intent. But in doing so, we fuel the negativity and bias surrounding disabilities and chronic illnesses. Witty helps you avoid words and turns of phrase that other, hurt, or make uncomfortable those around you who navigate barriers that impede their participation.