If there was a referendum on...


#661

sorry for asking - how would you word it better / make it less exclusionary - I’m not seeing something but would like to know what.


#662

you’re right fl, that was really sloppy using ‘able bodied’ - sorry about that. It is I suppose a direct example of how my not having had a lived experience of a thing means I am insensitive to those individuals who have that lived experience every day, which is kind of the basis of the argument.

how should I have best worded it? Or how would/might you have worded it ?


#663

Even children think it’s stupid.


#664

I’m assuming because not all disabilities are about not being ‘able bodied’. Some disabilities are not physical/ physiological.


#665

It’s like asking why people with disabilities should be forced to live in a world designed & decided by those who do not have disabilities?


#666

DiS is telling me to stop doing so many posts. Sorry guys. Too much coffee. :rofl::zipper_mouth_face:


#667

yeah, that’s definitely better but I wondered if there’s not a more inclusive way of summing up both physical and neurodiversity in the context of having to be forced to live in a society that’s structurally designed for so-called ‘norms’


#668

100% inheritance tax

  • Yes
  • No

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#669

yes, if it was backdated approx 450 years


#670

Also @BodyInTheThames
It is a really difficult thing to word tbh, maybe instead of “the able bodied” I would have used “the more able” but I don’t think everyone would be happy with that language.

Actually, just read @UnicornPorn’s post and that is better.

The difficulties of language talking about disability is so tricky.


#671

over a certain figure yes but then the mega rich will just get around that though various loopholes.


#672

indeed, there is a term in Swedish which is only really very recently beginning to be used in these contexts

previously people used (and actually largely still use) the term ‘funktionsnedsättning’ for disabilities - literally ‘function reduction’ but ‘funktionsvariation’ - literally ‘function variation’ or ‘function diversity’ is slowly starting to replace it

there’s probably an equivalent in English but I’m not as sure what that would be


#673

Second referendum on Brexit:

  • Leave
  • Remain

0 voters


#674

was Jesus a

  • skilled day labourer
  • contract worker
  • perhaps even a managing contractor

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#675

he built my hotrod, so…


#676

Yeah, Silva starts rubbing Bond’s thigh and says “First time for everything, huh?” and Bond says “What makes you think it’s my first time?”


#677

FTFY


#678

What was wrong with the first one?


#679

Using the word ‘adult’ as a verb

  • Allowable
  • Slap on the wrist
  • Custodial sentence
  • Worse

0 voters


#680

I love nouning verbs