When you talk about something going poorly at work, how do you describe it? Think carefully.
If you say “insane,” “psycho,” “lame,” “moronic,” or “crazy,” that’s ableist.
You may work with someone who has a disability or have one yourself, so it behooves you to learn about the power everyday words hold and the pain you can inflict by using inconsiderate language at work.
Ableism could be showing up in your language at work.
Ableism has multiple working definitions. It’s the discrimination and oppression of people with disabilities. One law review journal
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