There is something I would like to add to the Disability Thinking Blog, and I’d like some help with it.
One of my favorite blogs for general political discussion, from a particular point of view (generally liberal / progressive), has a three-part “Lexicon”, which gives funny, insightful “definitions” for all sorts of formal and informal terms related to politics, and particularly how politics are discussed on the Internet. You can check them out at these links:
Balloon Juice Lexicon:
What I have in mind is a similar Lexicon for disability-related issues, culture, and Internet discourse. Here are some of the terms I'd like to start with:
Ableism / Disableism
People First Language
Spoon Theory / Spoonie
Appropriation / Appropriative
Center for Independent Living
ADA / Americans with Disabilities Act
Personal Assistance Services
Developmental Disability / Developmentally Disabled
IEP / Individualized Education Plan
I’d like it if all the definitions could have a somewhat humorous, sarcastic tone, but also be more or less accurate. Or, at least accurate from a more or less “social model”, “crip culture” perspective. For that reason, I have mostly left out disability types, since I can’t really think of any sarcastic things to say about them at the moment.
Would anyone like to take a stab at any of these definitions? Would this even work? Should use a different approach … maybe straightforward, without sarcasm?