November 18, 2012 1:39 PM Subscribe
Words like "crazy", "mad", "nutty", "idiot", "stupid", "dumb" and "weak" are often regarded as ableist slurs in Internet social justice circles. Is this view widespread or gaining currency in the offline world?
posted by dontjumplarry to Society & Culture (41 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I often see such words deprecated or censored in Internet social justice circles (blogs, Tumblr, reddit). However, I've rarely encountered this view outside these realms or offline, even among progressives.
Curious as to how much traction this movement is gaining.