In case you hadn’t heard, Beyoncé’s new album is out, but she’s already apologized and says they’ll “fix” it by removing an ableist term. It’s kind of remarkable how many people this song must have gone through before it was released, and not one of them had a problem with it. In case you were wondering, the word she used was “spaz.” Check out these awesome lyrics:
— No Jumper (@nojumper) August 1, 2022
“Spazzin’ on that ass, spaz on that ass.”
Some ableist words you should probably cut out of your vocabulary…bc they’re ableist:
– Differently abled
– Specially abled
There are many more, and if anyone wants add some, feel free to below!
— Becca (@BeccaBeckery) August 1, 2022
We don’t know who Becca Beckery is, but her Twitter bio is something else: her pronouns are she/they, her cause is Black Trans Lives Matter, and she describes herself as bisexual, pansexual, and demisexual.
*searches handle and these words*
Yea, don’t think you’re one to lecture tbh.
— Kate Paul Dillon. (@KatePaulDillon) August 2, 2022
You should word search your own TL before you put out nonsensical compelled speech tweets.
— Freedom Recon (@FreedomRecon) August 2, 2022
Why should you do that? Everyone else gets insulted, so why should the psycho, crazy morons get a free pass?
— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) August 2, 2022
What an Idiotic, Crazy, Differently abled, Dumb, Insane, Lame, Moronic, Psycho, Specially abled, Stupid Tweet.
— @Malvenue (@Malvenue) August 2, 2022
We have to stop worrying about upsetting everyone all the time.
People are getting afraid to communicate with each other because of stuff like this. We don’t talk. We just offend or are worried about offending because of tweets like this.
— SockstheCat (@SockstheC) August 2, 2022
what if this cripples my ability to be expressive
— alex 🦉 gentilis (@agentilis92) August 2, 2022
Can you provide some non ableist insults because if you don’t have some better ones for people to use instead you’re kind of proposing not using insults
— Christopher Gadsden (@TrueHorror69) August 2, 2022
I’ll use whatever words I want.
— priestess (@priestess68) August 2, 2022
The non-ableist word will become an ableist word within days of seeing wide usage, I promise you. It’s how language works.
— StOaTy wEaSeL 🐔🪕🍺 (@sweasel) August 2, 2022
If you’re at least 40 years old, you’ve been subject to politically corrected language your entire life. It helps nothing. Especially when a younger generation comes along and tells you it wasn’t enough, b/c sadness has still not yet been eradicated.
— C. L. Donley (@C_L_Donley) August 2, 2022
Thank you for providing a list of words to use as sentence enhancers. It will come in quite handy.
— 🌵2022 Coach Crash (@Coach_Crash) August 2, 2022
this is idiotic and stupid
— Jessica O’Donnell (@heckyessica) August 2, 2022
Please…PLEASE tell me why each and every one of these words is ableist
75% of these words are a normal part of vocabulary, so detached from any sort of ableist meaning, that defining them becomes the same as defining cool
If you wanna virtue signal, back it up
— JackStache (@NotJackStache) August 2, 2022
Here’s a word for you: Ratio
— Joanne Mason (@JoanneMason11) August 2, 2022
Becca probably should have scrubbed her timeline first before telling people what words they should stop using.
‘You sound hysterical’: Tom Nichols has been ‘spazzing out’ about Kyle Smith’s NRO piece mocking him https://t.co/J5AtSHbxDv
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 4, 2019