To everybody thinking they have the right to correct #DisabledPeople when they use that term, telling us it should be #PWD STOP. #PeopleFirst is not correct, it's outdated. Maybe listen to us, explore the #SocialModel & be a bit more humble.
To all the people who didn't get what I meant in this tweet, here's my beginner's guide to disability explanation of language like disabled people.
If you are really tied to putting "people" first when describing disabled people, to stick to the social model & be grammatically correct why not use "people who are disabled" or "a person who is disabled"?
Then we all win.
Remember, all those who seem to be against the #SocialModel. It gave us the DDA, the Equality Act, accessible buildings, workplace reasonable adjustment, Access to Work, & on & on. It also gives disabled people a pride in who they are & what they achieve.
Sure we've got so far still to go but I spend my working days, along with many others, teaching those with power why changing their thinking is so important. They are embracing the idea of making society less disabling. I hope we'll see a better tomorrow because of it.

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