If we say PoC or people of colour instead of “coloured people”, oughtn’t we also be saying people with disabilities instead of “disabled people”? Or no, is that not the same? Or it it used and I’ve just never heard it?
People with differing abilities is the preferred term, from everything I’ve been reading lately. Even the term ‘people with disabilities’ can get a bit ableist, so the point is to avoid having one be ‘ability’ and one be ‘disability’ altogether.
I don’t think disabled has been used in the same type of dehumanizing context as colored. Ableism has served to dehumanize and hurt people but in complex ways that are often different from and linked to racism. I also don’t know enough about this.
I’ve seen ‘people with disabilities’ a lot, acronmyized as PWD. like that no-longer-running website, FWD (feminists with disabilities)
I like people with disabilities more. The other way sort of abases the individual claiming he/she is wholly disabled instead of having a disability… does that make sense?