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Antonia Lister-Kaye

My mother-in-law was furious because I had a disability she thought was genetic. 

Lesson idea

Scope defines disablism as "discriminatory, oppressive or abusive behaviour arising from the belief that disabled people are inferior to others".

What does disablism mean to you?

See if ‘disablism’ is in your dictionary. Now check for the words ‘racism’ and ‘sexism’.

Why are some words in the dictionary and others not?

Write a letter to the dictionary editor arguing the case for including the word ‘disablism’.

Disablism - further reading

Read more about Antonia's life in the blog "All disabled women should be sterilised."
Disablism is discriminatory, oppressive or abusive behaviour arising from the belief that disabled people are inferior to others.
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