Bad Crip: noun [bǽd krɪ́p]
A disabled person who has ever been or is any one or a combination of the following according to a nondisabled person/people;
- is not disabled enough (someone who wants accommodations even though there are totally more disabled people who “deserve” to be accommodated more)
- is too disabled (someone who asks for accommodations that actually require work to provide)*
- can do something a nondisabled person assumed that they couldn’t
- couldn’t do something a nondisabled person thought they should
- doesn’t “look disabled” (oh I’m sorry, I forgot to dress up as the International Symbol of Accessibility today)
- isn’t being inspirational™ right now (see also: Supercrip)
- isn’t letting a nondisabled person be inspirational™ for helping them just because the nondisabled person wants to (see also: Charity Poster Child)
- doesn’t feel like answering a nondisabled person’s unsolicited questions about their personal medical information (thinks they should have the same right to privacy as everyone else)
- wonders why if nondisabled people are so obsessed with their personal medical information, their actual medical diagnosis can’t seem to make it past spellcheck (hemiplegia? I think you actually mean paraplegia)**
- doesn’t feel like explaining that “yes disabled people have sex too” to random nondisabled people who think it’s ok to ask strangers about their sex lives (because apparently this is still something people are confused about)
- doesn’t care about the unsolicited medical advice from complete strangers (yes we’ve heard of that cream, it’s effects have nothing to do with us)
- doesn’t care if you pray for them to be healed
- doesn’t think they need to be healed at all
- expects nondisabled people to include disabled people in conversations that impact them rather than just accept whatever solutions nondisabled people come up with (otherwise known as: so you’ve come up with a “solution” that doesn’t address disabled people’s concerns and somehow still manages to maintain the status quo)
- thinks that they are a human being and deserves to be treated like one
- and is generally completely fine with being disabled.
Did I miss anything?
*It is somehow entirely possible to be both not disabled enough and too disabled at the same time.
**According to spellcheck, I don’t exist
Because of course I missed things
Embeded tweet from Pamela Hope reads
17. Shuts down able-splaining.
18. Talks about ableism.
19. Has/Hasn’t $.
20. Doesn’t ask permission.