As I said, the first person I heard use this term was Che, so I actually
always took it as a rather fun phrase more than anything else, ---- the way
on the audeasy site in the news I've sometimes had things like "persons
lacking in visibility" or "photonicly disadvantaged"
This was actually something I noticed about my rather disasterous couple of
years at a specialist school, they totally disliked the word blind in any
context, even when it didn't refer to vision at all.
Actually I think this had the opposite effect to what they intended, it
incouraged blind and vi people to be sensative to group identity and
develope a "us vs them" mentality, rather than just treating blindness as
just another physical characteristic, --- albeit one with distinct effects
upon the rest of life.
This is one reason i tend to tell people I am a person who happens to be
blind, not "a blind person"
Anyway before I go off into a long wrant about the origins of prejudice I
think I'll stop.
Hmmm, I began watching babylon 5 tonight from the start again (I last
watched it five years ago), obviously all that touchy inter species politics
is getting to me ;D.
Beware the grue!
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