Changing Words is Hard
Using the right words is not especially easy. I should know; I help people do that for a living. I also try to make words do things to say stuff and express my feelings.
Content warning: I allude to slurs in this piece, citing a couple of them, and also discuss ableism.
Sometimes those feelings are angry, contemptuous, dismissive, or that sort of thing. It’s useful to have ways to belittle or…