Sarah Jackson Bennett
Sarah Jackson Bennett thanked Anonymous' answer

As Dance Like a Gypsy said, I think it depends more on how it's used.

I'm not disabled, but I work with the Developmentally Disabled.  The truth is, this is how my job defines this population.  I have to use the correct terminology, even if I think it is over-PC jargon.

But I have never once said … Read more

Sarah Jackson Bennett
Sarah Jackson Bennett thanked Anonymous' answer

As Didge said, "I don't like it, or dislike it. It's an adjective". I also agree with his opinion on this political correctness crap. I'm disabled, and it doesn't bother me to be so, or called so. When I was dealing with HR(Human Resources) about FMLA(Family Medical Leave Act), and the ADA(Americans With Disabilities Act) … Read more

Sarah Jackson Bennett
Sarah Jackson Bennett thanked Didge Doo's answer

Hi Sarah. I neither like nor dislike it. It's an adjective and has a function.

Unfortunately, like a lot of other adjectives it's fallen victim to the vagaries of political correctness. I'm short, bald and old but nobody's allowed to call me that any more. They have to say that I'm a vertically challenged, follicly disadvantaged, … Read more