Ableist Language redux

Earlier today I posted here about ableist language. I said in my post that we all have a “blind spot” (meaning there are things we are all ignorant about without realizing it). Lo and behold, someone left a comment in that entry:

Ruric 56 minutes ago

I’m sure you didn’t mean it, but isn’t “blind spot” in itself ableist language?

And this is exactly ableist language! Because I equated blindness with ignorance/ lack of awareness/ lack of knowledge.

I really appreciate that someone took the time to point it out because yes, it is an ongoing process. We all make efforts but we are not born with infinite awareness. And I apologize for it and will continue paying attention not to fall into that trap again.

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