Many popular English sayings and phrases have ableist overtones. This article explains how while the intentions of using this language may not be malicious, these sayings and phrases have harmful repercussions.
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Some of our most common, ingrained expressions have damaging effects on millions of people – and many of us don't know we're hurting others when we speak.