When words speak louder than actions.

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  1. Snoochies

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    i always like when you read these articles about being 'criticised' and 'landing in hot water', and then all of the criticism is just facebook comments. and then you get this paragraph:

    not quite what was implied by the headline was it.
     
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    Just recognised it, even the journalist called them disabled kids.
     
  4. The Charlatan

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    They are disabled?

    Context is always important here. He is obviously trying to do something good for the kids and their families and it is quite obvious no malice is intended with his language.
     
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    i don't think anyone is saying that he intended malice though.
     
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    I'm not saying anyone did either. Surely the people whom are upset over it could quite clearly see this is a bloke trying to do a good thing for a few families whom have their fair share of challenges, was there really a need to give him a lecture?
     
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    The purpose of the article seems to be highlighting the PC bullshit as opposed to the event itself
     
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    probably not. i don't really see much in terms of 'upset' though. and if they are upset, at least people are explaining why in a mostly thoughtful way. i see it as more constructive criticism at the most. probably don't do it in a public format though.
     
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    yeah but if you actually read the article there's very little 'PC bullshit' in it. just some parents offering their explanations and reasons in a civil, reasoned way. even if you disagree with them you can see that there's no malice intended.

    the headline is meant to attract the outrage of the 'pc gone mad' crew though.
     
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    I see that no one has gone blatantly OTT to prove a point to him, I just don't see it as necessary when the bloke really wasn't wrong in what he said, it wasn't malicious and most importantly he was doing something to improve the lives of others.

    Hello, Alcoholics Anonymous, I am offended with your use of the term alcoholic, would prefer you use the term sobriety impaired from now o.... Hello? Hello....?
     
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    yeah i agree with that. i mostly just question the intent of the article; seems like an attempt to rile up something when nothing needed riling up.
     
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    That we both agree on.
     
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    several children with a disability? lady stop having children
     
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    I reckon, probably the most worrying part of the article. You could just imagine the obstetrician.

    "Again? Lady, your shit is broke... Stop."
     
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    Exactly.

    Sure, if the first egg you crack is rotten, you’ll give the next one a go. But if that’s rotten too then it’s time to throw out the carton
     
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    As an aside, would love to have someone explain why “disabled child” is more offensive than “child with disability”. It’s the same goddamned word.

    If he’d made a post asking for people to “bring out the gimps” then I could see their point
     
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    that is an unfortunate and i hope unintentional comparison.
     
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    someone in the article gives an explanation.
     
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    Here you go.

    A "disabled child" puts emphasis on the disability rather than child.

    A "child with a disability" emphasis that he/she is a child who is the same as any other child, who just happens to have a disability.
     
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    “I’m lucky enough to have healthy kids so I want to help those that find life a bit harder with their kids. Life’s tough for these SA families so I’m pumped to be able to ease the burden for a few hours.”

    That implies that disabled children are unhealthy which couldn't be any further from the truth. Unhealthiness generally refers to a person who has a disease. Ever heard of someone being called "unhealthy" because they have a broken leg?

    Same goes for people with a mental illness who are assumed to have a disability. Another myth perpetrated by mental health practitioners.
     

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