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Can we please stop using the term "wheelchair bound" on MetaFilter?

Recently I have noticed several different commenters on MetaFilter using the phrase "wheelchair bound." This is a phrase that a lot of wheelchair users (including myself) find deeply objectionable, as wheelchairs actually give us freedom of movement compared to not having a wheelchair. (Also, a lot of wheelchair users are ambulatory wheelchair users, e.g. they can sometimes walk a very short distance.) The preferred term is "wheelchair user". If using it as an adjective, you can say "wheelchair using", e.g. "My wheelchair-using girlfriend."
posted by chariot pulled by cassowaries on Jul 13, 2023 - 43 comments

Give Lars a break.

Do we need this point and laugh thread? This guy doesn't appear to be well, and I'm not sure that our relentless mockery is necessary or helpful.
posted by leotrotsky on Dec 17, 2010 - 21 comments

Wheelchair refurbishing in LA?

I saw an AskMe post once about activities in LA, and one of the answers mentioned some group that does cool stuff like refurbishing wheelchairs in LA, and now I can't find it. [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Feb 28, 2008 - 7 comments

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