Does it matter what you call disabled people?

A recent Straits Times opinion letter by Justin Lee says we’ve been too busy giving disabled individuals “politically-correct” labels, instead of changing our attitudes towards them.   In excerpts taken out of the article, Justin says: The term “retarded” was originally a neutral one – intended to replace derogatory terms such as “moron” or “imbecile” […]

Why Do Singaporeans Treat Disabled and Special-Needs People Like Animals?

You know what the answer is, but you can’t accept it. I recently saw a video by the National Council of Social Services. It’s meant to be heartwarming I know, but it goes to show how typical our human nature is to stereotype people who have been labelled as different. We feel awkward around disabled […]