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"Words have an impact...we have to be aware of it!"

The American singer Lizzo has come in for sharp criticism for using an ableist slur. In her new song ‘Grrls’ (pron: girls) she uses the "s" word. While the word is used colloquially in the US to mean "freakout" many disability advocates say the...

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13.04 13 Jun 2022


"Words have an impact...we have to be aware of it!"


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13.04 13 Jun 2022


The American singer Lizzo has come in for sharp criticism for using an ableist slur. In her new song ‘Grrls’ (pron: girls) she uses the "s" word. While the word is used colloquially in the US to mean "freakout" many disability advocates say the derogatory use of this language shows how much still needs to be done. Bernard Mulvany from Access for All joined Andrea to discuss why lyrics such as these can cause great offense.

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