Let’s Unpack The Damage Of Being Labeled High- Or Low-Functioning

by M. Slade

Two best friends are both disabled — but one is called “high-functioning,” while the other is called “low-functioning.”

So what’s the difference — and what are these labels often missing? Check out this comic to find out.

This shows how being labeled as high- or low-functioning influences the oppressive ways that people are treated. And it makes a crucial point about who these distinctions really serve in the end.

This story originally appeared on Everyday Feminism and is republished here with permission.

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