Duplicate Keywords - List #34 (Proposals for Permanent Merger and Auto-Conversion) (physical disability keywords)
Here is the next installment of my lists of proposed keywords for permanent merger and auto-conversion.
I am posting this for fellow contributors to review first and raise any objections or questions. I will wait at least 14 days before changing this post to a "problem" post and asking IMDb staff to make the proposed changes.
The mergers and auto-conversions should be made in the direction of the arrows.
Duplicate Keywords Proposed for Permanent Merging and Auto-Conversion
cripple (5 titles) --> physically-handicapped-person (14 titles) --> physically-challenged-person (8 titles) --> physically-disabled-person (0 titles) --> person-with-a-physical-disability (41 titles)
crippled (0 titles) --> physically-handicapped (22 titles) --> physical-handicap (13 titles) --> physically-handicaped (2 titles) --> physically-challenged (14 titles) --> physical-disability (107 titles)
crippled-dog (2 titles) --> handicapped-dog (2 titles) --> dog-with-a-physical-disability (1 title)
crippled-father (3 titles) --> father-with-a-physical-disability [new keyword]
crippled-girl (12 titles) --> girl-with-a-physical-disability (8 titles)
crippled-man (6 titles) --> lame-man (4 titles) --> physically-handicapped-man (9 titles) --> physically-disabled-man (6 titles) --> physically-challenged-man (29 titles) --> man-with-a-physical-disability (20 titles)
crippled-woman (1 title) --> lame-woman (4 titles) --> physically-handicapped-woman (4 titles) --> physically-disabled-woman (2 titles) --> physically-challenged-woman (10 titles) --> woman-with-a-physical-disability (11 titles)
fake-cripple (14 titles) --> pretending-to-be-crippled (4 titles) --> pretending-to-be-lame (3 titles) --> faking-a-physical-disability (2 titles)
physically-challenged-boy (5 titles) --> physically-disabled-boy (1 title) --> lame-boy (1 title) --> boy-with-a-physical-disability (4 titles)
wheelchair-bound (157 titles) --> bound-to-a-wheelchair (1 title) --> wheelchair-user [new keyword]
A few notes about this list. First, the list originated from this thread and includes contributions from @s_h_3zmjad9id0o6c, @bradley_kent, @gromit82, and @Michelle.
Second, I found these guides helpful in crafting keywords related to disabilities:
ADA National Network: Guidelines for Writing About People With Disabilities
National Disability Authority: Appropriate Terms to Use
In general, the guides say that we should "refer to the person first and the disability second":
People with disabilities are, first and foremost, people. Labeling a person equates the person with a condition and can be disrespectful and dehumanizing. A person isn’t a disability, condition or diagnosis; a person has a disability, condition or diagnosis. This is called Person-First Language.
Second, this list does not include general disability keywords such as "disabled" and "handicapped." Instead, this list focuses specifically on physical disability keywords. I will address the general disability keywords in a future list. The general keywords are broader than this list because they may involve either a physical or a mental disability. Many of the mental disability keywords were previously addressed as part of the mental health keywords. (At some point in the future I will also consolidate and post the intellectual disability keywords and probably the developmental disability keywords too, plus the "disturbed" keywords, which are a subset of the mental health keywords that I previously missed.)
Third, some of the items on this list do not follow my general rule of thumb to only list keywords (or sets of multiple keywords) that total 50 titles or more. As with the mental health and mental disability keywords, I feel it's important to have uniformity and consistency across these sets of related keywords as a whole, so I have included a few keywords with less than 50 titles as an exception to my normal rule. Another important factor is that IMDb staff have already weighed in that the "cripple" keywords are inappropriate.
And finally, this list includes proposed auto-conversions of a couple keywords ("crippled" and "physically-disabled-person") that don't currently exist on IMDb. Although these keywords don't currently exist, I have frequently seen both of them in the past. If these keywords are not set up for auto-conversions, they will undoubtedly continue to be re-created in the future. It's better to be proactive and set these keywords up for auto-conversions.
9 months ago
Hi @keyword_expert -
All merged and auto-converted.
9 months ago
If you are attempting to be politically correct, there are some hits-and-misses here.
"cripple"is a no-no
any variations of "disability" or "handicap" are also no-nos.
"physically-challenged" is most politically correct.
And, when it comes to questions of mental health, "mentally-challenged" wold be the most politically correct.
Re "wheelchair": "wheelchair- bound" is a terrible keyword, just as "man-in-a-wheelchair," "woman-in-a-wheelchair," etc. are bad. "man-uses-a-wheelchair," "woman-uses-a-wheelchair," etc. iare more appropriate, so "wheelchair-user" would be the more general term.