Is there ableist language or behavior?

This category refers to use of slurs, demeaning language, or abuse of neurodiverse and disabled people. This includes using "autistic" as an insult. This category is important because mocking disabled people or comparing their conditions to being bad is an ableist trope found in many forms of media that feed into a stereotypical narrative.
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Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
124
No
10
33
EmmaWard55
One character dismisses the suicide note of a young bipolar woman as 'attention seeking' and no big deal. They are very critical and lack empathy for this woman, making her suffering into calculated ploys for drama.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
80
No
12
19
melsmadness22
In season two there is a character who appears to have a disability. His father constantly mistreats him and tries to have him committed to a treatment facility.
Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
76
No
5
21
GwendolynCox
One of the children shown has social issues. In a classroom scene, the teacher pushes her to finish her test in a way that could draw negative attention to this. Later, the mother yells at her, saying, "are you some kind of idiot," for displaying the same behavior. The same character's art is also called the r word
Yes
72
No
2
25
teaz
there is a character who is an ableist stereotype of people with DID. her alter is extremely murderous, even having "genocide" in her name.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
53
No
0
20
ghostofpunk
Jojo suffers a slight limp and scarring from a grenade accident. He and others refer to him as 'horribly disfigured' and such.
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
51
No
0
14
takver
Toph's parents restrict her freedom and treat her like she is helpless, because she is blind. The show makes it very clear that they are wrong.
Video Game • 2017 Report
Yes
49
No
2
16
oumasorbit
a character calls others ‘t*rds multiple times, and idk if this counts, but they also ask if another character was “dropped on her head as a kid”
Movie • 2017 Report
Yes
49
No
0
4
heliogemini
as the kids look into the sewer for the first time, Eddy says the r slur in an attempt to get his friends to think going in the sewers isn't smart.
Book Report
Yes
47
No
0
9
Boop
The character in a wheelchair is constantly made fun of for it by the character who put him in it.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
44
No
0
11
ElleONeill
episode 3 ****SPOILER AHEAD**** shows the physically disabled character being "cured" of her physical disability, changing into a "beautiful" physically abled character.
Movie • 2004 Report
Yes
41
No
2
10
Rg123
Regina uses the R word to describe an unfortunate event.
TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
38
No
3
3
CozmoGarden
there are multiple uses of the ableist slur "ps*cho", and ableism towards a woman alleged to be schizophrenic
Video Game Report
Yes
37
No
1
11
eweeys
There is a lot of ableism directed towards mentally ill characters, and the word 'psycho'/'psychotic' is used in a derogatory manner a ton.
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
36
No
4
6
Memebird
Yes. Michael says the R-word quite a bit in s3e1 "Gay Witch Hunt"
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
35
No
7
7
Rev
The show reflects the time of setting and of creation and uses terms like psychopath, sociopath, and psychotic. It is unclear if it is meant in an ableist way or not, but it is something to be aware of in that the demonization of mental illness and personality disorders is unfortunately a big part of the show
Anime • 2016 Report
Yes
35
No
5
5
damaless
Quirkless people are heavily discriminated against by most of society.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
34
No
15
7
DyingAtMidnight
Joker often discusses how society is cruel to the mentally ill, many people do not understand his condition.
TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
34
No
3
8
EN
People don't really take Chidi's anxiety seriously/just see it as a problem and frequently make him make decisions that they themselves could easily make even though they know he struggles with that. On several occasions characters try to "cure" him that way
TV Show • 2008 Report
Yes
34
No
1
7
hyperjenb
S4E2 and S4E11: A character in the 1940's suffers suicidal depression after losing her son and is lobotomized due to her "hysteria;" said lobotomy is used to threaten her daughter into repressing her own emotions.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
33
No
2
6
annie.wolfe
in the first episode there is an autism joke and the r word is used
Podcast Report
Yes
32
No
1
8
alchemical
In season 1, the main character dismisses characters who have issues with addiction or mental illnesses and berates them for it. This stops after the first season and it's learned he deals with some level of addiction + mental illness as well. In MAG 122: Zombie, while not directly stated to be about mental illness, the statement giver's attitude towards those he perceives as processing emotions incorrectly reads as such.
Movie • 2016 Report
Yes
31
No
0
11
Huntingkeith
A main character is shown to be bullied verbally and physically because of her disability, excluding her, talking poorly about her behind her back, etc.
TV Show • 2020 Report
Yes
31
No
0
6
Emiliecer
a character is mocked by his father because he has a stutter
Video Game • 2020 Report
Yes
31
No
7
8
asunder
A main character is called a psychopath for carrying a knife.
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
30
No
2
5
SimrenBajaj
They make fun of the autistic kid “Crazy Eyes” and they act rude to a suicide victim (Frieda)
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
29
No
0
4
MartinGardner
Lots of dwarf jokes for one
Video Game • 2016 Report
Yes
29
No
2
8
Kathryn
One character is in a wheelchair, and during a cut scene another character pushes him out of the way, thinking she's being kind and helping him get his mail.
TV Show • 2009 Report
Yes
29
No
2
7
Rory_John14
There is a lot of discrimination against the autistic character by other characters, as well as references to him being severely bullied in the past. Most of the jokes about autism are written by an autistic writer, however may be mistakenly interpreted as ableist if the viewer is not aware of this. Some of the ableism is the show is addressed, some is not.
TV Show • 2008 Report
Yes
28
No
1
3
MonaLoignon
The r-slur is used casually and repeatedly throughout the show
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
28
No
0
14
meganf3000
This whole movie is ableist because it perpetuates the fact that autistic people are broken or need to be cured. The main autistic character is played by a neurotypical actress, there are scenes infantilising Music and physically restraining her during meltdown. Sia also partnered with an autistic hate group to make this movie (Autism Speaks).