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
220
No
10
45
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 • 2021 Report
Yes
126
No
4
28
Syno
A very old man with a brain tumor and health problems gets picked on, and is rarely picked for teams in the games. But some characters make sure he isn’t left out.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
120
No
12
26
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
116
No
5
29
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
111
No
2
36
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.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
101
No
3
22
annie.wolfe
in the first episode there is an autism joke and the r word is used
TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
94
No
6
7
CozmoGarden
there are multiple uses of the ableist slur "ps*cho", and ableism towards a woman alleged to be schizophrenic
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
86
No
0
25
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.
Movie • 2004 Report
Yes
83
No
2
20
Rg123
Regina uses the R word to describe an unfortunate event.
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
80
No
0
34
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).
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
79
No
0
25
ghostofpunk
Jojo suffers a slight limp and scarring from a grenade accident. He and others refer to him as 'horribly disfigured' and such.
Movie • 2017 Report
Yes
78
No
0
12
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
72
No
0
19
Boop
The character in a wheelchair is constantly made fun of for it by the character who put him in it.
Video Game • 2017 Report
Yes
71
No
3
21
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”
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
70
No
0
14
ElleONeill
episode 3 ****SPOILER AHEAD**** shows the physically disabled character being "cured" of her physical disability, changing into a "beautiful" physically abled character.
TV Show • 2021 Report
Yes
70
No
2
19
cielgee
A wheelchair user is called “roller girl”, and the discussion of the “miracle” of her suddenly being able to walk again could be triggering for some.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
69
No
4
19
TheDreammweaver
Falcone calls penguin a derogatory term for someone who is physically disabled.
TV Show Report
Yes
61
No
2
16
cherry
“cr-pple” is used in self reference by a physically disabled character, and he alludes to facing prejudice.
Video Game • 2020 Report
Yes
60
No
9
20
asunder
A main character is called a psychopath for carrying a knife.
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
59
No
4
7
Memebird
Yes. Michael says the R-word quite a bit in s3e1 "Gay Witch Hunt"
TV Show • 2014 Report
Yes
59
No
2
11
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 • 2011 Report
Yes
56
No
0
9
MartinGardner
Lots of dwarf jokes for one
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
56
No
3
6
jensenc18
The portrayal of autistic characters in the show, including Dr. Dixon in season 5, is often offensive and ableist. A main character is also interested in “curing” autism in season 11. Throughout the seasons, Autism Speaks signs show up around the hospital.
Anime • 2016 Report
Yes
55
No
10
8
damaless
Quirkless people are heavily discriminated against by most of society.
TV Show • 2008 Report
Yes
53
No
1
9
MonaLoignon
The r-slur is used casually and repeatedly throughout the show
Video Game Report
Yes
53
No
1
16
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 • 2013 Report
Yes
53
No
7
10
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
Video Game • 2016 Report
Yes
53
No
4
19
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.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
50
No
16
9
DyingAtMidnight
Joker often discusses how society is cruel to the mentally ill, many people do not understand his condition.
Movie • 1989 Report
Yes
50
No
5
8
fs
The word "psycho(path)" and other similar words are used to describe JD.