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.
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M. Slade is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism. They are a cartoonist and illustrator based in Westchester County, NY. Currently, they are the main illustrator for Doodlebook.org, a site that explores science concepts through comics. In their spare time, they can be found going to protests or overanalyzing video games and cartoons. You can check out their website here or their Tumblr here. Check out their comics here.