m just watching an episode of Call the Midwife``. A situation where a family has a newborn baby, with spina bifida.
Now the programme is set in the 50s/60s and I just heard something which has made me gasp and urged me to post about it.
As mums used to do back then, babies were wrapped up and put outside in their prams for fresh air.
A neighbour said to the baby
s mum, I see you
ve left your baby outside, but then no-one would steal a cripple, would they?
Oh I am horrified! Just thinking about how attitudes have changed, but I myself have been called a cripple twice. The very word to describe someone with mobility problems is appalling, but to actually be called it is insulting and shocking.