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Is it wrong to imply disabled people are not “normal”?

Iain Duncan Smith

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Iain Duncan Smith has been criticised for calling non-disabled people “normal”. Why does the word make people angry?

The Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, said in the House of Commons while defending the government’s record on getting disabled people back into employment that “we are looking to get [the employment rates of disabled people] up to the level of normal, non-disabled people who are back in work.”

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