Why Crips?

In the same way that the term “queer” has been reappropriated by the gay rights movement, members of the disability rights movement have reclaimed words such as “cripple”, “crip”, and “gimp” to refer to themselves. The cripple tribunal in Dortmund on 13 December 1981 was one of the main protest actions of the autonomous German disability movement (in confrontation with the established disability assistance) against human rights abuses in nursing homes and psychiatric hospitals, as well as against deficiencies of local public transport. Analogous to the Russell Tribunal by Amnesty International, the cripple tribunal has denounced human rights violations of disabled people “ (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cripple)