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A cripple is a person or animal with a physical disability, particularly one who is unable to walk because of an injury or illness. The word was recorded as early as 950 AD, and derives from the Proto-Germanic krupilaz. The German and Dutch words Krüppel and kreupel are cognates.
In the same way that the term "queer" and the Nazi pink triangle has been reappropriated by the gay rights movement, members of the disability rights movement have reclaimed words such as "cripple" 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.
Cripple may also refer to:
- Cripple Creek, a small town in Colorado
- Crippleware, a type of shareware or freeware that lacks full functionality
- Cripple Clarence Lofton (1887–1957), blues artist
- "Crippled Inside", a 1971 song by John Lennon (Imagine Album)
- The Crippled Masters, a 1979 kung-fu film
- The Cripple of Inishmaan, a 1997 Irish play
- Crippled Lucifer, a 1998 album by Burning Witch
- "Cripple Fight", a 2001 episode of South Park
- Hooky the Cripple, a 2002 novel by Chopper Read
- Cripple Crow, a 2005 album by Devendra Banhart
- Cripple Need Cane, a rock band from Los Angeles
- Crips street gang were so named by their early members carrying of a cane which gave the impression they were crippled.
- A cripple is a goods wagon or a passenger coach which although safe to run on the railway, is not fit for use and requires a repair before it can be used in service. This could be a coal wagon with a hole in the floor (which would allow coal to fall out of the wagon), or a passenger coach with a broken window.
- Online Etymology Dictionary
- E. Eric John Miller; G. Geraldine V. Gwynne (1 January 1972). A Life Apart: A Pilot Study of Residential Institutions for the Physically Handicapped and the Young Chronic Sick. Taylor & Francis. pp. 41–. GGKEY:QCP9JKZ8RPE. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
- Barry Levy; Victor Sidel (25 August 2005). Social Injustice and Public Health. Oxford University Press. pp. 147–. ISBN 978-0-19-988375-2. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
- Reginald Nettles; Rochelle Balter (2011). Multiple Minority Identities: Applications for Practice, Research, and Training. Springer Publishing Company. pp. 3–. ISBN 978-0-8261-0703-9. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
- John Richardson; Justin Powell (17 May 2011). Comparing Special Education: Origins to Contemporary Paradoxes. Stanford University Press. pp. 264–. ISBN 978-0-8047-7913-5. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
- Susan Baglieri; Arthur H. Shapiro (2012). Disability Studies and the Inclusive Classroom: Critical Practices for Creating Least Restrictive Attitudes. Routledge. pp. 49–. ISBN 978-0-415-99372-2. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
- cripple tribunal on disabilityworld.org Retrieved 2012-01-21
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