Redefining disability: maleficent, unjust and inconsistent.

  title={Redefining disability: maleficent, unjust and inconsistent.},
  author={Becky Cox-White and Susanna F Boxall},
  journal={The Journal of medicine and philosophy},
  volume={33 6},
Disability activists' redefinition of "disability" as a social, rather than a medical, problem attempts to reassign causality. We explicate the untenable implications of this approach and argue this definition is maleficent, unjust, and inconsistent. Thus, redefining disability as a socially caused phenomenon is, from a moral point of view, ill-advised. 

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