chapter  14
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Disability and violence


Historically, connections have been made between appearance, even minor impairments and violence. Macaulay said of Titus Oates,

his short neck, his legs uneven … as those of a badger, his forehead low as that of a baboon, his purple cheeks, and his monstrous length of chin … those hideous features on which villainy seemed to be written by the hand of God.