I imagine that the women at the beginning would react the same way if they saw someone in a wheelchair, a paraplegic, or a man in general. Some of the other people had appropriate reactions, but everyone’s complete fear of a man walking at them slowly and saying arggggggggghhhh is a bit strange to me. If he was covered in blood, or holding a weapon, or something, I would maybe understand their reaction, but no, he simply sauntered over.
Everyone’s deeply ingrained fear of disabled people bothers the heck out of me. I mean, come on, how hard can it be to take out a dismembered torso? One good punt and he’s out of your hair.