December 2009

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Recommended Reading for December 24

Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language of varying intensity. * Arachne Jericho at Tor.com: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Fiction, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 A survey of the tropes, stereotypes and more realistic portrayals of PTSD [...]

Recommended Reading for December 23

Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language of varying intensity. * Janine at StroppyBlog: Legal Step Forward on Disability Rights The delicious irony in this particular case, the employer concerned was a firm of solicitors, who appeared to think they should [...]

Suggestive Sell

from Shopwiki: The top part of the image is the search result box, showing an electric wheelchair priced at $2900. The bottom part of the image is the “Related Items” tab, which shows a choice of inexpensive dining-room chairs. (If you scroll down on the original page, you will also find stools and benches.) From [...]

Recommended Reading for December 22

Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist language of varying intensity. *Chicago Tribune: Disabled mom fighting to keep her son Can a quadriplegic woman be a good parent? Her ex-boyfriend filed a custody suit that says no. [...] In September, Trais sued O’Neill for full custody, [...]

Recommended Reading for December 21

* NRC Handelsblad: Disabled poster boy banned from rail stations Not Normal, an art-exhibition focussed on the position of disabled people in society, which opened in Amsterdam on Wednesday has immediately sparked controversy. The exhibition features pieces by 80 visual artists, whose work all evokes the same question: what constitutes normality? And who decides what [...]

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