Recommended Reading for 25 November, 2010
Gentle reader, be cautioned: comments sections on mainstream media sites tend to not be safe and we here at FWD/Forward don’t necessarily endorse all the opinions in these pieces. Let’s jump right in, shall we?
disability is a feminist issue by Wheelchair Dancer:
This conversation is an icon in the difficult relations of disability and feminism.
Study: Too Many Fat Women Don’t Even Know They’re Fat by Cara at The Curvature:
Trying to define and impose your definition of normal on other people — whether it be in relation to gender, sexuality, physical ability, neurological workings, weight, or some other category entirely, is alienating, damaging, and oppressive. There’s no way that defining people in opposition to “normal” and telling them that they must become normal for their own good is not harmful.
Access and Academia, Again by Liz at Dis/Embody:
Though it’s lamentable that this is necessary, twenty years after the ADA, these cases are exactly the kind of potentially broad-ranging challenges that could strengthen the civil rights protections of the ADA and the accessibility processes used in US institutes of higher education.
Boy With Disability Unable To Leave Apartment by Katie E. at Women’s Glib:
Denial of accessibility is a widespread issue for people with disabilities. Jaime’s education and right to leave his apartment is seen as trivial to the leasing office, but it is very, very important. Why should he be treated as a second-class citizen? Why don’t all people have a right to education?
In a first, Census 2011 to mark people with multiple disability by Surbhi Khyati at The Indian Express:
For the first time in India, people with multiple disability will be a part of Census 2011. The census will not only include the number of people in each disabled category but also recognise diseases like dyslexia and autism as forms of disability.
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