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  • Recommended Reading for 18 November 2010 Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language and ideas of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post and links are provided as topics of interest and exploration only. I ...
  • Recommended Reading for November 17, 2010 Your friendly neighbourhood Anna is out of town at the moment. Please enjoy this recommended reading post from the future. Lindsay at Autist’s Corner: Doubly Deviant: On Being Queer and Autistic EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: This is a very long, rambly autobiographical post about being bisexual and being autistic: it compares my experiences coming to terms with both ...
  • Disability Is A Feminist Issue: Gendering Health Access When I tell people I write for a feminist site focusing on a disability issues, one of the most common responses I get is confusion. ‘What does disability,’ people ask me, ‘have to do with feminism?’ I’ve written before, very topically, about why disability is a feminist issue, and I’d hope that a lot of ...
  • Recommended Reading for November 16, 2010 Peggy Orenstein for the New York Times Magazine: The code-words of breast cancer awareness Fast-forward to today, when, especially during October, everything from toilet paper to buckets of fried chicken to the chin straps of N.F.L. players look as if they have been steeped in Pepto. If the goal was “awareness,” that has surely been met ...
  • Upcoming Events for the Week of November 15 to November 22 Events from the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. US: San Francisco, California, November 15: The Disability Issues Caucus of the National Communication Association will have a memorial for Paul Longmore at 7 p.m. Monday, November 15. It will be in the Franciscan A room of the Hilton San Francisco, at 333 O’Farrell Street. ...
  • Recommended Reading for 15 November 2010 Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language and ideas of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post and links are provided as topics of interest and exploration only. I ...
  • USICD Hosting Skype Conference Call on Global Disability Rights Library for International Audience (via email) Dear Friends and Colleagues, On Tuesday November 16 and Thursday November 18, 2010, USICD will host a pair of Skype teleconference calls for the International Disability Community introducing an opportunity to get involved in disseminating disability rights information globally. The calls will both cover the same content but are timed differently to accommodate time ...
  • Signal Boost: Personal Successes: Unlimited Potential eBook from the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians collected success stories from blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted Canadians. These success stories were on any topic, whether on employment, community involvement or conquering your own personal goals. Most importantly, these success stories differ from others that tend to reinforce the “superhero” notion of disability, by highlighting the ...
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: The Awkward Lines of -ist Language [The scene sets with OYD, a slightly pale yet never-the-less still quite indigenous woman, sitting down to her trusty Macbook Pro, a laptop named “Lappy”, who has seen better days. She sets down and opens up her “drafts” tab under FWD/Forward, where she notices that egads! she has been working on this book review for over ...
  • Disability and the House Key: Housing Discrimination, Disabilities, and Where the Law Falls Short This post originally appeared on this ain’t livin’. A 1988 amendment to the Fair Housing Act in the United States specifically banned housing discrimination on the basis of ability status. Under the law in the United States, landlords, mortgage lenders, and management companies legally cannot discriminate against people with disabilities when it comes to renting and ...