Chronological Archives

  • Cycles Are Hard To Break: Disability and Domestic Violence According to a 1997 study which I see cited in a lot of places but can’t actually find a copy of, unfortunately, 85% of women with disabilities in the United States have experienced domestic violence. Other studies pinpoint the rate at lower levels, but seem to generally agree that women with disabilities are at least ...
  • Recommended Reading for January 7th Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post. ACTION ALERT for USAns: Fight Inappropriate Restraint – Free Zakh Price! [h/t Sarah from Cat ...
  • Why I don’t think it’s funny to use Limbaugh’s drug abuse as a punchline. Short background: Rush Limbaugh (link goes to Wikipedia article) is a US conservative radio talk show host who has risen to prominence in the US by inciting “controversy” after “controversy” with hateful rhetoric. He also went through an ordeal some time back for addiction to prescription painkillers, an incident that the US left likes to ...
  • It Will Always Be The First Thing I Think Of **TRIGGER WARNING FOR DISCUSSION OF SELF-HARM** I’ve been under some significant emotional stress lately, more so than usual. And I’ve had a couple of incidents when I received some very upsetting news. Of course I’ve cried. Sobbed, even. And reached out to my friends and family and cared for myself in all the healthy and productive ...
  • Recommended Reading for January 6th Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post. Interesting posts, weekend of 1/3/10: Great linkfest at Feminists with Female Sexual Dysfunction. WECT News: Michigan ...
  • Two things I have lost, three things I have gained I can’t rely on my body to produce all the energy I want anymore, to do what I want anymore. I have to ration out time and energy and the capacity for certain things. I no longer trust that people will stick by me when things get inconvenient, when being my friend gets messy; that I’ll ...
  • Wanted: Young, Healthy Organs for Transplant The New York Times recently asked “How Can Countries Encourage Organ Donation?” The column discussed several different approaches to the issue of organ donation, including opt-out systems in which all citizens are presumed to be organ donors unless they state otherwise, and talked about differing rates of organ donation in different countries, and why the ...
  • QuickPress: Book List I’ve added a new page to the site: Books of Interest. If you check it out, you’ll notice very quickly that it’s almost all history books at the moment. We’ll fix that over time. I just found that I was procrastinating putting anything up out of fear that it was not the Perfect Ideal ...
  • Less Than / More Than – My complicated thoughts on reproductive rights & feminist discussions It pains many other women who, for a variety of reasons, are discouraged or outright prevented from having children they want. That, in North America, these women are overwhelmingly women of colour, lower class, disabled, queer – that they’re often women who have been institutionalised in some way, be it a “medical” institution or ...
  • Signal Boost: Sexuality & Access Project Survey Sexuality and Access Project Survey The Sexuality and Access Project is looking for people who use attendant services as well as attendants to participate in an anonymous survey. The survey is part of this two-year project, funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The goal of the project is to give Ontarians with disabilities greater ...