Chronological Archives

  • Glee: The Halfway Point: Wrap Up This is part four and final of a multipart post on Glee. Previous posts included the introduction to the series, “Women and Race on Glee,” and “Disability and Sexuality on Glee.” What we’re told about Glee, over and over, is that the show is critiquing these tropes by depicting them. That the show is confronting viewers ...
  • Recommended Reading for December 28 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 ITEM for USAns: Corina Becker at No Stereotypes Here – Neurodiversity activist blog: ...
  • Does Outright Speculation Make This Disabled Feminist Angry? Answer: Yes. Let’s talk about this piece-of-crap article recently published on that oh-so-“liberal” news n’ culture site, Salon.com. I’m prefacing this post with a warning for ableist language and concepts on the part of the article’s author, Rahul K. Parikh, M.D. The article begins as follows: There was a time when a celebrity’s sudden death almost invariably ...
  • Subtitles in Assassin’s Creed II and Ubisoft’s Pledge I am somewhat of a gamer. I am not by any means an avid gamer or someone you should call up with questions. If you want a review of how easy a game is to play or how not confusing your controls are, I am your girl*. I am mostly a computer gamer. I like my ...
  • Kudos to the Others I want to take a moment to give a round of applause to those Other People* in our lives… The ones who help and support us… Who comfort us when it really fucking hurts… Who help us sit up when we can’t move… Who know we are just having “one of those days” when we yell or are grouchy ...
  • Medicaid: I’m Sorry, Did You Want Social Services With That? While doing some unrelated research for work recently, I happened upon some information about Medicaid transportation services in Oregon which I found rather fascinating. And also rather annoying. Medicaid will, it turns out, pay for medical transportation for appointments covered by Medicaid (of course, this assumes that “transportation” can take any number of forms, including ...
  • Anything is possible, except an end to these sorts of stories Hey, able-bodied folks. Why the heck are you not overcoming adversity and becoming an Olympic-caliber athlete? It’s so easy, right? If you just “realize most of your limitations in life are self-imposed”, you, too can do anything!
  • Chatterday! Open Thread. This is our weekly Chatterday! open thread. Use this open thread to talk amongst yourselves: feel free to share a link, have a vent, or spread some joy. What have you been reading or watching lately (remembering spoiler warnings)? What are you proud of this week? What’s made your teeth itch? What’s going on in ...
  • Recommended Reading for December 25 Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language of varying intensity. * Bev at Asperger Square 8: How the Grinch Tried to Steal Autistic Self-Advocacy Each autistic person deserved life a lot… But the Grinch, who lived outside of Reason, Thought NOT! The Grinch hated autism, every ...
  • Question Time: Gender and Disability Question Time is a series in which we open up the floor to you, commenters. We invite you to share as you feel comfortable. Or, the obvious one, given that this is a blog run by disabled feminists! And, reflecting that duality of identity, the question is also twofold: How have you experienced the intersection of gender ...