Chronological Archives

  • Glee: The Halfway Point: Disability and Sexuality On Glee This is post three of four in a multipart series on Glee. Previous posts included the introduction to the series and “Women and Race on Glee.” Before I begin, I would like to highly recommend access_fandom’s representation linkspams on Glee, which have links to numerous writings on Glee from a variety of perspectives. I wanted to ...
  • 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 on ...
  • One Sided Ten years ago I joined a club. You don’t have to say anything about it. It is something I have (mostly) come to terms with. I only bring it up to give a little context. I have a father out there in Meat World somewhere. I differentiate for a reason, and no, I Don’t Want to Talk ...
  • 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 not ...
  • Talking down disability while talking down to young people Contains spoilers for A Darkling Plain, so be warned! I’ve just finished up Philip Reeve’s Hungry Cities books. They’re really good, and I’d recommend them to any young adults reading, or anyone else who is into YA. Mortal Engines, Predator’s Gold, Infernal Devices and A Darkling Plain are full of complex female characters in a well-realised ...
  • 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 IRC: Oh, ...
  • Guest Post: Puppies and Pills Part 2 The general public’s understanding of service dogs or in some cases that there is anything beyond guides is very low. It makes sense that more people know of guide dogs, as they are did start the first service dog schools and hold their dogs to a very high standard. I must say that the constant ...
  • 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, charging that his ...
  • Guest Post: Future of Portrayals of Disability in Movies? Cameron’s Avatar My doubts started forming, however, when I looked more closely at two sources: the movie’s dialogue and the movie’s synopsis. I want to start with the synopsis. Through about the film’s box office numbers, I understand that Avatar is quite popular with audiences. This synopsis contains profoundly ableist language in the ...
  • Glee: The Halfway Point: Women and Race on Glee This is post two of four in a multipart series on Glee. The previous post was the introduction. Glee‘s core message about women seems to be that they are all manipulative, evil, lying sneaks. The show includes not one but two deceptive pregnancy plots, interspersed with numerous depictions of women as nags, from Quinn pressuring Finn ...