Chronological Archives

  • Final Carnival Reminder! Today is the deadline for submissions for the Disability Carnival. If you emailed something to carnival at disabledfeminists.com and didn’t get some variation of “I got your submission! Thank you!”, then I haven’t received it. The alternate address is anna@annaoverseas.com. The optional theme is intersectionality. However, any posts you’ve written about disability that you’d like ...
  • Jordan’s Principle Take, for example, the case of Jordan River Anderson, a First Nations boy from Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba. Jordan was born with “complex health needs” (this is code for Carey Fineman Ziter Syndrome, a rare muscular disorder) and spent the first two years of his life in hospital. At that point, ...
  • Question Time: Assistive Devices Question Time is a series in which we open up the floor to you, commenters. We invite you to share as you feel comfortable. What are your assistive devices, if any? (‘Assistive device’ defined as broadly as you like.)
  • Ableist Word Profile: -wit Welcome to Ableist Word Profile, a (probably intermittent) series in which staffers will profile various ableist words, talk about how they are used, and talk about how to stop using them. Ableism is not feminism, so it’s important to talk about how to eradicate ableist language from our vocabularies. This post is marked 101, which ...
  • Recommended Reading for November 16 Recommended Reading for November 16, 2009
  • Glee: “That’s why we call it dismissing legitimate concerns instead of acting” Basically, after a three week hiatus, the show came back last week, and wow, was there a lot of press about it. Not because of the show’s performance, or the show’s “diversity” award, but because of the controversy that has been suddenly generated by the show.
  • More Tales From the Good Doctor Files I’ve seen a fair number of doctors in my day, and I experience a varied range of interactions with them on a regular basis. Very rarely do I encounter a doctor about whom I rave, because, for the most part, my interactions with medical professionals don’t go well. I’ve rarely been treated with outright rudeness, ...
  • A Few Relevant Posts on “Glee” I know people are searching for our responses to the Very Special Disability Episode of Glee. I’ve got something going up Monday, but I wanted to highlight a few very good responses from other people to the episode, specifically people who are actually knowledgeable about the disabilities presented on the show. So, obviously ...
  • Quoted: Paulo Freire I find this quote helpful when I’m feeling worn down and need a little inspiration and motivation to keep fighting. “Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. ” – Paulo Freire, “Pedagogy of freedom: ethics, democracy, and civic courage” (1998). The only way ...
  • Your Chilling Fact For The Day The last women’s shelter I volunteered in had a disabled-parking zone in front, but that’s all I recall. What about you?