Chronological Archives

  • A Delayed Deployment of Care Moderatix note: This post will be United States Military centric, as that is the perspective I offer, and the broken system within which I currently exist and attempt to navigate.  Other voices are welcome and experiences appreciated within the context of the conversation, since I can not pretend to know every thing about every military ...
  • Recommended Reading for October 23 Recommended reading for October 23, 2009
  • This is Hard I sat down this evening to find some stuff I could write a few posts about. I went to google news and did a search for “mental illness” and one for “bipolar disorder” and looked through everything that had come up in the past week. There was a fair amount of stuff – some workers in ...
  • Ableist Word Profile: Intelligence 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 ...
  • Yes, it DOES make a difference (Cross-posted at three rivers fog.) I wrote this yesterday in an extreme fog and do not have the spoons to rework and polish it. Apologies for the brainspill, but these days it’s the only option I have. *** For background, see Ouyang Dan’s post on the problematic aspects of the TV show House. Don’t tell me that people ...
  • You don’t have to be normal. (Originally posted April 2008 in two parts at three rivers fog.) this is new to me. this idea that i should love my body. not hate it. it’s funny, because i was about to say “this isn’t a post about body image.” but it is, isn’t it? let’s cut to the point. i’m not talking about beauty standards. i’m ...
  • Shifting the Responsibility for Disability in Uniform Moderatix note: This post will be United States Military centric, as that is the perspective I offer, and the broken system within which I currently exist and attempt to navigate.  Other voices are welcome and experiences appreciated within the context of the conversation, since I can not pretend to know every thing about every military ...
  • Guest Post: Disability Dismissed The tension between the visible/invisible aspects of my disability causes me to reside in a sort of twilight world which constantly shifts between my ability to “pass” as “normal” and the very real experience of my disability. Granted, I walk with a limp and my left hand curves to the left because of ...
  • Recommended Reading for October 22, 2009 Recommended Reading for October 22, 2009
  • CFS/ME and “faulty illness beliefs”: The incredible hubris of the psychiatro-patriarchal complex This post was originally posted on March 19, 2009 at Hoyden About Town. New Scientist this week published an interview with infamous psychiatrist Simon Wessely. Wessely persists in believing, in the face of all the evidence, that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalitis (CFS/ME)* is a uniquely UK/American psychological condition caused by internet-triggered “faulty illness beliefs”. Here’s ...