Chronological Archives

  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Language There are a lot of things we talk about when we talk about language, of course, but it’s worth highlighting something important: when we talk about language, we don’t talk about what it used to mean, or what it is supposed to mean, or what you think it means. We talk about how society uses ...
  • BADD: The radical notion that people with disabilities are people, and Australia’s 2020 Summit This post ...
  • Ill The topic of mental illness came up again with the latest large-scale hate crime against women to make national news. It’s a nice easy narrative for George Sodini to be a psycho, to be crazy, to be mentally ill because then we don’t have to understand him. We don’t have to relate, because ...
  • Feminists With Disabilities Love Their Bodies Today is Love Your Body Day, so a few of us are going to talk about why we love our bodies! I’m meloukhia, and I love my body because, well, without a body, I wouldn’t have nearly as much fun, seeing as how we haven’t quite gotten to the state of being able to exist as ...
  • Quotations Definitions of disability affect people‚Äôs self-identity. Recognizing yourself as disabled and identifying with other people who are disabled and learning about their experiences can all contribute to understanding and interpreting your own experiences, and to knowing that you are not alone with problems you may have believed were unique to you. But being identified as ...
  • Recommended Reading for October 15, 2009 Recommended Reading for October 15, 2009
  • More Research Like This, Please! There is a neurochemical link between psychosis and creativity, according to psychiatrist Szabolcs Keri of Semmelweis University in Hungary. He studied neuregulin 1, a gene that typically is involved with neuron development and communication. A variant genotype, though, is associated with a great risk of developing mental disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar. Keri studied a bunch ...
  • Recommended Reading for October 14th, 2009 Recommended Reading for October 14, 2009
  • Second Shift for the Sick (Originally posted November 2008 at three rivers fog.) I had always meant to expand upon this topic, but never found the right words for it, succinct and meaningful. But, well, that’s not exactly my style either. My job situation is still shitty, and I’m currently part-timing at a retail pharmacy as a cashier. (Sample day: Mid-20s white ...
  • Rant: Your Logic is SO Faulty! You have no grasp of logic! Your argument is invalid! – this is what I started yelling at my computer when I came across this story in my Google Reader: Should parents be worried? A new parent survey indicates that the number of American children with autism has doubled since 2003, to 1 in 91. The ...