Chronological Archives

  • Record of the Dead for October 2010 Please note that this list focuses on the murder of people with disabilities. This list of October 2010 media reports about people with disabilities murdered or dying under strange circumstances is presented without commentary, but that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing people may want to discuss about it in comments. I do not believe for ...
  • Today in Journalism: Oh, I’ll Redefine Something For You, All Right The Wall Street Journal has apparently been so sad that it’s been missing out on all the potential in disability reporting that it decided to go right for a bingo, do not pass go, do not collect $200. And I would like us all to issue a round of applause to Ben Rooney, because he ...
  • Signal Boost: United States: Submit Suggestions for a Social Security Administration Self-Evaluation As published on Disability Rights Center, an Arkansas disability rights organisation: 11/5/2010:┬áSSA is seeking input on improving its policies and practices to provide meaningful access to their programs and activities as required under Section 504. SUMMARY: We are initiating a self evaluation of our policies and practices supporting section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Under ...
  • Recommended Reading for November 9, 2010 John Keilman for the Los Angeles Times: Technology opens new horizons for disabled Yet for all of technology’s promised advances, some worry that the cost will keep helpful devices out of many people’s reach. Others are concerned that governments, schools and institutions might think that high-tech gadgetry has relieved them of their responsibility to serve the ...
  • The Veil of Ignorance As some of you who follow me on Twitter know, I spent the weekend in Kansas City with my grandfather, who had experienced an as-yet-to-be-diagnosed health crisis and was in the hospital. (Nothing is dire and he’s expected to make a full recovery and be discharged in the next week or so.) At home in ...
  • Signal Boost: Northern Ireland: Access Resource Knowledge Seminar on Poverty Takes place on 16 November: Protecting the vulnerable: Poverty and social exclusion in the Republic of Ireland as the economic crisis emerged Professor Chris Whelan, University College Dublin, will explore poverty and social exclusion in the Republic within the context of the current economic crisis. The seminar will take place at NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, from 12:00-13:00, ...
  • Keeping track One of the more bizarre stereotypes (if one can call it that) about people with fibromyalgia is that we obsess over “every little ache and pain,” to the detriment of ourselves and much to the apparent annoyance of the “normal” people around us. Here’s the thing: If I were to obsess over my pain in the ...
  • Recommended Reading for 08 November 2010 Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language and ideas of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post and links are provided as topics of interest and exploration only. I ...
  • Private Practice: All in the Family: Rape, Apologism, and Spousal Abuse I am slowly catching up on all the television I missed while AT&T left me without phone service for over a week (long story), so this writeup is actually about an episode of Private Practice that aired, uh, two weeks ago, but it filled me with rage, so, there you go. Spoilers ahead! Additionally, please ...
  • Dear Imprudence: Inappropriate Discipline Content note: This Dear Imprudence discusses the use of hitting to ‘discipline’ children. Dear Prudie’s Monday livechat featured a doozy of a question: Q. Discipline: My wife and I have been married for eight years, and we have three wonderful children, two girls and a boy. While we agree on most everything, the one thing that ...