Chronological Archives

  • Recommended Reading for 27 August, 2010 Gentle reader, be cautioned: comments sections on mainstream media sites tend to not be safe and we here at FWD/Forward don’t necessarily endorse all the opinions in these pieces. Let’s jump right in, shall we? United Kingdom: ESA: It Doesn’t Add Up by lilwatchergirl at Through Myself and Back Again. No wonder there’s so much anxiety around ...
  • Signal Boost! The Fight For Reproductive Justice Some of you may know that most of us here are FWD/Forward lurk around at other places doing other things when we are not toiling on the backend here at the humble blog. I happen to spend a bit of my time writing under my actual name over at Change.org’s Women’s Rights blog as the ...
  • Quickpress: Follow FWD on Facebook! For those of you who are savvy social media types, or if you are like me and lack the self-discipline to click the tab closed, you can now follow us on Facebook! If you are a Facebook user I hope that you will check us out! Check out Facebook’s FAQ for information on accessibility on Facebook, such ...
  • Weekly Events Roundup Disclaimer: We don’t endorse any of these events. I just gather them from my email contacts or from places I see them online. Pretty much everything I know is what I’ve got here. Should you wish to suggest an event, please email me! anna AT disabledfeminists DOT com. Thank you! Calls ...
  • Recommended Reading for 26 August 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 ...
  • Signal Boost: DisAbling Feminism: Sex, Gender, and Disability Studies Hey, you! Do you sometimes find yourself asking the following…? What are important conversations taking place between feminism and Disability Studies? How can a feminist approach (whatever that means) to abilism/ability/able-bodied privilege (however defined) raise new questions regarding the self, the state, the workplace and cultural conceptions of disability? How does Disability Studies force a reconsideration ...
  • An open letter to non-disabled people who use disabled parking spaces Dear abled/non-disabled people without disabled parking placards who use disabled parking spaces anyway, I don’t care if you want to use the space “because it’s so convenient.” I don’t care if you only “need” to use the space “just for a minute.” I especially don’t care if you back up your illegal use of said disabled parking space ...
  • Betty Anne Gagnon and Murder Most Foul Content note: This post includes discussions of the murder and abuse of people with disabilities. Betty Anne Gagnon was 48 years old when she was found curled up in the front seat of a pickup truck in the parking lot of a petrol station near Edmonton, Canada, in November 2009. Her face was heavily bruised and ...
  • Recommended Reading for Wednesday, August 25, 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 ...
  • Tracy Latimer is dead because her father is a murderer These names are part of the reason why I think Robert Latimer should always be referred to as a murderer, why I think think Tracy’s death should never be referred to as a “mercy killing”.