Chronological Archives

  • 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”.
  • Dear Imprudence: I Think You Missed One Carolyn Hax recently got a letter from a pair of concerned grandparents asking about their granddaughter’s sartorial choices: Dear Carolyn: My husband and I are concerned about our 15-year-old granddaughter. She is not the slightest bit interested in makeup or the stylish clothes most teens like. She prefers basketball shorts and a T-shirt over her bra, then ...
  • Recommended Reading for August 24, 2010 Wheelchair Dancer: Body Matters, Edges, and Disability We all experience limitations and restrictions.  Not all of those — like not being able to speak a second language — are disabilities.  The second language example is a true comment, and I would have thought that it was a pretty obviously bad comparison.  But it and other similar ...
  • Pap smears, fat-shaming, and the lithotomy trap So I’m sitting watching the evening news, and on comes a chap telling us women and girls that we oughtta go and get more Pap smears. Then on comes a woman to talk about how Pap screening rates are going down in young women, and to speculate about possible causes for ...