Chronological Archives

  • …And At This Point, I Don’t See It Stopping Anytime Soon Courtesy of amandaw I bring you this stellar article that once again rubs in my face how brilliantly miserable the VA is scratching the surface of realizing what is wrong with they way they even see women veterans. If you read along carefully you can even see the lightly sugar-coated condescension artfully woven in TIME ...
  • Assistive Tech & Pop Culture: “Miss Smith, without your glasses you’re beautiful!” At the same time, media & pop culture still use glasses as “code” – either for This Is Serious Work, or This Person Is A Nerd/Geek (and a particular type at that) or a scientist/doctor, or a Serious Scholar. This is true whether the person uses glasses all the time, or if they just ...
  • (semi)-Weekly Job Round-up Brussels: European Disability Forum The European Disability Forum is looking for a dynamic policy officer with good knowledge in social, employment policies and human rights. You are committed to a human rights and social model approach to disability, and you have an understanding of social policy in relation to disability policies. You work in both English and ...
  • Recommended Reading for August 10, 2010 Wheelchair Dancer at Feministe: On the Cover Regardless of how disability plays out in Aisha’s world, the vast majority of readers of TIME live in a culture that understands disability as tragedy. As shocking. As among the worst things that can happen to you (bar death). Mainstream American culture thinks ...
  • Crude Violations: BP Is Dumping Toxic Waste In Low Income Communities of Colour The Gulf oil spill that has been capturing the news cycle in the United States for the last few months finally appears to be under control, and now we’re faced with a common problem: We have a whole lot of waste from the spill and associated cleanup, and it needs to go somewhere. This includes ...
  • Recommended Reading for Monday, August 9, 2010 It looks like almost all of my links today (save the last) are mainstream media news stories or press releases. I haven’t looked at the comments because I like not being angry and hating people, but I have never found the comment section of these places to be awesome for nuanced discussion, so read ...
  • Dear Imprudence: Ask Amy and ‘Making Calls’ on Abuse At the end of July, I wrote about an Ask Amy column where she pretty clearly failed to identify an abusive relationship. Apparently at least one Ask Amy reader felt the same way I did, and wrote in to say so: Dear Amy: I worry about the teenager who wrote to you, saying her brother called ...
  • National Association of the Deaf Videos For those of us who like to highlight disability related history, the internet can be a huge boon. Whereas as little as five years ago, reading Susan Burch’s description of the Hotchkiss videos for the National Association of the Deaf would have been my only way of learning about them, various video-sharing websites (especially ...
  • Today in Journalism: Being an Athlete: Actually Pretty Hard Work! Journalist Monique Jessen set out to write a profile of a young, talented athlete in Cornwall. The thing about being an athlete is that it’s actually rather a lot of work; I have tremendous respect for athletes because it requires serious commitment of time and energy. I’ve had friends who competed in the Olympics, which ...
  • Just My beginning is like this: I was born a full three months before my expected arrival. I apparently couldn’t wait the whole nine months to come into the world. This early arrival was rife with complications, however: a brain hemorrhage, one collapsed lung (I still have under-armpit scars from the surgery), and, the kicker — cerebral ...