Chronological Archives

  • Recommended Reading for May 10, 2010 I’m sorry this is much later than usual. Today was the beginning of Don’s Radioactive Iodine Treatment, and I’ve not been myself. The folks at the hospital are being awesome, though, so everything should be fine. Normalizing Ableism (ahahah like it’s not already) I like this article (it’s from 2005); it’s got some really lovely ...
  • Social Campaigns Based on Ableism Via Information Aesthetics, a blog I read because i am obsessed with data visualizations and charts and graphs, I read about a new campaign designed by “eco-design consultancy Giraffe Innovation.” They’ve created a website where a user creates a humanoid form to represent themselves. The site then tracks the person’s environmental impact – things like ...
  • Chatterday! Open Thread. This is our weekly Chatterday! open thread. Use this open thread to talk amongst yourselves: feel free to share a link, have a vent, or spread some joy. What have you been reading or watching lately (remembering spoiler warnings)? What are you proud of this week? What’s made your teeth itch? What’s going on in ...
  • UK Signal Boost: Study about Disability & Benefits at the University of Leeds A series of focus groups will be scheduled around the city of Leeds at various times in the month of May and June. You will be able to choose the date and location that works best for you.
  • An Open Letter to Ms Magazine Blog I’m pretty angry about that. Not offended, Ms Magazine, angry. You see, I’m really tired of “the disabled” being treated like we’re unthinking masses. I’m especially tired of the feminist movement – you know, one that allegedly wants equal rights for all people, including women with disabilities – doing this. It ...
  • Signal Boost: Disenfranchisement at its Worst Jady Lady describes her experience as a blind vote in today’s election in the UK It was only whilst walking home with my partner that we compared notes. It appeared that my template had been placed fairly close to the left hand edge of the form, and my partner’s had been nearer the middle of the ...
  • Recommended Reading for Thursday, May 6 “Society” by Martin O’Neill, via Laugh or Cry. the personal hurricanes of kirsty mitchell – the guardian asks why so many women suffer from depression. hmmm, i’m getting a little tired of articles like this that always seem to be about the same thing. white, middle class, married, slightly older than ‘normal’ mothers talking ...
  • Signal Boost: Feminism and Mental Health – Call for Submissions Call for submissions from people of any gender who identify with feminism and have lived experiences of a psychiatric diagnosis.
  • I Can’t Decide What I Think of This Via Sociological Images, I read a story about a nursing home in Dusseldorf, Germany. As patients age, nursing homes risk that they will become disoriented and “escape” the nursing home.  Often, they are trying to return to homes in which they lived previously, desperate that their children, partners, or even parents are worried ...
  • Canadian Signal Boost: NEADS’ 2010 Conference Call for Speakers NEADS’ 2010 National Conference “Learning Today – Leading Tomorrow” invites expressions of interest to speak at this conference to be held November 12-14, 2010 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The event provides the only Canadian opportunity of its kind to share and exchange best practices and expertise on education, accessibility, and employment for post-secondary students and graduates ...