Chronological Archives

  • Recommended Reading for Wednesday, June 16, 2010 I am having difficulties accepting we are halfway through June. Couple Exchange Vows in Central Park When two partners who receive SSI benefits get married, Medicaid reduces those benefits to 75 percent of the total that both individuals received prior to marrying. As a result, many couples with disabilities, like gay ...
  • US Action Item: Support House Resolution 3101/Senate Resolution 3304 House Resolution (H.R.) 3101/Senate Resolution (S) 3304, also known as The Twenty First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, just went through committee hearings, nearly ...
  • Doing just fine Hi there readers, remember me? It is I, Chally! I have been absent, it is true (well sort of, here’s a post I’ve posted elsewhere on the subject of absence) but now I have returned to your lovely company. I want to talk a bit about my having been away and the disability implications thereof. I’ve ...
  • Recommended Reading for June 15, 2010 dhobikikutti (DW): This is also needed: A Space In Which To Be Angry And what I have realised is that there is a sixth component to zvi‘s rules, and that is that complaining about and calling out what you do not like does help, slowly, painfully, get rid of it. Every time I see friends who make ...
  • You Can’t Legislate Ableism Away Of the most pervasive myths about anti-discrimination legislation is that the passage of the legislation somehow magically puts a stop to the discrimination, making everything hunky dory. This myth is most commonly believed by people who are not personally impacted by the discrimination that legislation was designed to address. It’s unfortunately a pretty easy myth ...
  • Doctor Who: The Doctor and Disability This post presumes you’ve seen Doctor Who up to and including “The Lodger”, which is episode 11 of the current season. Since I know this episode hasn’t aired everywhere yet, I’m going to put it behind a cut tag. I’m also going to distract you with a picture of a kitten. [I went with ...
  • Recommended Reading for Monday, June 14 Reminder! Helen Keller Mythbusting Blogswarm! Adoption, Race, Disability and the Vaule of People You see, my parents got a discount on my adoption for two reasons. The first one was that I am black. Black babies weren’t as popular in 1990, so I was in foster care for a while. The other reason they got a discount ...
  • Bloggy Housekeeping Tasks I wanted to bring folks’ attention to a few things on the blog!
  • I Bet It’s Exactly Like That! Oh, by now, faithful readers, you know where we are about to go. We are about to go on a little journey into my mind, the scary place that it is, where I open the floor to discussion about the ways that, once again! Stars and ...
  • Announcing: Helen Keller Mythbusting Blogswarm! A few years ago someone on a feminist site posted a list of the top 100 historic women in the US, and the list included Helen Keller. A commenter mentioned being surprised to find that out, because… well, what did Helen Keller actually do? The answer to that question is what this Blogswam is all about.