Chronological Archives

  • For Cereal, Stars and Stripes? Mocking “Paranoia” is Headline-Worthy? OK, so I saw this one in my paper edition because I get it the night before (and technically a day late, since I am in the future!), but you can find it online too. In the 16 March edition of Stars and Stripes writer Jeff Schogol wrote an article containing letters from people who sent ...
  • Yeah, what *about* your free speech “rights”? Here at FWD, it is not unusual for us to get quite a few comments in mod that question, take issue with, or outright berate our fairly rigorous comments policy and iterations thereof in varying degrees. Many of these comments are some variation of “But what about my right to express my opinion?” or “But…free ...
  • Recommended Reading 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. I attempt to provide extra warnings for material like extreme violence/rape; however, ...
  • Question Time: Disability Activists Question Time is a series in which we open up the floor to you, commenters. We invite you to share as you feel comfortable. Are there any disability rights activists of whose work you are a particular fan? They can be prominent or someone you know if your personal life, anyone whose activism you admire.
  • Creating Accessible Campuses My Student Union is doing work right now around issues of student residences.
  • Bake Sales for Chemo I recently read a story of a woman forced to have fundraisers to cover her chemo treatment after she was excluded from purchasing insurance coverage because of a separate pre-existing conditions: Iowan grandmother Deb Robben  shopped the insurance market, looking for a company that would cover her. Unfortunately, after a lengthy search, she was unable to ...
  • Oh Canada: This week in Canada & Disability It’s been an interesting week or so in Canada regarding issues around disability. “Interesting” here means hit and miss.
  • Recommended Reading 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. I attempt to provide extra warnings for material like extreme violence/rape; however, ...
  • Recommended Reading 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. I attempt to provide extra warnings for material like extreme violence/rape; however, ...
  • Tasting Fear [This here is a warning that the author has written a post about, amongst other things, being depressed and suicidal. For this reason there is a clicky thing. Use it in whatever health you got. Also please note that with respect to my wife and our marriage you are getting exactly one ...