Chronological Archives

  • Photos from Mental Health Institutions in Indonesia The Big Picture, one of my very favorite photo blogs, in which the Boston Globe collects a set of stunning photos on a single topic or theme, recently had a series on Indonesia. Two of the photos especially caught my eye, as they depicted scenes from mental health institutions in the country. The leg of a ...
  • 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 ...
  • QuickPress: E-Library for Women with Disabilities in Africa I received this via a mailing list I’m part of. Check out http://www.nawwd.co.za for an e-Library developed to support Women with Disabilitiies in Africa In September 2009 the Secretariat of the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities (SADPD) commissioned Disability Action Research Team (DART) and CBR Education & Training for Empowerment (CREATE) to strengthen the Network of ...
  • Recommended Reading Since I couldn’t do a Rec Reading yesterday – my spoons were needed elsewhere – here’s a bumper edition for today. 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 ...
  • QuickPress: Wheelchair Figure Skating Watch it on YouTube! It’s a video of a pairs figure-skating routine where the male half of the pair is in a wheelchair, and it is awesome.
  • Doctor Who and the Evil Wheelchair Users of Evil Also see: Davros, Daleks, and Disability and Bloody Torchwood. Contains minor spoilers for Doctor Who from “Voyage of the Damned” through to “The Next Doctor”. I’ve been compiling a list of all the characters who are wheelchair users in New Who. For everyone who has no earthly idea what I’m talking about, I’m referring to British television ...
  • Am J Cardiol concern-trolling: “But mobility aids will stop them EXERCISING!” So I stumble across this at Diabetes.co.uk: Mobility Scooters Can Increase Your Risk of Developing Daibetes and Heart Disease “O really?”, thought I, “I wonder how well-controlled that scoldy little piece of disability panic was?” So I read on. However, recent research suggests that mobility scooters can do more harm than good by heightening the risk of ...
  • Recommended Reading for Décadi, 20 Ventôse CCXVIII 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, ...
  • We Need to Consider More than Universities There’s a lot of really good stuff out in the blogoamorphia about sexual assault on uni campuses. The focus is specifically on USian colleges and universities though Rape Culture exists pretty much everywhere with only slight variation. It’s worth reading, if you’re up to reading about sexual assault at all. ...
  • Judge Orders New York to Move Mentally Ill Out of Adult Homes From the New York Times: New York State must begin moving thousands of people with mental illness into their own apartments or small homes and out of large, institutional adult homes that keep them segregated from society, a federal judge ordered on Monday. The decision, by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of Federal District Court in Brooklyn, ...