Chronological Archives

  • This is Why We’re Always on about Language I’m not linking to the original source because the specifics don’t matter. This isn’t about the individual people or the individual documents involved. This is just an example of how the use of ableist language harms disabled people. Sometimes our posts on ableist language are on the abstract side, so here’s something ...
  • Kettleman City, California: Low Income, Cleft Palates, and “Nothing Unusual” It’s a small news story which hasn’t been well reported, and I might have missed it except that I happened to stumble upon it in 2009 and then I started following it. Starting in 2007, 6 babies out of 20 born in an 18 month period in Kettleman City, California were born with cleft lips ...
  • Recommended Reading for February 4th 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 for March 3rd 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: Accessibility Question Time is a series in which we open up the floor to you, commenters. We invite you to share as you feel comfortable. What does accessibility mean to you? That is, how do you define it and what does it mean in your life?
  • How to Frame the Accommodations Debate The concept of accommodations for employees with disabilities is one that exists all over the world. The basic principle of these laws is that an employee with a disability is entitled to changes to accommodate specific needs created by their disability in order to work. These can be changes in policies (changing a policy prohibiting ...
  • Recommended Reading for March 2nd 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, ...
  • “Defiant Birth”: Impolite Women Who Didn’t Make History Defiant Birth: Women Who Resist Medical Eugenics, by Melinda Tankard Reist, is a book about women. It is a book about families. It is a book about resistance. It is a book about women who refuse to be told what they “should” ...
  • Recommended Reading for March 1st 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, ...
  • QuickPress: Con_or_Bust! I should have mentioned earlier! For the second year in a row, the Con_or_Bust fundraiser is running. Organized by Kate Nepveu, it’s a fundraiser to help fen of colour make it to WisCon, the world’s largest Feminist Science Fiction/Fantasy Convention. Learn more about the fundraising auction. How fen of colour can request assistance. The auction itself. Bidding is in ...