Chronological Archives

  • “Saying conjoined twins are disabled is insulting!”: Evelyn Evelyn, redux Something that has really struck me about the conversations around Evelyn Evelyn is the reaction that “Conjoined twins don’t have a disability! To say they do is insulting!” Not all commenters make the link between the two statements – some stop at the first – so I’ll take these two separately. A ...
  • Recommended Reading for February 17th 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: Carnival of Feminist Parenting The Ninth (already! Awesome!) Carnival of Feminist Parenting is up at Mothers for Women’s Lib. It has a huge variety of links focusing around parenting & motherhood from a feminist perspective!
  • A program on disability rights in Australia A couple of days ago, Australian investigative journalism television program Four Corners aired a story called Breaking Point. It covers some of recent Australian disability rights history, personal stories from many individuals and families, discussion of a proposed national disability support scheme, differences between the UK and Australian systems, all sorts of things. It’s rather ...
  • Quoted: Rosemarie Garland-Thomson on staring The first element in the staring process is for the staree to develop a keen sense of being scrutinized. This anticipation and preparedness arms the staree with the proper relational tools to manage expected staring encounters with great effectiveness. The second element in this process is to decide how to oversee the dynamics of the ...
  • Recommended Reading for February 16th 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, ...
  • Interview: Sex & Disability WARNING: This post is likely NSFW, and talks about sex. If you do not want to know anything about my sex life, you don’t want to read it. I was recently interviewed for an article about sex & disability. In what ways do you find that people who have physical disabilities are stigmatized against or prevented ...
  • Recommended Reading for February 15th 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, ...
  • Pop Culture: The Good Wife & Disability About two or three weeks ago, I finally got around to noting the existence of the show The Good Wife. And then I watched every episode I could, as quickly as I could, because wow is this show good. It’s one part legal drama, one part family drama, and one part mysterious conspiracy theory drama. ...
  • Recommended Reading for February 14th 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, ...