Chronological Archives

  • Abuse of Intellectually Disabled Workers at Iowa Meatpacking Plant Note: There are a number of links to news stories in this post. All of them have problematic language. A horrifying story out of Iowa has been getting some press attention over the last few days, if you know where to look[1. Which is to say, ‘if you have the time to search for news stories ...
  • Recommended Reading for May 17, 2010 Description: a large number of crutches of multiple sizes leaning against a wall. “Disabling Art”, by tomswift46, creative commons license. Childhood, Disability, and Public Space But adults with severe cognitive disabilities, like children and the elderly, often behave in ways that challenge non-disabled adults’ beliefs about how people should behave, particularly their beliefs about how people should behave ...
  • Signal Boost: Participants Needed For Study On Women With Learning Disabilities In College My name is Jennifer Miesch. I am a graduate student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Oregon. I am writing to invite you to participate in my graduate research study examining career planning and career development for college women with learning disabilities. There is very little research about how to ...
  • Not-Quite-Recommended Reading for Saturday, May 15 I’ve got a collection of Canadian news stories that are disability-related, and I don’t want to hold on to them for later. Calling out bus stops now a human right Regional council hopes this will fend off a potential prosecution by the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The commission says announcing stops is an immediate need and it’s ...
  • Representations: Dr. Gabriel Fife on Private Practice Here in the United States, there’s a depiction of disability that airs on network television every Thursday night, on the Shonda Rimes show Private Practice. Rimes is probably better known for Grey’s Anatomy, a show which has won a lot of accolades[1. Our Lauredhel recently wrote about some problematic stuff that occurred on last week’s ...
  • Chatterday! Open Thread. This open thread is brought to you by this sushi cake, via Epicute. see more 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 ...
  • Dear Imprudence: Can I Stick My Aging Parent In A Nursing Home Yet? I always love when I can do a ‘doing it right’ edition of Dear Imprudence, and this week we’ve got a doozy from the live chat with Prudence: Everywhere, USA: My older siblings financially support and care for my sick elderly parent. My parent is admittedly happy as they do not want to live ...
  • Recommended Reading for Friday, 14 May 2010 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 and links are provided as ...
  • Carer hits PWD on the head in public; World points and laughs No, it is not fucking ok for carers to hit people with disabilities on the head when they don’t do as they’re told. NOT. OK. Why does this need saying? At a football game at Saltergate, groups of Chesterfield fans “invaded” the pitch joyfully as their team defeated Bournemouth. The Sun described the scene thus: Supporters dodged stewards to ...
  • Grey’s Anatomy Ableism: “How Insensitive” Spoilers for Grey’s Anatomy, up and including to episode 6×21, How Insensitive. Grey’s Anatomy, a sudsy USAn medical drama based around a Seattle surgical team, is one of those showers which I can love or hate. On the one hand, they have a cast of fabulous and complicated women – Miranda Bailey! Cristina Yang! Callie Torres! ...