Chronological Archives

  • Stigma Hurts Everyone I read an interesting post recently, from a self-described “functioning alcoholic” discussing the possibility of treating alcoholism with pharmaceutical drugs. While there’s no successful pharmaceutical treatment at this time, there are a few things in development and it’s seeming increasingly probable that the drug companies will focus research and development efforts on coming up with ...
  • Feminist Icons This is, of course, completely untrue, but there was a concentrated effort to ensure that Keller’s accomplishments were ignored. “Radical Marxist” isn’t as nice a story as “deaf-blind woman overcomes”.
  • Question Time: Personal Care Items Question Time is a series in which we open up the floor to you, commenters. We invite you to share as you feel comfortable. Do you use any personal care items–“frivolous” things included–as part of your self-care? If so, what do you use? How have these items helped you with your condition(s)? Please feel free to ...
  • Recommended Reading for January 14th Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language 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 certain material present in articles, but your ...
  • Recommended Reading for January 13th Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post. little light at Questioning Transphobia: is a dream a lie if it don’t come true ...
  • The Space Between… This post originally posted at random babble… on 06 January 2010 The policing of other women’s bodies is never OK from a feminist standpoint. I can’t stress that point enough. It doesn’t serve any productive purpose in feminist discourse. It is mostly an understood concept among people outside of the mainstream of feminism. Those who are able ...
  • Recommended Reading for January 12th Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post. WHEELIE cATHOLIC: Planes, trains and automobiles: shoveling out In the UK, grit levels are “critically low ...
  • Tell Us About Your Visit… I receive these great surveys after every doctor’s appointment any of us have with Medical here on Post. It is a survey from TRICARE asking us to please rate our visit with Dr. X on such and such date. I received one for every visit I have with my regular doctor. We’ll call her Dr. Awesome. ...
  • Crossing My Fingers For The Future I’m a letter writer. (Not in the wonderful personal-letter sense, much to my personal sadness, but in the “trying to accomplish something through quietly angry letter-writing” sense.) I write a lot of letters about disability & accessibility issues, to people like doctors who think every appointment is Show & Tell Disability Hour, to ...
  • Special Ecclectic Recommending Reading Post of Email Backlog Hi folks! If you’ve been following my Dreamwidth account, you may know that I’ve been cleaning out a huge backlog of email. And that huge backlog of email has included links for recommended reading that I hadn’t seen previously because they got eaten in my inbox. I apparently am not actually always available by ...