Chronological Archives

  • This Terrifies Me Here in the U.S., there’s been a lot of buzz about a new immigration law passed in Arizona (including on meloukhia’s tumblr, where I first saw it). Their state legislature just passed a bill that “makes it a crime to lack proper immigration paperwork and requires police, if they suspect someone is in the ...
  • Whose Voices? There seems to be a bit of a theme these days of nondisabled people writing about the disabled people in their lives for the mainstream media. We had Sue Blackmore writing about her daughter Emily, who has anorexia, and Anne Miller writing about her husband, Michael Davoli, for example, and I’m sure there were countless ...
  • Recommended Reading for April 19, 2010 Description: A blue-painted brick wall parking stall with the disability-symbol of a white wheelchair painted on it as well. – edited after comment from noracharles. Today is the deadline for the Disability Carnival Check out River of Jordan for more information! Out of the mouths of babes Without answering he calls to the guys on the platform a couple ...
  • Shades of Grey, Colour, and Visual Perception Since commenters brought it up when I wrote about Uglies, I thought I would discuss Shades of Grey, by Jasper Fforde, here. I actually read it several months ago and discussed Shades of Grey at this ain’t livin’ (spoilers at that link), although I didn’t delve as deeply into the disability-related aspects of the book. ...
  • Dance Party It All Again! I can’t promise that this is going to be a regular feature, but I’m going to try, because I really enjoy dance and I’d like to share more dance that I love! I hope that y’all are enjoying these, and please feel free to email video tips to me for inclusion in future editions. Roma Neupane ...
  • Dr. Drew – Stop Policing Other People! Dr. Drew enrages me. The way his whole empire is built on callous exploitation of the pain, suffering, and need of others makes me very suspicious of his motives and goals in treating people. But even more than that, his eagerness to observe people through tabloid reporting and unsubstantiated rumors and then make unfounded assumptions ...
  • 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 ...
  • Recommended Reading for 16 April, 2010 Today is the Day of Silence for lesbian, gay, bi, queer/questioning, trans, asexual, and intersex (LGBQTAI) youth. In honour of that, I’ve selected some thematically related reading. Some of these pieces are older, but still highly relevant. Corbett Joan O’Toole at Disability World: International Conference on Queerness & Disability Planned It is challenging and often frustrating ...
  • An OYD Airline Rant I won’t apologize for her actions and I’m not sorry for what happened to you. It’s not in our contract to assist passengers with their luggage and we reserve the right to refuse assistance to anyone. If that’s what you need, then perhaps in the future, you should make other travel ...
  • Quoted: David Levithan in ‘Will Grayson, Will Grayson’ on ‘Mental Health Days’ i think the idea of a ‘mental health day’ is something completely invented by people who¬† have no clue what it’s like to have bad mental health. the idea that your mind can be aired out in twenty-four hours is kind of like saying heart disease can be cured if you eat ...