Chronological Archives

  • Recommended Reading for January 4th 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. NTs are Weird: Need a Ride Many politicians in larger urban areas (like Denver) probably pat ...
  • Interlude: Cat toy edition I am quite fond of the pharmaceuticals I keep organized in my nightstand drawer. But I have to be careful not to drop them, so that the cats don’t find them and try to eat them. But now, there’s a pill I can drop on the floor and let my kitty chew on all he wants! ...
  • 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 January 1st 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. The Deal with Disability: Letter to Invacare When I called to discuss this matter and get ...
  • Question Time: Disability and the New Year Question Time is a series in which we open up the floor to you, commenters. We invite you to share as you feel comfortable. Well, it’s Gregorian New Year today, and I wish you a very happy new year if you use that calendar system, and a very happy next twelve months in any case! This year, ...
  • Recommended Reading for December 31 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. Action Item for Europeans: European Network on Independent Living: Free Our People Now! Signature Campaign Across ...
  • Let’s Bust Some Myths: People with disabilities just want to sue the world into compliance There are two big problems with this theory. First, and most obvious to me, is that none of these Nice Able-Bodied Folks seem to be concerned that one needs to sue (or otherwise threaten with legal action) in order to get into buildings, get written material presented in a way you can read it, ...
  • Recommended Reading for December 30: Bumper midweek edition 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. Action Item for USAns: Cripchick: human rights abuses in public schools these are practices that are ...
  • Quickpress: Upcoming Carnivals! 11th Carnival of Feminists, focusing on Gender Across Borders, is accepting submissions until January 5! The 62nd Disability Blog Carnival will be at Uppity Crip/Finding My Way, and the theme is holidays! Deadline for submissions is January 11th. The 5th Asian Women’s Blog Carnival, with the theme of Who I Am When I’m (not) With You, ...
  • Veterans Find Self Expression and Therapy Moderatrix’ Incredibly Verbose Note: The linked article in Stars & Stripes held a couple of problems for me. One: It gave an impression that pharmaceutical therapy is somehow not a reasonable treatment for people dealing with mental health or anxiety disorders. This should not be taken as the opinion of myself, nor any member of ...