Chronological Archives

  • Judge Orders New York to Move Mentally Ill Out of Adult Homes From the New York Times: New York State must begin moving thousands of people with mental illness into their own apartments or small homes and out of large, institutional adult homes that keep them segregated from society, a federal judge ordered on Monday. The decision, by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of Federal District Court in Brooklyn, ...
  • Recommended Reading for JD 2455264.5 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, ...
  • Black, Hispanic, Poor people wait longer for breast cancer treatment, experience more recurrences In the USA, Black women have the highest mortality from breast cancer of any other group, despite the rate of diagnosis of breast cancer being highest in White women. Hispanic women have a lower breast cancer diagnosis incidence than either, but mortality rates are disproportionately high in Hispanic women also. Here are the CDC incidence ...
  • International Women’s Day: Subverting the Narrative So, for International Women’s Day, I want to remind readers that there are certain stories that we tell about certain women, and that these stories have a purpose. Perhaps we can subvert that.
  • Recommended Reading for Stardate 63649.1 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, ...
  • On standing up, but not for myself On Wednesday, I stepped onto a train during rush hour and watched the last few seats fill up. I thought about needing a seat, needing to preserve some energy to get through the day. I thought about how my knees had started paining on Monday night as I’d settled down to sleep, and how very hard ...
  • Quick Hit — 4D Plexes Our local theater in South Korea has one of the first and only 4D Plexes in the world (and it is currently showing Avatar, so I could possibly be entertained and annoyed and over-stimulated all at once! Whee!). “The way the company finally cornered that elusive fourth dimension is by engaging all five senses: moving ...
  • Singing in Sign One of the things that drove me up the wall about a certain popular television show that I’m not going to talk about was the scene with the “Deaf Choir”. I put “Deaf Choir” in scare quotes here because, while the members of the choir showed in that show were Deaf, that didn’t look ...
  • Question Time: Shortcuts Question Time is a series in which we open up the floor to you, commenters. We invite you to share as you feel comfortable. Are there any “shortcuts” to save time/energy/et cetera that you make use of in daily life? How did you discover or hear about them? How do they help with your condition(s), if ...
  • 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 ...