Chronological Archives

  • Recommended Reading for November 16 Recommended Reading for November 16, 2009
  • Glee: “That’s why we call it dismissing legitimate concerns instead of acting” Basically, after a three week hiatus, the show came back last week, and wow, was there a lot of press about it. Not because of the show’s performance, or the show’s “diversity” award, but because of the controversy that has been suddenly generated by the show.
  • A Few Relevant Posts on “Glee” I know people are searching for our responses to the Very Special Disability Episode of Glee. I’ve got something going up Monday, but I wanted to highlight a few very good responses from other people to the episode, specifically people who are actually knowledgeable about the disabilities presented on the show. So, obviously ...
  • Quoted: Paulo Freire I find this quote helpful when I’m feeling worn down and need a little inspiration and motivation to keep fighting. “Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. ” – Paulo Freire, “Pedagogy of freedom: ethics, democracy, and civic courage” (1998). The only way ...
  • Your Chilling Fact For The Day The last women’s shelter I volunteered in had a disabled-parking zone in front, but that’s all I recall. What about you?
  • Guest Post: Sex and Scoliosis Many girls experience horror and anger when they find out what bracing is going to mean for their lives, and that it won’t even fix them, it will just probably keep them from getting any worse.
  • 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 November 13 Recommended Reading for November 13, 2009
  • Power and Responsibility What she does for Don is a huge deal in terms of his personal hygiene. All those little things that allow him to be “acceptable” to our neighbours take energy, such as having clean hair and a neatly trimmed beard. Before homecare, Don would often go weeks, if not months, without a proper shave, and ...
  • Getting Through College with a Mental Disability We’ve been talking a lot about how university faculty and staff individually respond to students with disabilities, as well as attitudes from universities as a whole towards identifying students with potential mental health problems. I’ve noticed a lot of stories in the comments on those posts about the struggles individual readers had when navigating the ...