Chronological Archives

  • 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 ...
  • Why “being nice” isn’t enough This is why I’m displeased that my country doesn’t have even a token-effort federally mandated accessibility law. The mall, which can mandate things like “required to follow fire codes” and “required to open during mall hours” cannot (or chooses not to – I suspect the latter, frankly) require the same stores to follow an ...
  • Recommended Reading for January 10th 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. AbleGamers: 2009 Accessible Game of Year – Dragon Age: Origins Dragon Age: Origins offers ...
  • Recommended Reading for January 9th 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. Media Access Australia: Human Rights Commission requests further information from cinemas The Australian Human Rights Commission ...
  • Lines in the Sand: Daly, Showalter and Tactics of Exclusion The second-wave radical feminist theologian and professor Mary Daly died earlier this month, and there has been a veritable outpouring of eulogies from various feminist blogs. Few of these eulogies have acknowledged Daly’s transphobia and racism. I do not deny that Daly was an important figure in second-wave feminism, but to mourn her passing without a nod ...
  • 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 ...
  • SSRIs, Violence, Walking, and Dogs Recently a link was making the rounds on Tumblr about how SSRI anti-depressants caused violent and homicidal reactions in people (h/t to the lovely Cara for making sure we saw it). I was largely ignoring it because, frankly, there’s a lot of unproductive discussions about whether SSRIs, or anti-depressants in general, or even psychotropic drugs ...
  • Quick Hit: Parenting and Ableist Language A few weeks ago, I went out to dinner at a local restaurant, and I happened to run into one of the owners on my way out the door. I’m friends with the owners, so I stopped to chat for a minute. She (I’ll call her “Susan” for the purpose of this story) has a ...
  • Recommended Reading for January 8th 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. Diary of a Goldfish: It’s my pavement and I’ll cry if I want to It ...
  • Question Time: Disability Quotes Question Time is a series in which we open up the floor to you, commenters. We invite you to share as you feel comfortable. What’s your favourite disability-related quote? It can be about a particular experience of being disabled, something you keep being reminded of in life, a saying that gets you through tough times, given ...