Evelyn Evelyn: Ableism Ableism?

Let’s get something out of the way: I say this out of love and respect. I say this as a fellow artist (albeit an unknown one). I also very much doubt that the people involved in this project have created it with any bad intentions. That said, however, intentions don’t equal a free pass for […]

Some Thoughts on The Time Traveler’s Wife

This post contains spoilers for the book and the film. The other day I went to see the film version of my favourite book, Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife. I was expecting a more gooey version of the book, and was a little apprehensive about the treatment of disability, but I wasn’t expecting what […]

Where Are All the People With Disabilities?

Crossposted at this ain’t livin’. I would like you to imagine that you are a film producer, or perhaps a television producer. You are making something, and you have decided that since an estimated 20% of the population consists of people with disabilities, that maybe there should be some people with disabilities in your finished […]

Yes, it DOES make a difference

(Cross-posted at three rivers fog.) I wrote this yesterday in an extreme fog and do not have the spoons to rework and polish it. Apologies for the brainspill, but these days it’s the only option I have. *** For background, see Ouyang Dan’s post on the problematic aspects of the TV show House. Don’t tell […]