• Fort Hood Shootings
    As you may have heard, this afternoon at Fort Hood in Texas, a shooter killed 12 and wounded 31 people. The shooter, Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, was killed during the incident. While this is not a breaking news blog, my initial reaction was fear that the shooter had or could be construed to have had ...
  • Recommended Reading for November 5, 2009
    Recommended Reading for November 5, 2009
  • Mental Health Coverage Makes Economic Sense
    There are a lot of reasons to support health care reform and the inclusion of mental health treatment in that reform. I personally support it because I think health care (including mental health care) should be a basic human right of every human being and believe our government has a moral and humanitarian obligation to ...
  • And if this keeps up, there won’t be any
    Crip Drag is when a character has a disability, but the actor playing that character doesn’t have whatever disability they are portraying. Recent examples that come to mind are Kevin McHale, who plays Artie on Glee, any wheelchair-using villain you see in Doctor Who, and whoever got the role of Eleanor Perry in the ...
  • Guest Post: To Whom It May Concern
    My life is not a fucking tragedy.
  • Advocacy in Flawed Systems: Using Shackling Language to Help a PWD?
    In my professional life, I’m an advocate at a non-profit agency that provides free legal services to low-income folks. I work primarily in the area of public benefits, which means I’ve done a lot of work with the program from the Social Security Administration (SSA) to assist low-income folks with permanent disabilities: Supplemental Security Income ...
  • Recommended Reading for November 4
    Recommended Reading for November 4, 2009
  • Getting It Wrong: Rate Your Students and Ableism
    As some of you may know, I am a graduate student getting my Master’s Degree in Women and Gender Studies. I currently have vague career aspirations of getting my PhD or at least remaining in academia in some capacity; my academic interests primarily have to do with feminist ...
  • The International Symbol of Acceptance
    Full disclosure: There is a discount offer at the end of this post (for 3ELove’s merchandise featuring their symbol). However, I have been meaning to write about this design for some time; it has such deep significance for me, and I hope it will gain prominence as more people are introduced to it. And for more ...
  • Recommended Reading for November 3
    Recommended Reading for November 3, 2009