- Disability Is …?
(Originally posted July 2009 at Feministe, three rivers fog.)
We had a really good discussion about nondisability. It got derailed, a bit, because it depended on our ability to reasonably define disability. And it’s a subject that has come up in every discussion we’ve had these couple weeks. What is it?
I advocate an intentionally overbroad definition ...
- Congratulations, Chally!
Our dear Chally, of Zero at the Bone, is now also an official contributor at Feministe!
Everyone be sure to send her well-wishes!
- A bit of disability humour to brighten your day
When you hear ‘disability’ and ‘joke’ in the same sentence, it’s usually not a good sign. But that’s not always the case.
I thought we could all do with a bit of a laugh and that some of you might enjoy this video. It’s a routine from the very popular Australian comedian and television presenter Adam ...
- 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. About the only content-related rule is to keep this thread for things not covered in other threads over the past few weeks.
What have you been ...
- Depending on narcotics
I take six medications. Five of them — the antiepileptic, the antidepressant, the non-narcotic pain killer, the muscle relaxer, and the oral contraceptive — are covered through a mail-order service. I receive a 90-day supply in my mail box every three months. No hassle. If a prescription runs out, my doctor is notified electronically, he ...
- A Delayed Deployment of Care
Moderatix note: This post will be United States Military centric, as that is the perspective I offer, and the broken system within which I currently exist and attempt to navigate. Other voices are welcome and experiences appreciated within the context of the conversation, since I can not pretend to know every thing about every military ...
- Recommended Reading for October 23
Recommended reading for October 23, 2009
- This is Hard
I sat down this evening to find some stuff I could write a few posts about. I went to google news and did a search for “mental illness” and one for “bipolar disorder” and looked through everything that had come up in the past week.
There was a fair amount of stuff – some workers in ...
- Ableist Word Profile: Intelligence
Welcome to Ableist Word Profile, a (probably intermittent) series in which staffers will profile various ableist words, talk about how they are used, and talk about how to stop using them. Ableism is not feminism, so it’s important to talk about how to eradicate ableist language from our vocabularies. This post is marked 101, which ...
- 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 me that people ...