- You don’t have to be normal.
(Originally posted April 2008 in two parts at three rivers fog.)
this is new to me. this idea that i should love my body. not hate it.
it’s funny, because i was about to say “this isn’t a post about body image.” but it is, isn’t it?
let’s cut to the point. i’m not talking about beauty standards.
- Shifting the Responsibility for Disability in Uniform
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 22, 2009
Recommended Reading for October 22, 2009
- CFS/ME and “faulty illness beliefs”: The incredible hubris of the psychiatro-patriarchal complex
This post was originally posted on March 19, 2009 at Hoyden About Town.
New Scientist this week published an interview with infamous psychiatrist Simon Wessely. Wessely persists in believing, in the face of all the evidence, that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalitis (CFS/ME)* is a uniquely UK/American psychological condition caused by internet-triggered “faulty illness beliefs”.
- Disability, Gender, and Poverty
I came across a new study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a D.C. think tank, examining the relationship between disability and poverty (pdf).
I was very interested to read this because, while its not discussed in this study, poverty in the United States affects women at rates much higher than men. “The US ...
- Barbara Moore: Feminist, Lawyer, Writer & Grad Student of the U of Melb. 1953-2009
This is cross-posted with permission from the original guest author. It was first posted as a Friday Hoyden feature at Hoyden About Town on September 4, 2009.]
This obituary has been provided by Marion May Campbell, who supervised Barbara Moore’s thesis, The Art of Being a Tortoise: Life in the Slow Lane. The thesis is being ...
- The Negative Side of Positive Thinking
“I don’t have time for positive thinking. I spend all of that time thinking negatively.” –Kathy Griffin
I might as well come right out and say it: I highly dislike the whole positive thinking movement. I would say “I hate it,” but that might get me accused of being bitter, cynical, negative, and many other colorful ...
- The Pain of House
I am a pop-culture junkie. If you have been playing along at home long enough this is common knowledge. I have been a big fan of House, M.D. since it’s poorly lit pilot. I am simultaneously appalled and amused by his crass behavior. Even the best feminist in me laughs and fairly inappropriate moments.
I have ...
- Conceptualizing disability
Amanda flags a great post by Anne C at Existence is Wonderful, which catalogues “three different ways of looking at autism — in terms of neurological structure, in terms of lived experience, and in terms of outward behavior.” And Anne does such wonderful things with this delineation. Click through to read the whole post, which ...
- Why can’t disorder be beautiful?
The mess in my apartment never goes away. We get this room clean, and that room clean, and the other, but rarely all at the same time. Even when we push to get everything in order, there is always something neglected — usually my mess in the second bedroom where I keep all my art ...