- Recommended Reading for October 15, 2009
Recommended Reading for October 15, 2009
- More Research Like This, Please!
There is a neurochemical link between psychosis and creativity, according to psychiatrist Szabolcs Keri of Semmelweis University in Hungary. He studied neuregulin 1, a gene that typically is involved with neuron development and communication. A variant genotype, though, is associated with a great risk of developing mental disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar.
Keri studied a bunch ...
- Recommended Reading for October 14th, 2009
Recommended Reading for October 14, 2009
- Second Shift for the Sick
(Originally posted November 2008 at three rivers fog.)
I had always meant to expand upon this topic, but never found the right words for it, succinct and meaningful. But, well, that’s not exactly my style either.
My job situation is still shitty, and I’m currently part-timing at a retail pharmacy as a cashier. (Sample day: Mid-20s white ...
- Rant: Your Logic is SO Faulty!
You have no grasp of logic! Your argument is invalid! – this is what I started yelling at my computer when I came across this story in my Google Reader:
Should parents be worried? A new parent survey indicates that the number of American children with autism has doubled since 2003, to 1 in 91. The ...
- Why Do I Care What the Families Think?
I have a longstanding problem with reading any comment threads on posts discussing whether people with mental disabilities should be “allowed” to decide what medication and treatment they want, if they want any at all. The threads usually have one or two comments agreeing with the post, and then quickly devolve into stories from people ...
- Ableist Word Profile: Hysterical
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 ...
- Email Q&A: What About Womanists?
We’re not even a week since the roll-out, but the response so far has been tremendous. Along with the excellent discussion in comments, we’ve gotten some really great questions, like this one (which we’ve paraphrased from the original email):
Why is the name of the blog Feminists With Disabilities? Wouldn’t it be more inclusive, especially of ...
- Portrayals in Pop Culture: Adam
In August the wife and I saw Adam, a romance featuring a person with Asperger’s Syndrome and a neurotypical. And it was really rather good, especially measured against other portrayals of autistic persons in popular culture. It is always astonishing how much of myself I see in depictions of people with AS, even ...
- Recommended Reading for October 13, 2009
Recommended Reading for October 13th.