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By Lauredhel on November 24, 2009
There are lots and lots and lots of problems with the way people with disabilities are treated while travelling. This is just one of them. ABC: Fearnley blasts Jetstar’s wheelchair policy Disabled athlete Kurt Fearnley has used the National Disability Awards in Canberra to take a swipe at budget airline Jetstar, which made him check [...]
By Lauredhel on October 19, 2009
news.com.au: “Wheelchair-bound man left halfway up Mount Snowdon” [via whooz_queen] A wheelchair-bound man suffered mild exposure after being abandoned halfway up a mountain by a group of charity climbers who gave up carrying him. The 31-year-old man was left sitting on the steep and rocky Llanberis Path by the rest of his party of six, [...]
By Lauredhel on August 11, 2009
We are dying, and apparently it’s our own damn fault. As pointed to by Deborah in the latest Otterday thread, scooter users in Australia are dying. We are dying because footpaths obstructed by cars and tree prunings and rubbish force us onto the road. We are dying because there are no footpaths. We are dying [...]
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By Lauredhel on May 29, 2009
First, bfp at Flip Flopping Joy: “what is butch?” but then i see sites specifically for butches–and all i see are women who clearly are spending hours and hours and tons of money getting dressed up–with plucked eyebrows even! –and i wonder, what makes those women any different than femme girls? aren’t they ‘performing’ the [...]
By Guest Hoyden on February 18, 2009
Emma_in_oz has identified as a feminist for fifteen years. (And as an SF fan, and as a medievalist, and as a fan of crafts, and…) Emma_in_oz is a single mother by choice – Pearl is nine months old. ~~~ I have a friend who says ‘being child-unfriendly is just the same as being women-unfriendly’. I [...]
By Lauredhel on January 27, 2009
I was having a discussion about ambient intimacy in a couple of elsewheres, where I tried (and possibly failed) to say that what is so reviled by opinion editors and other meatsnobs can be useful in all sorts of ways.
I like the little slices of life on my friends’ livejournals, however trivial, because I just can’t access this sort chatter in my meatspace. Yes, I want to know how
By Lauredhel on January 9, 2009
I just got an invitation to join the facebook group “I tap slow-walking people on the shoulder and say, “Excuse me please!”
Uh – no.
Fuck no. With cherries and sprinkles. And the sauce of your choice.
Laying your hands on me without invitation, strangers, sure isn’t going to speed me up any, but it may well piss me right the fuck off.