Hoyden About Town is looking forward to the finalist voting in the 2008 Weblog Awards. Because it’s school holidays and tigtog and I are family-focussed right now, I’ve put together a few of my posts from the past, in the categories Feminism, Breasts, bodies and birth, Bad science, Big pharma, and Disability. They’re not chosen for any strict criteria – just the posts I found memorable, the ones linked a lot, the ones that attracted lots of comments. I’m not sure whether tigtog will find time to do the same (but I hope so!) This should be fun for relative newcomers to Hoyden About Town as well as for people cruising the Weblog Awards nominees.
If you have a favourite Hoyden post, do please feel free to add it in comments for the appropriate category. Enjoy.
Stop and think: invisible access for invisible disabilities
Rearranging accessibility: more on invisible disability accommodations
“A change in attitude led to my CFS cure!” – a rant
The disability insurance merry-go-round
Then and now: on acuteness and chronicity.
This week’s accessibility frustration and
I Write Letters and
I Write Letters: Followup
Barriers to justice when rapists attack women with disabilities: new Australian report
Playground accessibility for parents with disabilities
Quick summit observations and
BADD: The radical notion that people with disabilities are people, and Australia’s 2020 Summit
“Your only chance to get inside her”: disability and that Belgian transplant porn
Spurlock’s “30 Days in a Wheelchair”: A curmudgeonly synopsis (or two)
Categories: ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, social justice
This is a great collection, Lauredhel (as are the other ‘Faves’). I missed some of these whilst being strict with myself around the thesis. I’m tempted to ask whether it would be okay to use ‘stop and think’ in a uni course. Whilst mobility impairments are usefully graspable, I really dislike the way classes on normalcy seem to want to disappear down the visibility gurgler. It avoids the real point we’re trying to engage, which is that there are different ways of being in the world which are not catered to by the way that ‘world’ is constructed, but not all of these ways of being are perceptible, precisely because of the ability system. Would you mind? It’s not sure I’ll be teaching it again anytime soon, but if I were to…?