Femmostroppo Reader – May 24, 2009

Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. (Long one today – check out the links after the cut!) Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.

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6 replies

  1. “Bigotry As A Controlling Disability”? There’s no mention of disability in the ensuing post. Is he saying what I think he’s saying?

  2. I wasn’t sure about that either, but I thought that the rest of the post was interesting enough to link. I’m deducing that the rigidity of thinking as a cognitive disability is what he means, but I could very well be wrong.

  3. tigtog: I think it’s completely fucked up to equate making the choice of being bigoted to having a disability. Check out the comments section; given an opportunity to clarify, expand, retract, or whatever, the dude who wrote it is just playing disability bingo instead.
    And it’s not the first time.

  4. @ Lauredhel:
    Fair point – I missed the privilege on this one. Apologies.
    In partial defence, at the time I linked it there were only two comments, so I hadn’t seen the behaviour you describe. I’ll be more wary.

  5. Further thoughts on that clusterfuck of a response from the author to objections: wow, the quote that I pulled for the link in this post is heavily ironic now. Especially when he thinks being supported by m Andrea is a good sign.
    I was unaware of his history to other objections as well – I don’t normally read the comments to his posts (indeed I often skip over them entirely, I wish I had with this one!). I have a pedantic streak myself, but that exhibition is one of an absolutely huge pedantic blind spot.

  6. From the popped-into-my-in-tray-and-thought-immediately-of-this-blog file, WWDA’s policy paper from Australian Policy online. (Link is to the hosting page as the end product is a PDF)

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