The ABC: Lift closures referred to rights commission The New South Wales Opposition has referred the Minister for Transport David Campbell to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, claiming his policies are endangering the elderly and disabled. The Roads… Read More ›
Month: October 2009
An open thread where you can discuss Halloween, or anything else you like. I always think that this minion looks too happy and playful to be an effective evil minion. Maybe that’s why he’s broken. ETA: there is a… Read More ›
Otterday! And Open Thread.
Happy Halloween, folks! Today’s otter comes courtesy of my-hospitality.com. Adorable Lakes Aquarium otters, Mia and Smudge, soon got into the Halloween party spirit when their keepers decided to give them a different and appropriately themed seasonal challenge. The otters’ usual… Read More ›
Do I tell the rest of the family* about the big box of chocolate I just got in the post, or do I squirrel it away as a stash to be raided at will for the next few months?
Quickhit: “40 years of the Internet” summed up in one post
No, not this one. This post, over at PC World …
Brickbat – Sumo Salad Ad
It was on early this morning. The start was a take off of anti-smoking advertising “Every burger is doing you damage”. Then it showed a picture of a young woman’s bottom and waist with voiceover “this is a healthy woman”… Read More ›
Roads are only for cars, opines ridiculous columnist
his cartoon accompanying Miranda Devine’s typical exhibition of frothing at the mouth over cyclists! Using roads that by rights should only have cars on them! is way OTT offensively topsy-turvy from reality, where it is motorists who regularly turn to the thuggish side against cyclists.
Linkblurt: We are assaulted
*WARNINGS apply to this post – descriptions of assault and abuse of people with disabilities, including sexual abuse*
Law & Order: “Dignity”, Worth, and the Medical Model of Disability
[x-posted from FWD/Forward: Feminists With Disabilities] As a feminist, I am pro-choice. Abortion should be safe, legal, and accessible. As a feminist, I look at more than whether single, individual women have access to abortion. There is a much broader… Read More ›