Join our Facebook group – “Against the Proposed Narrowing of Accessible Parking Permit Eligibility“! ~~~ As regular readers know, the Australian Government is looking to reduce the number of disabled parking permits available to the community, by refusing access to… Read More ›
Most disability logos just consist of the usual stick-figure-in-the-wheelchair logo, or a derivation thereof. After spotting this logo for No Barriers No Borders, I went looking for others. And I got to thinking about the representations of disabled bodies in… Read More ›
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.
[cross-posted at Shapely Prose.] People with disabilities have for quite a while been promoting “people-first” language to reinforce the simple, yet radical, notion that people with disabilities are people first, PWD second. “Diabetics” are people with diabetes; “disabled people” are… Read More ›
More for the disabled-people-are-treated-lower-than-shit files: From Huffington Post, via disabled_rage: Police officer in Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office has been suspended – for dumping a man with quadriplegia out on his face. Brian Sterner was brought in on a warrant for… Read More ›