So disappointed and angry about DtJ excluding the voices of women with disabilities from their #beingawoman discussions; it’s especially appalling that DtJ community admins have blocked simple announcements about the upcoming White Flower Memorial gathering to commemorate women, men and children with disabilities who have died as a result of violence, neglect or abuse.
A fantastic collection of posts has already been published and collated for BADD 2011 over at Diary Of A Goldfish, and there will definitely be more to come.
It’s not too late to write one yourself, if you were thinking of it and haven’t managed it yet. May 1st is a suggestion, everybody understands about clashing priorities and perhaps your spoons allocation.
The coroner investigating the death of Maia Comas “has been unable to determine whether or not her death was accidental” but has indicated that Maia’s parents were greatly irresponsible.
Funny. I thought the whole point of a prosthetic leg was to enable a person who needs it to do pretty much the same range of things as a person who doesn’t have a prosthetic leg. Sometimes, it enables the prosthetic-leg-user to do those things even better than non-prosthetic-leg-users.
My Blogging Against Disablism Day post is just an image from a doctor’s office, taken by me a few days ago.
An Open Letter to Feministing on ableism and disability issues. (And a general rec for Meloukhia’s blog, which is a powerhouse of feministy delight.) The Open Letter has been co-signed by many, including over at the Feministing Community [Headdesk warning… Read More ›
Concord Hospital in Sydney has admitted that they did neglect an elderly, ill man, and the New South Wales government is once again feeling the heat over healthcare standards. Cut with WARNING, for horrific negligence-inflicted injury to a person with… Read More ›
I’m reading “Enforcing Normalcy”, by Lennard J Davis. The second chapter, “Constructing Normalcy”, talks about the development of the concept of “normal” in European/American culture, mostly from the seventeenth century onwards. On page 37-38, he talks about early twentieth century… Read More ›