There are things I hear a lot, when I’m trying to figure out whether I should bother trying to go to a place or an event. “Just ring and ask!” “Why don’t you just call?” “If there’s a problem when… Read More ›
Outland Open Thread: Episodes 1 and 2
Last week saw the premiere of a new Australian comedy, Outland, penned by John Richards and Adam Richard, which focuses on the lives of a club for gay sci-fi geeks (or “science fiction enthusiast homosexualists” as club member Rae would prefer).
Quickhit: Athlete Kurt Fearnley lambastes abusive Jetstar wheelchair policy
There are lots and lots and lots of problems with the way people with disabilities are treated while travelling. This is just one of them. ABC: Fearnley blasts Jetstar’s wheelchair policy Disabled athlete Kurt Fearnley has used the National Disability… Read More ›
“But what do we CAAAALL them?” – the language of shackling
[This has been cross-posted at FWD/Forward.] I don’t know who David Southwell is when he’s at home, but he’s showing his arse big-time over at his “Sub in the Pub” blog at news.com.au. Following up on the story about the… Read More ›
We are abandoned
news.com.au: “Wheelchair-bound man left halfway up Mount Snowdon” [via whooz_queen] A wheelchair-bound man suffered mild exposure after being abandoned halfway up a mountain by a group of charity climbers who gave up carrying him. The 31-year-old man was left sitting… Read More ›
Friday Hoyden: Barbara Moore: Feminist, Lawyer, Writer & Grad Student of the U of Melbourne. 1953-2009
This obituary has been provided by Marion May Campbell, who supervised Barbara Moore’s thesis, The Art of Being a Tortoise: Life in the Slow Lane. The thesis was awarded is being edited for submission for a Master of Arts by… Read More ›
We are dying
We are dying, and apparently it’s our own damn fault. As pointed to by Deborah in the latest Otterday thread, scooter users in Australia are dying. We are dying because footpaths obstructed by cars and tree prunings and rubbish force… Read More ›
“Harmonisation” of disabled parking schemes: What are the current State and Territory criteria?
Join our Facebook group – “Against the Proposed Narrowing of Accessible Parking Permit Eligibility“! ~~~ WildlyParenthetical is feminist, queer, white, TAB [Temporarily Able-Bodied] and recently, an official Doctor (no, she can’t write prescriptions, sadly… but she can analyse and theorise… Read More ›
3 posts on butch/femme & disability – read ’em.
First, bfp at Flip Flopping Joy: “what is butch?” but then i see sites specifically for butches–and all i see are women who clearly are spending hours and hours and tons of money getting dressed up–with plucked eyebrows even! –and… Read More ›
Quiz: Representations of Disabled Bodies in Logos
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 ›