In the wake to the horrific shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, I and I'm sure most people are in shock. Unfortunately mass murders committed by white men are becoming all to common and we are justifiably frustrated by the lack of response that they get. I mean the … Continue reading Racism isn’t a Mental Illness, Stop Pretending that it is!
The sitcom The Big Bang Theory (TBBT) has been on tv for eight years and has been renewed for at least two more seasons. In that time there has been a lt of speculation about whether the character Sheldon Cooper has either Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or both. He … Continue reading Mayim Bialik’s Take on Sheldon Cooper and Autism is Wrong
My relationship to fashion is a rocky one. Mostly due being autistic. As a kid I was extremely sensitive to the texture of clothing. If I wore something that was even slightly uncomfortable, I would get so stressed out that I felt like I was physically turning inside out. Consequently, buying me clothes was a … Continue reading Fashion and Disability: Why are Adapted Bras so Hideous?
So I will be starting my PhD in Critical Disability Studies this Autumn. In preparation for this I have been applying for housing. I learned my lesson about campus housing during my Masters. I need physical accommodations for housing. I like many other disabled people have been taught to shun accommodation wherever possible. I grew … Continue reading The Bureaucracy of Disability Accommodation in University
The above image shows a picture of Army Veteran, Noah Galloway crouching as if to start a footrace. He is a double amputee (left arm and leg). He wears a running blade prosthetic. The picture is captioned Caitlyn Jenner won the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. The runner up was this guy: Army Veteran Noah Galloway, … Continue reading When Voices of Privilege Compare Oppressions to Make Oppression Respectable
So I came across this image on twitter It reads, The only way background checks take away your Second Amendment rights are, my friends, if you're a criminal, a terrorist or insane. And if you're all three, you're probably already a lobbyist for the NRA Full disclosure, I am a Canadian, we don't have a … Continue reading How Good is Your Social Justice Argument if it Capitalizes on Marginalizing Others?
Lately there has been a lot of news about how the ACLU is pushing for a civil rights inquiry into the systemic discrimination against women in film and television. This investigation would look at the disparities in the number of women in position of authority in the industry as well as pay disparities. This is … Continue reading How Technology Makes it Easier for the Film Industry to Discriminate Against Disabled People