On Thursday, Rachel Maddow asked "Who campaigns on gutting the American's with Disabilities Act?" in a segment that included no interviews with disabled people. https://twitter.com/MaddowBlog/status/964324763740065792 She asks the question and seems to understand that the answer is "no, one" but she fails to ask or investigate why no one would ever openly say "Send me … Continue reading Why Everyone Thinks that They Care About Disability Rights When They Really Don’t
Month: February 2018
Give Disabled People Money: A Painfully Uncomprehensive List of Disabled Activists and Creators who You can Support Right Now
In a world where the politics and practices of large scale disability charities are either questionable or outright problematic, it is important to look at ways to help disabled people without falling into the paternalistic saviour narratives. There are of course organizations run by disabled people for disabled people such as. Rooted in Rights Rooted … Continue reading Give Disabled People Money: A Painfully Uncomprehensive List of Disabled Activists and Creators who You can Support Right Now
Please Help Me Go to the International Disability Law Summer School
There are unfortunately very few opportunities for Disability Studies students to study abroad. In some ways, this is fortunate because I cannot begin to afford to travel and yet it is still unfortunate. Disability Studies exists to study and question how disabled people fit into the world. Assuming that is, that you’re ok with being … Continue reading Please Help Me Go to the International Disability Law Summer School
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