Any time I criticize the representation (or lack thereof) of disability in fictional media, I inevitably get all three of the following responses either in the comments here or on Twitter. This is fiction, it's not real, lighten up (often not worded so politely) If you don't like it, don't read, watch or listen to … Continue reading Yes, I know it’s Fiction, and Yes I’m Still Going to Criticize it
Tag: Disability in movies
When is Language Ableist or Offensive
Comedian and disability rights activist Maysoon Zayid was recently featured in a Think Big video where she advocates for disabled people being given opportunities to be cast in film and television roles where the character is disabled. Currently the most common casting decision is to give those roles to nondisabled actors. The video is well … Continue reading When is Language Ableist or Offensive
While Outlander is a Real Winner for Women it Totally Fails Disabled People
Outlander is returning to the Starz Network today. It is a popular series based on the novels of Diana Gabaldon. I admit I like the show. I read the books first so of course I cringe where the show deviates from the original. The show is well made and truly entertaining. It has also been … Continue reading While Outlander is a Real Winner for Women it Totally Fails Disabled People
You must be logged in to post a comment.