"It's just one story" or so people keep telling me when I protest the lack of diversity in both autism narratives and characters in the media. The thing is that's exactly the problem. Film and television have basically been writing fan fiction about the same autistic character in different scenarios for decades. This character is … Continue reading When People Use Diversity to Defend Sameness in Autism Narratives
Inspiration Porn is Not Progress, It’s a New Kind of Oppression
We've all seen the images. Those pictures of disabled people succeeding. They tend to fall into two general categories. Disabled people particularly children doing everyday activities. This is often accompanied by quotes like "the only disability in life is a bad attitude" The other uses images of disabled people doing something noteworthy like reaching a … Continue reading Inspiration Porn is Not Progress, It’s a New Kind of Oppression
Hey DC Comics and The Flash, Diversity Covers Disability Too!
The following post contains spoilers for the CW show The Flash Television shows based on DC Comics generally do pretty well in representing women and people of colour. In fact cast members and the creative team of The Flash recently patted themselves on the back for this. But the Flash has a problem with disability … Continue reading Hey DC Comics and The Flash, Diversity Covers Disability Too!
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