May 2011

Exploitation Goes By Many Names

31 May, 2011 // 0 Comments

One of the consequences of the social devaluation of disability is the devaluation of care providers, at the same time they are lauded as brave and heroic for taking on the ‘burden’ of disability; this is seen especially starkly with ...

To Remember the Dead

30 May, 2011 // 0 Comments

The origins of Memorial Day lie in Decoration Day, a Civil War-era tradition that began in the South around 1865. The practice of visiting cemeteries in an organised way on specific dates is common to many cultures; in some, you date your cemetery ...

Is Hulu Too Successful for Its Own Good?

29 May, 2011 // 0 Comments

Fact: I have never owned a television. When the second Iraq war broke out, I had to borrow one so we could watch. Until a few years ago, the television I watched was limited to what I happened to catch while out and about, and to what I felt like ...

There’s An App For That: Castle and Teen Privacy

27 May, 2011 // 0 Comments

One of my favourite television relationships right now is that of Richard Castle and his daughter Alexis. First of all, I like seeing single dads on television. I also like that his mother lives with them and they have three generations under one ...

Poor Little Rich People

25 May, 2011 // 0 Comments

For those not flying in high tax brackets, rumours are in the air that, to make up for serious budget shortfalls, the government wants to limit eligible charitable deduction contributions for people in the top tax bracket. Museums and other ...

For the Lulz: Fat Hatred as Entertainment

24 May, 2011 // 0 Comments

Fat people have long been the objects of entertainment; we all know what to expect when we see a fat character on screen or in a book. These are roles played for laughs, humour, amusement. We are supposed to find the very existence of fatness funny, ...

Experiences of Disability Are Not Universal

23 May, 2011 // 0 Comments

One of the things I talk about a lot when discussing reframing the way we think about disability is the idea of ‘working towards the neutral place,’ a place with disability is value-neutral. It is not inherently good or bad, it just is, ...

Wanted: Natural Fibers

22 May, 2011 // 0 Comments

I’m pretty picky about what I wear, especially in the case of things that are going to be directly against my skin. I can’t wear polyester because it makes my skin go all haywire1 and I’m not really a fan of other synthetic fibers ...
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