July 2012

Enough With the Infographics Already!

30 July, 2012 // 0 Comments

Everywhere I look, there are suddenly infographics for everything. I think they started becoming especially trendy in 2011, but 2012 is shaping up as The Year of the Infographic. Why say it in text when you can say it with an infographic? The meme ...

Are You Watching Luther?

29 July, 2012 // 0 Comments

I was blissfully unaware of this series until I stumbled across it on Netflix while taking advantage of a trial free account to greedily watch as much television as humanly possible, and I’m really glad I found it. In addition to being ...

You Don’t Have to Get It To Respect It

26 July, 2012 // 0 Comments

As marginalised people push for social acceptance, respect, and equal rights, one common theme that comes up again and again in resistance is the idea that people need to ‘get it.’ People just want to learn, they say, they just want to ...

Does My Disability Pride Scare You?

25 July, 2012 // 0 Comments

Nondisabled people are often extremely uncomfortable around expressions of disability pride and culture. The very idea that disability confers membership in a specific community, and is about more than a particular physical, cognitive, or ...

Bully Politics

24 July, 2012 // 0 Comments

In May, information about Mitt Romney’s schooldays surfaced, indicating that he had a history of bullying as a youth. This sparked a great deal of discussion about Romney’s actions and his fitness for the Presidency, as well as ...

Notes From the Urban/Rural Divide: Poverty

23 July, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Census indicates that over 46 million people live in poverty in the United States, in a wide range of settings. Those statistics tend to slant heavily towards children, people of colour, and people with disabilities, all of whom are particularly ...

Book Review: Pure, by Julianna Baggott

22 July, 2012 // 0 Comments

This book was recommended to me by an xoJane reader, and I can see why she thought I might like it, since it meets a number of my criteria for enjoyable YA. She and I aren’t the only ones digging Pure, which has attracted some critical acclaim ...
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