The Rights of Disabled Students

I’ve been spotting a number of stories lately about the abuse of disabled children in the classroom, including not just the usual infuriating coverage of the use of restraint and reclusion in US schools, but blood-curdling tales about teachers rampantly ignoring IEPs, force-feeding children hot sauce, sending kids to the ER for ‘acting up,’ slapping […]

Can We Challenge Genetic Perfectionism In Science Fiction?

One of my recurring frustrations with science fiction as an overall genre is the tendency towards eliminationism in texts; disabled people are often entirely absent unless they’re being used as plot devices. The idea is that they’d be eradicated by manipulating genetics and using advanced medical techniques to resolve serious injuries and prevent or cure […]