If your revolution doesn’t include explicit discussion of disability, it’s missing something.
Coming changes to social services may put disabled people in the position of having to enter nursing homes to get the care they need. This is not acceptable.
In condemning growth attenuation, it’s important to avoid shaming little people and others of short stature.
Disability benefits in the United States are so inadequate that some parents are being forced to surrender their children to the care of the state, which is beyond unacceptable.
I keep noticing a really peculiar trend, and while I’m speaking from the perspective of disability, it’s by no means limited to disability — it happens with race, with gender, with religious faith. It starts with a disabled person making a statement about her life, a comment on disability representation, expressing irritation with her treatment […]
In popular narratives, disabled children seem to be framed continually as either one of two things. They are either precious angels sent to Earth to teach us all a lesson, or they’re burdens dragging on the lives of their parents and family members, who are forced to make tremendous sacrifices for them. Neither is true, […]
One of the few ways in which disabled people have always been able to earn a living is via the freakshow, a European tradition that exploded in the 1500s[1. Yes, freakshows are that old, and circus traditions in not just the West but the rest of the world are even older.]. Whether it was a […]
Under Attorney General Eric Holder, the US Department of Justice has really stood out in a lot of ways over the last four years; notably in the area of voting rights and the protection of communities of colour. These accomplishments aren’t really heralded as they should be, and one area where progressives have been especially […]
I was recently reading Robertson Davies again, as I do, and I was struck by the narrative of a character who was handed a white feather in the First World War. For those unfamiliar with the Order of the White Feather and their work, they spearheaded a campaign to get people, especially attractive young women, […]