If the only way you can criticise someone is through the use of -isms, check yourself. How does your rhetoric enforce injustice?
Telling disabled people to ‘just leave the country’ is not an appropriate response to their fears about the Trump Administration.
People often think they’re doing a great service by helping disabled people who appear to be in distress, but they should ask first — and never touch without content.
Lying to children about the nature of their disabilities and illnesses is insulting, infantalising, and harmful. Children deserve to play a role in their medical decisions.
Texas has a security camera law for special education classrooms with the goal of preventing abuse — will it work?
The notion that disability is worse than death is perpetuated by the lack of information about disability in the mainstream.
Visions of utopia never include disabled people. The people who create and consume those visions should probably ask why that is.
In medical dramas, disability is always represented as a failed outcome. What if we changed that framing?
Me Before You just premiered in theatres, adding another entry to the long pantheon of films about disabled people, for nondisabled people. Like others, it relies on cripface and the presentation of disability as an unimaginable tragedy, which is hugely offensive.
If you spend a lot of time on the internet, especially on social media, you’ve probably seen the meme floating around: A photo of a peeled orange inside a plastic container, clearly labeled as a Whole Foods product, with the caption: ‘If only nature would find a way to cover these oranges so we didn’t […]