Uncategorized

Pair-O-Links: Disabilities in Mad Max Fury Road and Why Autism Isn’t Worse than Measles

Kat Overland discusses the complex way in which disability is handled in the movie Mad Max: Fury Road. Although vaccines don’t cause autism, the idea that it’s better not to vaccinate your kids than to risk them being autistic is completely wrong. More from Sarah Kurchak here. Pair-O-Links will appear …

READ MORE →
A picture of George Takei looking shocked with a space-like background.
AbleismRepresentation

It’s No Longer Okay to Emulate Takei

I’m sure you’re all familiar with actor and director, George Takei. First famed for his role as Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek, the Japanese-American actor has turned social-media sensation, and activist for social justice, after coming out as gay in his later years. Like most people, I found great enjoyment in …

READ MORE →
A female symbol (circle with attached perpendicular intersecting lines) where the circle acts as the wheel of a traditional handicapped sign. The inside of the wheel has a red "power" hand
AbleismFeminismIntersectional IssuesSkepticism

Worth Less or Why Disabled People Don’t Matter But Should

The original of this post can be found on Scribbles and Rants, Ania’s personal blog.  In my fights for women’s rights, I have been startled to see how often the issue had an important element of disability activism. Take abortion rights and access to birth control.  I am under consideration …

READ MORE →
US Productivity versus Real Wages
Intersectional IssuesPersonal Stories

The Price of Productivity

I am disabled. I cannot tell you exactly why I am disabled. I also cannot tell you exactly what it means that I am disabled. I can describe what disables me – how my joints do not work correctly, how I am in pain without cause every day, how I …

READ MORE →