ableism
If the state can make decisions about where you can live and potentially withhold aid or restrict access to your spouse, that threatens your civil liberties and personal freedoms.
ableism
I am TOTALLY trying to make "elevator shaming" happen, you guys. This is going to be the next big shameful thing.
in

Mar 1, 2013 at 1:00pm | 568 comments

domestic violence
Whatever Steenkamp endured in their relationship before her death was quietly shoved under the carpet, and no one talked about it; just like no one talks about domestic violence in any cases involving “heroes.”
language
the r-word
Disabled people are watching. We engage with society. We see and understand. When you insult us on Twitter, or national television, or anywhere else, we see it and we talk about it amongst each other.
in

Oct 24, 2012 at 1:00pm | 116 comments

disability
Well-meaning nondisabled people don’t realize what they’re playing into when they talk about how inspiring we are, which is perhaps all the more frustrating.
ableism
It’s exciting to see fashion designers picking up on the expressed desire to see disabled models, and thinking about integrating them into their campaigns.
in

Jul 24, 2012 at 2:00pm | 79 comments

ableism
ableism
Social attitudes make it hard for some people with disabilities to find dates. Why not openly admit that, and interrogate it on national television?
ableism
I’m a disabled person, and I actually wholly support prenatal screening and full access to prenatal care, because I think it can result in healthier pregnancies and better outcomes for both pregnant people and infants.
ableism
There's something about dressing as a fantasy version of a person with a serious mental health condition that seems to get people extremely excited every October, and I can't quite figure out why.
ableism